The New Adventures of Old Christine

Season 4 Episode 17

Too Close for Christine

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Mar 11, 2009 on CBS
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Episode Summary

When scatterbrain mother Francie, a parent at Ritchie's school, comes to Christine for guidance, she begins to consider Christine as her 'rock', much to Christine's flattery. But Christine soon tires of the responsibility. Meanwhile, Matthew quickly regrets taking New Christine up on her offer to use the guestroom when he discovers Richard lives under her hyper-anal thumb.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Better than previous few episodes.

    I actually enjoyed this episode of The New Adventures of Old Christine a lot more than most of the recent ones. There were some genuinely funny moments here although I must confess I did find Francie to be really annoying. Ritchie had some nice scenes here and I definitely loved the bits with Richard and Matthew together. Barb was not around much but it was funny seeing her deliver some sort of eulogy at the end. I also enjoyed seeing Marley and Lindsay in the show as I haven't seen them for a while. Overall, this was decidedly not bad.moreless

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  • QUOTES (9)

    • Christine: I don't need any more friends.
      Barb: Yes, you do. Ritchie just ditched you, and I need a break.

    • Matthew: I'm sorry, I didn't know dinner was going to be so fancy. You don't even have to wear pants to the table at Christine's. Well, she doesn't. When I drop a fork, I just leave it.

    • Richard: Nice slacks. Where's your jacket?
      Matthew: What? I don't own a jacket. This is my first pair of slacks. I left the tag on so I can take them back after dinner.

    • Christine: And the worst part is, I am this woman's rock.
      Matthew: Wait. You? You're not a rock. At best you're a dry clump of mud. I mean, it looks like a rock, but it crumbles when you touch it.

    • (Christine is using an iron)
      Matthew: What are you doing?
      Christine: What does it look like I'm doing?
      Matthew: I would say ironing, but that thing's not plugged in, so I don't know what you're doing.

    • Francie: I spent the whole morning waiting for the guy to come and fix my washing machine. He never showed of course, which is why I'm wearing pajama bottoms, in case you were wondering.
      Christine: Oh, no, I wasn't wondering. I ran out of clean underwear myself this morning. That's why I've got my bathing suit bottoms on.
      Francie: Bathing suit? That's a good idea. I tied two bandanas together. When I pulled on my pants, I looked like a golden retriever.

    • Matthew: I just want you to know you don't have to worry about me. I won't make any noise or eat your food, and I'll tell you you're pretty every morning.
      Richard: This isn't Christine's house. You don't have to be afraid anymore.

    • Ritchie: They want us to explain the Cold War.
      Christine: Oh, come on, Ritchie. That's not hard.
      Barb: Why don't you explain it to him, then?
      Christine: Okay. Alright, Sweetie, so, ... there was a time, long before global warming when the Earth, our planet, was very cold. It was so cold that it made people want to fight. Okay. Next question?
      Richard: Ritchie, you'd have a better chance of getting it right if you left it blank.

    • Barb Everything okay? You called and said someone died so I rushed over here. Who died?
      Christine: Francie's Nana.
      Barb: Damn it! I thought someone important died, not Francie's dumbass Nana!

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