The Sarah Silverman Program

Season 2 Episode 6

Maid to Border aka Brian's Song

Aired Thursday 10:30 PM Nov 07, 2007 on Comedy Central
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Sarah fires her maid, Dora, believing that she has stolen her beloved Shoplift Shelley figurine. When her life slips into filthy disarray, Sarah goes to Mexico to get her maid back, but Dora has since gained unexpected power.

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  • Sarah Silverman is back to tackle another hard hitting issue: illegal immigration.

    After standing up for her beloved maid (who I believe we're seeing for the first time) during an argument with an old lady at a country club, Sarah is shocked and saddened to return home and find her favorite promotional figurine missing. Realizing that her maid is the only one who had access, she terminates her in an emotional break-up. When she later sees Doug relieve himself ("Are you B-M-ing? I hope you're planning on eating that because I just fired the maid"), she finds the figurine and comes to the conclusion that the maid must have placed the toy in his rectum because she was the only one who had access to both and has her deported. When Sarah tries to replace Dora she meets Mister Wadsworth (played by Bob Odenkirk in a much anticipated cameo), who helps her realize that she had something special with Dora. Sarah then takes off to Mexico to get Dora back where she finds that Dora has now become the Mayor.

    A very entertaining chapter with nearly everything coming out of Sarah's mouth being a classic line. Not as controversial as other episodes, so it might help win over a bit of a broader audience. A great episode of a great show.moreless

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  • QUOTES (10)

    • (Sarah to her dog Doug)
      Sarah: Are you I hope you're planning on eating that 'cause I just fired the maid.

    • Sarah: Well, Doug, it was an unforgettable day. I mean, my maid became the Mayor of Mexico, but then she realized that politics are boring and they pay really crappy and that for her it's just more pleasant to clean the pubes out of my bathtub drain. Hmmm, I guess it's true what they say, Doug; politics do make strange bedfellows. But Dora makes my bed, fellow!

    • Sarah: Dora, I need you. When you were with me my toilet was so clean, it was like going to the bathroom in a fairy tale. If having a maid that does a great job means Doug gets a few plastic toys shoved up his ass then it's a small price to pay...for...for me.

    • Sarah: You're right. I've been such a dumb-ass, and you've been a geniu-ass!

    • Sarah: I can't believe it; Shoplift Shelley, the very symbol of thievery, stolen. Huh, that Dora's as good at irony as she is at ironing.

    • (Dora opens her front door)
      Dora: Miss Sarah!
      Sarah: Good afternoon Dora. After you left my home today I discovered that personal property of mine was missing.
      Dora: Missing? What is not there?
      Sarah: My Shoplift Shelley figurine.
      Dora: Miss Sarah, why would I steal your toy? I am a grown woman.
      Sarah: You have no idea how much this hurts me, but I have no choice.
      (Sarah takes out folded piece of rainbow paper with unicorns and some writing on it and begins to read.)
      Sarah: I, Sarah Jane Anastasia Silverman, a Jew with a one bedroom apartment, proclaim that you are hereby and hereafter fired. By the power vested in me by the city of Valley Village I now pronounce you an unemployed immigrant. Signed and performed by Sarah Silverman.
      Dora: But Miss Sarah...
      Sarah: Sarah will miss Dora, but I cannot be disrespected by the woman who folds the underwear that I poop in.

    • Sarah: Wow! Doug, look how clean it is in here. I guess illegal immigrants really do steal; they steal dirt.

    • Marie: I heard from the Robertsons that their maid has been stealing from them.
      Francine: That's the problem with illegal immigrants; they come here to steal from us.
      Sarah: Look here old lady. God did not create illegal immigrants for us to insult, he created them for us to enjoy. Now, my maid cleans my entire apartment for almost nothing and she does it with a smile on her face. Or something on her...well I don't know what a frown looks like in Spanish.
      Francine: You're just young and uniformed. Illegal immigrants bring crime and perversion and disease into this country.
      Sarah: Madame you sicken me and if there was an N-word for old women who play tennis I would use it on you but good.

    • Sarah: I'm sorry Dora.
      Dora: Why?
      Sarah: Because you're this impoverished illegal immigrant cleaning my house for a living while I'm gonna go play tennis at a gorgeous tennis club.
      Dora: Ah, Miss Sarah, I always say I like this work, I am happy, my life is good.
      Sarah: That is the bravest lie I've ever heard. Good-bye Dora. Your strength carries us all.

    • Steve: I thought the man I've known my entire life was a die-hard metal junkie. Now I find out that the soundtrack to your life is the Spin Doctors?!
      Brian: It's just a song.
      Steve: No, it's more than that! It's the embodiment of the biggest and longest lie I've ever been told!

  • NOTES (1)

    • Production of The Sarah Silverman Program came to a stop due to the writers strike. The first six episodes were released on DVD on October 14, 2008 as Season 2 Vol.1.


    • Episode Title: Maid to Border aka Brian's Song

      Maid to Border

      This title is a reference to the 1987 film Maid to Order starring Alley Sheedy.

      Brian's Song

      The title is an allusion to the 1971 made for TV movie of the same name. The movie stars James Caan and is about the life of Brian Piccolo, a football player with terminal cancer.