The Sarah Silverman Program

Season 1 Episode 3

Positively Negative

Aired Thursday 10:30 PM Feb 15, 2007 on Comedy Central
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Episode Summary

Sarah decides to take an AIDS test to cure her case of the blahs. Meanwhile Jay celebrates his birthday with a party.

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  • Sarah is bored, so she decides to get tested and see if she has AIDS. Probably the only good thing to come out of this is that she cannot wreck Jay's birthday party...or can she?moreless

    Yet again, Sarah's delivery made this episode what it was. The way she yelled at the bum, and her comment about people brining tomatos to an AIDS relay cracked me up. I also love the Jimmy Kimmel cameo...complete with a fantastic wig of course. The only thing that bugs me about this show is Sarah's sister. Is she Greek? Does she actually like Sarah? If (and when) Jay decides to strangle Sarah, will she step up? It's kinda like asking yourself "Can the people on Family Guy really understand Stewie" or "How exactly did the entire set of Saved by the Bell and the principal move from Indiana to California?"

    I just hope that the censors don't get the best of this show, and she keeps up the controversial remarks "and one day, we'll put everyone with AIDS on the moon."moreless
  • An AIDS test to cure herself of the blues....YES YES YES

    Oh man, Sarah has no tact. None at all. From saying she should have AIDS (unprotected sex, heroin, blood transfusions in Haiti...). to starting up an AiDS awareness group using all of her sisters money. Officer Jay being pissed that Sarah robbed Laura of $20000 and Laura isn't even phased. But the best part is the rally that Srarah has. In the middle of which she gets the call saying she deosn't have AIDS, and then the turn of the mob, and Sarah telling them they are all bigots for hating her because she doesn't have AIDS...classic Sarah evilness it is.moreless
  • Sarah takes an Hiv/aids test and thinks that she has Aids later she makes a huge Aids campign.

    Okay yall now if you were to watch this episode you would laugh alot it's a great example of the series. I remember when the nurse tells Sarah if she was actually trying to get Aids althought my favorite 2 qoutes would have to be. Teacher ; wecome Mrs Silvermen. Sarah ; Mrs Silvermen was my mother and she was a B**** or when she teaches the kids about the parts in the body were you get aids from " Vains , Mouth , Tushy and Vagi- well you get the piont anyways sarah is crazy funny and i loved this episode. my winner has got to be sarah , because she was funny and planed to fight Aids but my loser has also got to be Sarah because she fought Aids and she didnt have Aids so the porpuse was defeated. My advice for this episode is always make sure you get the facts if you build something up it could come and bite you in the Vagi- well you get the piont.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Sarah speaks to the class, there's writing on the chalkboard that says "Rhet Bear go to Health Office". Rhet Bear is the Director of Photography for The Sarah Silverman Program.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • (In her Public Service Announcement)
      Sarah: Over 50 billion people get HIV everyday. That's one out of three people.

    • Sarah: If we can put a man on the moon, then we can put a man with AIDS on the moon. And then someday…we can put everyone with AIDS on the moon.

    • Nurse: Have you ever had unprotected sex?
      Sarah: there any other kind?

    • Nurse: Did you ever have a blood transfusion in the 80s?
      Sarah: Yeah.
      Nurse: (surprised) You did? You had a blood transfusion in the 80s?
      Sarah: Oh! (laughs) No, I thought you said, "in Haiti"
      Nurse: How long were you in Haiti?
      Sarah: Uh...I don't know. That's kinda hard to say I was doing a lot of heroin at the time.

    • (Sarah begins singing as she's walking down the street)
      Homeless Man: Spare change?
      Sarah: No.
      (Sarah begins singing again)
      Homeless Man: You don't have any spare change?
      Sarah: No, don't be a dick!

    • (Sarah talking to her dog Doug at the end of the episode)

      Sarah: I learned so much today, Doug. I learned that I should look before I leap. And I learned that...that for some reason people bring tomatoes to AIDS rallies, which is weird. But most of all I learned that...prejudice is ugly. It's wrong to judge people based on whether or not they have AIDS. I mean, you don't have AIDS and I love you just are much as if you did. More even. At any rate, I did get rid of my blahs. Good night Doug.

  • NOTES (1)


    • Sarah: My name is Sarah, and I'm going to pump (handclap) you up, with AIDS awareness.

      Sarah says this at her AIDS awareness rally. It is a reference to the sketch "Pumping Up with Hans & Franz" from Saturday Night Live, a show for which Sarah was once a writer and featured player.

    • Intercom Announcement: Doctor O'Malley your labs are back.

      This announcement was made when Sarah goes to get her AIDS test results. This is a reference to Dr. George O'Malley from Grey's Anatomy. Actor T.R. Knight who plays O'Malley was outed in 2006 and is now openly gay.

    • Evita

      Sarah is dressed like and standing in front of a picture where she looks like Evita Peron during her rally and even changes some of the lyrics to the song Don't Cry for Me Argentina to fit her situation.