The War at Home

Season 1 Episode 6

The Bigger They Come

Aired Sunday 7:30 PM Nov 13, 2005 on FOX
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The Bigger They Come
One of Hillary's friends gets breast implants, so now, Hillary wants to get implants, too. However, both Dave and Vicky won't let her do it, as Dave tells Hillary that it's what's on the inside that matters, not appearance. His advice is then tested when he meets Larry's new, overweight, unattractive girlfriend, Marla. Now, he'll have to figure out how to tell Larry that he can do better without going against what he told Hillary earlier.moreless

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  • Only 2 good things...

    Hillary wanted to get fake boobs, Larry got a ugly overweight girl friend, and Dave acted like the insane groucho that makes everyone hate him. Dave proved yet again that you can do anythign no matter how bad it is as long as what you are trying to get rid of goes against your beleifs [I have no idea either]. This was just a boob episode.
Alessandra Torresani

Alessandra Torresani


Guest Star

Lindsay Faye

Lindsay Faye


Guest Star

Lisa Carnahan

Lisa Carnahan

Flat-chested Woman

Guest Star

Anita Gillette

Anita Gillette

Grandma Betty

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • When Vicky and Dave are arguing about Larry's girlfriend, when they are standing facing each other, her hands are empty and in the next scene, she has a plate in her hands.

    • When Marla is asking Vicky what her secret for the ribs are, she has a rib in her hand, in the next scene, she has a fork in her hands.

    • When Hillary is looking at the Penthouse, the magazine is flipped open, when we look at her again, it's closed on her chest.

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Dave: At no time in history has a culture been so focused on how they look as we are today. Between the diets, the liposuction, Botox, LASIKS, it's crazy, and who's responsible? The media, and God bless 'em. I mean, who wants to look at fat, ugly people?

    • Dave: Larry.
      Larry: What?
      Dave: Look, I'm glad you borrowed it, but give it back.
      Larry: Give what back?
      Dave: You know. I seem to be missing a certain magazine. My Penthouse.
      Larry: You have Penthouse?

    • Dave: Then why are you laying around here on a Saturday afternoon?
      Larry: I don't know.
      Dave: Just tell me -- what's bothering you?
      Larry: I don't have a girlfriend.
      Dave: That's great!
      Larry: Okay, dad. Thanks for making me feel better.

    • Dave: (To Larry) Look here's the thing. I sell insurance for a living, okay? The one thing in the world nobody ever wants to buy, but with the right words and some scare tactics, I make it happen. I'm sure there's some girl you can do that to.

    • Dave: (Sees Hillary looking at his Penthouse magazine) What the hell are you doing? That's a men's magazine for men. Oh, God. Don't tell me you're going Rosie O'Donnell on me.
      Hillary: Relax, I'm just looking at the boobs.
      Dave: Not making me feel better.

    • Hillary: Well, you have a big chest. Why don't I?
      Vicky: Well, you know, you probably just take after your dad's side of the family. You do have two sets of genes, you know.
      Dave: Hey, don't blame me. Okay? Even the men on my side of the family have big boobs.

    • Vicky: What your father means is that you want the boys to like you for what's on the inside.
      Hillary: The implants will be on the inside.

    • Vicky: (To Hillary) Okay, let's talk about the constant back pain.
      Dave: Yeah, she's always complaining about that. And don't forget, sure, they look good now, but in a few years, they're gonna be drooping and sagging down to the floor.

    • Hillary: Alison and I are in Spanish class together. Doesn't she have great breasts?
      Dave: What? What the hell kind of question is that?

    • Dave: (To Hillary) Yeah, well, I only agreed to feed and clothe you, not turn you into a floatation device.

    • Hillary: I don't have to use my allowance. I can just use the investments that Grandma and Grandpa set up for me.
      Dave: Your grandmother didn't get you that money for fake boobs, okay? She gave you that money for college.
      (Cut scene)
      Grandma Betty: Believe me, the boobs'll get her much further.

    • Dave: Come on, you gotta admit that Marla -- she's a little, you know... I mean, she's kind of, you know...
      Vicky: No, Dave. Why don't you tell me?
      Dave: Look, I could understand a pretty face with a not-so-good body. Or a great body with a not-so-good face. God knows, I've had my share of butter faces.
      Vicky: Butter face?
      Dave: Yeah, everything is good... but her face.

    • Vicky: Honey, I cannot believe how superficial you're being. I mean, first you're upset that maybe Larry doesn't like girls. Now, he doesn't like the right girl?
      Dave: Hey, that wasn't a girl he brought over here. That was an Oompa-Loompa.

    • Dave: Look, I think we might need to take him to a professional.
      Vicky: What? I thought you didn't believe in therapy.
      Dave: What therapy? I meant a hooker.

    • Vicky: Come on, Dave. Marla may not be a supermodel, but she is very sweet.
      Dave: Yeah, she's sweet. Her blood's 90% sugar.

    • Dave: Look, just promise me if things move forward that you're going to be careful, all right?
      Larry: You mean that I should always practice safe sex?
      (Cut scene)
      Dave: Actually, I was thinking, "Don't let her get on top."

    • Dave: There's no chance she'll ever get straight A's, right?
      Vicky: Trust me, the only A's that girl will have at the end of the year will be the two sitting on her chest.

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