The War at Home

Season 2 Episode 19

The White Shadow

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Aired Sunday 7:30 PM Mar 18, 2007 on FOX
8.8
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The White Shadow
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Larry meets with a music executive who wants him to make a demo after hearing a song he composed for a website. After learning about this, Dave reveals that he considered himself to be the original white rapper in high school, known as The White Shadow, and offers to help Larry with the lyrics. He wants to show him the support his own father didn't show him. Meanwhile, tired of being mistaken for an Olsen twin, Mike decides to bulk up, and Hillary questions Taye's motives when he tells her he loves her.moreless

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  • Dave rapping is pure comedy

    9.2
    Larry meets with a music executive who wants him to make a demo after hearing a song he composed for a website. After learning about this, Dave reveals that he considered himself to be the original white rapper in high school, known as The White Shadow, and offers to help Larry with the lyrics. He wants to show him the support his own father didn't show him. Meanwhile, tired of being skinny, Mike decides to bulk up by obstinating from sex- to himself, and Hillary questions Taye's motives when he tells her he loves her which turn out to be genuine.moreless
  • Better than it has been...

    7.5
    This episode was better than previous shows have been. Hopefully, they'll start hitting their stride again and pull the show back up. The funniest parts of the show didn't come from Michael Rapaport's, as that part of show was becoming tedious to watch, and wasn't all that funny. The funniest parts of the show came from Dean Collins' character, as his parents thought that he was taking steroids, but in fact he was abstaining from self-gratification. That was pretty funny, but it was the third storyline arc of the show. The second involved Kaylee Defer's character and her boyfriend, and that seemed like a filler time for the show. Overall, it was better than it has been, and maybe they can start getting this show up and running again, and actually being funny once again, as they showed a little promise in this episode.moreless

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    • (After finding out that Brenda slept with Taye)
      Hillary: So..uh..Taye told you he loved you.
      Brenda: Uh-huh
      Hillary: To try to get you to sleep with him?
      Brenda: Uh-huh
      Hillary: (nervously) You didn't right?
      Brenda: (sarcastically) OK
      Hillary: Oh my god! You slept with Taye.
      Brenda: Just once..but you guys were broken up.
      (Hillary is shocked and getting angry)
      Brenda: If it makes you feel any better I didn't sleep with him because he said he loved me. I slept with him, well (pauses) because I'm a slut!

    • Dave: Hey, there he is... Larry J. Blige.

    • Dave: (lying) This is tight, I like this. This is good, very emotional. Sing it to her.
      Taye: Now, I've been with other girls, but none like you; lost count, could be 10 or 102. But it's you that I love, girl, forget the rest; even though they might have bigger breasts. Now you're a pain in the ass, but that don't scare me a bit; because I'm all over you like flies on ****.
      Dave: (cut scene) Wow, I've never seen someone bury themself alive before. It's freaking awesome!
      Dave: (back in scene) Sorry, man, you tried, right?
      Hillary: Taye, that was the most beautiful song I ever heard.
      Dave: What?
      Hillary: I love you.
      Taye: I love you, too.
      Dave: WHAT?!

    • Vicky: Okay, I'm worried about Mike. In fact, I've been doing some research on the internet...
      Dave: Ugh, here we go.
      Vicky: No, I think he's on steroids.
      Dave: Steroids?
      Vicky: Either that, or he and I are on the same cycle. Think about it? The obsession with weight-lifting and the anger. It's called 'roid rage.
      Dave: Please, Vicky, Vicky, he's not on the juice, okay? And if he is, he should get his money back, because it sure as hell ain't working.
      Vicky: Well, how do you explain all the screaming and him acting like a maniac?
      Dave: I don't know. What's my excuse?
      Vicky: I ask God that every night. When he gets back to me, I'll get back to you.

    • Dave: Hey, look, I found my old notebook with all my old rhymes in it.
      Larry: You held on to that, and yet you threw away any picture of me before the age of ten.
      Dave: I was doing you a favor. You were not a photogenic child.

    • Brenda: Well, I kind of heard a rumor that Taye kind of told someone else he kind of loved her to get her to sleep with him. Kind of.
      Hillary: Who was it? I mean, was it that slut Shauna?
      (Brenda shakes her head)
      Hillary: That slut Andrea?
      Brenda: Actually, it was that slut me.

    • Mike: We're out of peanut butter? Do you ever go shopping?!
      Vicky: Yeah, Mike, the only thing standing in the way of you looking like The Rock is peanut butter.

    • Dave: You have no idea what it's like to have an unsupportive father like that.
      Larry: I'm sure it could cause some real damage.
      Dave: You have no idea, freak show. No idea.

    • Dave: I never told you this before, but when I was your age, I was the original white rapper. That's right. Back in the days, I was cold chillin' never illin'. I used to call myself "The White Shadow." What? I even had some radio play with my first single, "Say It Loud, I'm White and I'm Proud."
      Larry: On what radio station? WKKK?

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The White Shadow
      The title is a pun on a white guy rapping, like Eminem, and also a reference to the Ken Howard CBS television series of the late '70s about a white basketball coach at a predominantly minority high school.

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