The War at Home

Season 2 Episode 15

Zero Tolerance

Aired Sunday 7:30 PM Feb 01, 2007 on FOX
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Zero Tolerance
When Larry wears Dave's jacket to school by mistake, he ends up getting suspended for 30 days by Principal Fink for finding pot in it. This leads to Dave and Vicky trying to get him enrolled in a parochial school with the same priest who Mike thinks is hitting on him.moreless

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  • larry gets suspended.

    And Dave's the reason why. Larry gets suspended from school for a month after he got caught with a bag of pot. However, it was established that the coat belonged to Dave. When Vicky confronts Dave about his addiction, he denies having one. Larry very pissed at his father, that when the idea of home schooling came up, Larry wanted anything else but being tutored by his father. When Vicky catches Dave smoking pot again, she locks him out of the house, and Dave attends PSA. Meanwhile, Mike attends one of the events at the church where he meets Father Conlon. The first impression seemed like the priest was trying to flirt with Mike, so in order to prove this, Mike tried to seduce the father after a basketball game. However, it seemed as if the Father was just trying to be nice to Mike, but that handsome comment he threw at Mike was kind of weird.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Dave: If you'll excuse me, I'm going to go on the roof.
      Vicky: Hey, I don't want you going up there to smoke pot.
      Dave: Oh, I'm not. I'm going to throw myself off it.

    • Vicky: I want to just say I am really proud that you actually stopped smoking pot.
      Dave: Thank you. I appreciate that. But I'm letting you know right now, I'm not doing anything about my sex addiction.
      Vicky: If you're not proof that drugs kill brain cells, I don't know what is.

    • Dave: For your information, I quit smoking the pot.
      Larry: What, are you baking it into brownies now?

    • Hillary: Hey, why'd you ask him that?
      Mike: Well, I think a guy might have been hitting on me. Maybe. I'm not exactly sure.
      Hillary: Well, it's not that big of a deal. Just tell him it's not your thing, and you're not interested.
      Mike: Um... it's a little bit more complicated than that. He's, uh... kind of an older man.
      Hillary: Oh... ew!
      Mike: And technically... he's a priest.
      Hillary: A priest, huh? Well, in that case, yes, he was definitely hitting on you.

    • Mike: Larry, I cannot believe you got kicked out of school. I'm so impressed with you.
      Hillary: Yeah, I mean, for years I thought you were the biggest dork on the planet, and now this. It's like I have a brand-new brother.
      Larry: For your information, that pot wasn't mine. I've never smoked pot a day in my life and I never will.
      Hillary: And there's the brother we all know and don't really love.

    • Vicky: I don't drink that much wine. Besides, it's totally different; wine is legal and it's full of antioxidants. Besides, you're forgetting, you also drink your beer.
      Dave: Yeah, well, I use the beer for my Mike- and Hillary-related headaches. But for my Larry-related headaches, I need the extra strength relief, okay? Besides, we got that fruit loop Kenny living with us now. So it's a miracle I haven't turned our garage into a meth lab.

    • Vicky: You said you'd quit.
      Dave: I did quit, but I had a little slip.
      Vicky: No, a little slip is you take a hit at a party. Not that you called someone, met them, bought it, rolled it, smoked it, and thought, "I'll save the rest in my pocket for another time."

    • Principal Fink: Oh, come on, Mr. Gold, you're just covering for Larry so he won't get into trouble. I mean, what parent would not lie for their child?
      Dave: Me! I'm not that kind of parent, okay? I'm the kind of parent who would have a joint in his pocket. Look, I'm completely irresponsible. I'm supposed to be at work right now, but I called in sick just so I could have sex with my wife, you know what I mean?
      Principal Fink: Mr. Gold, we've met before, so you don't have to convince me that you're an irresponsible parent.

    • Principal Fink: Anyway, he's going to have plenty of time to think about what he's done because this school has a zero tolerance policy.
      Dave: As it should. No one should have to tolerate this zero. (points at Larry)
      Principal Fink: Yes, well, I have no idea why Larry would turn to drugs with such a supportive father.

    • Dave: (to Larry) You got busted with pot? What the hell's the matter with you? You know, I'm ashamed to call you my son.
      (cut scene)
      Dave: All right, the truth is, this is actually the first time I feel like he really is my son.

  • NOTES (1)

    • This episode didn't air in the UK on its original run because of the plot, but was aired at a later timeslot at a later date.


    • Dave makes reference twice to the "kenna-hurra" when talking to Vicky early in the episode. The Yiddishism "kaynahora" (there are many spelling variations) is roughly similar to "knock on wood" and is often spoken to ward off a jinx after praise or good news. Spitting three times is considered to help ward off jinx as well, though the spitting is usually done between the index and middle finger (see the end of the dream sequence in "Fiddler on the Roof" to see spitting between the fingers).

      The expression can be broken down as follows:

      Kein is German (and Germanic) for "without."
      Ayin is Hebrew for "eye."
      Hara is Hebrew for "(the) evil." ["Ha" is an article in Hebrew and the adjective follows the subject, unlike in English.]