Two Guys and a Girl

Season 1 Episode 2

Two Guys, a Girl and a Presentation

Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Mar 17, 1998 on ABC
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Two Guys, a Girl and a Presentation
When Berg is accepted to med-school, Pete becomes irritated as suddenly everyone is taking Berg's advice instead of his. His frustration grows when Bill lets Berg take the rest of the shift off over Pete, despite Pete needing to prepare for his big presentation in front of the museum board later that night. When rushing out to the presentation, he accidentally swallows an overdose of an analgesic Berg mixed in with some orange juice.moreless

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • In the scene where Melissa first shows up with a bad cough, Pete suggests she go see a doctor with his hands by his side. But when Berg interrupts, Pete's hands are on his hips.

    • QUOTES (23)

      • Pete: (ecstatic) How come you didn't tell me they called last night?
        Berg: Well, last night I was too busy arguing with the sofa.

      • Pete: Besides, you can't quit now. You already paid for the beeper.
        Berg: I also got the walk down.
        Pete: You know, I hear that's the hardest part. You're going to be a good surgeon. You'll rock!
        Berg: Thanks.
        Pete: Listen, when you're a big, famous surgeon, look me up. I'll be the guy in Reno, designing the trailer parks.

      • (After realizing that Pete did not drink the medicine, but Berg drank it instead)
        Berg: Ohh! So, I'm the one who's delusional.
        Board Member: (sarcastically) Thank God, I thought it was me!

      • (After Berg interrupts his presentation)
        Pete: Would you excuse me for just a moment?
        Board Member: (dryly) Yes, of course. I live to wait.
        Pete: (exiting room) What are you guys doing here?
        Berg: Well, I thought we'd just come in and observe you.
        Sharon: He means lend our support.
        Board Member: (calling out) Mr. Dunville, before my bones turn to dust?

      • (Berg realizes that Pete has ingested a high amount of his experimental medicine)
        Berg: (into phone) Some possible side effects are... sweating, stammering and... I'm sorry, he may become delusional? Well, what the hell kind of side effect is delusional? Haven't you people ever heard of diarrhoea?

      • Berg: You know, Pete, a tip from your doctor. Eating quickly, bad for the digestion.
        Pete: Lucky for me, you're not a doctor. (Stuffs bread into his mouth)

      • Berg: (Speaking into tape recorder.) Trying the powder with root beer. (He drinks it and spits it out at Pete in disgust.) Makes me miss the milk.

      • Berg: (to Sharon) I learned in my PCM class. That's ahh (Loudly so some girls will overhear) Preparation for Clinical Medicine, that full disclosure is the foundation of a strong patient-doctor relationship. Now, I believe the same holds true in business. You have an ethical duty to tell the truth.
        Pete: Sharon, you work for a chemical company. You have no ethics.

      • Pete: I have my big presentation tonight.
        Sharon: Oh yeah, that's right. You're going to do great.
        Pete: (smiling expectantly) You think?
        Sharon: I don't know. (Pete's smile fades.)

      • Bill: You know, Ellen and I always dreamed of having a son becoming a doctor.
        Pete: Bill, what about an architect?
        Bill: Well, I already got a building. I need free medical.

      • (At the Pizza Place. Berg is standing over a pizza)
        Berg: Watch. As I make the incision, being careful not to tear the interstitial fibers or, in this case, the Canadian bacon.
        Bill: I couldn't be more proud.

      • Berg: (to Pete) You're having a hard time accepting the fact that there's a new kid in town. A dedicated kid. A kid named, Dr. Bergen. Well, I guess you're going to have to get used to it buddy, 'cause he's here to stay!
        (He walks out of the apartment and waves good-bye before coming back in.) I really had no place to go.

      • Berg: (speaking into tape recorder) 10:30am. Taking sixth dose of Invectolab's experimental allergexic. This time hoping milk will improve the taste.
        (He drinks the milk. A few seconds later, he makes a face and almost spits it out.) Doesn't.

      • (Berg pulls out a skeleton head and shows it to a Socrates statue head)
        Berg: Socrates, meet Guy with Removable Brain. (Puts the skeleton head on Pete's table) Removable Brain, meet Pete.
        Pete: (stares at the head) Nice haircut.

      • Berg: Pete, I got to tell ya.
        Pete: Don't tell me now. I'm busy.
        Berg: Busy? The cat's in the cradle, Pete. Before you know it, I'll be all grown up.

      • Pete: I cannot believe they let you into medical school.
        Berg: (laughing) Neither can I.

      • Berg: Med-School is all about love and toys.
        Pete: As long as you're in it for the right reasons.

      • Pete: Okay Berg, look, I'm not into architecture for the beepers and the babes. Okay, you and this med-school thing is gonna last what? Six weeks? Then you're gonna go on to... forrestry, because you think you look good in green.
        Berg: I do.

      • Pete: What are you doing? I thought you were studying.
        Berg: I am.
        Pete: You're watching General Hospital!

      • Berg: (interrupting Sharon yelling at him) Hold that thought, I may have poisoned Pete.
        Sharon: Man, that is so unfair! On the one day I could really hate you, Pete steals my thunder!
        Berg: Don't be mad at Pete!

      • Pete: Dr. Bergen to table 4, stat.
        Berg: Dammit Pete! I'm a doctor, not a waiter.

      • Pete: Most architects when they graduate, they only have a bunch of blueprints. I am going to have a 12,000 square foot resume.
        Berg: Man, you're gonna need one hell of a manila envelope.

      • Pete: Anyone with a lawn that nice has to have something buried underneath it.

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    • ALLUSIONS (4)

      • Pete: I'm gonna go into that presentation and crash like the Hindenburg.

        This is a reference to the German zeppelin. On May 6, 1937, while preparing to dock, the Hindenburg was destroyed by bursting into flames, killing 36 people on board.

      • Pete: You're watching General Hospital!

        General Hospital is an Emmy Award-Winning soap-drama that has been running since 1963.

      • Mr Bauer: I was once the favourite, everyone looked up to me. And then along came the new kid on the block, Buzz Lightyear. Showing off all his fancy gadgets to my friends. I was just a shoe-string cowboy, how could I compete.

        This is a reference to the animated Disney movie Toy Story from 1995. About how a cowboy toy, Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks), is replaced as a kids favourite toy by the new toy, a space-ranger named Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen).

      • Berg: Dammit Pete! I'm a doctor not a waiter.

        This is an allusion to the character Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy on Star Trek played by DeForest Kelley. When told to do perform as something other then as a doctor, McCoy often pointed out that he was 'just' a doctor by saying "I'm a doctor not a...", ending with whatever profession that relates to what he was asked to do. A few examples of such professions include: Engineer, mechanic, psychiatrist, bricklayer, magician, miracle worker. The phrase is often misquoted as beginning with "Dammit, Jim!", but McCoy never says this in the television series.