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What About Joan

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Unknown Mar 27, 2001 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Joan Gallagher, a high school teacher, is caught off guard when Jake, a banker, proposes to her after only six weeks and nine dates. After she doesn't answer, he realizes that he's more committed to the releation than she is. Joan then turns to her friend who happens to be a psychiatrist, Dr. Ruby Stern, for advice. Joan goes to see Jake at his apartment and finds that he's not as nice as he had been earlier. At Joan's urging, Jake withdraws his proposal and decides to continue their relationship a little more slowly; Meanwhile, Joan's friend, Betsy, also a teacher, continues her secret romance with fellow teacher, Mark. Joan meets her new teaching aide, Alice Adams, whom she instantly likes.moreless

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  • Best Episod

    I remember That my First time that I see this episod this woes at the end of the episod and this woes before I start to be Kyle Chandler Fan Bat after all this years my Friend send me the Episod And Believe me that when I woes watch this I woes Wily like this Episod Funny and Good

    And I dont forget Joan line

    "This mean I am love with am this Sun of the Beacuh"moreless

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    • Location: Chicago Studio City, 5660 W. Taylor

    • 'What About Joan' was shot entirely on location in Chicago and was, as they say, filmed before a live studio audience.

    • This episode received a 10.5/16 Nielson rating, debuting as the No. 1 program on Tuesday night in Adults 18-49, representing ABC's most watched mid-season bow in 3 years and qualifies as the only series ever to build on "Dharma & Greg" among total viewers. The premiere had 14.9 million viewers.

    • Episode writer and series creator Gwen Macsai was two years ahead of Joan when both attended Evanston Township High School.

    • The series will be shot entirely in Chicago and is the first time a sitcom has taped its entirety anywhere besides New York and Los Angeles. Joan Cusack only agreed to do the show if it was taped in Chicago (so she can spend time with her family).


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