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What I Like About You

Season 3 Episode 17

Dangerous Liaisons

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Feb 25, 2005 on The WB
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Episode Summary

Holly's still mad with Tina for having a one night stand with Vince but she becomes furious when she learns that her own sister had a liaison with the Todd the plumber, which caused Val to miss Holly's comedy act at Giggles 10 years ago.

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  • Season 3, Episode 17.

    Holly is still mad with Tina for having a one night stand with Vince, but she becomes furious when she learns that Val had a tryst with the Todd, which caused Val to miss Holly's comedy act at Giggles 10 years ago.

    I loved seeing a video of when Amanda Bynes was young! Awww! Val is pretty hot! I loved when Holly said she had cheap, meaningless Tina sex and Lauren introduced herself to Todd as Tina. LOL! I loved that! I loved when Val said that there was a fire in the kitchen after Todd brought up the one night stand. Haha, good episode!moreless
  • Once again, Holly is mad at Tina and the world...

    These types of episodes are starting to get a bit annoying. It seems like Holly is always mad at someone for doing something. This time, she's mad at Tina and Vince because they slept together and kept it a secret. Then, she gets mad at all her other friends for stupid reasons. It doesn't take much to get her to forgive them though. She sees Lauren and Gary making out in the bakery and runs off to tell all her "ex-friends." Lauren and Gary making out is just disgusting! Isn't Lauren like 10 years older than him? I know she's at least 10 years, but it might be more...moreless
  • 90210 references & Amanda show references!

    I love this episode, the aftermath of Holly finding out about the one night stand with Vince. I love all the 90210 references, first of all the Spring Fling, the theme song in the background. Luke Perry, Brenda being the best from high school. Then the Amanda show stand up thing,Holly saying that she should have her own show, the plot that surrounds it is the best, Tina & holly make up in this episode, I like how Lauren was hitting on Gary & making out with him. I also liked how Holly kept deleting everyone of f her phone & she realizes she has no friends. A great episode with awesome references.moreless
  • Funny! 90210 references!

    Holly seems to be running out of friends. She isn't talking to Tina or Vince and now she doesn't want to talk to Gary because he is hanging out with Tina. Then, Val's one night stand from high school comes by to fix the pipes because he's a plumber. Holly learns of it and also doesn't want to talk to Val. She keeps calling Lauren because that's all she has. Gary and Lauren set Holly up and she finally talks to Val and Tina. Holly forgives Tina for sleeping with Vince.

    This episode was really good! I never watched Beverly Hills, 90210, but I did notice that the flashback scene was similar. Also, Holly's routine was real and that was cool! This episode gets a 9.5!moreless
  • The writers really made a great Beverly Hills 90210, sorry, What I like about you episode.

    I love the idea for this episode, the Beverly Hills 90210 feferences were great.

    When this episode begins, Holly is still mad at Tina because of what happened with Vince. But at the end she forgives her and learns that her sister isn´t as perfect as she seems.

    Because something is broken at the bakery, a plumber(Todd-Luke Perry) goes to fix everything.

    Todd went to high school with Val and they have a one night stand while he was with a friend of Val, Brenda. You just change Val for Kelly and Todd for Dylan and you have....Beverly Hills 90210. When they remember what happened, they are in school and they say: Bye Brandon to a guy (his face is not seen)and you can hear the 90210 music.

    For me: one of the best episodes so far!!!

Leslie Grossman

Leslie Grossman

Lauren [Episode 23- Present / Recurring Previously]

Jennie Garth

Jennie Garth

Valerie Tyler

Wesley Jonathan

Wesley Jonathan

Gary Thorpe

Allison Munn

Allison Munn

Tina [Episode 25- Present]

Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes

Holly Tyler

Nick Zano

Nick Zano

Vince [Episode 23- Present]

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (10)

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Val: Holly can never find about my liaison!
      Lauren: Your liaison? Who are you, Meryl Streep? You got sh'tupped!

    • Todd: Okay. My work here is done.
      Val: Oh thank you God.
      Todd: Yeah, you can call me Todd.
      Val: Eww.

    • Tina: How's Holly?
      Val: Ah I wouldn't know. She's not talking to me.
      Tina: Why isn't she talking to you? What'd you do?
      Val: Well, the same thing as you, actually.
      Tina: Oh my God, you slept with Vince too?

    • Holly: Oh, I'm so glad that we're all friends again because now we can watch my comedy tape together!
      Val: And how glad am I that you found it...

    • Holly: So you're on my side?
      Val: Of course I am.
      Holly: OK, well GOOD. 'Cause my friends are dropping like flies.

    • Holly: (to Val) Since when did you think that loveless sex and one-night stands are okay? I mean, when I was ten, you told me that having sex without love could make a girl's ear fall off.

    • Holly: (to Val) You had sex with your best friend's boyfriend?
      Man: Just like Tina.

    • Holly: You and Val at the lockers?
      Todd: Who are you?
      Holly: I'm Val's sister.
      Todd: Then, yes.

    • Holly: Tina, you know what I realized today? I have no other friends.
      Tina: (laughs) Me neither.
      Holly: Ohh. And sometimes friends do stupid, stupid things. Especially when they're bummed because they just got broken up with and, they're vulnerable and, they're not thinking straight and, maybe they're just a little bit slutty.
      Tina: Aww, you know me so well.
      Val: What about me?
      Holly: Aww, you're slutty too.

    • Todd: Thanks for the ass compliment.
      Lauren: Well, thanks for the ass!

    • Val: Listen to me, okay? The uh liaison I had with Todd-
      Holly: Liaison?
      Val: (stutters) Uh tryst.
      Holly: There were three of you?

    • Holly: You smell weird.
      Gary: Yeah well y- I had a falafel on the way over.
      Holly: No, no, Gary, that's not a falafel smell it's like ... vanilla and ... waterfalls and ... Tina!

    • Holly: (normal tone) Oh my God, Val. (angry tone) YOU ARE SOOOOOOOOO DELETED! (clicks a button on her phone to indicate that she has just deleted Val's number) Ha, there goes your home phone number.
      Val: Ha, ha. We live in the same house; you just deleted yourself.

  • NOTES (8)

    • International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: November 26th, 2010 on TV Nova

    • Although credited, Nick Zano does not appear in this episode.

    • The tape shown for Holly's stand-up routine is a real video of Amanda Bynes performing.

    • Todd talks about how he and Val hooked up in high school while his girlfriend Brenda was in Paris. Well, in season 3 of 90210, Luke Perry and Jennie Garth's characters hooked up while Luke Perry's character Dylan's girlfriend, Brenda was in Paris.

    • The dress that Val is seen wearing (as well as the way her hair is put up.. and all the other little details) in the flashback when she is crying at the lockers is the same dress that Jennie Garth's character, Kelly, wears to her Spring Formal of the first season of the show Beverly Hills, 90210.

    • Jennie Garth and Luke Perry (Todd the plumber) used to star together in the 10-year series Beverly Hills, 90210. The series started in 1990 and went on to tell the stories of a gang of friends whose little black books all basically amount to a list of the show's starring cast.

    • Taped January 21, 2005.

    • Jennie Garth's pervious series with Luke Perry was Beverly Hills 90210. In fact various elements from that series appear including the theme song and mentioning of Brenda and Brandon.


    • Lauren: (About Holly) She's baaaack!
      This is a direct reference to the Poltergeist movie series about a possessed girl who said the original line, "They're baaaack!"

    • The Amanda Show

      Holly: I tell ya, that kid should have her own show!

      Holly is watching a video of her stand-up comedy act and in real life, that is a home video of one of Amanda Bynes' comedy acts. Also, Amanda Bynes had her own comedy show on Nickelodeon called The Amanda Show which was a spin-off of the popular children's sketch comedy show, All That in which Amanda starred in.