What I Like About You

Season 3 Episode 23

My Boyfriend's Back (1)

Aired Friday 8:00 PM May 13, 2005 on The WB



  • Trivia

    • Running Gag: Gary and Vince keep having gay moments.

    • This is the second time that Holly has visited Princeton, the first time was in Season 2 episode, "Absence Makes the Heart Grow... Never Mind."

    • It is finally revealed that Holly unintentionally looks for other guys when her current relationship loses its romance and imperfections start to come in, which is why her past relationships with Henry and Ben did not work out.

    • This episode ends with a "To Be Continued" segment.

    • Vince sees Henry in his room with someone named Holly, but Vince thinks that it's Holly Tyler , when it's actually Henry's new girlfriend.

    • Goof: Val says to Dr. Dell that she has been engaged twice. That is wrong, Val is shown in the series to have only been engaged once to Rick. She never got engaged to Jeff or Peter.

    • Holly fanatsy of her life with Vince includes: Drinking coffee in fancy clothing, in a cafe in Paris, with strolling musicians and nice French people. Vince is an author of a book, has a castle in Ireland, and can speak French.

    • It is revealed that Holly and Vince never called Henry, just to say "Hi" when he went to Princeton.

    • Lauren once dated a guy all summer because he had air-conditioning.

    • Henry has a new girlfriend, who is coincidentially named Holly and they have been going out for about 6 months, meaning they have been going out since January.

    • Henry has a soul patch in this episode.

    • It is finally stated that Holly is bad at having relationships.

    • It is shown that Henry was Holly's first serious boyfriend.

    • This is Henry's final appearance in Season 3.

    • Todd, who first appeared in "Dangerous Liasions" returns and Val starts to have romantic feelings for him.

    • Ben and Tina do not appear in this episode.

    • Running Gag: Holly keeps disguising her ex-boyfriends' names by removing the first letter of their names then adding "Sm" (i.e. Smen and Smince).

    • Running Gag: Everybody keeps listening to Holly and Val's conversations with Dr. Dell on the radio.

  • Quotes

    • Holly: We're basically like brother and sister.
      Henry: Just what you want to hear from the girl you were in love with.

    • Holly: Just sitting in Princeton is making me smart!

    • Henry: Vince speaks French!?
      Holly: Hey! It's my fantasy!

    • Todd: Which one of these knobs gets your oven hot?
      Val: I beg your pardon!?

    • Henry: Just out of curiosity, why did you come all the way here to talk to me about Vince. Wouldn't it be easier to just talk to Vince?
      Holly: I love him. I can't talk to him.

    • Holly: I can remember when we first met. You didn't even have facial hair.
      Henry: Neither did you.

    • Val: What the hell are you doing?
      Lauren: Getting your plumbing taken care of.

    • Gary: I think I was wrong, dude. I am a little attracted to you.

    • Gary: And just what are you planning on doing when you see Holly?
      Vince: When I see her? When I see her, I'm going to grab her. Then I'm going to look right into those beautiful eyes and I'm gonna say "Quit being so damn stupid!"

    • Vince: (while waiting for Holly) What if Holly never got on the subway! What if she was grabbing some water and got in her refrigerator and it fell on her! Gary! She could be trapped underneath -
      (Gary slaps him)

    • Vince: (opens door thinking it's Holly) Hi. (sees Gary) You're not-
      Gary: Attracted to you. So stop with the come hither look, dude.

    • Radio Broadcaster: (after Val tells him about her feelings for Todd) Then you need to see this plumber.
      Val: Oh no. That can't happen.
      Lauren: Wanna bet? (busts pipe)

    • Vince: Oh my god! Holly's coming over! I need....(looks down)PANTS!!!!

    • Val: Smen? Smince? That's my Smister!

    • Radio Broadcaster: Do you still have your radio on?
      Holly: Sorry. I just wanted to hear myself on the radio. I sound kind of cute!

    • Henry: (About Vince) Look at this guy. He loves you. He'll always love you.. Even when I loved you, he loved you. (Vince gives him a dirty look) But I digress.

    • Holly (Henry's girlfriend): (to Henry) Umm... excuse me... but do you have a pen?
      Henry: I think I do. Here you go.
      Holly (Henry's girlfriend): Thank you (they start kissing) .
      Holly Tyler: I wonder what she'd do for a highlighter!

    • Gary: (to gay guy) Back off, dude! This bitch is mine.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Working Title: Princeton Girls are Easy!

      The working title is referring to the 1988 film "Earth Girls Are Easy", starring Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum and then-unknown comedians Jim Carrey and Damon Wayans.

    • Title: My Boyfriend's Back.

      The title of this episode comes from the song of the same name by The Angels.