What I Like About You

Season 1 Episode 6

The Parrot Trap

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Nov 01, 2002 on The WB
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Holly becomes smitten with a young man, Kyle, who is leading a protest movement to allow the zoo's performing parrot to retire, but things fly out of control when Kyle is so inspired by Holly's passion for the cause that he kidnaps the parrot. Meanwhile, Val plays matchmaker for a customer who reveals she has a crush on someone in the restaurant, until it is revealed that the object of her affection is Jeff.moreless

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  • Be aggressive! Be be aggressive!

    I liked this episode because I love how Holly does not care at all about the parrot & goes through it for Kyle, while Gary does it for Karen. I love how Holly chases the parrot around her apartment, how she creams when the bird flies around, the sad thing is she did all of that & Kyle ends up making out with Karen. I like Val's B plot, she plays matchmaker, that means disaster, which is predictable. I love the end how Holly & Val pretty much go through the same day. This episode definitely is laughable & worth watching.moreless
  • Pretty good!

    Holly meets Kyle and she really likes him. He is a real activist. He wants to save Timmy, the parrot. She fakes her support to get close to him. Gary also meets someone trying to free Timmy. Val and Jeff notice a consistent customer. Val comes to the conclusion that she has feelings for the waiter. Kyle has stolen Timmy from the zoo. He asks Holly to watch Timmy for him. Gary comes to the apartment, pretending it's his to show off to Karen. The parrot flies outside, so Gary and Holly try to get it. Val approaches the customer and tells her to go for the guy. The guy turns out to be Jeff. Holly gets the parrot back, but Gary and her find Kyle and Karen making out.

    This episode was pretty good! It was sort of funny, but there were better episodes. I give it a 9.0 out of 10!moreless
  • A good try at getting this episode to work.

    This episode is funny but wierd. The zoo part is wierd because Holly tries to get her crush Kyle to like her through pretending to be an activist and get people to fight to retire Timmy, the parrot. It's wierd because Holly doesn't really care about the parrot she just wants to hang out with Kyle but I'm glad throughout the episode that changes. The one thing I dont like is Kyle stealing the parrot I mean yeah you want it to be retired but wouldn't stealing the parrot and moving it around hurt it more? I can't see Val as a matchmaker, even though she tries alot nothing work out. I love the ending of the episode.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Gary: Welcome to my place. The International House of Gary.
      Karen: IHOG?
      Gary: Oh, you make it sound so cute!

    • Gary: That parrot is my favorite thing in the zoo!
      Jeff: My favorite thing is when the monkeys go off in the corner and... starts enjoying the food pellets!

    • Kyle: Well aren't you going to give me the bird?
      Holly: I'd love to give you the bird but I am holding Timmy.

    • Holly: Birdie want a peanut? They're not fresh roasted, but they're hot from Gary's pocket.

    • Val: How was your day?
      Holly: Ok. Watched a girl makeout with a guy I liked.
      Val: Huh, me too.

    • Val: Don't you want them to have what we have?
      Jeff: If I let you do this, can we have what we have a little more often?
      Val: How about right here, right now.
      Jeff: What?
      Val: Yeah, talk's cheap.

    • Holly: Birds of New York, this is your leader speaking! Come rescue me! (one bird flies to her) (to bird) Anybody else coming?

    • Holly: Oh, my God! Birds understand me! I don't know why I've been given this power but I promise to use it for good!

    • Holly: (to Kyle) Now, I'm a little worried that you're going to be arrested. Be, be arrested!

    • Holly: This is why we need to fight for Timmy and be aggressive, people. Be aggressive! Be, be aggressive! (gets into a cheer) Be aggressive, be be aggressive. When I say "retire," you say "Timmy!" Retire!
      Protesters: Retire!
      Holly: No, you say "Timmy!" (sees Gary) Hi, Gary!
      Protesters: Hey, Gary!
      Holly: Okay, we really gotta work on the "I say, you say" stuff, okay?

    • Holly: (about Timmy) He's old, and we all know how much that can suck, huh. (two old ladies leave angrily) I'm sorry, I...I meant the good kind of suck!

    • Holly: (to Kyle) Well, I think there's something kinda attractive about people who think passionate and commited people are (takes breath) kinda attractive.

    • Gary: You need to get lost for a couple of hours.
      Holly: No, I can't. Kyle stole Timmy from the zoo and brought him here.
      Gary: He stole Timmy?
      Holly: Yes, and now I have to watch him until Kyle gets back.
      Gary: Can you watch him somewhere where I'm not gonna get lucky?
      Holly: That would be here.

    • Holly: I believe in lots of stuff! Air, animals, nukes... the big ones!
      Kyle: That's awesome!
      Holly: Once, in the Mojave desert, I lay down in front of a bulldozer to save a family of prairie dogs!
      Kyle: The desert? Don't prairie dogs live on the prairie?
      Holly: Well, the prairie dogs were lost! That was the real tragedy!

    • Val: Jeff, Jeff... I've been watching the Lone Diner. That's my code name for her... I'm the Barracuda. Check out my notes!
      Jeff: (reads notes) "Wears no rings."
      Val: Indicating not married.
      Jeff: "Chews her ice."
      Val: Indicating frustration, possibly sexual.
      Jeff: "Strapless bra?!" How could you tell?
      Val: Oh, no, that's for me... I need to pick up one for my new dress!

  • NOTES (4)


    • Gary: Welcome to the International House of Gary!

      Gary's Date: IHOG?

      This is a parody of IHOP (International House of Pancakes), a pancake reastaurant.

    • The episode title is a play on words of the feature film "The Parent Trap."

    • Erin Brockovich
      Erin Brockovich-Ellis is a woman who, despite lack of formal education, was instrumental in constructing a case against the $30 billion Californian Pacific Gas and Electric Company in 1993, alleging contamination of drinking water with hexavalent chromium in the southern Californian town of Hinkley. The case was settled in 1996 for $333 million, the largest settlement ever paid in a direct-action lawsuit in U.S. history.

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