What I Like About You

Season 1 Episode 21

Tyler v. World

Aired Friday 8:00 PM May 02, 2003 on The WB
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Val and Holly clash with Mindy, a fellow resident who would have gotten Val's apartment five years ago, but lost out and was given a smaller one. When Mindy learns that Val neglected to place her sister's name on the lease agreement nine months ago, she plots to have Holly evicted. Meanwhile, Gary thinks that Holly forgot his birthday when she gives him a cheap present, and he gets angry at her for it, completely unaware that a much more extravagent gift was already on the way.moreless

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  • Val's past follows her.

    I love this episode because Val could be mean top, like I like how Mandy fits in to the plot, with her being mean & Val trying to avoid her. Only to discover Holly didn't sign her name on the lease which Val didn't tell Holly about cause she wasn't sure it was going to work out, when they're in the apartment together, what Val said was harsh, stuck taking care of a 16 year old, that's pretty messed up. I also love how Val stood up for her sister in the end, as well as Holly, I also like the B plot that merged in to the A plot.moreless
  • Great episode!

    Val tells Holly about a woman, Mindy, who wanted their apartment, but Val got it. Now, Mindy is mean. Holly talks to Mindy and they become friendly with each other. It's all part of Mindy's plan to take Val's apartment. She discovers that Holly is not an official resident and that she must leave or they'll kick her out. Val wants to fight it. Holly and Val convince them to let Holly stay. Gary is angry at Holly when she gives him a dumb present for his birthday. Holly says that his real present was going to be a surprise, but he doesn't believe her. She gives him tickets and backstage passes to a Nelly concert.

    This episode was great! It was really funny! I give it a 10 out of 10!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: Why would Gary go to the Nelly concert with that other girl in Holly's doorway? Isn't Jill his girlfriend?

      Because he owed a favor to Holly because he called her a bad friend.

    • Goof: In this episode, Val says that she has had the apartment for five years but in "Thanksgiving," Val said that she has had the apartment for a year.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • (Val is telling Holly how when she moved in she had a boyfriend and a "fast lifestyle", and suddenly she had to take care of a sixteen year old "kid")
      Holly: Okay, first of all, that "sixteen year old kid" is your sister, and second of all, "fast lifestyle", question mark!

    • Val: You've wanted this apartment for the past five years. I can't believe you would stoop this low to get it.
      Mindy: Hey, nobody's making you leave, Val. Just your sister.
      Val: Yeah, but you know that if she goes, I'll go with her.
      Mindy: Awwww. How cute. What could be sweeter than two sisters who love each other? Oh, I know. (points to Val's window) Me having a latte every morning on that balcony!

    • Val: Sit down, be quiet, and follow me.
      Holly: What?
      Val: Sit down. I'm going to make a phone call, and then follow me.
      Holly: Well, you didn't say that--
      Val: Shut up!

    • Holly: Oh my God! Gary backsatge at a Nelly concert? Oh my God, are you serious?!
      Val (like Snoop Dog): For shizzle my sizzle! Yeah, you heard me!

    • Holly (to sexy, muscular bodybuilder in the gym): Helllllooo, neighbor!

    • Holly (to Mindy about the sexy, muscular bodybuilder in the gym): Oh, my favorite favorite show's already on!

    • Holly (to Val): You know you were right, Min is a bee-otch!

    • Holly: Come on, let's call up the Tenants Board and I'll go hillbilly ache crap on 'em!
      Val: Holly, you have no idea what you're talking about.
      Holly: Yes, I'm talking about mad dogging 'em!
      Val: Would you just stop it, okay? We can't win.
      Holly>: Why are you being such a wuss?
      Val: I'm not being a wuss. I'm being realistic. Don't you get it? That woman hates me, she wants this apartment, and she's President of the Tenants Board. We can't fight them.

    • Holly (angrily): Well, you must be pretty happy with the way things turned out!
      Val (heartbroken): What?
      Holly: Well, you got to get rid of me and avoid having another fight with the board!

    • Val: (when Holly says she's going to move in with their grandmother) Her shower has a chair in it!
      Holly: So? Easier to shave my legs.
      Val: So you're going to shave your legs on a chair that Nana sits on naked?

    • Holly (to Tenants Board in sad tone): My sister means more to be than anyone else in the world... (pauses) Since I started living wih her... (pauses) it's been the best year of my life. (normally) And that is the exact tone I'm gonna use when I take this to court! And I'll be wearing a much cuter outfit than this!

    • Val: How do you do it, where does all your anger come from?
      Holly: Reality TV.

    • Holly: You're right. It's the thought that counts. And that's why I came here tonight to give you your gift.
      Gary: What's it going to be this time? Some coupons? Fifty cents off a box of Goobers? (pauses) You know, I've been thinking. What did I get you for your last birthday?
      Holly: Perfume.
      Gary: Not just perfume. Custom made, special order, created just for you! With bubble bath and hand soaps and shampoo!
      Holly: I never got bubble bath.
      Gary: Uh, yeah. Well, you would have liked it. Smells great. The point is: I know you. I got you a gift that was just for you.
      Holly: But I got you a gift-
      Gary: It's an insult! And I'll tell you something else, I'm a better friend than you are!
      Holly: Okay, Gary, now you're getting a little --
      Gary: I'm serious! I'm generous and thoughtful. I think I've always been a better friend than you!
      Holly: (takes items out of gift bag) Tickets to Nelly. Third Row. Backstage Passes. (leaves Gary)

    • Gary: I understand. You forgot your best friend's birthday. You had to pick up something quick, so you stopped by the video store and got your best friend the cheapest thing you could find! That's cool, 'cause I like movies!
      Holly: Hey, whatever happened to "It's the thought that counts?"
      Gary: Oh yeah, and a lot of thought went into this. You were lying awake thinking "It's Gary's birthday! What would reeeal-ly disappoint him?"
      Holly: Okay, look. That's not your real present. The real one's coming tomorrow. I didn't want to tell you about it because I wanted it to be a surprise!
      Gary: Oh, what happened? It's on back order at the pretend factory?

  • NOTES (17)


    • Knicks
      The New York Knicks (or Knickerbockers) are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in New York, New York. It was founded in 1946. It's home arena is at Madison Square Garden. Their uniform colors are blue and orange. The current players include:
      1. Shandon Anderson
      2. Allan Houston
      3. Antonio McDyess
      4. Dikembe Mutombo
      5. Kurt Thomas
      6. Keith Van Horn
      7. Charlie Ward

    • Nelly
      Nelly is an American hip-hop artist. His real name is Cornell Haynes Jr. In Austin, Texas, he spent the first few years of his life living in Spain before moving to St. Louis, Missouri. He first came to mainstream audiences with Country Grammar (2000) and released Free City with his St. Louis crew the St. Lunatics in 2001. Country Grammar turned out to become a mainstream success that set the stage for his breakthrough album, Nellyville. Nellyville established him as one of the most famous rappers in the early 2000s, with an image of being equal parts handsome boy-next-door and tough gangsta.

    • The Grapes of Wrath
      The Grapes of Wrath is a work of fiction published by John Steinbeck in 1939, in which descriptive, narrative, and philosophical passages succeed one another. Set in the Great Depression, this popular proletarian novel tells the story of migrant workers (or sharecroppers) leaving the Dust Bowl, and moving on. He follows the Joad family, 'Okie' farmers driven from their land by drought and forced to endure the hardships of life as agricultural workers. En route to California the grandparents die; on their arrival the surviving members of the family are involved in strikes that turn violent, and Tom, the son, kills a man. At the conclusion of the novel the family shows resoluteness in the face of defeat.