Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Unknown Sep 09, 2003 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Mavis tells Nasim that when she sees a person from his nationality on the plane, she immediately leaves the plane, but she failed to comment on the fact that she hates flying at all, which is the main theme in the future episode, "Airplane!"

  • Quotes

    • Courtney: That's Rita! You don't like her because she's white?
      Mavis: I don't like her because she's twelve!

    • Mavis: It's nuclear! Nuclear! He can say "Condolezza," why the hell can't he say "nuclear?"
      Courtney: Hey, don't go making fun of my president.
      Mavis: Making fun? I don't have to make fun of him. He makes fun of himself.

    • Courtney: Mavis, you don't provide robes?
      Mavis: What do you think the bedspreads are for?

    • Courtney: How'd you get into the States?
      Nasim: Iran.

    • (Mavis meets Courtney's girlfriend Rita)
      Courtney: You don't like her cause she's white.
      Mavis: I don't like her cause she 12!

    • Customer: (Mavis is smoking) You know, second-hand smoke kills!
      Mavis: So do I, baby! Walk off...

  • Notes

    • The entire series was filmed in New York in the Kaufman Astoria Studios.

    • This is the highest rated episode of Whoopi during the entire run of the series. This episode, the pilot, scored around 15 million viewers. Whoopi! debuted to a 12.5/20 overnight rating, a thrill for NBC. It was the highest first run episode of any series since Mad About You in 1998.

    • NBC repeated this episode on September 11 & 20, 2003.

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