Season 1 Episode 5


Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jul 21, 2011 on FXX
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Episode Summary

Wilfred reveals an extraordinary ability when Ryan takes him to a hospice to volunteer.

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  • Respect

    The Good:

    -Wilfred tries to make sense of Alice's presence in "The Brady Bunch" household.

    -"Did I ever tell you about the time I choked a Jap?"

    -Jenna uses the story about Ruby stealing medication to get ahead in her job.

    The Bad:

    -Ryan doesn't actually earn real respect from anyone, it seems. Wilfred is the one whose deed is so incredible.
  • Respect

    Respect was a great episode of Wilfred as he and Ryan visited a hospital full of old people ready to move on. I enjoyed watching this episode because it touched upon humanity and the character of our best friends the dog. There was a lot of humor as well as serious, touching and disturbing moments. Wilfred seemed a little out of control for a dog, and I almost wonder if there is more to this series than meets the eye, pun intended. I find the show entertaining in any case and I look forward to watching the next episode of Wilfred to see what will happen!!!!!!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The episode starts with following Steven H. Coogler citation: "Seek respect mainly from thyself, for it comes first from within." The citation fades away except the word "respect" which serves as title for the episode.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Ryan: You know, you had me worried back there at the hospice. You didn't actually kill anyone, did you?
      Wilfred: No! Ryan! (Pauses for a moment) Except for the old lady, I definitely killed her.
      Ryan: (Almost jumps out of his seat)
      Wilfred: Gotcha. But seriously, I did. (Pauses again) Ah ha, I'm kidding!
      Ryan: Wait. You're kidding that you did, or you're kidding that you didn't?
      Wilfred: Okay Ryan, I really don't want you to get mad here, but I'm guilty. With being charming. And killing an old lady. With kindness! And a pillow. Just kidding! (Wilfred pauses once again) Or am I?
      Ryan: (Walks away in anger)
      Wilfred: Nice kid.

    • Nick: Hey, it's all about the kids. Who have shoes now.
      Ryan: Wow, you're like the great white Oprah, aren't you?
      Nick: Actually, I think of myself as post racial.

    • Mr. Gordon: Kill me, please.
      Ryan: What?
      Mr. Gordon: I wanna die. Why won't they let me die?
      Ryan: Oh, you don't mean that. You've got a lot of living to do. There are mountains to be climbed.
      Lisa: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Who's gonna change his diaper on those mountains, huh? These people are ready to die. Hope is the last thing they need.
      Wilfred: A coffin is the last thing they need.

    • Wilfred: Can't eat cheese, can't jack morphine. Is there anything I can do, Ryan?

    • Wilfred: Yeah, you can run, but you can't hide. But you can't really run either, can you?

    • Wilfred: Sorry, Ryan, but I have the power now. I can't be bothered by what you want anymore. Now it's about what the people want. And they want sweet release. I'm their savior, mate. So the question isn't "What does Ryan want?" It's "What would Wilfred do?"
      Ryan: That's exactly what I'm afraid of.

    • Ryan: What am I doing with my life? Nothing.
      Wilfred: Don't undersell yourself. How many people can watch a whole season of The Wire in one sitting? Not many, I wager. That is dense.

    • Ryan: Do I look homeless?
      Wilfred: Well, you are talking to a dog.

    • Ryan: Wilfred, you can't pee in here.
      Wilfred: Why not? Everyone else is.

    • Wilfred: Excuse me, I've got to ship Mrs. Miller's soul to heaven. Or hell, I leave those details to others.

    • Ryan: What's going on?
      Lisa: Mrs. Miller hasn't passed yet. Maybe Wilfred's wrong. Was yesterday just a fluke?
      Ryan: No, no, Wilfred's done this a lot. He predicted 22 deaths at a hospital in Ohio.
      Lisa: I thought that was a cat.
      Ryan: Mainstream media.

    • Ryan: I can't believe I let that happen. You killed that woman!
      Wilfred: That's just crazy talk. You're really overreacting here.
      Ryan: I saw you with the pillow.
      Wilfred: I was fluffing it.
      Ryan: Over her face.
      Wilfred: I'm just doing God's work, mate. And a lot more efficiently, I must say.

    • Ruby: You'll be sorry! Soon, everybody be sorry!
      Wilfred: Don't worry, I'll deal with the nurse. I'll make her see the light.

    • Lisa: Hey, look! Ruby left a suicide note.
      Ryan: She did? Are you sure it's in human handwriting? I swear that's not a racial thing.

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