Yes, Dear

Season 4 Episode 22

Couples Therapy

Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM May 10, 2004 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Adam: Greg did all the hard work here today. I didn't do that much at all. Of course, that doesn't make it any cheaper.

    • Jimmy: Oh, so you're saying all our problems can be traced back to that summer?
      Adam: Yeah, pretty much.
      Jimmy: Hey, can you tell me why I'm afraid of penguins?
      Adam: Ever been taught by nuns?
      Jimmy: Yeah—whoa, this guy's good.

    • Greg: They took my magazines, they stole my radio, they ripped up my mail. I mean, those two made every day at that summer camp a living, breathing hell. I... guess I just never got over it.
      Kim: Greg, I'm so sorry.
      Adam: Wow! That took tremendous courage. What a breakthrough, huh?!
      Christine: Yeah, Doctor, I don't mean to bring the party down here, but, um, not exactly a scientific breakthrough to reveal that Greg, here, is a wuss.

    • Greg: Mary and William—they were like Bonnie and Clyde. They'd been thrown out of five fresh-air camps that summer. Mine was their last stop before juvenile hall.

    • Greg: So now I'm going to have to spend a fortune so you can dredge up pain from my childhood.
      Adam: Well, it may sound silly, but if you're willing to open up, maybe we can uncover some events that will explain your behavior today.
      Christine: Greg, we've all got shovels, but only you can tell us where to dig.

    • Greg: Here's what you do. When you see the bill coming, get up and use the bathroom. That way I can pay, and, you know, won't have any awkward moments for you.
      Jimmy: Really?
      Greg: It's a big night for you. You deserve it. I mean, you know what? You should order yourself another dessert.
      Jimmy: Hey, excuse me, waiter. I'd like another one of these, please. This thing is awesome.
      Kim: Jimmy, you said you didn't like crème brûlée.
      Jimmy: Hey, that's before I knew it was pudding with a blowtorch.

    • Greg: Well, great. Dinner with Jimmy. It's kind of like Tuesdays with Morrie, except you don't learn anything, and at the end, you want the guy to die.

    • Abby: Christine, what are you doing here?
      Christine: Hi, Abby. Oh, I just need to grab some soy sauce for our take-out.
      Abby: Are you and Kim neighbors?
      Christine: Oh, we live out back. Yeah, yeah, we sh--we share everything. Except, you know, dinner parties with mutual friends.

    • Christine: Well, why doesn't she just say what she feels? I mean, she acts like we're too stupid to know that she doesn't want us over there. It's insulting.
      Jimmy: Well, you know, that's the price we pay for living in their guesthouse. Some people pay their rent with money, we pay with our dignity.

    • Adam: Well, school may be expensive, but at least it's given our kids a solid foundation.
      Greg: Solid as a rock—just like our marriage, huh, Kim? Hey, if it's a crime to be happily married, then lock us up, 'cuz we are guilty as charged!

    • Kim: Um, we were curious if you guys have any plans for Saturday night?
      Christine: Well, that depends. Does staying home, watching TV, and falling asleep by 10:00 count as a plan?
      Jimmy: Hey, don't forget about the sex.
      Christine: Jimmy, what you do after I'm asleep is your business.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Asked if he knows what "disaffected" means, Jimmy replies he, "saw some guy use it the other day on Oprah. She hugged him so hard he turned the color purple." This is a sly reference to Steven Spielberg's 1985 film The Color Purple, which starred Oprah Winfrey.

    • The whole therapy session ends up playing out like the movie The Usual Suspects, starring Kevin Spacey. Greg makes up the whole story from items in the therapy room, as Kevin Spacey's character makes his story up from items in the police officer's office. Greg even limps off like Kevin Spacey's character and then, with a smirk on his face, changes pace to a full stride.

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