Yes, Dear

Season 4 Episode 17

Greg and Jimmy's Criminals

Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM Feb 23, 2004 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Greg: I didn't know you went to college.
      Curtis: I went about a year and a half. And then I ran out of money. And then I went and asked my mom for some more. Next thing I know, I was in jail.
      Greg: Well, why? There's nothing wrong with asking your mom for money.
      Curtis: There is if your mom's a bank teller, and you're holding a gun on her.

    • Waiter: Hey, guys. Can I start you off with something from the bar? Some wine or beer?
      Hank: Oh, man. A beer. God, it's been so long.
      Jimmy: Well, go ahead, Hank. It's okay with me if you want one.
      Hank: Jimmy, you are the greatest.
      Curtis: Can I have one, too?
      Greg: Of course you can. Bring these gentlemen two of your finest bottles of beer.
      Hank: You know what. The last time I had a bottle of beer in my hand... I smashed it over some guy's head.
      Jimmy: You know what, bring his in a paper cup.

    • Kim: They have a point, Greg. What about our gardener here at the house? To be honest, I don't think I've ever seen you say two words to him.
      Greg: Who, Man-u-el? A-ha. You didn't even think I knew his name. His name's Man-u-el.
      Kim: That's pronounced Man-well.
      Greg: Tom-ay-to, tom-ah-to.
      Kim: And his name's Miguel.

    • Jimmy: You know, Greg, the problem with you is, is that you've never spent time with anybody who didn't grow up with money, so you have no idea what people like Hank have been through. You're a snob.
      Greg: I am not a snob. I'm--I'm friendly with a lot of people that don't have money.
      Jimmy: Oh, yeah, really? Name one.
      Greg: I don't know. The--the cleaning staff at the studio.
      Jimmy: Yeah. Name one of them.
      Greg: I can name two. The guy with the stubby arm, and the woman with the thing on her face.

    • Kim: So, Jimmy, how'd it go today with Hank?
      Jimmy: Oh, great. I had him spend the whole day with me from, uh, our morning meeting to helping me close the soundstages at night.
      Greg: I bet the sound of all those big doors slamming shut made him a little homesick, huh?

    • Kim: Yeah, you have a chance to make a real difference in this guy's life.
      Greg: Well, that's a sweet thought, but, really, I mean, when it comes to helping out some idiot who's made nothing but bad choices his whole life, I'm sorry, but I gave at the guesthouse.

    • Jimmy: Well, didn't you at least talk to him about what it's like to work in an office?
      Greg: No, I didn't, Jimmy. He sits there, I work, he gets the message. By the way, where's Logan's Game Boy? I want to give him something to do tomorrow.
      Jimmy: Jeez. Why don't you just give him a paddle with a ball and a string.
      Greg: No way. He'll tie me up with the string, beat me with the paddle... and God only knows where the ball would wind up.

    • Greg: A prisoner, Kim. I'm stuck working next to a prisoner all day at work. Do you have any idea how hard it is to proofread a deal memo when you're worried about getting shanked?
      Christine: Well, what's the guy in jail for?
      Greg: Well, according to him—and I quote—"because that bitch, Tony, can't keep his mouth shut."

  • Notes

    • Although he is listed as a star, Joel Homan does not appear in the final cut.

    • Music: "Jailhouse Rock" (Elvis Presley), performed by Travis Tritt and Trace Adkins -- with one key line changed to "Everybody on the CBS lot." They are backed by The Waddy Wachtel Band.

    • Heather McPhaul, Alan Kirschenbaum's assistant, previously appeared as "Woman" (or variations thereof) in two earlier episodes.

    • Dave Price, one of the men cowering on the ground, is probably a little bit better known as the CBS/WCBS meteorologist. Prior to that, he was a "reporter" on Good Day Live, making him the second host from that show to guest star, after Jillian Barberie. The original broadcast both included and was preceded by a CBS promo telling viewers to take the Dave Price Primetime Challenge.

    • Trace Adkins turned 42 the day before the bulk of this episode was shot in front of a studio audience. The cast and crew surprised him with a cake, and sang him "Happy Birthday."

  • Allusions

    • Jimmy takes Hank on a tour of the set, and Curtis asks Greg to take him, prompting Greg to reply that he'll get Judge Amy to hear his appeal, a reference to CBS show Judging Amy.