Yes, Dear

Season 3 Episode 21

Jimmy's Dumb

Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM Apr 28, 2003 on CBS
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Jimmy's Dumb
Jimmy feels dumb when he's unable to help Dominic with his science project and decides to take a sixth-grade science class. Meanwhile, Greg buys a sit-down lawn mower at a yard sale and takes it upon himself to start mowing his neighbors' lawns for free, angering local kids who mow for money.moreless

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  • Outstanding episode!

    I thought that this episode was really good. Very interesting plot and great execution. If you are a fan of "Yes, Dear" like myself then you should have no trouble finding this episode to be good. I would call this episode one of the best from season 3, but then again season 3 did have a lot of good episodes. The whole plot with Jimmy being dumb and wanting to go back to the sixth grade to learn some stuff that he missed out on was alright but I found the side plot with Greg to be the highlight of this episode.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Jimmy comes to realize that he's dumb at math and science, but Dominic helps him realize that he's a smart mechanic. However, when Dominic asks, "What's that?" on the lawn mower, Jimmy says it's a distributor cap. That mower wouldn't have a distributor cap; there wouldn't be enough cylinders.

    • Greg remarks, "Up to the age of seven, I couldn't figure out why I had a box of sixty-four gray crayons." Contrary to a common misconception, almost all color-blind people merely experience difficulty or inability to distinguish between specific colors, not a thorough lack of color perception. The condition that Greg describes (total color-blindness, also known as complete achromatopsia or rod monochromatism) is a very rare hereditary disorder -- requiring the passage of defective genes by both parents -- and is accompanied by significant visual impairment and extreme light sensitivity. (In addition to seeing poorly, its sufferers squint in even low-light situations.) Conversely, Greg demonstrates normal visual acuity, along with the ability to spend hours outdoors in direct California sunlight without even bothering to wear sunglasses.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Jimmy: So I don't have ADD?
      Doctor: No.
      Jimmy: ADPD? Dyslexia? Ants in my pants?
      Doctor: No, there's nothing nothing wrong with you. Congratulations.
      Jimmy: I can't believe it the first test I ever aced is the one that proves I'm an idiot.

    • (Jimmy comes in holding a lot of textbooks)
      Greg: Wow that's a lot of books. Whatever you do with them, do them in your own bathroom.

    • Greg: No, I'm sorry, I don't mow for money, I mow for love.
      Mrs. Cooper: Okay, but my husband's going to be home in half an hour, so we better make it quick.

    • Christine: I remember in science class all you did was weigh my boobs.
      Greg: You should try science again. There's no shame in trying. How much did they weigh?
      Jimmy: Eight pounds.
      Greg: Each?

  • NOTES (2)


    • Greg and the lawn mower: The Godfather
      The tag, in which Greg wakes up with the bloodied steering wheel of his beloved lawn mower, is a parody of The Godfather, in which John Marley wakes up with the bloodied head of his beloved horse.

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