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Trivia / Yes, Dear

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  • Actor Allusion: Used in a few episodes.
    • Kevin Smith guest stars in one episode and has him play Silent Bob in The Stinger.
    • Played with in one episode where Frank Stallone guest starred; during The Stinger, Billy Gardell (who plays one of Jimmy's security guard buddies) comes out dressed as Mickey and wants him to act out lines from the movie. An angry Frank refuses ("you have Bill Murray's brother on the show, do you ask him to recite lines from Ghostbusters?!") and leaves. Moments later, Phill Lewis, dressed as Apollo Creed comes in and says sadly "Ain't gonna be no rematch (Beat) ain't gonna be no rematch."
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  • Contractual Purity: Kim expects a babysitter to cancel her Valentine's Day Date because "Boys are only after one thing, and as soon as he finds out you're not gonna give it to him, he'll move on." When the babysitter admits that she already gave it to him, Kim hangs up the phone and says she doesn't want that woman anywhere near her child anymore.
  • The Danza: Billy Gardell as Billy Colivita.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Why this show isn't available in any form of media is anyone's guess. Hope you managed to record reruns on TBS, CMT or on Nick Jr.. through their NickMom block.
  • Making Use of the Twin: Both the twin actors for Sammy are shown toward the end of the episode "Headshot".
  • Name's the Same: The Warner family has nothing to do with three children that live in a water tower, or for that matter, Warner Bros..
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  • The Other Darrin: Both of the Hughes brothers were victim to this, though Logan had a lot more than Dominic. They even lampshade this in the episodes "House of the Rising Son", "We're Having a Baby", and "Jimmy the Teacher".
  • Screwed by the Network: The series received little promotion and bounced all over the CBS schedule because the network used it as a cheap filler show. It was never considered appointment viewing but still managed to keep a decent-sized audience because it was the kind of show people would come across and keep on because it didn't require much investment to enjoy.
  • Un-Canceled: The show was never a huge success. It was savaged by critics and internet commenters for being a dull, cookie-cutter sitcom. Yet it pulled in ratings strong enough for a respectable five season run and was cheap enough to be brought back for a sixth after CBS cancelled a large number of shows and realized, at the last minute, that they didn't have anything else lined up to fill the empty time..


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