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- Production Date:
- May 91
- Broadcast Date:
- ?? ??? 91
- Running Time:
- 11:21 + 13:41 = 25:02
- ``Expectant Sisterhood''
- Plot Synopsis:
- Marshall and Janet are showing sure signs
that there will be a new addition to the Darling household.
- Ferguson, the new Vice President of the Dan Quale Fan Club
(there is no President), doesn't react very well to the news;
he and Clarissa try to discourage the idea;
for his science fair project,
Sam is trying to find that secret ingredient that will make rocket fuel
out of ranch style ``Tastito'' chips and soda.
- Opening Scene:
- ``My history teacher, Mr. Futtstein,
says a disaster is an unexpected event with unforseen, long-term,
You know, like the fall of the Roman Empire, the Black Plague,
or the break-up of the Bangles.''
/ Little-known disasters: Potato Chip Famine of 1989,
Fondue Fire of Christmas 1990, Le Desastre Francais
[a pop quiz in French class]
of last Monday.
- Closing Line:
- ``I'm saving this for future blackmail.''
- Other Cut-away Segments:
- Computer Stuff:
- ``Baby Bomber'' computer game
- Sam's Entrances:
- ``Hi, Sam.'' ``Do correspondence schools accept junior high dropouts?''
- Names for Ferguson:
- brown-nosing twerp
- the mutant down the hall
The exchange at the table:
Clarissa: Spazzoid! Ferguson: Dink-brain!
Clarissa: Wad-breath! Ferguson: Bunion-head!
Clarissa: Goiter-face! Ferguson: Slug-head!
- Marshall's Designs:
- Janet's Work:
- Becky Hartman
- John Feraro
- Guest Players:
- Opening Credits:
- Closing Credits:
Created By Mitchell Kriegman
Produced By Mitchell Kriegman
Story Editor Mitchell Kriegman
Written By Becky Hartman
Director John Ferraro
Line Producer Sarah Condon
Associate Producer Chris Gifford
Theme Song Performed By Rachel Sweet
Music Composed By Rachel Sweet
Production Design Byron Taylor
Lighting Director Dick Weiss
Costume Designer Lisa Lederer
Staff Writers Neena Beber
Production Manager Jim Moroney
Unit Manager Jeanne Simon
Art Director David Ellis
Associate Director Richard Steir
Casting Rich Ross
Talent Coordinator Todd Denkin
Stage Manager Hank Neimark
Post Production Supervisor Donick Cary
Technical Director John M. Lutz
Technical Manager Tim Rounds
Audio Mark Schultz
Video Pete McIntyre
Cameras Rudy Carames
Boom Operators Mark Deadman
Bob Van Dorn
Lighting Board Operator Sean Mallon
Video Tape Lonnie Blackburn
Utility Steve Bunnell
Paintbox Artist St. Mars
Editor Richard Anthony Fernandes
Offline Editor Keith Bozarth
Post Production Sound Mixer Grant Maxwell
Post Production Coordinator Cynthia Albanese
Chyron Francie Elikan
Electricians Ed Tindall
Make Up Liz Spang
Hair Tish Simpson
Wardrobe Supervisor Jackie Lafler
Wardrobe Assistant Megan Hart
Property Master Deborah Witt
Props Steve Clark
Stagehands Ed McMillan
Production Coordinators Randy Koshinskie
Continuity Margo Kent
Production Assistants Beth Cooze Baggett
Video Game Created By Tim Burns
Additional Music By Dan Vitco
Incidental Music Roma Baran
Children's Education Provided By On Location Education
Special Thanks To Jen Mac Industries
Exectuive In Charge Of Production Bill Aiken
Executive Producers Brown Johnson
(C) 1991 MTV Networks
- Character Names:
- Ohio, Sam's dog
- Wally Butterman
- Dunkin Dworkin
- Werner von Flowscheim, rocket scientist
- Real-World References:
``When the moon is full and bright,
only a fool would light a candle.'' - Samuel Adams? [Ferguson]
Closest thing I could come up with:
`` 'Tis not necessary to light a candle to the sun.''
- Algernon Sidney (1622-1683),
Discourses Concerning Government, 1698.
- Lyrics and Poetry:
- Favorite Lines:
- ``They say that `to err is human'.
Well, then to really screw up is parental.'' - Clarissa
- Marshall: ``We want you to participate
in the process.''
Ferguson: ``That's disgusting!''
- Favorite Scenes:
- Clarissa and Ferguson act like babies at the kitchen table
- Other good stuff:
- Weak Points and Mistakes:
- Clarissa speaks French twice in this episode:
- ``Zut, alors! C'est un grand mauvais bummer!''
[This is translated on-screen as ``Oh, my! This is a big bad bummer!''
but ``Oh darn...'' is more appropriate.
Also, Melissa mispronounces ``grand''.
Thanks to Lars H.!]
- ``C'est un grand bummer!''
[``This is a big bummer!''; not translated on-screen.]
- According to Clarissa, Revenge of the Nerds
is her and Sam's favorite cult movie of all time.
- In the first scene after the opening titles,
Clarissa says, ``Ohio is Sam's dog,''
but we never see this dog or hear about him ever again.
- Sam talks directly to us (i.e., to the camera) in this episode.
DYN Various lists
for other instances of characters other than Clarissa talking to the camera.
- The ``Experiments to be Conducted'' file from which Clarissa picks out
Sam's science project topic is seen in almost every future episode.
- This is the first episode in which Clarissa uses the expression
``oh-be kay-be'' (OBKB) for ``okay''.
DYN: Recurrent phrases
for the other episodes in which she says this.
(See also the
``Interview'' with Mitchell Kriegman
for the origin of this phrase.)
- Clarissa and Ferguson cooperate in this episode to
try to keep Janet and Marshall from having a new baby.
DYN: Various lists
for other instances of Clarissa and Ferguson cooperating.
- This episode and
with Clarissa and Sam in her room watching a videotape of Ferguson.
- C Chan (UG3) points out that after this episode
there is always a videotape sitting beside Clarissa's VCR or TV
until the last episode.
He speculates that this tape could be the one
she and Sam are watching in this episode.
- Clarissa says she's saving the tape of Ferguson
dumping salad on his head for future blackmail.
But neither she nor Sam thinks of this in
``President Ferguson'' (#117)
when they're trying to think of something to blackmail Ferguson with.
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