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10 Things I Hate About You: Don't Give a Damn About My Bad Reputation

After Bianca falsely tells Chastity that she’s dating an older guy to try to rid herself of her goody two-shoes reputation, Chastity sees Bianca “canoodling” with her geometry teacher and instantly starts the rumor around school that the two are dating. What happens when Bianca’s attempt at being popular ends up turning her into the subject of some really juicy gossip?

Source: ABC Media Net


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x4
Production Number: 104
Airdate: Tuesday July 28th, 2009
Special Airtime: 08:00 pm

Director: Gil Junger
Writer: Erin Ehrlich

Alternate Airdates:

USA Jul 28, 2009
UK (Channel 5 +24) Oct 14, 2009

  • Currently 7.6/10
7.6/10 (11 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Chris Zylka
As Joey Donner
Recurring
Jolene Purdy
As Mandella
Recurring
Kyle Kaplan
As Michael Bernstein
Recurring
Leslie Grossman
As Ms. Darlene Tharpe
Recurring
Suzy Nakamura
As Principal Holland
Recurring
Sean Wing
As Liam Ross

Co-Guest Stars
Ally Maki
As Dawn
Recurring
Ashley Jackson
As Tabitha Cook
Recurring
Jazz Raycole
As Belinda
Main Cast
Lindsey Rachel Shaw
As Kat Stratford
Meaghan Jette Martin
As Bianca Stratford
Ethan Peck
As Patrick Verona
Nicholas Braun
As Cameron James
Dana Davis
As Chastity Church
Larry Miller
As Dr. Walter Stratford
Episode Notes
Patrick has acid reflux



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Takka TakkaFeverBianca says bye to Cameron and then waits for Kat


Episode Quotes
Walter: Honey, something wrong?
Bianca: I'm in the middle of a major crisis. Chastity thinks I'm a goody, goody which means soon the whole school will.
Kat: That is a major crisis. Ranks right up there with the global recession and the collapse of arctic shelf. Let's turn on the radio and see if Bono wrote a song about you.

Walter: ...what is a Pussycat doll?
Kat: They're multi-hyphenates. Strippers who sing.

Mandella: (to Kat about Patrick) Don't mess with him. He'll kill you, literally.

Mandella: (to Kat about Patrick) Be careful his Mom's a Mexican drug lord.

Bianca: Hey Cameron. Nice scarf, gotta run.
Cameron: This peacock needs more feathers.

Kat: (about Patrick to Principal Holland) OK, here's the thing, he did litter, repeatedly. And I think he enjoyed it. But I may have over reacted...a little, when I...kicked the trash can over on him!

Mandella: (about opening Patrick's bag) Kat, it would be irresponsible not to open it. What if there's a murder weapon in here?

Bianca: (to Chastity about their "bridge of friendship" being broken) No, the bridge is still very much in tact. Remember bricks are strong and sturdy? They are the only thing you can't huff and puff down.

Patrick: Hey, I think I finally figured you out. Dump trash on me, you go out of your way to get detention and steal my back pack. You're obsessed with me.
Kat: What can I say you nailed it. You and me in these sexy vests picking up trash, the sweet stench of garbage in the air. Welcome to my dream date.

Bianca: (to Principal Holland and Ms. Tharp about his affair with Mr. Ross) This is going to sound really stupid. But I was just pretending to be a bad girl I'm actually a...goody goody. I don't own a thong, I floss every day and when I cross the street sometimes I still like to hold my daddy's hand.

Bianca: (to Cameron while he's wearing his pink nipple baring shirt and scarf) I'm so lucky to have met you. You're my first GBF!
Cameron: What? A GBF?
Bianca: Gay best friend!



Episode Goofs
How come it is we never got to see how the paranoid Walter handled the news that his daughter was having an affair with her teacher? It would seem to me that his involvement would have begun when they called Bianca into the office to have a conference with the goofy Ms. Tharp. But no mention was made of his reaction, nor was it seen. A huge oversight on the writers part.

Mandella asks Kat if she saw the Predator special last night. Problem is unless this was timeline 2008 this couldn't have been possible due to the fact that Dateline NBC discontinued the series (hosted by sleaze bag Chris Hanson) after numerous embarassing incidents directly attributed to the series (including suicide of an alleged predator).



Cultural References
Kat: (to Bianca) Let's turn on the radio and see if Bono wrote a song about you.

Bono (real name Paul David Hewson) is the lead singer for the world famous Irish rock band, U2. He's also a noted humanitarian and vocal critic of the 2002 invasion of Iraq. Writing several songs in protest and this is what Kat was referring too in her comment to Bianca.

Bianca: Dad we're in California now, home of medical marijuana, the Kardashian's and the pantyless crotch flash.

This is a reference to the by now well known family of Bruce Jenner and wife. Kim Kardashian being the most famous and break out star of the family's reality series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

Bianca: I've narrowed it down to getting a lips stud, dying my hair pink or dressing like a Pussycat Doll.

The Pussycat Dolls of course are a pop band with suggestive lyrics in their songs who dress like strippers on stage.

Mandella: Did you watch Dateline last night? I can't they haven't run out of predators.

Referring to the sleazy Chris Hanson and his exploitative series of specials, To Catch A Predator, which aired on the news magazine Dateline NBC until late 2008.

Michael: ...even that Mormon guy on the Real World.

The Real World is the MTV series that is credited with launching the reality craze some 20 years ago as one of MTV's first ever series.

Michael: You're never gonna get Bianca in your Bill gates wardrobe.

Bill Gates is the mega rich, mega successful and world reknown owner of Microsoft Corp.

Principal Holland: ...are you representing him Mr. Dershowitz?

Alan Dershowitz is a famous defense attorney known mostly for his role in the defense of O.J. Simpson for murdering his wife and friend Ron Goldman.


Kat: (to Mandella) What's the antacid for Sherlock?

This reference is to the popular fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. Holmes is a fictional character who first appeared in publication in 1887. Created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as a brilliant London based consulting detective.

Cameron: She's a sweet, decent person like...Taylor Swift.

Taylor Swift is the popular Country newcomer with a squeaky clean image who has already scored a number of hits even with only being 18 years of age.

Ms. Tharp: ...I'm like all those ladies fromThe View rolled into one.

She is referring to the highly rated chat fest on ABC weekday mornings featuring, Whoopi Goldberg, Elizabeth Hassleback, Joy Behar and legendary the Barabra Walters.

Cameron: Beyonce to perform at your sweet sixteen.

This is in response to what Bianca wants most in life. Beyonce is of course a hit making artist with numerous hit singles and millions of albums sold as a solo artist and as a member of her original group, Destiny's Child.

Kat: It was hard to understand anything he said after he Christian bailed on me.

Christian Bale is the star of the revamped Batman franchise as the lead character.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorCarter Covington
DeveloperCarter Covington
Executive ProducerCarter Covington  |  John Ziffren
Supervising ProducerErin Ehrlich
ProducerBarry Safchik  |  Shawn Wilt  |  Michael Platt  |  Jon Ross
Consulting ProducerRobin Schiff
Associate ProducerNick Pavonetti
Production DesignerGreg J. Grande
EditorSkip Collector
CastingCollin Daniel  |  Tess Sanchez  |  Brett Greenstein
Unit Production ManagerHoward Griffith  |  Timothy Silver
First Assistant DirectorKen Wada
Second Assistant DirectorBradley Morris
MusicRichard Gibbs
Music EditorSherry Whitfield
Costume DesignerKaren Mann
Key GripRocky Ford
Camera OperatorDrew Giannetta  |  Grayson Austin
Set DecoratorBonnie Bennetts
Transportation CoordinatorRobert Santoro
Property MasterMelody Miller
Construction CoordinatorStar Fields
Production Sound MixerKen Segal
Script SupervisorDenise Karey
Production CoordinatorJohnna Bond
Assistant EditorJennifer Van Goethem
Supervising Sound EditorWalter Michael Bost
Re-Recording MixerPete Elia  |  Stephen Fitzmaurice
Director of PhotographyMark Doering Powell
Art DirectorDaniel E. Maltese
Post Production CoordinatorAaron Fink
ConsultantGil Junger
Main Title ThemeRichard Gibbs
Chief Lighting TechnicianErik Messerschmidt
Department Head HairKaren Bartek
Department Head Make-upPatricia Bunch
Production StaffMason Kulhawik  |  Jesse Boctat  |  Andrew Korner  |  Matt Barber (2)  |  Joshua Gollish  |  Erik Emerson  |  Sean Sutphin  |  Robert Truitt
Based On Characters Created ByKaren Mccullah Lutz  |  Kirsten Smith
Costume CoordinatorKris Saints
Production ControllerSusan Slattery
 
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