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The War at Home: Guess Who's Coming to the Barbecue

When Vicky invites Taye's parents over for a Barbecue, Dave isn't exactly happy. Dave and Taye's father, Omar, aren't really the best of friends. At the Barbecue, Omar takes some of Dave's comments as racist, and Vicky insists that he apologize. When Dave goes to apologize, he ends up having a great time at Omar's country club. He and Omar are buds now. Much to Dave's distress, when he gets home Taye and Hillary are close to a break up.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x4
Production Number: 2T7602
Airdate: Sunday October 02nd, 2005

Director: Andy Cadiff
Writer: Stephen Engel


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Guest Stars
Dreux Frederic
As Taye
Recurring
Richard Whiten
As Omar
Recurring
Episode Notes
A "viewer discretion advisory" aired before the beginning of this episode.

This wasn't the first time we've seen Omar, he was also in the pilot episode, briefly, at the door.

This episode originally aired out of production order.



Episode Quotes
Dave: Omar. Hey, Vanessa let me in. This is a beautiful house you guys have here.
Omar: Yeah. The white owners are tied up in the basement, Dave.

Omar: How do you figure?
Dave: Well, you do have to admit that there are probably less black people applying to Yale. Right? So, I'd imagine that they'd probably have to keep a certain number of spots open for you guys.
Omar: What are you saying -- I got into Yale because of affirmative action? Because I have never gotten any advantage for being black, not one.
Dave: No, I didn't say anything about affirmative action. Did I say anything about that? Come on, it's not like I was calling you a token.
Omar: A what?! You think I'm a token?
Dave: No, no, no, I said you weren't a token. Don't be so sensitive, Omar.
Omar: Oh, so now I'm an overly sensitive token. Okay. You know what? I've had enough. I think we should go.
Vicky: No, no, it's okay.
Dave: No, no, no, Vicky. If he wants to go, let him go. He said he didn't even want to come here today. You know, I think he might be a little bit of a racist.

Vicky: Isn't this nice? We should really appreciate these moments because before you know it, the kids'll be off to college.
Omar: I'm kinda hoping Taye gets into Yale. That's where I went.
Dave: Yeah, well, at this point, we're just hoping Hillary graduates high school.

Dave: Hey, Larry, here, come on. Barbecue with me.
Larry: Why?
Dave: Because it's something we could do together.
Larry: Oh. Am I being punished?

Hillary: I mean, why did you have to invite them?
Vicky: Because I don't want to be like my mother. She took no interest in my life.
Hillary: You were so lucky!

Vicky: Besides, what's wrong with making some new friends?
Dave: New friends? Look, I don't even like the friends we have.
Vicky: Yeah, well, they're not exactly crazy about you, either.
Dave: Who? Did somebody way something about me? Huh? I'm adorable.



Cultural References
Larry: I want my baby back, baby back, baby back ribs.

This is the tune played during "Chili's" commercials.

Episode Title: Guess Who's Coming to the Barbecue

This is a reference to the movie "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner". The plot of the movie is similar to the plot of this episode.



Warning: The War at Home season 1 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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