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Ed: Better Days

Even though his friends advise him not to, Ed makes another attempt to win over Carol, and her newly broken heart. This leads to Ed commiserating with Nick.

Stuckeybowl business has been low, so Ed gives in and lets Phil create the first ever Stuckeybowl tv commercial. Also, Nancy tries to make the little time that she and Mike have together special.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x5
Production Number: 104
Airdate: Sunday November 05th, 2000

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Guest Stars
Don SparksDon Sparks
As Woodshop Teacher
Gregory HarrisonGregory Harrison
As Nick Stanton
Mickey KellyMickey Kelly
As Duncan
Ray BokhourRay Bokhour
As Chuck Harris
Robin PaulRobin Paul
As Jessica Martell
Celia AustinCelia Austin
As Cute Blonde
David LipmanDavid Lipman
As Godfrey
Paul HaberPaul Haber
As Barry
Salem LudwigSalem Ludwig
As Professor Kaplan
Susan MisnerSusan Misner
As Female Teacher
Episode Notes
Where's Phil? - Phil produces the first-ever Stuckeybowl tv commercial. Ed rejects his first idea of using strippers in the ad, so Phil makes a strange 30-second commercial featuring himself as a high-school graduate and Kenny as his father. They finally mention Stuckeybowl in the final seconds of the commercial.

Shirley considers this the best commercial ever.

Insider Info - Jack Fundus, the skywriting king, is named after the show's key grip, Kenneth Fundus.

$10 Bets - Mike bets Ed to walk up to a woman at the bar and offer to buy her a drink . . . with beer nuts in his mouth.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Fontella BassRescue Me 
The JayhawksBetter Days 

Episode Quotes
Mike: These crazy Belgian bastards know how to live!

Nick (final words to Carol): This right here, this was never about friendship.

Mike: Bullfights and machismo. If you gave Hemingway some bullfights, and a little machismo, he was a happy, happy man.

Kenny: I brought coffee... I didn't know what size you wanted, so I got small, medium and large.

Kenny: I always wanted to go on a stakeout. One of my favorite movies is 'Stakeout'. Even better than that was the sequel, 'Another Stakeout'. They really took it to the next level.

Phil: NYPD Blue, baby... Check it out. Give me some Sipowicz... Sipowicz!

Ed: Stuckeybowl is a family place - a nice place. It's not a stripper kind of place.

Phil: Shirley, those who raise the bar of expectation, bar the expectation of raise.

Warning: Ed season 1 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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