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Joan of Arcadia: Death Be Not Whatever

Joan babysits Rocky, a six-year-old boy who has a morbid fascination with death which she finds disturbing. Meanwhile, the Arcadia Police Department is faced with controversary by the assault of an unarmed black man by two white officers.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x7
Production Number: 106
Airdate: Friday November 07th, 2003

Director: Peter Levin (1)
Writer: Barbara Hall

Guest Stars
April GraceApril Grace
As Lt. Det. Toni Williams
Barbara Evans (1)Barbara Evans (1)
As Jeanne
Becky WahlstromBecky Wahlstrom
As Grace Polk
Chris MarquetteChris Marquette
As Adam Rove
Corinne BohrerCorinne Bohrer
As Sylvia Tardio
David Burke (1)David Burke (1)
As Father Ken Mallory
David DorfmanDavid Dorfman
As Rocky Tardio
Elaine HendrixElaine Hendrix
As Ms. Lischak
Juliette GogliaJuliette Goglia
As Little Girl (God)
Justin ScotJustin Scot
As Officer Eicher
Kevin SymonsKevin Symons
As TV Announcer
Kris LemcheKris Lemche
As Cute Boy (God)
Patrick FabianPatrick Fabian
As Gavin Price
Richard GillilandRichard Gilliland
As Mayor Albert Dumbar
Sydney Tamiia PoitierSydney Tamiia Poitier
As Rebecca Askew
Andrew KavovitAndrew Kavovit
As Officer Koczara
Heidi SulzmanHeidi Sulzman
As Nancy Koczara
Keith CooganKeith Coogan
As Brad Crewson
Mia CottetMia Cottet
As Flight Attendant (God)
Rob BrownsteinRob Brownstein
As Marcus Nichols
Robert CatriniRobert Catrini
As Captain Robert Hoytt
Stefan UmsteadStefan Umstead
As Raymond Hartzel
Main Cast
Joe MantegnaJoe Mantegna
As Will Girardi
Mary SteenburgenMary Steenburgen
As Helen Girardi
Amber TamblynAmber Tamblyn
As Joan Girardi
Jason RitterJason Ritter
As Kevin Girardi
Michael WelchMichael Welch
As Luke Girardi
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Ben HarperBlessed To Be a Witness 
David LoringDon't 
Katy RoseLemon 

Episode Quotes
Flight Attendant (God): I find Career Day a little bit bogus.

Mr. Price: (discussing career day) The point of this afternoon is to pretend that you might one day make a valuable contribution to society. Perhaps you could play along. For example, Ms. Polk, you might want to look into journalism, which is a profession where they actually pay people to be cynical and disaffected.

Grace: I told you about "dude."
Adam: I tried "yo." It didn't take.

Cute Boy (God): Joan, there's nothing I could say about (dying) that would make sense to you.

Mr. Price: And what career would you like to explore Mr Rove?
Adam: I wanna do something soulless and corporate, Mr. Price.
Mr. Price: Good choice.

Luke: You know, it's becoming increasingly obvious the only thing we have in common is DNA.

Joan: Do you need any help?
Will: Do you have any?

Joan: I'm not a psycho. You can ask my friend.
(Adam is banging his head against the bus)
Joan: Or maybe not.

Joan: Dad, you're not in trouble over this, are you?
Will: I'm the chief of police – it's my job to be in trouble.

Joan: What kind of system is it?
Little Girl (God): A perfect one. Trust me.
(There is a long pause)
Joan: I'm listening...
Little Girl (God): I'm finished.

Adam: I hate November.
Grace: How can you hate a month?

Luke: (to Kevin) It's your turn to set the table.
Kevin: My arms are tired!

Grace: What if you just want to live in your car? Where's the booth for that?
Adam: Dude, you have a car?

Adam: Jane, did I know you were coming over?

Helen: (about picking a movie) Nothing sad, I don't want to cry.
Joan: Oh, please. You cried during Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.

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