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Joan of Arcadia: Double Dutch

God tells Joan to learn to jump rope with a group of inner-city teens, one of whom Joan discovers is homeless. Kevin goes on a date, but not with who you think.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x16
Production Number: 116
Airdate: Friday February 20th, 2004

Director: Alan Myerson
Writer: Tom Garrigus

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Guest Stars
Aaron Himelstein
As Friedman
April Grace
As Sergeant Toni Williams
Becky Wahlstrom
As Grace Polk
Chris Marquette
As Adam Rove
Derek Morgan
As Undersheriff Roy Roebuck
Diane Delano
As Coach Carol Keady
Mageina Tovah
As Glynis Figliola
Misti Traya
As Iris
Patrick Fabian
As Gavin Price
Sydney Tamiia Poitier
As Rebecca Askew
Trevor Einhorn
As Mascot (God)
Erica Hubbard
As Casper
Fred Stoller
As Pizza Delivery (God)
Georgette Townson
As Double Dutch Girl (God)
Mark Arnott
As Dr. Henry Sendak
Meredith Monroe
As Michelle Turner
Pat Millicano
As Reggie Wommick
Ronnie Warner
As Street Guitarist (God)
Main Cast
Joe Mantegna
As Will Girardi
Mary Steenburgen
As Helen Girardi
Amber Tamblyn
As Joan Girardi
Jason Ritter
As Kevin Girardi
Michael Welch
As Luke Girardi
Episode Notes
This episode marks the final appearance of Rebecca Askew (Sydney Tamiia Poitier) on the series.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Beat 'EmRoxie 77 
BentMatt Nathanson 
I Can't Wait to MeetchuMacy Gray 
I WishRaze 
Nothing Gives Me PleasureJosh Rouse 
Street CredibilityDJ Maj 

Episode Quotes
Coach Carol Keady: Upper body strength. It's the key to fitness and dating.

Joan: Before you launch into the embarrassing lecture on the health benefits of garlic, this is my friend Casper and she doesn't care.
Will: (to Casper) Nice to meet you. It is a natural antibiotic.
Casper: It also lowers blood pressure.
Will: I love this kid.

Luke: You've got the world's largest blind spot, you know that? One minute, you discern an oblique pattern that's invisible to mere mortals, the next, you can't even see a conclusive certainty that's staring you in the face.
Will: I have no idea what you just said.
Luke: You always say I get my brain from Mom. That's not true, I get it from you.
Will: Then why didn't I understand what you said?

Coach Carol Keady: (after Friedman gets knocked down with a medicine ball) No lying down, Mr. Friedman.

Luke: Dad, when you get your gun back, will you take me down to the shooting range?
Will: You want to learn how to shoot?
Luke: Ballistics is Applied Physics and...you know...I like blowing stuff up.
Will: Sure. Me too.

Michelle: You're not what I expected.
Kevin: You thought I'd be taller, right.

Joan: Mom's working late again. Can we order pizza?
Will: Already on its way.
Joan, Will and Luke: Extra garlic.

Grace: Look at my butt one more time, Friedman, I dare you!
Friedman: You wish, Marge.
(Glynis throws a ball at Friedman and knocks him over)

Street Guitarist (God): (singing badly) I said yeah...
Joan: (interrupting) That was really humiliating. God should know how to carry a tune.

Street Guitarist (God): (singing off-key) Just a stranger on the bus...
Joan: Grace was right. You do suck.

Pizza Delivery (God): (after delivering Joan a pizza) No tip? I got it here in under thirty minutes.
Joan: Oh, like that's really hard for you?!

Iris: (about Adam) A is so talented.
Joan: A? You're calling him A?

Joan: (to Mascot God) Bite me, big bird.

Grace: Rove and Iris are perfect for each other. They'll probably have a houseful of emotionally damaged babies by senior year.

Joan: Did you know he has a girlfriend?
Will: Luke?

Joan: (to Grace) A? Isn't that just wrong?

Kevin: (to Rebecca) I felt like a regular 19 year old kid again. I never thought I'd feel like that.

Joan: (to Luke) Give it a rest horn-dog!

Luke: You taught Kevin stuff and he's smart. Basically.

Grace: (about Adam) He's not that into her (Iris). Trust me, he's hot for someone else.
Joan: Who?
Grace: Your mom. Sorry, dude

Joan: Well, you're also a teacher, and you're a cop. My life would be a lot easier if you were just normal loser parents.

Helen: What happened?
Will: I can't really say.
Joan: How come he can get away with that?
Helen: Because he's confused – you're lying.

Helen: (to Adam) I'm going to keep on pushing you because, let's be honest, that turtle...crap on a stick.

Joan: Casper, Casper, why you buggin', Snow White wants to see you jumpin'.

Joan: One good thing about Mom's new job – neverending junk food.

Grace: Why are we stopping? We should be fleeing in horror. It's bad enough we had to come all the way downtown to the library to research Viking footwear.
Joan: I kinda like this song...

Mascot (God): I asked you to jump. All you've done so far is fall. Go back and jump, Joan.

Joan: Ask Romeo.
Will: "Romeo?"
Luke: It's a crude attempt at irony. Ask me what?

Joan: If I was a Viking, they'd put me on the flaming raft and send me out to sea.
Grace: You did the history reading!
Joan: That's how desperate I am.

Friedman: (to Casper) Hey, Karen, was it? I just wanted to make sure you knew that if you needed any help finding the girls's locker room, that's something I can--
Grace: This is Friedman. You can step on him, it's allowed.

Warning: Joan of Arcadia season 1 episode 16 guide may contain spoilers
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