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The Single Guy: Mother Love

Over and over again Jonathan has to suffer the malice of his unyielding employer Mr. Klug. This irks him in such a way that he even complains with his mother.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x16
Production Number: 100217
Airdate: Thursday February 13th, 1997

Director: Andrew Tsao

Guest Stars
Keene CurtisKeene Curtis
As Mr. Klug
Suzanne PleshetteSuzanne Pleshette
As Sarah Eliot


Over and over again Jonathan has to suffer the malice of his unyielding employer Mr. Klug. This irks him in such a way that he even complains with his mother. When one day she shows up unexpectedly at office and besides she demands to meet Mr. Klug personally for she proceeds to complain dreadfully for the unreasonable terms of her son employment. A word follows the other, and a nice quarrel breaks out between Mr. Klug and Sarah, so that Jonathan starts to wish he's rather sink into the earth's surface. Then something quite unexpected happens: Mr. Klug is so impressed by Sarah's openness and skills that he promptly falls in love with her. This turn of events presents new responsibility in an important advertising campaign for Jonathan. Day and night he slaves away for this important campaign– Sarah dumps her new admirer and Jonathan finds himself on his old post...

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Episode Quotes
Mr. Klug: (to Jonathan) I will be in my office calling the zoo for your replacement.
Jonathan: (walking away mockingly) He's baack...
Mr. Klug: (turning round toward Jonathan) You're saying something?
Jonathan: Oh y-yes, sir, that we've been working very hard and I think that you'll be very pleased with the result.
Mr. Klug: Joy to the world.
Jonathan: I'm betting that you want the Burger Boy account back.
Mr. Klug: Good bet! (He walks away)
Jonathan: (To himself) Also betting that you're no longer my mother's Burger Boy.

Jonathan: So there's something that you wanna get off your chest?
Sarah Eliot: I-I don't know what you're talking about.
Jonathan: A little favor that you might've done to your son.
Sarah Eliot: Well you finally got me, didn't ya? Little Robbie Gibson and his family did not move to Colorado. I had him transferred to PS 181.
Jonathan: What? Why? I really liked Robbie Gibson.
Sarah Eliot: Jonathan, there can only be one smarter kid in the class.
Jonathan: Oh No. But he sent me all those letters from Colorado Springs.
Sarah Eliot: I wrote them.
Jonathan: OK. Fine, mom. I'm taking about your breaking up with Mr. Klug. I know why you did it.
Sarah Eliot: Of course, you did. it's so obvious. He couldn't keep up with me. I'm too smart, I'm too quick. I've been running over him.
Jonathan: No, no, mom.
Sarah Eliot: I mean, Jonathan, I need somebody who goes toe to toe with me. Somebody who can jerk. Somebody who brings something to the table. I mean with him I kept feeling like I was always the one...
Jonathan: Doing all the talking?
Sarah Eliot: You've got the same problem with it?
Jonathan: Now you can stop pretending. I know why you did what you did.

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