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Step Class

‘Step Class’

Season 1, Episode 9 -  Aired February 22, 2022

Janine tries to see the best in Ava when she decides to co-manage the after school step class that Janine started. Meanwhile, Gregory's colleagues are shocked by his eating habits.

Quote from Gregory

Jacob: Gregory, you never told us your favorite pizza place.
Gregory: Oh, I should sit this one out. I'm more of a Baltimore-style pizza guy.
Barbara: Ooh, Baltimore pizza. I've never heard about that. What makes it so different?
Gregory: You never heard of Baltimore style? Oh, it's... It's great. It's, um, really crunchy... and, like, wet.
Melissa: Wet?
Gregory: Yeah, yeah. No, it's... it's... It's, um... it's great. Next time you're there, go to, um... Say Cheese. Say Cheese Pizza. It's... They soak it. It's, like, sopping. It's... mmm. I gotta go talk to a child about a little thing.

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Quote from Gregory

Ava: What about you?
Gregory: Oh, I like Fridays. It's my cheat day.
Barbara: And what do you do on your cheat day?
Gregory: Oh, I work out. I just don't do cardio.

Quote from Janine

Janine: [aside to camera] This is exciting! Like in those videos with the unlikely animal friends. You're like, "There's no way a parakeet and crocodile can make it work and...". Actually, in the one I just watched, they didn't. Uh, it was mislabeled. Very tragic.

Quote from Gregory

Gregory: Oh, I mean, it's all gonna be trash to me. I'm a Baltimore pizza guy, like I said.
Jacob: Mm. You know what? I thought that might happen. And so, as your best friend here at Abbott, I took it upon myself to drive two hours to Baltimore to get you your favorite pizza from Say Cheese.
Gregory: That's crazy.
Jacob: I even asked the pizzaiolo to make it extra crunchy and wet. Bon appétit.
Gregory: Hmm. [picks up greasy, wet slice of pizza] A-All right, man, you... I can't do this. I-I just don't like pizza!
Mr. Johnson: What?! [mop clatters] Say that again. I don't think I heard you, son.
Barbara: Sweetheart, what do you mean you don't like pizza?
Gregory: I just don't understand the concept of having a bunch of ingredients just slosh around in your mouth! It's not just pizza. I've got like four or five things that I actually like, and I just stick to those.

Quote from Ava

Ava: I'm telling y'all, it was like Bring It On but with Black people on both sides, so you know they ain't gonna never make that movie. [laughter]
Janine: Oh, hey, girl!
Ava: Hey! I was just telling them about when I was on 106 & Park. Me and Terrence J made our own top-10 list that night, if you know what I mean.
Janine: No, I hope they do not know what you mean.
Ava: You think they never seen 106 & Park?

Quote from Jacob

Jacob: Oh, my God. Is that pizza from Dough Nuts?
Melissa: Best in the city. They bake it in an oven blessed by Pope John Paul II.
Jacob: John Paul II wasn't the most progressive.
Melissa: Blesses a good oven, though.
Jacob: I'm just saying, he wouldn't have blessed a gay oven.

Quote from Gregory

Jacob: Is he doing sit-ups in there?
Barbara: Gregory, what are you doing out here?!
Melissa: Is this about the pizza?!
Gregory: No.
Jacob: What is that? What are you eating?
Gregory: Why don't you just leave me and my boiled-chicken sandwich alone!
Melissa: Oh, boiled?! That's the worst way to cook it, man!
Gregory: Oh, I'm sorry. I could salt it... You know what? I don't have to explain anything to y'all, okay? I'm a grown-ass man! [closes car window]
Barbara: Ooh, I think we broke that boy.

Quote from Gregory

Jacob: Do you like pie?
Gregory: Fruit should not be hot.
Barbara: Okay. What about a rack of ribs? Dry rub, no sauce!
Gregory: That is not for me, but I do like bacon.
Mr. Johnson: He's lying. He doesn't like bacon.
Melissa: So, how could you not like pizza, Gregory? How could you not like... It's pizza!
Gregory: See? This is why I don't ever tell anybody, okay? 'Cause everyone always freaks out and acts like it's a personal attack. It's not my fault! I was born this way.
Jacob: Don't you bring Lady Gaga into this.
[Gregory grumbles and walks out]
Mr. Johnson: He doesn't like bacon.
Barbara: Mm-mm-mm.

Quote from Gregory

Janine: Ugh. Guess it just hurts that they didn't choose me.
Gregory: You know what? Who cares? You know, just because one person or some people don't like the same thing that you like doesn't mean that it's weird to be different. Okay, just because you don't like this one popular thing does not mean that you are weird.
Janine: Yeah, yeah. I am not sure how it relates. But thank you, Gregory. Thank you.

Quote from Ava

Ava: Y'all make sure you stretch out. Forgot to have you sign the liability waivers.

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