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Work Family

‘Work Family’

Season 1, Episode 8 - Aired February 15, 2022

Janine is upset when Jacob tells her they're just "work friends". Meanwhile, Gregory's businesslike teaching style is leaving the kids bored.

Quote from Mr. Johnson

Janine: Okay. "I won a bronze medal for hammer throw in the Olympics."
Mr. Johnson: What can I say? The rumors about the Olympic Village are true.
Janine: Let's move on.


Quote from Jacob

Janine: You loved Green Book?
Jacob: It is a well-made film, okay? Do I think it's the most astute observation on race relations? No. But did I cry at the end? Almost.

Quote from Mr. Johnson

Janine: Look, this is the man I'm going to marry.
Melissa: Janine, when people get married, they try a lot of cakes.
Mr. Johnson: Have you had two slices of cake at one time? I can tell you, when I was at the Olympic Village...

Quote from Gregory

Gregory: Okay, eyes up here. Farmer Hank has five turkeys. Then he buys four more. How many turkeys does Farmer Hank have?
Boy: Are any turkeys pregnant?
Gregory: Guys, let's focus, okay? Uh, you know what? We're gonna do more math drills. [students groan]
[aside to camera:]
Gregory: Statewide assessments are coming up. It's a necessary evil. They say not to teach to the test, but if that were the case, they wouldn't give tests, would they?

Quote from Ava

Janine: Okay, so, I thought we all could play a little game to get to know each other better. [all sigh]
Ava: This text said that you had Danny Wok. That's the only reason I'm here, Dork Dash.

Quote from Melissa

Janine: It's a simple, fun game where we write down a little fact about ourselves on these cards, something you think no one else knows. Then the cards are shuffled, and we try to figure out who each secret belongs to. It's so fun.
Melissa: When do we get the chicken?
Janine: When you tell a secret.
Melissa: My cousin turned down the hit on Bobby Kennedy.
Janine: Not that kind of secret, and we write it down.

Quote from Ava

Janine: Let's move on. "I once impersonated Jill Scott to get free bottle service at Xfinity Live!" [all look at Ava] You don't even look like Jill Scott.
Ava: To white people in South Philly I do.

Quote from Ava

Ava: [beatboxing] One joystick. [imitates record scratching] Wait, does that mean that you're, like, secretly Mormon?
Janine: No.
Ava: Oh. You should be 'cause you need more men. Can I get it? [laughs] [high-fives Barbara]
Janine: Barbara!
Barbara: I'm sorry, Janine, but that was actually very clever.

Quote from Barbara

Janine: Alright, so, "I once drank three cups of coffee, thinking it was decaf, and started tap-dancing in front of my students"?
Melissa: Wasn't me.
Barbara: Okay, I no longer keep tap shoes in my classroom.

Quote from Janine

Janine: [aside to camera] I can't believe Jacob didn't tell me about Zach. I mean, I have so many questions, okay? Is he tall? Is he a cat person or a dog person? Is Zach spelled with a "ck" or a "ch" or, what I find to be the most exotic spelling, just a "c"? And... I don't know. Maybe he's right. Maybe we are just work friends, because a "friend" friend would know.

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