Spin City

The Thanksgiving Show - S4-E9

Corrected entry: When Dierdre first proposes a game of strip chess to Carter to prove to him that she's smarter, he denies, and says, "If it makes you feel better, by all means, believe you're smarter than me." Dierdre attempts to correct him by saying, "Smarter than I." which frustrates him into agreeing to play. But Carter got the usage right in the first place. (00:10:10)


Correction: While both "than I" or "than me" are used, in this case Carter was wrong and Dierdre's correction is correct. "than I" is used when there are 2 subjects and the "am" is implied. "than me" is only used when there is a subject and an object. In Carter's sentence both "you" and "I" are subjects (smarter than I am.) "Me" is an object pronoun and is often used in informal speaking to sound more natural, but is still not grammatically correct.


Back to the Future IV: Judgment Day - S3-E18

Corrected entry: About three minutes into the episode, Mike claims to be responsible for "Right On Red" legislation. "Right On Red" has been around since the 40's. Ironically, NYC (all five boroughs), where the show is based, is the only place in the country where there is no "Right On Red" except where posted as opposed to being permitted except where posted.

terry s

Correction: Almost everything Mike says is sarcastic to get other people to laugh. Like when he said, "Officer down!" when he flipped over a table at the police station or when he said that "Farfrompoopin" was the German word for "constipation." He always says these things with a smile and everybody knows he's joking about such things.


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