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"Dinner Party" is the second segment of the seventeenth episode of Big City Greens.


In an attempt for Remy to spend more time with Cricket, the Greens invite his parents over for dinner. Yet, the different lifestyles of the Remingtons don't make things any better, boiling down to a rainy Touch Football showdown.


Remy arrives at the Green residence to play with Cricket. However, because he spent a whole day doing other things, he has to be home by dinner time which is when he arrived. Cricket is annoyed that Remy hardly has time to spend with him, so he comes up with the idea of inviting the Remingtons over for dinner. Remy agrees and they ask Bill who concurs by calling them. Remy begins to take notice of the his surroundings and wonders if the dinner is a good idea, but Cricket insists that it will work because they are opposites and therefore they will attract. Russell and Rashida Remington arrive (in a helicopter) and cordially introduce themselves to the Greens. Gramma Alice immediately recognizes Russell for his job as a football coach, but the two acknowledge that they support opposing teams. Rashida gives Bill flowers, but they are eaten by Melissa the Goat.

The party starts off with Tilly doing stand up humor that only the Greens get, followed by Rashida telling a joke that only the Remingtons seem to understand. They break this up by having Remy perform his violin accompanied by Cricket playing the pig which quickly gets irritated and flees the room. They next have dinner (burnt meatloaf) and Alice and Russell begin going at it. While Cricket and Remy converse under the table to decide how to save the night, Bill attempts to spruce up the dinner with Rashida's ruined flowers and a candle, resulting in the flowers catching fire and Bill putting them out with his foot. Cricket once again suggests a game and Alice pitches football which everyone envyingly agrees to.

It suddenly begins raining and thundering hard with both families pitted against each other (Tilly is the referee) as they choose to play touch football, though it soon begins to play like actual football. The families brutalize one another to the point that Cricket and Remy begin arguing. As both sides become more and more determined to win, Cricket and Remy stop and instead hug it out. The weather clears up and the boys tell their families how they have been trying to impress each other, but instead just made things worse. Bill admits that he was intimidated by the Remingtons while the Remingtons admit that they were jealous of the Greens. They resolve their dispute and the Remingtons leave; accidentally knocking over their chimney on the way. Alice takes the football and "scores" to her delight.



  • This episode is the third time Nancy Green, Cricket and Tilly's mother, is mentioned.
  • This episode is the first time Bill Green has interacted with the Remington family, though the episode "Greens' Acres" reveals that he did interact with Russell in the past, albeit unknowingly.
  • Alice is revealed to know Russell Remington from having seen him on TV.
  • Rashida's joke is as follows: "I'm a lawyer and I have a client whose an orthodontist, but he wants a new fee structured because I billed him for too many hours, so I said 'why don't we use a prepaid arrangement. That way both of us can work on retainers'." The joke is that retainer refers to teeth retainers (something an orthodontist would use) and a retainer fee (a fee for lawyers so as to keep their services).
  • Russell and Rashida's names were said for the first time.
  • Chris Houghton considered this episode the most frustrating to work on because he found it difficult to find the Greens and Remingtons likable, stating that they were "subjecting the audience to two families bickering for 11 minutes." He has since learned to appreciate the final product.[1]
  • Tilly is the only Green who did not argue with the Remingtons.
  • The episode title references shows like Clarence, The Weekenders, and The Thundermans, who used the same name as the episode title.
  • Moral: Accept your family's differences.

International Premieres


  1. "Dinner Party Post". Tumblr (February 6, 2020).

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