Season 6, Episode 11: Opera

AKA: "Dewey's Opera"

Aired: Sunday, February 20, 2005

Rating: 3.8/6



Written by Eric Kaplan
Directed by Linwood Boomer

Guest starring
Craig Lamar Traylor as Stevie Kenarban
Cameron Monaghan as Chad
Danny McCarthy, Jr. as Hanson
Amy Bruckner as Zoe
Ron West as Mr. Fierch
Derek Cox-Berg as Busey #1
Raven Goodwin as Busey #2
Brad Bufanda as Luger Bob

Michael Ausiello at TV Guide reports that Jane Kaczmarek and Bryan Cranston are going to the opera for sweeps. In the February 20 episode, Dewey has a fantasy that his parents are performing in a "La Bohème"-esque production, complete with period costumes, a 30-piece orchestra and a chorus of 12. "It's huge," marvels Cranston, who sang all his own vocals (ditto Kaczmarek). "There's also a burning volcano and a swan boat. We've gone over budget on this one." What on earth will the comdey–which has seen some ratings erosion this season–do for an encore? Reveals Cranston: "[They] just asked me how adept I am at brushing my teeth with my feet." Yeah, that can't be good.