NewsRadio: Season 3, Episode 11

The Trainer (18 Dec. 1996)

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Bill decides to join a gym. The staff learns a shocking, horrifying secret Dave Nelson has been keeping from all of them .



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Bill joins the Ted Chambers gym because, as always, Bill can't control himself around celebrities. As quickly as he joined, Bill wants to quit the gym but a guest-starring Ben Stiller refuses to let him go. The staff learns Dave's big dark secret that he is... Gasp! ...A CANADIAN!!! Of course this leads the staff to question all they know about their own Dave Nelson and themselves. The staff is left feeling hurt and as Beth says, "naked." Jimmy seeks Dave's help to work on his table manners so he can sit next to Bill Clinton at a White House dinner. Dave confesses to Jimmy that he has hidden his true origins because of his fear of being thought to be a Canadian spy. To this, Jimmy replies, "you poor misguided Canadian bastard." Written by Novotny

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18 December 1996 (USA)  »

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During Mr. James and Dave's talk about his feelings on being Canadian and being afraid the kids would think he was a spy, the stapler on Dave's desk that's laying on top of a blue piece of office equipment, disappears and reappears a few times. See more »


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