Popular (1999–2001)

Tonight's the Night 

Sam and Brooke bet on if Sam can land a boyfriend by the end of the week and if Brooke can prove that her relationship with Josh is more then just physical. Also, the gang plans to lose their virginity.


Jamie Babbit


Ryan Murphy (created by), Gina Matthews (created by) | 4 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Bibb ... Brooke McQueen
Carly Pope ... Sam McPherson
Tamara Mello ... Lily Esposito
Christopher Gorham ... Harrison John
Sara Rue ... Carmen Ferrara
Bryce Johnson ... Josh Ford
Tammy Lynn Michaels ... Nicole Julian
Ron Lester ... Michael 'Sugar Daddy' Bernardino
Leslie Grossman ... Mary Cherry (credit only)
Lisa Darr ... Jane McPherson
Scott Bryce ... Mike McQueen
Christopher Wiehl ... Leo Ferrara
Diane Delano ... Nurse Jessi Glass
Brian George ... Hotel Clerk
Anel Lopez Gorham ... Poppita Fresh


The new controversial hit pop music video that promotes promiscuity and sex causes moral panic among teachers and parents. Sam's mom finds an unused condom in her daughter's drawer. Worried, she has an in-depth talk with embarrassed Sam and Brooke about the birds and the bees. Brooke bets Sam that Sam can't find a boyfriend before the big family dinner and Sam bets Brooke that Brooke can't show that her relationship with Josh is more than simple physical attraction. Brooke agrees to bring Josh to their first big family dinner and Sam gets her friend and Carmen's older brother Lou, who now works as a tennis coach, to pretend to be her boyfriend for the dinner. She realizes she has a crush on him. The controversial song proves to be highly popular among the high-schoolers, especially April Tuna's geek squad, and everyone starts talking about sex. Lily with Harrison's help starts promoting condoms and safe sex, despite the school's ban on these and nurse Glass' strong protest. Several ...

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Comedy | Drama | Romance







Release Date:

18 November 1999 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Nicole Julian: You track down that personal shopper, find a hole in Gwynnie's schedule.
Michael 'Sugar Daddy' Bernardino: I barely know the guy!
Nicole Julian: If I wanted your opinion, the subject would be pancakes. Dial!
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References Providence (1999) See more »

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