All The Times ‘Idiotsitter’ Nailed Pop Culture

Idiotsitter Moments

If you’re feeling the winter blues and need a sunny pick-me-up, we have just the thing for you! Thursday nights on Much now mean new episodes of the comedy Idiotsitter, staring the hilarious duo of Jillian Bell and Charlotte Newhouse.

Created by Bell, best known for her work in 22 Jump Street and Workaholics, Idiotsitter is the story of a rich, out of touch slacker named Gene (Bell) and her cash-strapped, Harvard educated babysitter Billie (Newhouse).

The first season premiere aired last Thursday on Much (watch it again here) and we are already loving the oddball couple and their affinity for pop culture references. From quoting 80s movies to confusing two of the biggest TV shows of all time, here are our favourite Idiotsitter moments from the season premiere.

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Gene, on her new friendship with Billie.

“It’ll be, like, constantly having a gal-pal to hang around with, like “Sex and the City. Ooh, I’ll be Phoebe.”

Jillian B

Gene, on ensuring that Billie is anatomically female.

“I’m just making sure we don’t have a Mrs. Doubtfire situation on our hands.”

Mrs Doubtfire

Gene, on her fondness for TV dogs.

“Sorry, I was just unpacking, listening to Beethoven.” “The dog?”


Gene on her dating status with Nick Cannon.

“I mean, we were (together), and then he got together with Mariah Carey.”


On terrible Austin Powers impressions.

“Cheers, baby, all right!” “It’s good. You could work on it a little bit.”


On inspiring one another.

“Get it just like Meg Ryan would.”


On quoting Dirty Dancing.

“No one has ever talked to me the way you just did…like you want me to be a better person or something. I’m scared of everything. I’m scared of what I saw, of what I did, of who I am. And mostly I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you.”

Dirty Dancing