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The Importance of Not Being Too Earnest 

Joey's worst nightmare comes true when she accidentally sends a very personal e-mail she wrote for Dawson to the entire student body. The next morning, Joey's e-mail is the topic of ... See full summary »

Director:

Joanna Kerns

Writers:

Kevin Williamson (created by), Anna Fricke
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Van Der Beek ... Dawson Leery
Katie Holmes ... Joey Potter
Michelle Williams ... Jen Lindley
Joshua Jackson ... Pacey Witter
Kerr Smith ... Jack McPhee
Busy Philipps ... Audrey Liddell
Oliver Hudson ... Eddie Doling
Mary Beth Peil ... Evelyn 'Grams' Ryan (credit only)
Megan Gray ... Emma Jones
Roger Howarth ... Professor Greg Hetson
Sebastian Spence ... Professor Matt Freeman
Dana Ashbrook ... Rich Rinaldi
Liz Knight Liz Knight ... Female #1
Bobbi Baker Bobbi Baker ... Female #2
Drew Seeley ... Male (as Andrew Seeley)
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Storyline

Joey's worst nightmare comes true when she accidentally sends a very personal e-mail she wrote for Dawson to the entire student body. The next morning, Joey's e-mail is the topic of virtually all campus discussions when Professor Hetson cruelly decides to debate it with his students just to see Joey squirm at the talk. Meanwhile, Jack makes an attempt to get to know his cultural professor, Mark Freeman, better, but he pays no attention to Jack. Pacey, while struggling to survive the first days on his new job, closes a very important deal for the firm, which his wheeling-dealing mentor Rich Rinaldi takes full credit for. Eddie, at student in Joey's reading class and whom works as the bartender at Hell's Kitchen, persuades Joey to confront any challenge that Hetson throws and not show any weakness because the stern and misogynistic Hetson thrives on it. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 2002 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The title is a reference to Oscar Wilde's play "The Importance of Being Earnest" See more »

Goofs

When Joey accesses her email address book to send an email to Dawson, she inadvertently hits the address above his, sending her email to the entire Worthington campus. Dawson's email address in Joey's address book is DawsonLeery@Worthington.educ. Dawson does not go to Worthington and would not have a campus email account. See more »

Quotes

Joey: I'm not a quitter.
Prof. Greg Hetson: [cynical tone] People love saying that. It's like they saw it in some movie once and they liked the way it sounded.
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Connections

References Miss Congeniality (2000) See more »

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We're at the Top of the World
Written by Brett Detar, Joshua Fiedler, Chad Alan, Joshua Kosker and Neil Hebrank
Performed by The Juliana Theory
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