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Go Overboard
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English Lesson about Go Overboard meaning

Date: Oct 23 2012

Themes: Soap Opera

Grammar: Contractions and Abbreviations


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Ships might seem big, but they can only hold so much. If you keep filling a ship with stuff, something will eventually go overboard and fall into the water. To go overboard means to do too much. Going overboard, even with a good thing, can make other people upset.

Amanda recently learned she has a lot of work to do before Mason will take her back. She has a plan to get back into his good graces with favors and gifts. Will the plan win him back, or is she going overboard?



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Mason:  What the….There is no dirt on this mop. What gives?

Devan:  Don’t look at me. It was Amanda. She took out the trash, too.

Mason:  What?

Devan:  And dusted.

Mason:  What? Lemon. She remembered.

Devan:  She sure is going overboard to show you how much she cares.

Mason:  I do not clean back here often enough.

Amanda:  Hi, Mason.

Mason:  Hey.

Amanda:  Um, so I know you’ve told me that you’re not ready for a relationship, and I completely respect that, but I still really want to give you this.

Mason:  Wow.

Amanda:  So, here.

Mason:  It’s not even my birthday. You shouldn’t have. Here, hold this.

Amanda:  OK.

Mason:  Oh wow, a watch! And it’s real? Amanda, this is awesome, but I mean, why?

Amanda:  Well, you’re always telling me how you need more time before you can let someone back in there. So that’s what I’m giving you.

Mason:  Time, watch, I get it. I get it. That must have cost you a fortune though. I kind of feel like you’re going overboard with a gift like this.

Amanda:  No. Shh. Mason, no, no, no. Just stop talking and take it.

Amanda:  Mason, wait. Hey!

Mason:  Hey, Amanda.

Amanda:  I just wanted to tell you that I have a car waiting for you around the corner. Maybe not so much a car as it is a limo. Just in case the chauffeur doesn’t recognize you from the picture that I emailed him earlier, you should let him know that…

Mason:  Amanda, stop. Seriously you do not have to be doing all of this. You’re really going overboard.

Amanda:  I would go overboard for you, Mason. I would literally jump off a ship, dive into the ocean and do whatever it takes to tell you and prove to you that I love you.

Mason:  Amanda you’re…you’re not understanding me. You don’t have to do anything. You just have to be you.

Amanda:  What do you mean?

Mason:  I mean I’m crazy about you, Amanda.

Amanda:  I’m crazy about you too, Mason.

Mason:  Then you better come here.

Amanda:  OK.

Amanda:  Wow. You sure you don’t want to catch that limo ride?

Mason:  Only if you’ll come with me.

Amanda:  OK.


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Mason comes to the office and finds all his work has already been done. Devan tells him that Amanda has cleaned everything. She says Amanda seems to be going overboard to show Mason that she cares.

Later, Amanda presents Mason with a gift. It’s an expensive watch! She explains that since Mason said he needed more time before he trusted her, time is literally what she is giving him. Mason understands the joke, but worries that she spent too much money and tells her not to go overboard.

As Mason is leaving work, Amanda runs after him and tells him she has a limo waiting to drive him home. Mason tells her to stop going overboard, because he is already crazy about her. Amanda happily says she feels the same way, and they go take a limo ride together.

It looks like Amanda’s plan worked! Do you think she was going overboard? Have you ever gone overboard to express how you feel or get what you want?



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Of course, Amanda has gone overbroad…she has hired a limo, i think this is so expensive and excessive.

I couldn’t made a think like that, if i were Amande I prefer to be myself and attract him not with gift but with my character

11:35 AM Nov 03 2012 |



sometimes you think that go overboard with someone is a way to atract attention, but is not the best is be just like you are

09:51 AM Nov 02 2012 |

La Princesse de la vie


Yeah, Amanda’s plan has worked… Of course Amanda has been going overboard, she was insisting to get what she wants and she did..

actually, I’m not like Amanda.. If I were here, I would prefer silence..

Whatever the situation is, I always say” who wants me, will seek me” or “what’s for me, will be for me.. I don’t have to go overboard” ... 

Or I’m just that kind of people that don’t like to force people to accept them.. I’m sure you know this feeling.. Some people persist, and some do not.. And I’m of the non-insisting kind..

04:52 PM Oct 29 2012 |



I’m never go overseas, but I would like to do it  just to shouting out my feeling to the whole world

05:03 AM Oct 29 2012 |

Jay chen

Jay chen


I dont think i have done something overboard in my life like amanda did because i never fall in love i guess lol

05:48 AM Oct 28 2012 |



Russian Federation

hmm.. This kind of words declaring man’s feeling said by this man after he was given an expensive gift and limo waiting around the corner don’t ring truly sincere, as for me.))

I mean, apart from caring for your beloved’s feelings why not you love yourself a little bit too? It’s all not bad and even touching when one tries to tickle pink their object of affections with flowers, gifts and other ways of painting court to him/her. However, this all turns upside down and becomes excessively importunate as well as humiliating when your sweetheart doesn’t love back!!

Therefore. Amanda’s behaviour went overboard obviously. Were I her, I’d find another way)

02:38 AM Oct 25 2012 |




did i ever do something overboard ? ... well i dunno and don’t think so Innocent

07:24 AM Oct 24 2012 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I think she did go overboard,i have gone for one who i loved but i realized i was going overboard and i stopped it.

12:25 PM Oct 23 2012 |




Lesya  thanks for the link it worked  perfectly , you’re the geek fairy ;)

11:18 AM Oct 23 2012 |




Lesya,    definitely,   Devan and Marni  :)))) 

11:06 AM Oct 23 2012 |

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 Darknesslight,   I am curious :)))), what would be the craziest thing that you would do  to prove someone how much you love him.    Wink

11:03 AM Oct 23 2012 |



Well, if I really loved someone that way, I would’ve done the same or maybe more!! XD When you love someone you really need to show it, goin overboard can help prove to someone that you actually love them and show them how important they are to you…and that’s exactly what happened with Amanada and Mason.

10:58 AM Oct 23 2012 |


Russian Federation

It was funny that Mason desided to be together after Amanda’s presents. Real love! :-)

10:57 AM Oct 23 2012 |




Julito, what is your favourite actor/actress of soap opera except of Vanessa here?

10:56 AM Oct 23 2012 |




English,baby´s management go overboard in order to teach us colloquial expressions in a funny way, some soap operas are more amuse than others and I don´t mind at all , the staff  must have a lot of fun playing  out the scenes  for us. By the way, Where is Vanessa? I would like  to know that she is still on board , she is very good at playing  up a role of a frivolous  girl.Sealed 

10:14 AM Oct 23 2012 |




Snoopy, look here :)


09:53 AM Oct 23 2012 |




For some reason I cannot stream today’s lesson video .what gives? ;)

All I see is Amanda placing a finger on Mason’s lips, and he’s acting all cool and stuff with a bear over his head ;).

Lesya, this is more than soap opera this a dishwasher at full throttle from what I read ;)

 I really would love to see that clip in motion though

07:46 AM Oct 23 2012 |




Mason is a funny guy himself :D He needn’t play any role. It’s enough to look at his famous cap which he wears constantly in any occasions ( including wedding) to burst with “LOL”

His cap is his signature :D, so-called image :D

05:50 AM Oct 23 2012 |




kotlesya, funny explanation Laughing


05:45 AM Oct 23 2012 |

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doliveir, what is name of today’s lesson??? – “Go overboard”, right? – Right :)

Any actions with “over” might be approved :D

They  deliberately overacted in the last scene because it has been written in the scenario:Mason, Amanda don’t forget to overact with kisses” Laughing

05:38 AM Oct 23 2012 |

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