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[a little girl dressed as an angel comes to the door on Haloween accompanied by her father]Angel: Trick or Treat! Paul: Yeah, you may be an angel now, but in a few years you're going to be killing your father! [after Kyle gets off the phone with a girl named Lindsay]Kyle: Uh, Mr. Totally taking me out the loop creating a popularity vacuum and voila?! Bridget: I dunno; it's French, but magicians do it too.
Probably the most meaningful two weeks of my life of my entire life. Do it twice and the hair smells nice-lather, rinse, repeaaattt!
Parents need to know that despite a bit of iffy language ("damn," "ass") and some fairly light sexual innuendo, this sitcom offers a positive representation of family, teens, and parental guidance.
The first season focuses on a father who becomes more involved with his teenagers' lives after his wife goes back to work; in later episodes, coping with the sudden death of a parent and living/coping with extended family become central themes of the show. makes references to "booty calls." Occasional references to homosexuality.
Bridget is presented as a ditzy blond; Kerry is a social activist. often provides questionable advice to the kids, but he's never harmful and clearly loves them.
Coping with the death of a parent becomes a central theme in the second season; extended family becomes central to the healing process.
Rory Hennessy: [He and Paul go towards the door, but Rory turns back for a moment] Mr. Carter Tibbits: There's nothin' funny about stealin', son. It's just, my dad's so funny, and I was trying to be funny.
[Stops himself, realizing he's said too much] I think you know where the door is.
Paul: Well, maybe that's why your generation is so angry. And Jesus isn't going to wanna back outta that dare! And my wife reassures me this is a good thing over and over and over, and she's always right. Well my house would be quieter, and I'd spend a lot less time in the bathroom, but no. Bridget: [to the tune of P-U-R-P-L-E, in the shower] Who's the girl with the pretty hair? Cate: Yeah and Fred going on about the difference between electric and gas powered weed whackers. Back then we didn't share our deep personal feelings, our deepest conversations usually revolved around the tigers bull pen. There's not a feeling that my kids are afraid to express over and over and over. Cate Hennessy: So, where's your family tonight, Carter? [Pats Rory on the shoulder] How're you doin' there, son? that I, I want you to know that I wasn't playing with your stuff. He goes back to looking at Carter] My son took something. You know, when you grow up the eighth of nine kids, sometimes you can get lost in the shuffle. I can't trust a man who sneaks in my bedroom while I'm showering and plays with my stuff. Just like a certain ex-wife whose number I will not mention. No, no, that's neither here nor there, it's just...