Oliver Beene 2003 | TV Show Watchlist

Season 1, Episode 3 Space Race

First Aired: March 30, 2003

Oliver decides that he needs an “image change,” so he becomes a schoolyard daredevil. The strategy works only too well after he inadvertently injures the school's only black student (Robert Bailey Jr.): neither he nor his father (Jeffrey D. Sams) think it was inadvertent, and the Beenes suddenly develop a reputation as bigots. How to counter this? Guess who's coming to dinner? First, though, Charlotte (Wendy Makkena) must decide: “Our food or theirs?”

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  • Premiered: March 9, 2003
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  • Premise: Early-'60s dysfunctional-family humor, narrated by the (now-adult) younger son, `Wonder Years'-style. The dysfunction comes naturally when Mom is obsessed with Jackie Kennedy and Dad really enjoys being a dentist (it's his hobby as well as his job). As for… (more)

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