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1600 Penn Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

Season 1

13 Episodes 2012 - 2013

A U.S. president, his wife and their four kids are followed in this short-lived NBC comedy series that chronicled the ups and downs of family life in the White House. The first and only season saw President Dale Gilchrist (Bill Pullman) and First Lady Emily Nash Gilchrist (Jenna Elfman) welcoming their eldest son Skip (Josh Gad) back to the family fold after Skip has a very bad public mishap, while daughter Becca (Martha MacIsaac) deals with an unexpected pregnancy. Subsequent episodes found the Gilchrist clan navigating both political and personal obstacles, all the while dealing with many visitors and foreign dignitaries frequently causing havoc in the White House. Larry King guest-starred as himself in the series finale. This was Pullman's second turn as Commander-in-Chief, the first being the blockbuster film "Independence Day."

Episode 1

Putting Out Fires

Mon, Dec 17, 2012 30 mins

President Dale Gilchrist's son, Skip, is caught in a public mishap and escorted back to the White House, where he's kept under close surveillance. Meanwhile, Dale discusses a trade agreement with visiting South American leaders; and Emily tries to make peace with Becca.

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Episode 2

The Skiplantic Ocean

Thu, Jan 10, 2013 30 mins

Becca has surprising news that gets picked up by the media. Elsewhere, President Gilchrist holds a group-therapy session with his generals; and Emily gets tangled up in lies while trying to keep Marigold and Xander from learning Becca's secret.

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Episode 3

So You Don't Want to Dance

Thu, Jan 17, 2013 30 mins

Hoping to gain votes for new educational reforms, President Gilchrist hosts a ball for an ill-tempered senator and his wife. Elsewhere, Skip wants to invite an attractive mail-room clerk to the gala; and Becca reveals a hidden past.

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Episode 4

Meet the Parent

Thu, Jan 24, 2013 30 mins

President Gilchrist uses his influence to locate an important person. Meanwhile, Emily finds herself in hot water after she throws protocol to the wind during a visit from the Austrian chancellor and his wife; and Skip finds his true calling.

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Episode 5


Thu, Feb 7, 2013 30 mins

Skip attempts to placate a group of protesters who are upset about his dad's transportation policies, but his efforts only make things worse. Elsewhere, Emily helps Xander with his campaign for student-body president; and Becca struggles to come to grips with her future.

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Episode 6

Skip the Tour

Thu, Feb 21, 2013 30 mins

Emily mediates when Dale's brother Doug (Bruce Campbell) visits the White House and reignites a longstanding rivalry between himself and the president. Meanwhile, Becca readies for an interview; and Skip decides to offer his own White House tour.

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Episode 7

To the Ranch

Thu, Feb 28, 2013 30 mins

The Gilchrists take a family trip to their ranch, where Dale struggles to make a decision regarding a Supreme Court nomination, and Skip and Becca each deal with relationship problems. Meanwhile, Emily spends time with Marigold and Xander, who are having trouble adapting to a lack of technology on the ranch.

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Episode 8

Live From the Lincoln Bedroom

Thu, Mar 14, 2013 30 mins

Skip creates a podcast to chronicle goings-on at the White House, but his project uncovers a surprise that may affect his relationship with his dad. Elsewhere, Becca and Emily butt heads over Marigold's future.

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Episode 9

Game Theory

Thu, Mar 14, 2013 30 mins

Emily helps Skip prepare for a big date; Becca and D.B. paint a mural for a special room; and Dale and Xander face off in a game of Risk.

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Episode 10

The Short Happy Life of Reba Cadbury

Thu, Mar 21, 2013 30 mins

Emily finds out that Skip is only one assignment shy of graduating college, so she promises to help him finish. Meanwhile, Becca wants to make her voice heard after her ideas are ignored at a committee meeting; and Marshall goes to extremes to get some alone time.

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Episode 11

Dinner, Bath, Puzzle

Thu, Mar 21, 2013 30 mins

Dale and Emily try to put the spark back in their romance after a meeting with the French president and his wife. Meanwhile, Skip babysits the kids; and Marshall and D.B. bond unexpectedly.

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Episode 12

Bursting the Bubble

Thu, Mar 28, 2013 30 mins

A foreign princess visits the White House to attend an annual peace gala and asks Skip to be her escort. Meanwhile, Becca tests D.B.'s parenting skills; and Emily looks to reconnect with old friends.

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Episode 13

Marry Me, Baby

Thu, Mar 28, 2013 30 mins

In the series finale, President Gilchrist accidentally calls the legality of his marriage into question during an interview with Larry King (playing himself), so Skip tries to resolve the situation. Meanwhile, Becca and D.B. receive surprising news.

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