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Family Affair Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

Season 1

16 Episodes 2002 - 2003

Episode 1

Pilot Episode

Thu, Sep 12, 2002 60 mins

In the series pilot, 6-year-olds Buffy and Jody (and later, teenager Sissy) move in to the Manhattan apartment of their bachelor uncle (Gary Cole) and his stuffy butler (Tim Curry). Buffy: Sasha Pieterse. Jody: Luke Benward. Sissy: Caitlin Wachs.

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Episode 2

French Lessons

Thu, Sep 19, 2002 30 mins

French picks out an absurdly difficult private academy for Buffy and Jody to attend, complete with a snooty, money-grubbing headmistress (Jane Carr). Meanwhile, Sissy has a run-in with a rude peer (Skyler Shane) at her new performing-arts high school. Bill: Gary Cole. French: Tim Curry. Sissy: Caitlin Wachs.

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Episode 3

Mrs. Beasley Disappears

Thu, Sep 26, 2002 30 mins

French accidentally loses Buffy's favorite doll, Mrs. Beasley. He and Bill frantically try to find a replacement before she gets home from school, to no avail. Buffy: Sasha Pieterse. Jody: Jimmy Pinchak. French: Tim Curry.

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Episode 4


Thu, Oct 3, 2002 30 mins

Sissy gets in trouble when she neglects to tell Bill and French that her friend Sutton's shindig is an unsupervised underwear-only party. Meanwhile, the twins get new bunk beds. Sutton: Skyler Shaye. Dee-Jhan: Brenden Richard Jefferson. Po-Jo: Chad Lindley. Sissy: Caitlin Wachs.

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Episode 5

Ballroom Blitz

Thu, Oct 10, 2002 30 mins

Worried about Sissy's unbridled adventures around the city, Bill persuades Sissy to attend a stuffy social club for young women. Unaware the teen has ditched the group's meetings, Bill buys Sissy a dress for the club's father-daughter dance. Mrs. Fowler: Valerie Curtin. Parker: Danielle Panabaker. Madison: Lauren Robinson.

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Episode 6

No Small Parts

Thu, Oct 17, 2002 30 mins

Initially hoping for a leading role in her school play, Sissy is crestfallen when she is instead given a bit part. Meanwhile, Bill volunteers to design the sets for the production. Back at the apartment, the twins become convinced that there are people living at the bottom of their trash chute. Ms. Robbins: Julie Brown. Irene: Leighton Meester. Sissy: Caitlin Wachs.

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Episode 7

Nightmare on 71st Street

Thu, Oct 31, 2002 30 mins

While French assists the twins in creating their elaborate Halloween costumes, Sissy warily takes part in her friends' nasty holiday prank on the apartment building's manager. Mr. Gurwitz: George Wyner. Sutton: Skyler Shaye. Chelsea: Marina Malota.

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Episode 8

The Room Parent

Thu, Nov 7, 2002 30 mins

When business overrules Bill's commitment to help out in Buffy and Jody's classroom for the week, French is recruited to take his place. However, the classically educated butler is not an ideal fit for the progressive school. Meanwhile, Sissy decides she needs a weekly allowance. Melody: Shannon Convery. Duncan: Cody Arens. Chelsea: Marina Malota.

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Episode 9

I Know What You Did Last Sunday

Thu, Nov 14, 2002 30 mins

Curious about where French goes every Sunday, nosy Sissy and Sutton follow him on his day off---and learn that he visits a woman. The shocked girls proceed to imagine what his relationship with the mysterious lady must be like. Sutton: Skyler Shaye. Sissy: Caitlin Wachs. French: Tim Curry.

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Episode 10

Space Invaders

Thu, Nov 21, 2002 30 mins

French, Sissy and the twins have their hands full when Bill's girlfriend leaves her nightmarish children at the apartment for the evening. The hyperactive 6-year-old is uncontrollable and the shy 13-year-old is infatuated with Sissy. Bill: Gary Cole. Sissy: Caitlin Wachs. French: Tim Curry.

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Episode 11

Holiday Fever

Thu, Dec 5, 2002 30 mins

Original series players John Whitaker and Kathy Garver appear in this episode as the kids have their first Yule in New York City. Bill scrambles to make the holiday perfect without the help of French, who plans to visit his sister. To complicate things further, it's stomach-flu season. Dr. Nanda: Mark Antani. Delivery Man: Bari K. Willerford.

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Episode 12

Sissy's Big Fat Moroccan First Date

Sat, Feb 22, 2003 30 mins

Sissy's asked out by a sophomore named Liam (Aaron Carter), but Bill thinks she's too young for one-on-one dating. So Sissy and her friends devise a creative solution to make him change his mind. Also: Bill and French take the twins out on the town as a reward for high marks on a school assignment. Chelsea: Marina Malota. Remy: Alexandra Krosney. Josh: Marcus T. Paulk.

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Episode 13

Miss Turnstiles

Wed, Mar 5, 2003 30 mins

Bill grounds Sissy for two weeks after subway security detains her for jumping a turnstile. Also, the twins prepare for a school pageant, but Jody's rehearsals may keep him from making his debut. Melody: Shannon Convery. Chelsea: Marina Malota. Remy: Alexandra Krosney. Devin: Cody Kasch.

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Episode 14


Thu, Mar 13, 2003 30 mins

When a guitar-playing senior posts a flyer seeking a lyricist, Sissy signs up. But the young man hits a sour note with Bill, who asks French to keep an eye on him during the songwriting sessions. Meanwhile, the twins do some unsupervised online shopping. Bill: Gary Cole. French: Tim Curry.

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Episode 15

Uncanny Nanny

Thu, Mar 27, 2003 30 mins

Frustrated by their lack of control over the twins' rambunctious behavior, Bill and French interview prospective nannies. Meanwhile, Sissy believes she is suddenly friendless after her pals leave her out of their ski-trip plans. Sarah: Meagan Fay. Mr. Harriman: Walter Addison. Mrs. Guthrie: Sloan Robinson. Mrs. Walters: Amy Bollenbacher. Kimmi: Cherise Leana Bangs. Mrs. McWhirter: Jamie Donnelly.

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Episode 16

Slumber-Party Massacre

30 mins

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