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Happy Family Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

Season 1

21 Episodes 2003 - 2004

Episode 1

Pilot Episode

Tue, Sep 9, 2003 30 mins

The pilot reveals secret love affairs carried on by the Brennans' two sons, one of whom is engaged to be married. Jeannie: Elizabeth Bennett. Susan: Amy Farrington. Maggie: Susan Gibney.

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Episode 2

Over and Out

Tue, Sep 16, 2003 30 mins

Guess who's coming to dinner at the Brennans'? Their son Todd, his fiancée---and Susan, the woman Todd's really in love with. Elsewhere, Annie tries to break up her other son's romance with the next-door divorcée.

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Episode 3


Tue, Sep 23, 2003 30 mins

"I was in a dating desert for so long, and now it's a flood of two boys!" exclaims hapless Sara, who's been set up for two blind dates. One just happens to be her dad's patient, an "interesting" investment banker (Richie Keen).

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Episode 4

Dinner with Friends

Tue, Sep 30, 2003 30 mins

Petty gossip surrounding their kids' behavior riles Peter and Annie, who counter with favorable fabrications spread at a party attended by tongue-wagging acquaintances. Diane Michaelson: Molly Cheek. Rick: Ken Lerner. Roger: Allan Wasserman.

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Episode 5

Tim's Blank

Tue, Oct 7, 2003 30 mins

"It's time you grew up, Tim," his dad counsels, "and stopped wasting your life." So Tim gets a job---as a yogurt-shop scooper. Also: salary sparks a family feud between Todd and Sara, who's making twice the money he is.

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Episode 6

Sara Rebels

Tue, Oct 14, 2003 30 mins

Goody-goody Sara plunges headlong into "the teen rebellion I never had"---by flirting with the young mail-room worker at her office. Later, she's wracked by guilt and realizes "this rebelling is a lot harder than it looks." Kevin: Kyle Dunnigan.

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Episode 7

The Doghouse

Tue, Oct 21, 2003 30 mins

Picking a pooch busies Tim and Maggie, but it's Todd who's in the doghouse at home because of his inconstancy with girlfriends. He suddenly splits up with Susan and dives back into the dating pool without hesitation.

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Episode 8


Tue, Oct 28, 2003 30 mins

Now 21, Tim parties hearty at a local pub with Todd. Perhaps too hearty. A flirtation with a comely patron leads to a heavy case of guilt. Also, Peter and Annie delight in Sara's date, a charmer who thinks she's "amazing."

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Episode 9

Not Thanksgiving

Tue, Nov 11, 2003 30 mins

Thanksgiving goes afoul because the kids are otherwise engaged. So Annie plans a week-early celebration that turns into a real turkey, leading angry Peter to "bring the hammer down" on his self-centered offspring.

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Episode 10

Randall's Gift

Tue, Nov 18, 2003 30 mins

"We're not drug addicts," Peter chides Annie. "We're just a middle-aged couple who want to try something new." Namely, smoking marijuana, provided by a hip gardener and discovered at an inopportune moment by nosy Sara.

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Episode 11

Bill's Back

Tue, Dec 2, 2003 30 mins

The unexpected return of Maggie's ex (Patrick Warburton) creates an embarrassing situation: he's unaware that she's flipped for Tim, who now decides to propose marriage, much to the chagrin of Peter and Annie.

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Episode 12

Mother and Child Reunion

Tue, Dec 9, 2003 30 mins

Cloris Leachman plays Peter's visiting mom, a snappy troublemaker whose comeuppance---of sorts---comes at a dinner-dance gala she shares with grandson Tim and Maggie, who are celebrating their engagement.

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Episode 13

Wedding Plans

Tue, Jan 6, 2004 30 mins

Wedding plans rattle Tim, whose inattention to Maggie elates Annie; the hiring of a sassy dental-office staffer (Jaime Pressly) irks Todd, who had a run-in with the comely employee and awaits his chance to even the score.

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Episode 14

Rules and Girls

Tue, Jan 13, 2004 30 mins

Insecure Sara vexes Annie, who bonds with Alex on a shopping spree; freeloading Tim riles Peter, who lays down the law with household rules that his son promptly breaks. Which leaves dad "no choice but to punish you."

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Episode 15

The One with the Friends

Tue, Feb 3, 2004 30 mins

Picking a pal obsesses Peter, who distresses Annie with his choice: the spouse of the sporty new friend she's made. Also, memories of spiteful deviltry haunt Sara and Todd. David: Gordon Miller. Cindy: Rachelle Carson.

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Episode 16

Bye Bye Birdie

Tue, Feb 24, 2004 30 mins

Dream match: Sara dating a local tennis pro (Benjamin King), a charmer who faults by his accidental killing of her pet bird. Elsewhere, Tim's drawn to another older woman, a seductress who "needs some help around the house."

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Episode 17

The Headboard

Tue, Mar 2, 2004 30 mins

A dental competitor irks Todd, who hatches a get-even scheme that involves Tim costumed as a giant tooth to promote the Brennans. Meanwhile, Peter and Annie revivify their love life. Video Store Clerk: Andy Richter.

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Episode 18


Tue, Mar 16, 2004 30 mins

Sibling secrets are revealed, thanks to Annie's stakeout of Sara's evening rendezvous and Tim's rifling of Todd's boyhood treasures, hidden in his apartment. Joanna: Kate Walsh. Alex: Jaime Pressly.

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Episode 19

The Play

Tue, Mar 30, 2004 30 mins

Jealousy gnaws at Peter over Annie's bond with a younger hottie (James Patrick Stuart), her costar in a local play that's a "musical romance." Tim finally lands a job, no thanks to Sara's unflattering letter of recommendation.

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Episode 20

The Shampoo Effect

Tue, Apr 6, 2004 30 mins

Annie fixes Alex up with a hairdresser, who knows Sara and bothers Todd; Peter's floored when Tim is diagnosed with stress. Darren: Shawn Christian. Kassel: Jim Meskimen. Alex: Jamie Pressly. Todd: Jeff Davis. Sara: Melanie Paxson.

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Episode 21

Dear Mom

Tue, Apr 20, 2004 30 mins

A falling out with his mom exasperates Tim; a spat over a tree entangles Peter with new neighbor Sara; romantic sparring with Alex at first amuses Todd, who's later disconcerted by her capricious behavior.

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