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Out of Practice Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

Season 1

22 Episodes 2005 - 2006

Episode 1

Pilot Episode

Mon, Sep 19, 2005 30 mins

Ben throws a 30th-birthday party for himself in order to get his family together and learns that his wife may be leaving him, and that his dad is dating a much younger woman. Irv: Steven Gilborn. Joyce: Peg Shirley. Staci: Maitland Ward.

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Episode 2

We Wanna Hold Your Hand

Mon, Sep 26, 2005 30 mins

Ben considers flying to Oregon to meet Naomi in hopes of saving their marriage, but the family is against it, especially Lydia. Gail: Jenna Gering. Amy: Adriana Demeo.

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Episode 3

...And I'll Cry if I Want To

Mon, Oct 3, 2005 30 mins

Lydia throws a party to show her colleagues at the hospital that she's moving on quite well after her divorce, but things don't go quite as well as she planned. Barb: Valerie Mahaffey. Kurt: Julian Stone. Ronald: Bruce Wright. Liz: Kim Oja. Tina: Jamie Elle Mann.

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Episode 4

The Truth About Nerds and Dogs

Mon, Oct 10, 2005 30 mins

Oliver and Regina worry that Ben is turning into a nerd since he now reads comic books and hangs out with slacker friends. Their remedy is to set him up with blind dates. Meanwhile, Lydia fears that her dog likes Stewart more than her. Ted: Carson Elrod. Arthur: Jeremy Rowley. Amy: Casey Strand. Jasmine: Erinn Bartlett.

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Episode 5

Brothers Grim

Mon, Oct 17, 2005 30 mins

Oliver buys a luxury apartment, but his dream home is threatened when a famous actress (Catherine Oxenberg) sues him for revealing that he performed plastic surgery on her. Herself: Jann Carl. Donna: Priscilla Taylor.

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Episode 6

The Heartbreak Kid

Mon, Oct 24, 2005 30 mins

Ben tires of always being Lydia's date, so he tries to get her to go out with a widowed doctor at the hospital who seems to like her. Elliot: Edward Edwards. Sophie: Sandra Dee Robinson.

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Episode 7

Key Ingredients

Mon, Nov 7, 2005 30 mins

Lydia and Regina take a cooking class together and the female chef gives Lydia a little too much attention; Stewart can't get any privacy after he loans Crystal a key to his apartment. Chef Vivian: Lisa Banes. Laura: Stephanie Faracy. Patty: Dorie Barton.

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Episode 8

The Wedding

Mon, Nov 14, 2005 30 mins

The family attends the wedding of Oliver's former girlfriend and Lydia worries that she will feel awkward at the ceremony now that she's divorced. Adding to the dilemma is Oliver's desire to impress the bride by bringing a hot date to the service, but his gorgeous companions keep disappearing. Janice: Suzanne Cryer. Lois: Wendie Malick. Holly: Joanna Canton. Cynthia: Jennifer O'Dell. Howard: Harry S. Murphy.

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Episode 9

Thanks

Mon, Nov 21, 2005 30 mins

Ben, Oliver and Regina gather for Thanksgiving dinner at Lydia's apartment and recall previous Turkey Day disasters, including the year that the family learned that Regina was gay and the year they discovered their parents were splitting up. Sharon: Kristen Miller. Curtis: E.J. Callahan. Joe: Jack Ong.

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Episode 10

Guilt Trip

Mon, Nov 28, 2005 30 mins

Lydia gets jealous when her kids befriend Crystal. She then ropes them into going with her to visit their former housekeeper, who's now in a nursing home. Doris: Linda Porter. Maria: Ethel Ayler.

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Episode 11

New Year's Eve

Mon, Dec 19, 2005 30 mins

Ben, Oliver and Regina throw a wild New Year's Eve party so they can meet hot dates, but their plans are quickly thwarted by the arrival of Stewart and Lydia. Gavin: Barry Bostwick. Jennifer: Kate Levering. Arthur: Jeremy Rowley.

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Episode 12

Yours, Mine or His?

Mon, Jan 9, 2006 30 mins

The whole clan gets stuck together in a snowy mountain cabin and the guys find a pregnancy test, but they don't know whether it belongs to Crystal or to Oliver's girlfriend (Kristin Richardson).

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Episode 13

Model Behavior

Wed, Mar 22, 2006 30 mins

Stewart and Lydia pretend they are still married when his former receptionist (Marion Ross), who doesn't know they are divorced, visits. Also, Oliver dates an annoying woman, but he doesn't want to break up with her because she is Ben's friend. Debbie: Kaitlin Olson. Alana: Nadia Bjorlin.

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Episode 14

Hot Water

Wed, Mar 29, 2006 30 mins

Regina treats Stewart in the emergency room for a backache on Valentine's Day; Oliver tries to get out of a dinner date with his mom; Ben gets locked in Crystal's bathroom while she's bathing.

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Episode 15

You Win Some, You Use Some

Tue, Dec 1, 2009 30 mins

Oliver, Regina and Lydia each exploit a family member for personal gain, while Stewart tries to fob off his sloppy housekeeper on Ben. Joanna: Elena Lyons. Cynthia: Mary Anne McGarry. Carmen: Terri Hoyos.

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Episode 16

Doctor of the Year

Tue, Dec 1, 2009 30 mins

Stewart is named one of the city's top doctors by a Manhattan magazine, but his joy is blunted when an old rival (James Naughton) shows up at his celebration party with Lydia. Allison: Deanna Wright. Elizabeth: Andrea Bogart.

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Episode 17

Restaurant Row

Tue, Dec 1, 2009 30 mins

Ben and Oliver each try to impress a girl from their childhood that they both had a crush on; Lydia and Stewart eagerly wait to learn what item Lydia's late uncle left them in his will. Kathy: Krista Allen. Frieda: Valerie Curtin.

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Episode 18

Losing Patients

Tue, Dec 1, 2009 30 mins

Ben believes Oliver stole a patient away from him so he sets out to get even; Stewart and Lydia are audited by the IRS and learn that their former accountant once claimed their dog as a dependent on their tax return.

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Episode 19

Doctors Without Bidders

Tue, Dec 1, 2009 30 mins

Oliver worries that he will receive the low bid at the hospital's bachelor auction so he tries to improve his appearance with creams and Botox; Stewart and Crystal go to Ben for counseling; Lydia tries to set up Regina with a date.

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Episode 20

If These Floors Could Talk

Tue, Dec 1, 2009 30 mins

Ben and Oliver try to prevent Regina from finding out that they are the thieves who snatched a neighbor's snow globe 25 years ago, a theft in which everyone assumed Regina was responsible. Elsewhere, Stewart's plan to have Crystal and Lydia spend time together backfires in a big way. Michael: Fred Dryer.

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Episode 21

The Lady Doth Protest Too Much

Tue, Dec 1, 2009 30 mins

Ben's estranged wife, Naomi (Constance Zimmer), returns and wants to reevaluate their relationship. That's good news to Ben, but not to his family, which tries to hook him up with a sexy new neighbor (Stephanie Lemelin).

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Episode 22

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do. And Do. And...

30 mins

Stewart faces surgery for a hernia and learns that his doctor will be Lydia's boyfriend (James Naughton), with whom she's having a fight. Also, Oliver, Ben and Regina each meet someone new.

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