7th Heaven

Life Is Too Beautiful

Season 4, Ep 2, Aired 9/27/99
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  • Episode Description
  • Eric develops a child-like fascination with life after his heart attack, and while he is at home recovering, Annie must deal with all the kids herself--as well as unannounced visits from their most gossipy church parishioner. Meanwhile, Simon is eager to be the "man of the house," which Matt finds hilarious. Mary is facing serious problems in a math class; Matt is jealous of Shana and John's budding friendship; and Lucy beocmes obsessed with discovering her calling in life.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Stephen Collins

    Reverend Eric Camden

  • Catherine Hicks

    Annie Camden

  • Barry Watson

    Matt Camden

  • David Gallagher

    Simon Camden

  • Jessica Biel

    Mary Camden

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Both pleasant and annoying and, with a speach that's meant to be beautiful but is, in fact, horrifying in what it reveals about the way people still think!

    By alexazxc, Mar 24, 2008

  • After Eric's heart attack, the good old Reverend gets high and starts to space out. Not really very Reverend like, but whatever.

    By MatLu, Jul 20, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • Annie: Did you get enough to eat? Matt: Oh, yeah, I had plenty...I ate before I came over. Annie: Right.

    • Matt: (tearing up) I'm sorry. Simon: Me too. (they hug) Matt: It's just been a tough couple of weeks, you know? Ruthie: God save my soul--when are things gonna go back to normal?

    • Simon: You moved out and left me in charge of Mom, Dad, and the kids! Matt: I didn't leave you in charge of anyone. Simon: Nevertheless, that's exactly what I've been doing, and you're undermining my authority. Matt: How? Simon: How? By telling Ruthie that she doesn't have to take a bath, and....and by doing all kinds of things. Matt: Like what? Simon: Just stuff, okay? Matt: Hey, don't get so upset! Simon: It's too late for that, because I'm already upset. And you know what I'm most upset about? The fact that you find this all so funny, like I'm some kind of idiot or something. Matt: When did I ever act like you were an idiot? Simon: When I was shaving. (pause) I mean, it hurt my feelings! Did people make fun of you when you started shaving? Matt: I'm sorry. Simon: It's okay. I just wanted you to know.

    • Mary: I need Dad. Annie: I know! We all need Dad! But Dad is supposed to be resting right now and be less stressed, so that's what Dad's going to do. And what we're going to do is try and figure out this math homework. Matt: Good night! Mary: Well, it may be a good night for him. Annie: You know, your attitude isn't helping at all.

    • Mary: You know what your problem is, Lucy? You don't have basketball. You don't have anything. So next year, you're gonna be a senior and you're going to be trying to decide where you're going to college and how you're gonna pay for it, and I hope that nobody helps you figure it out.

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    Notes (3)

    • In Germany this episode is known as, "Life is Wonderful," translated.

    • No preview scenes were shown for the premiere of this episode the week before (9/20/99).

    • Maureen Flannigan (Shana) now appears as a recurring cast member during the 4th season. She now appears in the opening credits of the show.

    Trivia (3)

    • When Simon picks up the books he dropped on the floor one of the top ones says "Biology" on the front white part. They show the boy who helped pick them up, then they go back to Simon and you can't see any book with "Biology" on it.

    • Ruthie is coloring in her "Hello Kitty" coloring book and the picture is done being colored. Then it isn't, and then it is all through the scene talking to Simon.

    • When Annie and Matt are talking in the kitchen at the beginning of the episode, Matt walks in carrying the twins. The one on his right shoulder is laying against him asleep. Then when they do a closeup, that twin is awake. But then when they go back to the other view, that twin is asleep again.

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