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Good Moms Gone Wild

Season 1, Ep 22, Aired 3/25/03
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  • Episode Description
  • While vacationing in Florida at Cate's parent's home, Paul and Cate catch Bridget and Kerry on the evening news partying with a group of Spring Breakers. But before a punishment can be implemented, the news runs archival footage that features a young, wild Cate letting loose in a bar. Meanwhile, a jealous Paul meets Byron (Ed Marinaro, "Hill Street Blues," "Sisters") -- the man that Cate went out with during her college sophomore year -- and Rory befriends an elderly gentleman (Tom Poston, "Newhart," "Mork & Mindy") whose stories about World War II turn out to be more fiction than fact.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • John Ritter

    Paul Hennessy (2002-2003)

  • Katey Sagal

    Cate Egan Hennessy

  • David Spade

    C.J. Barnes (Episodes 40-76; special guest before that, 2004-05)

  • Martin Spanjers

    Rory Joseph Hennessy

  • James Garner

    Grandpa Jim Egan (Episodes 40-76; special guest before that, 2004-05)

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • A very original concept!

    By teenage_fanatic, Mar 15, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (21)

    • Paul: (talking to a bartender) Living in a temple dedicated to my brother in law. With my two teenager daughters who hang out at a bar and my wife who I believe was the original girl gone wild.

    • Paul: Well here we are, God's waiting room. Kerry: It smells like 1945 in here. Bridget: Everyone in this place looks like they host "60 Minutes". Rory: I'm going to do some recon sometimes Grandpa drops money he can't pick up.

    • Rory: I'm going to check out the babes. Oh my God, which ones are the men?

    • Rory: There's a chair in the shower, what's that about?

    • Bridget: God Mom, you're such a hypocrite. Plus you say one thing and do another.

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    Notes (4)

    • At the end of this episode's theme song, Rory is about to moon the camera, but Paul pulls him out of the way first.

    • Tom Poston (Jake) is married to Suzanne Pleshette who would later play Laura, Cate's mother, in 'Goodbye' and 'The First Thanksgiving'.

    • Re-aired: Tuesday, June 3 at 8:30 p.m. e/p on ABC.

    • Tape Date: Friday, March 14, 2003.

    Allusions (3)

    • The title is a spoof of "Girls Gone Wild"

    • When Cate says to Paul "Hey, Magnum, where T.C" she was referring to the 80's show Magnum P.I with Tom Selleck. And T.C is actor Roger E. Mosley.

    • Paul: "I'm two different colors! I look like one of Garth Brooks's shirts!"
      Paul says his sunburn make him look like Garth Brooks's shirt. One of Garth's trademarks is wearing colorful shirts in concert.

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