American Horror Story

Pilot

Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 10/5/11
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  • Episode Description
  • A family recovering from a mother's miscarriage, and a father's infidelities make the decision to move into a creepy home with a complicated history. The family is introduced to a handful of eccentric characters including a psychopathic teen patient of the father, a mysterious housekeeper who isn't what she seems, a former resident of the home who murdered his family, and a southern actress with a disturbed daughter.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Connie Britton

    Vivien Harmon

  • Dylan McDermott

    Benjamin "Ben" Harmon

  • Taissa Farmiga

    Violet Harmon

  • Evan Peters

    Tate Langdon

  • Denis O'Hare

    Larry Harvey

  • Fan Reviews (10)
  • How do you watch shows

    By Megdee99, May 16, 2014

  • Pretty Funny

    By Daniel-Gibbons, Feb 14, 2014

  • love it

    By OscarFlammabl, Sep 20, 2012

  • Pilot

    By AJLane-TCP, Mar 31, 2012

  • Look, I think they were trying. I really do.

    By noelveiga, Oct 12, 2011

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Ben: Peeking in people's windows is still a crime, even in L.A.

    • Gynecologist: So are your periods regular again?
      Vivien: Every other month. Not that I'm really complaining. After all that blood. Ben hates blood.
      Gynecologist: You having issues with arousal?
      Vivien: Not when I'm by myself.

    • Vivien: The light is different out here. it's softer.
      Violet: It's called smog.
      Ben: You should be excited, Vi. You can stop sneaking cigarettes and just start taking deep breaths.

    • Constance: Adelaide, I put on Dora the Explorer for you, so you would sit and watch it.
      Adelaide: It was Go, Diego, Go! I don't like it.
      Constance: Oh, brown cartoon characters--you can't tell the difference.

    • Vivien: Can I ask you a personal question? Do you ever get tired of cleaning up other peoples' messes?
      Old Moira: We're women--it's what we do. I just get paid for it.

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    Notes (2)

    • Music: Tonight You Belong to Me (Patience and Prudence), Special Death (Mirah), Twisted Nerve (Bernard Herrmann), Blood Gets Thin (Pete and the Pirates), Flickers (Son Lux), Baby, You Ain't Looking Right (Powersolo)

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: October 24, 2011 on Citytv
      Australia: November 1, 2011 on 11
      UK: November 7, 2011 on FX/FX HD
      Portugal: November 13, 2011 on FOX
      Finland: June 11, 2013 on Sub

    Allusions (1)

    • Violet: Great. So we're the Addams Family now.
      Referencing the creepy clan later known as the Addams Family. They began with a 1938 New Yorker cartoon, whose characters frequently reappeared (and evolved) over the next several decades. In 1964, the cartoon was made into a live-action TV series. Cancelled in 1966, the series went into syndication. It was later remade (twice) as a TV cartoon series and was the subject of two theatrical movies and one direct-to-video release.

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