Any Day Now

Please Don't Tell My Mother

Season 1, Ep 7, Aired 10/6/98
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  • Episode Description
  • Present: After M.E. finds an empty beer bottle in the living room the morning after Kelly's party, she grounds her daughter for three weeks, even though Kelly tells her she didn't see anyone drinking; Rene pleads Kelly's case to M.E. by reminding M.E. how wild her own teenage years were and M.E. tells her to mind her own business, so she remains silent when she sees Kelly sneaking out of the house; Kelly is arrested for underage drinking when the driver of the car she's riding in is pulled over for driving under the influence, and she calls Rene from jail instead of her parents, which causes another argument between M.E. and Rene; Rene represents a woman whose son was threatened by a fellow student with a gun and who tragically takes matters into his own hands when the school administration fails to move quickly enough to help him; M.E. patches up her differences with Kelly and Rene. Past: Teresa takes her revenge after she discovers M.E. and Rene spying on her makeout session with her boyfriend; M.E. feels left behind when Rene gets her period and decides that she's only interested in ladylike activities.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Annie Potts

    Mary Elizabeth "M.E." O'Brien Sims

  • Lorraine Toussaint

    Rene Jackson

  • Mae Middleton

    Young Mary Elizabeth (Episodes 1-66)

  • Shari Dyon Perry

    Young Rene Jackson (Episodes 1-66)

  • Maya Elise Goodwin

    Young Rene Jackson (Episodes 67-88)

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • M.E.: We'll just cut each sandwich up into four little sandwiches. That's what Jesus did when He had those 5,000 people to feed and only two loaves of bread. Kelly: It was five, and He served fish too. M.E.: Tuna salad. I read all about it in the book of Matthew. Psychologically it works because nobody is so uncouth to take four sandwiches at one time.

    • Rene: Kelly you know better! Kelly: 'You know better, Kelly!' 'Don't do that to your brother, Kelly!' 'Your father's got a bad back, Kelly!' 'The world can't stop for your inconvenience, Kelly!'

    • Rene: Nevis in handcuffs, and looking at that white sheet and knowing there was a 14 year old little boy under there, it was terrible, both mothers were there. M.E.: And they both lost a child.

    • Principal: When I was 12 years old, Lonny Anderson called me a sissy, I broke his nose, the principal called my father to congratulate him. Today I'd be arrested for assault and battery. Rene: We live in different times. Principal: If kids these days were smart they wouldn't get guns, they'd get law degrees.

    • Woman: Someone at school threatened my son. Rene: School matters are best reported to the principal. Woman: Nevis, that's my boy, saw a gun in the locker next to his. Odessa: Well then there's no question about it, report it to the police. Woman: NO! Larry Huber, that's the boy with the gun, said he'd empty it into Nevis' back if he told anyone, now he's afraid to go to school, and not that I would let him go...he's only 14.

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    Notes (1)

    • Music: Ann-Margret sang "How Lovely To Be A Woman" from the "Bye Bye Birdie" movie soundtrack.

    Trivia (1)

    • When Rene reminds M.E. of the time she made slow gin fist punch and they got drunk and were sick for days, she said it was in Grandma Otis' basement. But in "Nope" when we see it happen, they're at Rene's house.

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