Complete Savages

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 19

    Hot Water

    Aired 6/17/05

  • S 1 : Ep 18

    Bad Reception

    Aired 6/10/05

  • S 1 : Ep 17

    Crimes and Mini-Wieners

    Aired 6/3/05

  • S 1 : Ep 16

    Saving Old Lady Riley

    Aired 5/27/05

  • S 1 : Ep 15

    Teen Things I Hate About You

    Aired 1/21/05

  • Cast & Crew
  • Keith Carradine

    Nick Savage

  • Erik Von Detten

    Chris Savage

  • Vincent Ventresca

    Jimmy Savage

  • Shaun Sipos

    Jack Savage

  • Jason Dolley

    T.J. Savage

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  • show Description
  • The Savages are not your typical average wholesome family. When you just have a father whose motto is "Anything Goes" and five immature children in one house with just themselves everyday, the odds of them being a normal bunch are one in a million. Complete Savages shows just what happens when you have a household full of average men and no women around to tell them how they should act. The Father Nick Savage (Keith Carradine) is a single father raising his five sons who do nothing but mayhem and stress into his life. He does his best to teach the boys the value of life and how to take responsibility for their own lives. However, no matter how much he teaches them, this firefighter almost always ends up putting out the fire in his own home. The Boys Sam Savage (Andrew Eiden) is the "good one" of the boys. He does well in school; he does not get into any "real" trouble and always takes responsibility for himself. Although these are admirable qualities, they often get him tease and mocked at by his brothers. Jack Savage (Shaun Sipos) is the melodious, laid-back one. While oozing with personality and charm, he is rocking out with his guitar. He enjoys being the leader and making sure is hair is straight. Chris Savage (Erik Von Detten) is the sports jock of the family. He loves to play football and personally believes he is not qualified to know anything else. Even though most of the time his personality proves to be of a mentally challenged kid, he does what he can to stay on his toes. Kyle Savage (Evan Ellingson) is an energetic 14-year old. Whilst having a problem controlling his anger, he is usually doing unhealthy mischievous experiments with his younger brother, T.J. Lastly we have T.J. Savage (Jason Dolley) who is the youngest. Although he doesn't look like he is capable to, he does his share of chaos, especially with Kyle. Even though he is young and has a lot to experience, his brothers look at him as one of their own. Other Family MembersOther members of the family include Jimmy Savage (Vincent Ventresca), Nick's brother/the boys' uncle; and the Savage dog. Jimmy is usually around to give advice to Nick when he needs it but is not to stingy when it comes to sharing about is own problems of the past, present and future. As for the family dog (whose name is unknown as of now), this hysterical animal acts as if it was a human savage. It participates in arguments, helps cause disruption, and is not afraid to ask for food when he wants it. Even though the father is not perfect, the show basically revolves around the boys and the kind of mischievous behavior average teens could get into. From posing as firefighters, to battling with their next door neighbors (and with each other), these five boys definitely put the SAVAGES in Complete Savages. Emmy-winners Julie Thacker-Scully and Mike Scully are the creators/executive producers of the show. Bruce Davey is one of the executive producers and Academy Award-winning Mel Gibson works as a director, producer and executive producer. Broadcast History on ABC September 2004-June 2005: Fridays at 8:30 p.m./7:30 p.m. c (Simulcast in HDTV)moreless

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  • Quotes (54)

    • Sam Savage: You see how stupid your argument is, Jack! Chris agrees with you!

    • T. J. Savage: You wanna marry her... Chris Savage: Yeah. You wanna be Mr. Angela Savage! Sam Savage: Why would I take her first name?

    • Sam Savage: Who took my dictionary? Nick Savage: You must really be out of suspects.

    • Nick Savage: Kyle, your iguana's in my toilet again. And I found out the hard way...

    • Jack Savage: Ask Angela from across the street. Chris Savage: Yeah! You love her... Sam Savage: No I don't! Jack Savage: You're always staring out the window at her. Sam Savage: No, I'm not! Jack Savage: You put more drool on that window than the dog.

    • Jack: (Playing blues guitar & singing) Aprons for Christmas, dad got one for you. Aprons for Christmas, it's the slave labor blues! Aprons for Christmas, one size fits all. No football or baseball, no balls at all!

    • Sam: Why didn't anyone tell me Angela was upstairs? Jack: Because we thought it would be funnier if you found out yourself. Kyle: And it was.

    • (Reading off the Social Studies book) Sam: Father Jose helped the Indians by.... Chris: Building Casinos.

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    Notes (61)

    • International Show Titles: Czech Republic: Chlapi sobě (Men to Each Other)

    • Original International Air Dates: Czech Republic: November 7, 2009 on Prima COOL

    • The Pilot episode was shot on April 20, 2004.

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Studium (Study)

    • Original International Air Dates: Czech Republic: November 14, 2009 on Prima COOL

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Falešní muži v uniformě (Fake Men in Uniform)

    • Original International Air Dates: Czech Republic: November 21, 2009 on Prima COOL

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Típni to, Nicku (Grind It Out, Nick)

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    Trivia (15)

    • Shaun Sipos plays the guitar & sings "Werewolves of London" with the dog howling along!

    • At first the soda Sam and Angela are drinking is almost gone, but then it seems to be almost full when Sam is drinking it when asking out Angela.

    • When Chris comes down shirtless, Kyle & T.J. are playing a videogame, but with different joysticks.

    • Jack says he will be 18 in three months, but in earlier episodes it was stated that he was 16.

    • When T.J. finishes his report and saves it to the memory stick, wouldn’t his report still be showing on the computer? He doesn’t close the top nor do we see T.J. shutting down the computer. Even if he does not have a printer or a floppy disk in the house, he still could have brought the lab top to school and I'm sure one of the teachers would have had a disk to give him so he could save it to there and transfer it to another computer and print it out.

    • Angela's last name is Anderson.

    • When Misty takes out the turkey, she uses her bear hands. Wouldn't it be hot if it was cooking?

    • When Old Lady Riley meets Nick to swap the leg for his State Championship ball, she comes out on a motorized scooter. Once the exchange happens, and she chases Nick from her property, you can see two legs underneath the blanket, even though she has an artificial leg.

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    Allusions (10)

    • T.J.: Smackdown! Smackdown is a reference to the WWE wrestling organization's event Smackdown.

    • Jimmy: That Officer Cox could use some acting lessons. This is a dig at Mel Gibson (who plays Officer Cox). He graduated from Australia's top acting school NIDA.

    • Title: Free Lily This is a pun on the 1993 film "Free Willy"

    • For Whom the Cell Tolls is an allusion to the Metallica song "For Whom the Bell Tolls"

    • Title: Carnival Knowledge The title is a play on the term "carnal knowledge" which means sexual intercourse

    • Grandma Nana: I hate dogs, I was once mauled by a Collie. Of course this is a reference to the old show Lassie because June Lockheart (Grandma Nana) played the mother on Lassie.

    • Mrs. Riley: I'm coming for you Savage! And your little dog too!! This is a play off of the movie The Wizard of Oz, in it which the Wicked Witch tells Dorothy, "I'll get you my pretty, and your little dog too."

    • Title: Voodude The title is a play on the practice 'Voodoo'. It is considered to be a form of black magic which originated from the Caribbean.

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  • Fan Reviews (32)
  • Completely axed.

    By Jaykeson, Dec 31, 2013

  • Complete Savages is based around five different teenage boys, who live with their widowed father. It shows their lives and the mayhem they cause. Very funny.

    By guitarxchick, May 27, 2007

  • HI! I think the show is fantastic-in fact I can't believe it is canceled!WAY??? I don't think I have enough words to explain just how amazing this show is!!!please return the show!!!

    By lurek, Feb 13, 2007

  • This is the funniest show I've ever seen.

    By Manex21, Jan 08, 2007

  • Whenever Chris Savage wants to torment one of his little brothers, he puts his arm up, and puts them in a headlock (aka. "The Pitt") and they can see if his deotorant is really working. The savages show the epitome of manhood!

    By Spark125, Dec 14, 2006

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