In the House

NBC (ended 1999)
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  • show Description
  • In the House stars LL Cool J as Marion Hill, an ex-professional football player facing a career-ending injury and reluctantly agrees to become a care-giver to a recently divorced mother of two as she starts a new career. At the start of the third season, his tenant Jackie moves back to the east coast with her son Austin, leaving Marion to serve as a guardian to her outspoken 18-year-old daughter Tiffany. Also, Marion begins to run a sports health clinic with two unpredictable partners - Tonia, an outlandish physical therapist and the egocentric Dr. Maxwell Stanton.moreless

  • Episode Guide
  • S 5 : Ep 6

    Out the House


  • S 5 : Ep 5

    Guest Dad

    Aired 8/10/99

  • S 5 : Ep 4

    Cornbread, Marion and Me

    Aired 8/6/99

  • S 5 : Ep 3

    How Nana Got Her Groove Back

    Aired 8/5/99

  • S 5 : Ep 2

    There's Something About Tiffany

    Aired 8/4/99

  • Cast & Crew
  • LL Cool J

    Marion Hill

  • Debbie Allen

    Jackie Warren (seasons 1-2)

  • Alfonso Ribeiro

    Dr. Maxwell Stanton (seasons 3-5)

  • Kim Wayans

    Tonia Harris (seasons 3-4, recurring previously)

  • Maia Campbell

    Tiffany Warren (episodes 1-72)

  • Top Contributor
  • algetrig91

    User Score: 444


  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Austin: Mom, you can't leave Dad outside in the dark! Jackie: You're right. (turns on porchlight) There, I turned on the Porch Light!

    • (after being trapped by a skunk) Rowena: He eats and sleeps. It must be a male skunk!

    • Maxwell: The Butt Ball!.......The Butt Ball! Marion: Have you made one phone call?

    • Tonia: Well, I know we didn't help much. Marion: That's not true. You didn't help at all.

    • Marion: Why does it always have to be the thighs?

    • Carl: (About Graham) One other thing. He's 28. Tiffany: 28? Raynelle: Dang. That's old enough to have good credit.

    • Marion: We took a bath together when we were three years old. Natalie: How can you remember that? Marion: (smiling) When I saw you earlier, it all came back to me.

    • Marion: (About walking in on Natalie naked in the bathroom) Look, it was nothin'. Natalie: (Incredulous) And what the hell does that mean? Marion: It means...the bathroom's free. I gotta go. (Runs upstairs)

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    Notes (31)

    • Lisa Arrindell Anderson does not appear in this episode and her name wasn't featured in the opening credits either.

    • Lisa Arrindell Anderson does not appear in this episode.

    • Alfonso Ribeiro would later return to the series as Dr. Maxwell Stanton.

    • Tatyana Ali and Alfonso Ribeiro cross over in their roles from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Ribeiro soon returns as a regular, but as a completly different character.

    • Lisa Arrindell Anderson does not appear in this episode.

    • Lisa Arrindell Anderson does not appear in this episode.

    • Debbie Allen and Phylicia Rashad are real-life sisters. Occasionally, they work together on other projects such as films, theater and of course television The Cosby Show and A Different World.

    • This is the final episode for Lisa Arrindell Anderson.

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    Allusions (19)

    • Austin (to Carlton Banks): Hey, at least I'm still growing.
      Tatyana M. Ali and Alfonso Ribeiro cross over their roles of Ashley Banks and Carlton Banks from the hit series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air which starred Will Smith. Smith's character would constantly joke about Ribeiro's character's height. In this episode, Carlton referred to Austin as "short stuff." Austin countered his comment by saying that he's still growing. Since both shows are set in California, it was likely that characters would appear on either series and due to the fact that both shows were shown on NBC and produced by the same production company.

    • Close Encounters of the Worst Kind The title is an allusion to the 1977 movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

    • Episode Title: Hoop Screams This is a play on the title of the 1994 Documentary Hoop Dreams which was based on the book of the same name written by Ben Joravsky.

    • Episode Title: I Only Have You for Eyes This is a play on the title of The Flamingos' 1959 hit I Only Have Eyes for You.

    • "Maxwell Said Knock You Out" This alludes to LL Cool J's hit song, 'Mama Said Knock You Out.'

    • Episode Title: Kindergarten Doc This is a play on the title of the 1990 movie Kindergarten Cop.

    • Episode title: The Max Who Came to Dinner This is a play on the title of the 1942 movie The Man Who Came to Dinner.

    • Episode Title: Dial 'M' for Marion This is a play on the title of the 1954 movie Dial 'M' for Murder.

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  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • In the House

    By Aria427, Apr 10, 2008

  • This is one of my favorites! I wish they would bring it back!

    By jevans47402, Jan 13, 2007

  • This is One of the best shows in the 90's

    By Realist1One, Sep 17, 2006

  • A Fresh Prince-esque show

    By ImSoN2U, Dec 31, 2005

  • This was average show. It didn't always have me laughing but it was something to watch.

    By homeydaclown, Dec 09, 2005