Life on a Stick

FOX (ended 2005)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 13

    The Gods of TV


  • S 1 : Ep 12

    Wouldn't It Be Nice


  • S 1 : Ep 11

    Soupless in Seattle


  • S 1 : Ep 10

    Some Drinkin' and Some Foolin' Around


  • S 1 : Ep 9

    The Things We Do for Love


  • Cast & Crew
  • Matthew Glave


  • Amy Yasbeck


  • Maz Jobrani

    Mr. Hut

  • Rachelle LeFevre


  • Zachary Knighton


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  • show Description
  • This series from Victor Fresco (Andy Richter Controls the Universe) centers on several teen characters who work and hang out at the mall food court. There is 18-year-old, optimistic-but-not-ambitious Laz (Zachary Knighton, The Prince and Me); his 16-year-old angst-ridden and angry stepsister, Molly (Saige Thompson, 10-8: Officers on Duty); Laz's best friend Fred (Charlie Finn, Super Troopers); and Laz's new girlfriend Lily (Rachelle Lefevre, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow). Home base for Laz and Molly is a blended family formed by the marriage of Laz's dad, Rick (Matthew Glave, The Wedding Singer), and Molly's mom, Michelle (Amy Yasbeck, The Mask). Rick and Molly love all of their children, but they are particularly obsessed with the only product of their union together: the sweet, perfect and wise 8-year-old Gus (Frankie Ryan Manriquez). Laz and Fred both 18, have been friends forever. Just out of high school, and unsure what they want to do with their lives, they take jobs at a mall food court, at the lame "Yippee, Hot Dogs" run by the always yelling Mr.Hut (Maz Jobrani). There, Laz meets the girl of his dreams, the lovely and strong-willed Lily. Optimistic but not ambitious, Laz cuts a deal with his well-meaning but superficial dad Rick and equally superficial stepmom Michelle which allows Laz to continue living rent-free at home. All Laz has to do is keep an eye on his stepsister (Michelle's daughter), the angry, angst-ridden, 16-year-old Molly. Michelle and Rick hope that Laz will help socialize Molly and get her on the right track with the boy she likes - the sweet and very honest Jasper. Rounding out the family is the perfect and wise 8-year-old Gus, the only product of Rick and Michelle's union and the object of their obsession. At the whim of writer/executive producer Victor Fresco, these people are now getting a taste of LIFE ON A STICK. LIFE ON A STICK is created, written and executive-produced by Victor Fresco and co-executive-produced by Maggie Bandur, Michael Ross, Michael Teverbaugh and Miriam Trogdon. Adam Chase is the consulting producer. LIFE ON A STICK is produced by: Garfield Grove Productions, & Paramount Television CTV/Fox Broadcast History Series Premiere: March 24th, 2005......Thursday 9:30/8:30c March 28th, 2005 - present......Wednesdays 9:30/8:30c Special Presentation: April 27th......Wednesday 8:30/7:30c (Simulcast in HDTV)moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (29)

    • Rick: You must care for Molly like in that movie with the wolfbaby... Michelle: Now she's a wolfbaby? Rick: She's wonderful.

    • Molly: No mommy! Don't! (pauses) Wouldn't it be strange if I was really like that?

    • Michelle: Molly, I just-- Molly: Hang on, mom I'm in the middle of a conversation.

    • Michelle: We've GOT to get rid of that Sparticus DVD.

    • Laz: My Lily... (Lily turns around) Laz: I'm sorry, we never formally introduced.

    • Molly: So my mom sets me up with this tool, and the first thing he says to me is, "I wish you looked more like your mom." Laz: That's rough. Molly: Yeah, but luckily the second thing he said to me was, "Oww! My crotch!"

    • Laz: Dude you're staring at the fries again! Fred: It must be so hot in there! Look how crowded it is. Laz: They're potatoes. Before this they were buried alive. Considering where they're going next, this is the party! Mr. Hut: Fries are done. Laz: But the timer didn't go off. Fred: And this is they're party.

    • Fred: How many corndogs would it take to make you my butler?

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    Notes (13)

    • Only for this episode, Maz Jobrani and Ryan Belleville are credited as guests.

    • Aired on Thursday @ 9:30

    • Originally scheduled to air March 23, 2005. It was bumped to the following night at the last minute due to a snafu with on-screen graphics for telephone voting for American Idol that led to that show expanding on the 23rd to one hour.

    • The original premiere date was set back one day due to a voting error on American Idol.

    • Time-slot premiere.

    • It is ironic that an episode that contains a classic Adolf Hitler joke ended up airing on April 20th, Hitler's 116th birthday.

    • Originally scheduled to air April 13, 2005.

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    Trivia (2)

    • The line "Think about it. He's only nine." has been poorly dubbed. (The words actually spoken -- "Think about it. He's only seven." -- applied to Kurt Doss, the actor originally cast in the role of "Gus.") The new audio matches neither the surrounding dialogue nor the corresponding lip movements.

    • Rachelle Lefevre is miscredited as "Rachael."

  • Fan Reviews (13)
  • loved it!

    By ceruleancrystal, Nov 15, 2006

  • What happened!?!?!

    By SMGslayer97, Oct 25, 2006

  • Laz is a guy trying to find purpose in his life, in be independent. He has a step-sister named Lily who has an anger issue but is only misunderstood. They both live with their loving and almost sane parents and a younger brother named Gus.

    By DarthVadder, Oct 09, 2006

  • cool show

    By florp00, Jul 26, 2006

  • Not nearly as bad as some make it out to be, and not half as good as Fox hoped for, \\\"Life On A Stick\\\" was pure guilty pleasure. Despite a few laughs here and there, the show never had time to develop.

    By ZenChicken, May 18, 2006

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