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  • Based on the 1989 film of the same name, 'Parenthood' is a 45-minute long comedy-drama produced by Jason Katims, Ron Howard, and Brian Grazer. The show depicts the modern challenges of raising a family in this post-technological world, addressing issues that affect both children and parents. The Braverman "clan" depicts three generations with patriarch Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) and matriarch Camille (Bonnie Bedelia) adjusting to their empty nest as their four adult children form their own families. Adam (Peter Krause) is the oldest son and married to Kristina (Monica Potter) with two children (a third arrives soon after). Sarah (Lauren Graham) is the eldest daughter and has two children with an ex-husband who periodically appears. Crosby (Dax Shepard) is the youngest son and learns he has a son with Jasmine (Joy Bryant). Finally, Julia (Erika Christensen) is the youngest child and has two children with her husband Joel (Sam Jaeger). The show has captivated audiences with a deeply connected and personable cast and emotionally-driven, realistic storylines touching on all aspects of family life. The series is set in Berkeley, California and is filmed in Southern California. The show has 10 wins and 18 nominations. In 2013, Monica Potter won a Best Supporting Actress in a Drama award from the Critics Choice TV Awards. The show has also been nominated for a Golden Globe and for a Primetime Emmy.moreless

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  • S 6 : Ep 13

    May God Bless and Keep You Always

    Aired 1/29/15

  • S 6 : Ep 12

    We Made It Through the Night

    Aired 1/22/15

  • S 6 : Ep 11

    Let's Go Home

    Aired 1/15/15

  • S 6 : Ep 10

    How Did We Get Here?

    Aired 1/8/15

  • S 6 : Ep 9

    Lean In

    Aired 11/20/14

  • Cast & Crew
  • Craig T. Nelson

    Zeek Braverman

  • Mae Whitman

    Amber Holt

  • Ray Romano

    Hank Rizzoli

  • Lauren Graham

    Sarah Braverman

  • Erika Christensen

    Julia Braverman-Graham

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  • Quotes (75)

    • Sarah: (to Drew) For what it's worth, you have me. I'm not going anywhere. And I'm really sorry but that's gonna have to be enough, okay?

    • Adam: Are we saying we lost Drew? Sarah: I don't know what happened, okay? It might have something to do with the fact that he walked in on me and Jim half-naked last night. Julia: You slept with Jim? Crosby: Good for you! Julia: What happened to him being a fat, balding barista? Sarah: I warned to him.

    • Millie: You're staying right here until you get back on your feet. Sarah: Mom, I'm on my feet, I'm not destitute, I just got a little financial trouble and two degenerate kids, but I'll be fine.

    • Adam: (about Max) Do you really have to be playing with him that hard? Zeek: Yeah, you weren't any different. You had to get over your fears, too. Adam: We're not raising him the way that you raised us, all right? Zeek: Oh. Okay, what's that supposed to mean? Adam: It means I don't want him to feel like everything in life is a war. Zeek: Oh, sonny. It is a war.

    • Haddie: You know, if you wanted to come hang out with me and my friends after school, I mean, we honestly don't do anything, but if you wanted to come hang out with us... you could. Amber: Whew. Wow. Okay, wow, what a really warm invitation. Thank you so much.

    • Kristina: Honey, how did you make this happen? Adam: Oh, I just told him about the joys of baseball and how it's something he can do with his father forever. Kristina: Oh, double scoop. Adam: Triple. Kristina: Great parenting.

    • Sarah: (on the phone) I'm doing the right time. Right, Adam? Moving home. Adam: Look, Sarah, you're doing the right thing. Sarah: You sure? It's gonna be good, right? I mean, you said it was gonna be good, and that's essentially why I'm doing it because you said it was gonna be good, so if it isn't good I don't think I'll ever forgive you. Adam: Look, if it's not good, you can blame me. Okay? Sarah: That's what I'm saying.

    • Sarah: (after Adam says he found his daughter's pot) So it was Haddie's? Amber didn't lie? Amber told the truth. Adam: Well, I'm glad this is such good news for you. Sarah: Amber told the truth. Adam: Haddie's smoking pot. Sarah: Well, Amber told me the truth. That's happened, like, one other time.

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    • Music Featured:
      -Ten Shots, Ten Minutes by Suite 88.
      -Forever Young by Bob Dylan.
      -Kick Drum Heart by Avett Brothers.
      -Natural Disaster by Andrew Bird.
      -Halo by Brent Kirkpatrick.

    • Original International Air Dates:

      Canada: March 2, 2010 on Citytv
      Latin America: April 15, 2010 on LIV
      Sweden: June 3, 2010 on TV3
      Norway: August 23, 2010 on TV3
      Czech Republic: March 10, 2011 on Prima LOVE
      United Kingdom: April 7, 2011 on 5*
      Finland: June 9, 2011 on MTV3
      Germany May 14, 2012 on glitz*

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Muž versus vačice (Man Versus Possum)

    • Music Featured:
      -Once In A Lifetime by Talking Heads.
      -St. Judy's Comet by Paul Simon.
      -Even Though by Norah Jones.
      -No Way Back by The New Fidelity.
      -Another Bad Decision by Underwater City People.

    • Original International Air Dates: Canada: March 9, 2010 on Citytv Sweden: June 10, 2010 on TV3 Norway: August 30, 2010 on TV3 Czech Republic: March 17, 2011 on Prima LOVE United Kingdom: April 14, 2011 on 5* Finland: June 16, 2011, on MTV3

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Jak na věc (About A Boy)

    • Music: Wilco (The Song) by Wilco Make You Crazy by Brett Dennen The Whip by Locksley Two Weeks by Grizzly Bear Shine On by The Kooks Second Lieutenant" by Happy Hollows In The End by Ida Maria Alice Marble Gray by Califone The Swimming Song by Loudon Wainwright III

    • Original International Air Dates: Canada: March 16, 2010 on Citytv Sweden: June 17, 2010 on TV3 Norway: September 6, 2010 on TV3 Czech Republic: March 24, 2011 on Prima LOVE United Kingdom: April 21, 2011 on 5* Finland: June 23, 2011 on MTV3

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    Trivia (54)

    • Goof: At the beginning of the show, Adam looks out the window and tells Christina, "Honey, why is Suze Lessing walking up to our front door at 7:30 in the morning?" and goes on to say that she has "that look like she wants something from us." But when the camera angle changes, Suze is just getting out of the car. So not only had she not been walking up to the front door, but there was no way at that point that Adam could have been able to tell what kind of "look" she had.

    • Star Lauren Graham & guest star Vanessa Marano worked together for almost 2 seasons on Gilmore Girls. Graham starred as Lorelai Gilmore & Marano played Luke Danes' daughter April Nardini.

    • Sarah's full name is Sarah Tracy Braverman.

    • Zeek's microphone can be seen attached to the left back side of his waist when he hugs Adam and his shirt rolls up.

    • Goof: Max can be seen sitting by Zeek's side and watching Nora after he grabs some water from the fridge. However, in the next take Max is still jumping from chair to chair to reach Zeek.

    • Playing charades:
      -Red Team: Zeek, Sarah, Crosby, Joel, Kristina, Amber, Max and Nora.
      -Blue Team: Camille, Adam, Julia, Haddie, Drew, Sydney, Jabbar and Amy.

    • Julia's microphone can be seen attached to the back of her waist in the scene where she is helped off the ground by Joel.

    • Sarah Ramos (Haddie Braverman) appears briefly in this episode but she has no lines.

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    Allusions (9)

    • Amber tells Sarah that she should wear boots because it's her thing. Lauren Graham (Sarah) used to star as Lorelai Gilmore in Gilmore Girls where she always wore boots.

    • During the scene where Zeek is trying on new shoes, he says that he dances with Gay Tony'. Gay Tony is a downloadable content released alongside Rockstars game called Grand Theft Auto 4.

    • When talking about the movie Haddie and Amber pretended they were seeing, Amber says about Michael Cera was adorable and cute. Mae Whitman (who plays Amber) played Michael Cera's girlfriend in Arrested Development and they were both in the movie Scott Pilgrim VS. The World.

    • Episode Title: Hard Times Come Again No More Hard Times Come Again No More is an American folk song written by Stephen Foster in the mid 1800s.

    • Crosby can be seen watching David Yates' 2009 film Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, based on J.K. Rowling's book of the same title.

    • Crosby: I said it's a terrible, terrible word like Voldemort, you know, from Harry Potter.

      Lord Voldemort is the main antagonist of Harry Potter in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter book series.

    • Sarah: You're at a photoshoot with Justin Bieber.

      Justin Drew Bieber (1994-) is a Canadian musician and actor.

    • Sarah: I spent many hours playing Halo 3 trying to relate.

      Halo 3 is a shooting video game developed for the Xbox 360.

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  • Fan Reviews (66)
  • Awesome show

    By adamdecker399, Feb 26, 2015

  • So Sad

    By chrischappy, Feb 11, 2015

  • Sniff! Sniff!

    By nmsblais, Feb 02, 2015

  • Amazing show!

    By mosheba, Jan 29, 2015

  • Its an good show

    By txgirl75, Jan 28, 2015