Rita Rocks

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 20

    Born in The U.S.A

    Aired 12/7/09

  • S 2 : Ep 19

    Should I Stay or Should I Go?

    Aired 11/30/09

  • S 2 : Ep 18

    The Jealous Kind

    Aired 11/30/09

  • S 2 : Ep 17

    Jingle All the Way

    Aired 11/23/09

  • S 2 : Ep 16

    Sympathy For the Devil

    Aired 11/23/09

  • Cast & Crew
  • Nicole Sullivan

    Rita

  • Tisha Campbell

    Patty

  • Richard Ruccolo

    Jay

  • Natalie Dreyfuss

    Hallie

  • Kelly Gould

    Shannon

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  • show Description
  • One extraordinary multi-tasking woman takes on marriage, motherhood and music in this Lifetime comedy project about managing a newly formed rock band. Rita Rocks is produced by Media Rights Capital. The series will be returning for a 20-episode second season after airing 20 first season originals to decent ratings.

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  • Quotes (5)

    • Patty: On this kinda job you learn a lot about folks and it just seems to me you're on the verge of a meltdown. And if I were you I would do more than just get my guitar down, I would get down with my guitar.

    • Rita: Hallie's locked her door. She wants nothing to do with me. Jay: Really? That's odd. Usually teenage girls love it when their moms spy on them with hidden cameras. Rita: Very funny Jay. How do we fix this? Jay: Oh it's 'we' now? See here's the thing. I only signed up to stick with you in sickness and in health, not in espionage and deception. Rita: You also promised to honor and obey so help me!

    • Rita: How do you know when your kids are old enough to trust them alone? Patty: Ah you know, every kid's different, but you look at how mature they are and how much responsibility they can handle, and you take a deep breath and spy on them. Rita (confused): What? That's horrible! Patty: Oh come on, I don't mean spy on them like read their diary. I mean spy on them like film them when they don't know you're watching. Rita: Oh, well that makes it so much better.

    • (about not being able to go to a concert in Canada) Hallie: I was bummed, but I know now it wasn't age appropriate, and you did the right thing. Jay: Wow. That was really mature Hal. Hallie: If you think I'm mature now, wait and see how mature I'm gonna be for spring break when me and my friends go to Cabo. Jay and Rita: No. Hallie: I cannot believe you guys don't want me to party in Canada or Mexico. You guys are so racist.

    • (Rita comes home to see everyone eating dinner) Rita: What's going on here? Jay: Well honey, you seemed a little stressed this morning so I decided to make spaghetti and meatballs. Rita: That was more beautiful than our vows.

    Notes (3)

    • This is the last episode featuring Ian Gomez (Owen) due to his conflict with filming Cougar Town.

    • Although credited, Raviv Ullman does not appear in this episode.

    • This episode served as the series finale of Rita Rocks; Lifetime cancelled the series on January 11th, 2010.

    Trivia (6)

    • After the poker game, Rita cleans up the table. As she picks up the bowl of chips with right hand, the shot changes and the bowl is now in her left hand - and two beer bottles magically appeared in her right hand.

    • While Hallie's hiding in the food pantry, Jay grabs a mixer and in doing so, knocks a purple magnetic clip off of the refrigerator. Moments later, after Hallie says, "Just getting a little snack," the clip has reappeared even though no one put it back.

    • In this episode, Rita's band performed the song Mr. Big Stuff by Jean Knight.

    • It is revealed that the family lives in the Metro Detroit area as Rita got a promotion set in Brighton, Troy, Dearborn, and Farmington Hills.

    • After Rita says goodbye to Lewis, the drumsticks switch from his left hand to his right hand.

    • Rita's new baby is named Max.

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    Allusions (6)

    • Take This Job and Shove It is the title of a David Allen Coe song made famous by Johnny Paycheck.

    • The Girl is Mine is an allusion to the song by Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney.

    • This episode's title is an allusion to the song I Can Make You Love Me by Bonnie Raitt.

    • Patty says that Jay is "comfortable, like one of those blankets with sleeves that they sell on TV." Rita retorts that he's not a "Slanket". This is a mock reference to a real product at the time called "Snuggie, the blanket with sleeves."

    • Why Can't We Be Friends? is an allusion to a hit song by the band War.

    • At the end of the show, Rita was singing the song Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield.

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  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • A cleverly written and greatly acted sitcom, something completely unhead of for cable tv.

    By DylanWirta, Jan 15, 2011

  • Finally another family comedy!

    By JimFan1, May 20, 2009

  • Awesome show love the banter and craic on this show. Personal Fav would not miss it.

    By Tommy_Belfast, Feb 09, 2009

  • This show is great!

    By Winic92, Jan 31, 2009

  • A real cute show... and from the Lifetime channel!

    By sodapopgirl721, Jan 26, 2009

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