Run of the House

The WB (ended 2004)
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  • show Description
  • Since mom and dad have made a temporary move from the frigid winters of Grand Rapids to sunny Arizona to protect dad's health, you'd think it'd be pretty sweet at home for 15-year-old Brooke Franklin (Margo Harshman, Even Stevens). You'd be wrong. Brooke's brothers, Kurt (Joseph Lawrence, American Dreams) and Chris (Kyle Howard, Grosse Pointe, Orange County), and her sister Sally (Sasha Barrese, Just Shoot Me) are in charge. Though there is the usual bickering about household responsibilities and personal lifestyles, Brooke's siblings share more than a common gene pool; they also share a real concern about Brooke's well-being and the intention to raise their youngest sister correctly. The problem is that they usually have three different opinions on how to do it. All three of Brooke's older siblings have their own distinct approach to her upbringing. Kurt is the oldest and most responsible of the group, and although things are generally chaotic in the Franklin home, he prides himself on being the one in charge of the family. Second in line is Sally, who is beautiful and endearingly self-involved, although undeniably devoted to Brooke. The youngest brother, Chris, is slightly flaky but highly intelligent and uses his wit and charm to get away with just about anything. In many ways, Brooke is the most grown-up member of this unconventional family. She is unusually mature and trustworthy for a 15-year-old, but she knows her siblings are never going to acknowledge this. While the older kids argue over rules and responsibilities, Brooke is often the voice of reason. In a house full of young adults, there are bound to be plenty of crises that have nothing to do with Brooke. Each sibling is totally wrapped up in concerns about his or her own relationship, broken heart, sex life and career - or, in Chris' case, lack of a career. Mom and Dad call home to check in on a regular basis, but adult supervision is almost non-existent, unless you count the extremely nosey neighbor, Mrs. Norris (Mo Gaffney, That '70s Show) who loves dropping in unexpectedly to see if anything shocking is going on. She is rarely disappointed. A realistic, funny and youthful sibling comedy, Run of the House is from executive producer Betsy Thomas (Then Came You), along with executive producers Eric & Kim Tannenbaum and Robert Sternin & Prudence Fraser (The Nanny) for The Tannenbaum Company and Two Out Rally Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television Production Inc. (From Press Release) Note #1- The show was originally titled Coming Home during its development.moreless

  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 19

    There's Something About Sally

    Aired 5/28/04

  • S 1 : Ep 18

    The Unnatural

    Aired 5/21/04

  • S 1 : Ep 17

    Boy Toy

    Aired 5/14/04

  • S 1 : Ep 16


    Aired 5/7/04

  • S 1 : Ep 15


    Aired 4/30/04

  • Cast & Crew
  • Joey Lawrence

    Kurt Franklin

  • Kyle Howard

    Chris Franklin

  • Mo Gaffney

    Mrs. Fiona Norris

  • Margo Harshman

    Brooke Franklin

  • Alexandra Barrese

    Sally Franklin (as Sasha Barrese)

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (49)

    • Brooke: Our parents wouldn't have left if they didn't think we could take care of ourselves. Chris: Unless they made a horrible mistake.

    • Sally: It's not about me. I can't believe I just said that. Look how much I'm growing!

    • Kurt: You and Laura Mulligan? Chris: You and Laura Mulligan? Sally: Ew, it's like you guys kissed each other! Kurt: No wait, my kiss with her was way earlier. New Year's Eve '93. Chris: My God! Kurt: Oh my God! You were 12! Chris: I'm adorable!

    • Kurt: Why don't you stop being such a wise guy? Chris: God, you sound just like dad. Sally: Kurt, Chris, that's enough! Chris: Oh and there's mom!

    • Chris: Did you know that when I was in tenth grade, mom caught me and Tammy Sager in my bedroom completely naked? Brooke: (Feeling better.) Really? Chris: No and you know why? Because we locked the door!

    • Kurt: You! Chris: Me? No, this is so not my fault. If you put two teenagers in a car together, nine times out of then they are going to make out. Kurt: You put two teenagers in a car together. Chris: My bad.

    • Sally: You guys this is really bad. It's the first day and we've already lost our little sister!

    • Kurt: You let her get in a car with Scotty Banks? Chris: Well, he goes by 'Scott' now.

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    Notes (18)

    • This marks the second time Margo Harshman (Brooke) has worked with a relative of a Boy Meets World cast member. Joey Lawerence's younger brother, Matt, played Jack Hunter for the last 3 seasons. She previously worked with Ben Savage's brother, Fred, on at least one episode of Even Stevens which he directed.

    • It's quite obvious that the sets are quite different from the pilot and the charcters don't look exactly like they were in the pilot as it was shot many months ago before the show was picked up.

    • This episode was taped on August 22, 2003.

    • This episode was taped on August 29, 2003.

    • Music featured in this episode was the band Dropline from their album titled You are Here.

    • This episode was taped on September 5, 2003.

    • The official opening credits and theme song are established in this episode.

    • Parts of the episode was filmed outdoors and on-location in the studio lot.

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    Trivia (3)

    • Response to goof: It is also possible that Brooke took the job to pay for the car, as in fuel and insurance, as those things aren't 3, and it seems unlikely that her siblings would be willing to pay for that all the time.

    • According to the episode summary Sally gets Brooke a job so that she can buy herself a car. But just two episodes before (sixteen), Brookes parents buy her a brand-new car. Why would she need 2 cars?

    • Response to Goof: It is possible this episiode was supposed to be shown before the episode "Sixteen" but for some reason was brought back.

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • An up to date teen comedy with hot cast what ells could u want?

    By musicfromtheoc, Jan 29, 2006

  • this show rocked!

    By orlandoluva100, Aug 28, 2005

  • I miss this show!!

    By ScoobySummers, Aug 21, 2005