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  • Set in working-class Chicago, the Gallagher family, a working class family of eight, must survive the ups and downs of today's recession. With a mother who is out of her element and an alcoholic father who usually ends up passed out on the living room floor, 18-year-old daughter Fiona is left with the task of keeping her five younger brothers and sisters on the straight and narrow. This series is based on the UK series of the same name.moreless

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  • Cast & Crew
  • William H. Macy

    Frank Gallagher

  • Emmy Rossum

    Fiona Gallagher

  • Justin Chatwin

    Jimmy Lishman / Steve

  • Ethan Cutkosky

    Carl Gallagher

  • Shanola Hampton

    Veronica Fisher

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  • Quotes (166)

    • Lip: (to Karen) What do you think of Ian?
      Karen: He's nice.
      Lip: Did you pitch a tent?
      Karen: What?
      Lip: Did you make him hard?
      Karen: Ever try to play pool with a rope?

    • Frank: Who's been eating my porridge?

    • Lip: What's it like with my dad living at your house? Karen: Weird. Lip: It's only gonna get weirder.

    • Fiona: (to Carl) No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. The bat is for killing, not for taking to school. I don't need any more notes from your teacher.

    • Kev: No! Yo, Destructo, that's my toaster! Carl: Trying to make Melted Man. Kev: Yeah, use a blowtorch like a normal kid.

    • Steve: And what exactly does "hooked up" mean? Kev: Last time I checked, penis goes into vagina.

    • Fiona: This is Aunt Ginger? Frank: In the flesh. Fiona: Ginger has a hard-on. Frank: She was born with a large clitoris. As kids, we were told to keep our hugs brief.

    • Fiona: Dad, you've been cashing her checks. That's a felony. We're living in her house. Was there even a will? Frank: You don't need a will, if she's not technically dead. Fiona: Yes, she is technically dead, Dad. Dead is dead. Just because you haven't told anybody that she is dead, doesn't make her not dead.

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    Notes (88)

    • The character of Sheila Jackson was originally portrayed by Allison Janney in the pilot. She was later replaced with Joan Cusack and her scenes were reshot.

    • Featured Music: "The Stars Just Blink For Us" by Say Hi "Offer Refusal" by Extreme Music Library "Trouble Comes Running" by Spoon "Survive" by The Moog "Panic" by The Moog "My First Kiss" by 3OH3! Feat. Ke$ha "Set In Motion" by Synchfree "Get Free" by The Vines "Mamasita" by Extreme Music Library "Alagy Rohi" by APM Music "The Takers" by Taka Taka "Never Too Late" by The Rescues "Devil In Me" by 22-20's "Boy" by Ra Ra Riot "Pride of Austin" by Jon Butcher "White Room" by Cream "Shots" by LMFAO "Make Up" by Tim Mosher "Fractures of Plaster" by Superchunk "Way We Get By" by Spoon

    • Emmy Rossum (Fiona) and Justin Chatwin (Steve) previously starred together in Dragonball Evolution (2009).

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: June 23, 2011 on More4
      Germany: January 23, 2012 on FOX

    • Joan Cusack (Sheila) is credited as special guest star.

    • Featured Music: "Not Gonna Play By Your Rules" by The Diner (recap) "The Luck You Got" by The High Strung (Main Title) "Beginners Luck" by The Eels "Silly Boy" by The Blue Van "We Are The Men You'll Grown To Love Soon" by Let's Wrestle "Loved You All Along" by La Strada "Clandestine" by Brooklyn "Inside Out" by 999 "Hello Darlin'" by The Rosebuds "She's a Guillotine" by The Blood Arm "Everyday Blues" by Freeplay "Gram And A Half" by Bloody Tourists

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: June 30, 2011 on More4
      Germany: January 30, 2012 on FOX

    • Joan Cusack (Sheila) is credited as special guest star.

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    Trivia (14)

    • According to Frank, Monica, his wife, left the family when the youngest (assuming Liam) was 2 months old and Fiona was 14 years old. Seeing that Liam is presently around 2 years old, Monica left about two years ago. This wouldn't make sense since Fiona is now 21 (age identified in the episode "Killer Carl").

    • Sheila is watching the public television program America's Test Kitchen during the tutoring session with Ian, Karen, and Lip.

    • In the UK series Liam is not half black he is a full blood relative to the Gallagher kids.

    • Fiona's gag of shaking down Frank doesn't translate too well; in Europe and England coins are used up to the 5 euro/pound denomination so the coins made sense in the UK series because a dozen coins could be used as the equivalent of $30 - $40 bucks. However, in the U.S. a dozen coins at best could only add up to $3. (The reason dollar coins aren't considered is because dollar bills are more popular than coins especially at bars, dollar coins are also more common for tolls and metro cards, and finally because the coins where clearly nickles and quarters.

    • LIP's SAT service isn't present in the original UK series, only his homework services, but it isn't depicted until much later on in season 2.

    • Steve's high end car stealing ring is very much out of place in the U.S. version of the series. The reason it works in the original UK series is because it is an actual problem for high end car owners over there, cars are often professionally stolen, but immediately loaded on containers for shipment to Eastern Europe and Russia making recovery before export very difficult. In the U.S. though the amount of cars being stolen would immediately be noticed, also the cars shown thus far would have to be serviced and repaired by Steve's crew if we are to assume they are selling within the U.S. and have the means to disable tracking equipment within the cars. The reason the cars can't go to the dealer or be chopped up and have their parts used on other cars is because any part that is even slightly electronic will be tagged electronically with the single VIN the part will work with (i.e. a motorized side mirror tagged for VIN-X would not work with a car whose VIN is Z). The reason we assume Steve is selling within the U.S. is because he has his shop working on the cars which is completely unecessary if he's exporting - also driving them around is ill advised given he's in Chicago a place that is not dense enough with those specific cars to make him inconspicuos enough to drive around without worries (the BMW and Lexus being the 2 exceptions).

    • Goof: Steve's depiction of boosting a car is specifically impossible. The car he stole is a BMW 5-Series (F10 Chassis = 2010 & newer). Even if he could've opened the door as shown, the alarm can't be disarmed by cutting a single wire, especially not one that does not exist in that car, and finally all his efforts should've been in vain without the key or a cloned key making all the work shown unneccessary/unsuccessful.

    • The pool location Fiona and Steve have sex in, is the same as the one used in the movie Cruel Intentions.

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    Allusions (3)

    • The youngest Gallagher 'Liam' is clearly an allusion to the former lead singer of the Britpop band Oasis, Liam Gallagher. An Oasis T-shirt is also worn by the Ian Gallagher.

    • Mrs. Bergdoll's comment about Carl having headlice is a reference to the UK series' Carl who had to keep his head shaved because he was prone to getting nits/headlice.

    • Title

      The title is a line from "The Lockless Door," a poem by Robert Frost (1874-1963).

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