The War at Home

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 22

    The Graduate

    Aired 4/22/07

  • S 2 : Ep 21

    A Bitter Pill to Swallow

    Aired 4/1/07

  • S 2 : Ep 20

    The War of the Golds

    Aired 3/25/07

  • S 2 : Ep 19

    The White Shadow

    Aired 3/18/07

  • S 2 : Ep 18

    Take This Job and Bleep It

    Aired 3/4/07

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael Rapaport

    Dave Gold

  • Anita Barone

    Vicky Gold

  • Kyle Sullivan

    Larry Gold

  • Rami Malek

    Kenny

  • Kaylee Defer

    Hillary Gold

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  • The War at Home is a half hour comedy on FOX about two parents Dave (played by Michael Rapaport, from "Boston Public") and Vicky (played by Anita Barone, from "The Jeff Foxworthy Show") and their daily battles against their teenage children to keep their home, their children, and themselves in order.

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    • Dave: I'm in charge, she's in charge. No one's in charge! It's all a big mess. Who do I blame? Mary Tyler Moore.

    • Larry We're going to Kenny's house to watch TV. Vicky: Okay, honey! (Larry & Kenny leave) Dave: See? Wh-What is that about? Since when do boys watch TV together? Vicky: They got to do something before they make out.

    • Larry: I don't know why my father thinks I'm gay, I'm not... really. In fact, if you know any female that would be willing to have sex with me, please have them call! The lines are open.

    • Dave: I only have one simple rule for dating my teenage daughter: if she sees your penis, I'll cut it off!

    • Vicky: (to Hillary about Hillary's date with a senior) Is that true? Hillary: No. He's a freshman... in college. Vicky: Hillary! Hillary: Are you gonna make a big deal out of this? (Cut scene) Dave: Okay... okay, be firm, but understanding. It's all the way you say it. (Reality) Dave: No ****ing way are you going!

    • Larry: Dad, I'm not gay. Dave: What? I'm just, you know, making conversation here. But if you were, you know... a gay, we'd love you no matter what! Not that you are... are you? Larry: (sarcastically) Yes, I am. I am a gay. Kenny isn't my best friend. He's my lover. So, would you prefer if he calls you Dave or dad? (Cut scene) Dave: We always told them we had no favorites but, who's kidding who. This kid isn't even in the running!

    • Dave: (to Larry) Are you a drag queen? Larry: What? What are you talking about? Vicky: Honey, your brother saw you... dressed up. (Cut scene) Larry: OOOKAY, what are my options here? If I admit I stole the car, I'll be grounded for a year, and they'll never let me get my license. But the alternative is for them to think I'm a cross-dresser. (Reality) Larry: ... Silk feels very good sometimes... (Cut scene to where paramedics are trying to save Dave's life) Dave: No, no, no, please. Just... just let... let me go this time... No, no. Just go...

    • Vicky: (about learning that Larry's a transvestite) Just calm down. We'll deal with this. Dave: You'll deal with this! I was freaked out enough when I thought he was gay! Now he's a transvestite? I already have a cute daughter! What the hell do I need him for?

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    Notes (75)

    • This episode was nominated for a Excellence in Production Design Award for Television - Multi-Camera Television Series.

    • Calling (516) 507-2370 greets you with a message along the lines of "Hey, this is Dave. If you want to sleep with my son Larry, leave a message. Oh, and don't forget to watch The War at Home, Sundays at 8:30 on FOX." You are then allowed to leave a message or your phone number after the tone like a normal answering machine.

    • Based on the college countdown board Dave has for all the kids we can figure out a lot of things. Hillary is a Junior, Larry a Sophomore, and Mike is in 8th grade. It also suggests that this episode takes place sometime in September, possibly meant to occur around the actual original air date. This agrees with the statements that Hillary is 16 and Mike is 13. It is likely that Larry is 15, although his age is never actually stated. The phone number that he gives, (516) 507-2370, has a Nassau County, NY (Long Island) area code, and in New York, you must be 16 to get your learner's permit, and 17 to have an actual driver's license. It's obvious that driving his mom's car to "the girls' house" was illegal, but how he even managed to do it with no experience behind the wheel (legally, anyway) is a mystery.

    • This episode was dedicated "In Loving Memory of Ellen Idelson."

    • There was a viewer discretion advisory before the beginning of this episode.

    • This episode aired again as a special encore after its Sunday premiere on Thursday, Sept. 15th @ 9:30 PM EST / 9:00 PM PST / 8:30 PM MST on FOX. However, due to the Presidential speech on this night, The War at Home may not air in certain time zones depending on the length of the speech.

    • This episode title is a pun on the phrase, "I am what I am."

    • There was a viewer discretion advisory before the beginning of this episode.

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    Trivia (46)

    • Michel Rapaport plays Dave, and Michel Rapaport also guest starred on an episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air called "Where There's a Will, There's a Way" as an extra at Will and Carlton's apartment party.

    • Taye's character is based on Lil' Fizz's teenage years.

    • Dave is the only character to have a Long Island dialect.

    • The Gold family lives in Nassau County on Long Island in New York.

    • This goof relates to the scene at the beginning when Dave and Vicky are lent on the silver car smoking. Notice that just after Dave switches the cigarette from his right hand to his left, the camera angle changes to show us that it is now back in his right hand without another switch.

    • Dreux Frederic is best known to R&B fans as Lil Fizz from the disbanded group - B2K. This is his first television acting role.

    • In this episode, Larry is watching the musical West Side Story.

    • When Vicky and Dave are arguing about Larry's girlfriend, when they are standing facing each other, her hands are empty and in the next scene, she has a plate in her hands.

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    Allusions (31)

    • 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Daughter Dave: I only have ONE simple rule for dating my daughter. If she sees your penis I'll cut it off. The "one simple rule" phrase is most likely a reference to John Ritter's last TV series, 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Daughter, in which he played a dad of teenage daughters.

    • Chili's Larry: (Singing, as he bastes the meat) I want my baby back, baby back, baby back ribs. This is an allusion to the catchy jingle used in the ubiquitous Chili's commercial.

    • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner The title of this episode is a parody of the 1967 movie, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, which starred Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn as a pair of white parents whose daughter brings a black man (Sidney Poitier) home as her fiancĂ©.

    • Like a Virgin This is a direct reference to the popular Madonna song.

    • Penthouse Larry: You have Penthouse? Penthouse is an adult magazine featuring nude women.

    • The bigger they are the harder they fall. The title is reference to the saying, "The bigger they are, the harder they fall."

    • Cheers The episode title, "Cheers," could refer to what people say when they toast drinks, or the famous TV show that was set in a bar.

    • That 70's Show Kenny: So, which half of That '70s Show do you wanna watch? That '70s Show is a comedy series about a group of teenagers growing up in the 1970s.

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  • Fan Reviews (191)
  • This show is totally repulsive.

    By gideonbernstein, Feb 22, 2006

  • great funny show

    By SaiduMubarak, Sep 06, 2010

  • Not that bad but its not so original.

    By DeathBladeL, Jul 17, 2009

  • This series is way too great and very original, it was a terrible mistake to take it off the air.

    By TheCoquiTeen, Sep 28, 2008

  • It was a great show! You must bring it back!

    By alen76ers, Apr 14, 2008

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