The Winner

FOX (ended 2007)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 6

    Hot For Teacher

    Aired 3/18/07

  • S 1 : Ep 5

    Glen's New Friend

    Aired 3/18/07

  • S 1 : Ep 4

    What Happens in Albany, Stays in Albany

    Aired 3/11/07

  • S 1 : Ep 3

    Broken Home

    Aired 3/11/07

  • S 1 : Ep 2

    The Single Dates

    Aired 3/4/07

  • Cast & Crew
  • Rob Corddry

    Glen Abbott

  • Lenny Clarke

    Ron

  • Linda Hart

    Irene Abbott

  • Erinn Hayes

    Allison McKellar

  • Keir Gilchrist

    Josh McKellar

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  • show Description
  • A 43 year old narrator, who is incredibly rich and successful. Looks all the way back to 1994. When he lost his innocence and started to become a man - at the age of 32. In 1994 Glen Abbott (Rob Corddry), still living with his parents, finally steps out into the world and tries to make something of himself when the only girl he'd ever kissed, the radiant Alison McKellar (Erinn Hayes), returns to town. Driven by the desire to become a success and win Alison's heart, Glen goes through his "wonder years" a mere 20 years older than, well most everyone. However, it's not in vain, as this unlikely underdog will eventually transform from fear-riddled underachiever to the richest man in Buffalo in a mere five years. Luckily, Glen doesn't have to go though this awkward period alone. He becomes best friends with the only person he can truly relate to: Alison's 13-year-old son Josh (Keir Gilchrist). Josh is also fellow hypochondriac, and they help each other survive "puberty". Glen also receives parental guidance from his absurdly enabling mother Irene (Linda Hart) and his supportive but quasi rage-a-holic dad Ron (Lenny Clarke).moreless

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  • Quotes (23)

    • Worker at B&D: Sir, do you have a resume? Glen: No...not on me.

    • Glen: Okay, when Brooke or Vivica gets here we just need an opening line. Josh: Umm, How about, "are you new in town? And if not, from where do you originally hail from madam?" Glen: That's not bad.

    • Glen: You're never too old to get a makeover.

    • Glen Abbott: Hey it's me, Glen Abbott, the man who started his life at thirty-two. I know all you late bloomers are out there so let me give you guys some tips.

    • Josh: I'm nervous, what if she wants me to unzip her bra or something?

    • Josh: Hurry up I got social studies in a few minutes. Glen: I've never fornicated a woman!

    • Glen: Okay, now Dad, say something nice to Mom. Ron: Glen, this is stupid. Glen: Say it, or I'll tell the neighbors what you said about Mexicans. Ron: (pauses) Some Mexicans. Glen: (Gets in Ron's face) Do it, dirtbag.

    • Glen: (To Ron and Irene) Alright, crack open your ear holes, because you honkies aren't splittin' up, got it?

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    Notes (5)

    • The original title for the show was "Becoming Glen" until the series was picked up.

    • Featured Music: "Eye of the tiger" by Survivor

    • The bar that Glen and Terry go to has a sign that says "Blitt Beer" which is an obvious reference to creator/writer "Ricky Blitt".

    • This episode went on iTunes before its broadcast premiere.

    • This episode went on iTunes before its broadcast premiere.

    Trivia (4)

    • In the video store you can see a Nintendo Gamecube box, even though the Gamecube console was released in 2001 and this show is set in the mid-90's.

    • In the video store, you can see a copy of the film "Happy Gilmore" on the Features rack. However, "Happy Gilmore" was made in 1996 and the setting for this episode is 1994.

    • At the beginning of the episode, Glenn's mom hands him a 20 dollar bill for pizza. The twenty he was handed is a new twenty. A bill that was not introduced until 2005.

    • The box of Pop Tarts in Glen's room is a new version of the box not available in 1994.

    Allusions (10)

    • Rain Man Ron: I'll be honest, for a second I though she may be special, you know, like Rain Man. Rain Man (1988) starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise, is about a man who's father dies and leaves him his belongings, along with his brother Raymond, who has Asperger's Syndrome.

    • On the streets of Buffalo... The song that plays when Glen discovers the scratch from his cat, which leads him to believe that he has feline AIDS, is a parody of the song Streets of Philadelphia by Bruce Springstein. This song was the title track to the movie Philadelphia (1993), about a man living with AIDS.

    • When Glen leaves the Vet's office after learning his cat has feline AIDS he crosses the street to the song "Streets of Buffalo". This is a reference to the movie Philadelphia where the song is "Streets of Philadelphia" by Bruce Springsteen.

    • Nell The movie Nell is mentioned many times in this episode. Nell is about a girl that grew up in a secluded cabin in the woods with her paralyzed mother. Her mother was paralyzed on only one side of her body, so when Nell learned to speak, it was mostly slurs and odd sounds.

    • Cheers In the scene where the kids are on the bench, they are discussing the sitcom Cheers. Murray claims that the role of Sam Malone (Played by Ted Danson) almost went to actor James Woods. However Glen corrects him in saying that it was actually William Devane that almost received the part.

    • The Graduate When Mrs. Burko asks Glen to take her bra off her replies with "Mrs. Burko you're trying to seduce me. This is a line similar to the line in The Graduate: "Mrs. Robinson you're trying to seduce me."

    • Hangin' With Mr. Cooper When Mrs. Burko invites Glen upstairs he references the fact that a new episode of Hangin' With Mr. Cooper (link) is on, a show popular in 1994.

    • Target When Mrs. Burko compliments Glen on his outfit he says that he "just got it at Tar-ghey" which is a French sounding name for Target to make it seem more high class.

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  • Fan Reviews (35)
  • what happend where did you go

    By waltore, Jun 17, 2007

  • A sad day for comedy

    By fire_of_chaos, Jan 26, 2008

  • How to describe the winner? Family guy with poor acting, child acting, and a laugh track.

    By kinglink2, Mar 05, 2007

  • Is that it? Only 6 episodes?

    By geo1975, Jul 10, 2007

  • Older guy still living at home who's best friend is a 13 year old neighbor...........

    By TyTV, Jul 06, 2007

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