Back to You

Season 1 Episode 2

Fish Story

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Sep 26, 2007 on FOX
8.4
out of 10
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123 votes
10

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Kelly doesn't believe that Chuck has a good sense of caretaking and responsibility that would be necessary to take care of a child. So, when Chuck is given a goldfish as a pet, he's determined on having the goldfish keep up an illusion of being happy - and alive. To do this, he gets the help of the news director Ryan.moreless

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  • A bit better than the first episode.

    3.8
    This episode definitely had more laughs, so it was a lot better than the pilot episode, which had practically none. Still, even the laughs could not cover that the characters felt one-dimensional and still unlikeable. The laughs however also had a twinge of mean-spiritedness to them. The fish dying joke started out funny but eventually went a bit too far, as did the whole taser storyline. But still, laughs are the most important aspect of a sitcom, and the fact that this episode had some was good to see. I do want this sitcom to succeed, but they really need to make viewers care about what happens to these characters, and right now, I don't think I could care any less.moreless
  • 102

    8.0
    It is amazing that Back to You did not succeed. You have two great producerds in Steven Levitan and Christoper Lloyd behind the show. You have Kelsey Grammer, Fred Willard, Josh Gad, and Ty Burrell, who is awesome on Modern Family. A great msle cast, but for some reason FOX cannot get people to watch their live action comedies and the ratings for this just did not deliver.



    This was a great episode for the one liners and the pnysical comedy. A vast improvement over the pretty dismal pilot used to introduce this show. It's sad when this is better than just about every other comedy on TV today.moreless
  • Still not edgy enough!

    5.0
    the second episode of "Back to You" is more of the same as the first. The problem with the show is that it's not edgy enough to carry. It boring with second rate characters that doesn't work. the plot about fish and responisblity is terrible. Kersley Grammer and Patricia Heaton continued to argue liek third graders. I enjoy watching th outfilts that heaton wore. she is sexy. the plot aboput the fish is weak. We probaby see it before in better TV shows. She may be the only thing I'd like about the show. I thinkl there are two more episodes before the playoffs.moreless
  • Chuck tries to convince Kelly that he is responsible to be father to her daughter, but can barely take care of a goldfish.

    6.6
    This show still has few laugh out loud moments between Kelsey Grammer and Patricia Heaton. In fact, the only funny moments on this episode revolved around the many attempts to disguise the fact that he accidentally killed his goldfish. The supporting cast continues to be weak and stereotyped. The show has a long way to go to reach its potential. The actors are playing roles so similar to their previous famous roles that it looks like Frasier moved to Pittsburgh from Boston and Debra Barone never met Ray and pursued a career in broadcasting instead. A Steve Carell-type moment involving a stun gun was mildly amusing.moreless
  • Another wonderful example of the writers' gift for physical comedy

    7.0
    As Niles was to Frasier, our in-the-field reporter, Gary Crezyzewski, shows a spectacular ability for physical comedy. The taser scene, followed up with the quick vignette at the end of the episode had me in hysterics. If this is the way the show is going - have at it lads! Meantime, the leads need help. Both fine actors, they don't have a whole lot to go on yet, leaving their characters all a bit ho-hum. How long can the writers carry on with the "he's the Dad, she's the Mom and they don't get along" line?moreless

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  • QUOTES (6)

    • Kelly: Look, you know what the best thing about getting pregnant is?
      Chuck: Well sure...
      Kelly: No, not that. It's that you have nine months to get used to the idea of being a parent. I mean, basically you just found out you're pregnant.
      Chuck: Well that would explain the nausea and the crying jag in the elevator.

    • Marsh: Oh Montana, can you see if you can get this orange in my pants without me knowing it?
      Montana: Are you still obsessing over that magic trick?
      Marsh: No, the fridge is full.

    • Ryan: All right, we've got a triple homicide, a roller coaster derailment, and a pit bull mauling. Sometimes it's just like Christmas around here.

    • Chuck: I'm ready for this. I want [Gracie] in my life.
      Kelly: I would rather put her in a basket and float her down a river.

    • Kelly: What is all this stuff on my desk?
      Chuck: I'm sorry if I invaded your personal space by a few inches.
      Kelly: At least this time it won't get me pregnant.

    • Kelly: (to Chuck) Listen, I thought I made it clear last night, I do not want people knowing you are [Gracie's] father. If I had my way I would be having this conversation with a turkey baster.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic - Záležitost s rybičkou (Issue with the Fish)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: January 30, 2008 on Network 10
      India: March 13, 2008 on Zee Cafe
      Denmark: April 11, 2008 on TV3+
      United Kingdom: June 18, 2008 on More4
      Israel: November 3, 2008 on HOT3
      Czech Republic: April 8, 2009 on Prima COOL

    • This episode adds another to the list of James Burrows directed first season 'dead goldfish shows' including a Taxi episode in which Bobby kills Tony's pet fish, and a Cosby Show in which Cliff insists on a toilet bowl funeral to help Rudy deal with her dead pet fish.

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