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Better With You

Season 1 Episode 3

Better with Ben

Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM Oct 06, 2010 on ABC
Better with Ben
out of 10
User Rating
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Episode Summary

Everyone in the family hates the Christmas photo card that Joel obsesses over every year. But when Ben is left out of the card, he is really hurt when Joel invites Casey instead, so he and Maddie devise a revenge Christmas card. Meanwhile, Mia and Casey realize it is very hard for them to say "no", so they ask Maddie and Ben to do the hard work with their future baby.moreless

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  • Xmas cards.

    I was surprised to learn that a Christmas-themed episode was coming so soon, but it payed off with a satisfying storyline, and another great episode of this series. I guess we won't be getting a real Christimas episode then, huh? Never mind.

    I'm glad Vicky and Joel got more to do in the episode; I just loved Vicky's need to show off her legs in the Christmas card - the reactions were hilarious as well. Joel was fun as the typical dad, while Maddie dominated the rest of the episode by fighting for Ben. Ben really is a great character as well, and Mia and Casey fit in well because they're more "young" than the others. Dare I say, more stupid.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Vicky: I have great legs. The people should know it.

    • Ben: You know, I'm not gonna let you keep saying that. I-I am not family? Seriously, Mr. Putney? Who talked you out of going on the run after you lost most of your clients all of their money? Me. Who did you call to sit with you at the hospital when you thought you were having a heart event and you didn't want to scare Vicky? Me. And whose shoulder did you cry on with loud gasping sounds when Michael Jackson passed away? Mine.
      Joel: What did you expect? Billie Jean died.

    • Vicky: How do I look?
      Mia: Like my mom, only sluttier.
      Vicky: Casey?
      Casey: Like a slut, only mom-ier.

    • Ben: It's crazy. You can rent an elf costume in December, no problem, but two months before they treat you like a psycho and make you sign a note promising you won't use it for porn.

    • Mia: (to Casey) Great, so we're both pushover. Neither of can say no. I think we proved that by getting pregnant like fifteen minutes after we met.

    • Maddie: Ben, you hate the [Christmas] card. Didn't you say every time my dad's card goes out an angel dies?

    • Ben: (about Joel doing the Christmas family cards) He does these things every year and they are awful. No, it doesn't sound strong enough- Horrible. No, still needs more- The most embarrassing thing in the world - yes, that feels right.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: March 7, 2011 on HBO Comedy
      United Kingdom: March 23, 2011 on 5*
      Turkey: May 30, 2012 on CNBC-e