Grounded for Life

Season 2 Episode 7

I Saw Daddy Hitting Santa Claus

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Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM Dec 19, 2001 on FOX
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Sean gets ticked off with Walt, who's playing Santa Claus, when he promises Henry a $350 Astro Jammer Battle Buggy for Christmas. So Sean responds by bringing violence to Santaland. Meanwhile Lily tries to figure out if the blurry giftcard on her boxershorts reads "from Brad" or "from Dean."moreless

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    6.0
    We got a lot of, dare I say it, epic moments on tonight's episode of Grounded for Life, but looking back, this episode wasn't a lot to write home about. This episode seemed off or different from the usual Grounded for Life formula. When you think Christmas and Grounded for Life, you expect to watch an amazing hilarious episode.



    But this episode did the opposite of that giving us every cliche in the book, definitely not Grounded for Life's style. Also I'm not loving the direction their taking with the Brad/Lilly/Dean triangle, I just rolled my eyes when Brad took off his shirt to fight Dean.



    And don't even get me started on the "play" scenes which were almost unbearable. Maybe it's because I'm just not a fan of Henry-centric episodes, and boy, this definitely was one. Lackluster Christmas "special" this year.moreless
Richard Riehle

Richard Riehle

Walt Finnerty (Season 1-2, recurring otherwise)

Megyn Price

Megyn Price

Claudia Finnerty

Kevin Corrigan

Kevin Corrigan

Eddie Finnerty

Lynsey Bartilson

Lynsey Bartilson

Lily Finnerty

Donal Logue

Donal Logue

Sean Finnerty

Jake Burbage

Jake Burbage

Henry Finnerty (2001-2004)

Wesley Thompson

Wesley Thompson

Elf

Guest Star

Will Gill Jr.

Will Gill Jr.

Old Man

Guest Star

Ed Gale

Ed Gale

Jesus

Guest Star

Bret Harrison

Bret Harrison

Brad O'Keefe

Recurring Role

Mike Vogel

Mike Vogel

Dean Peramotti

Recurring Role

Eddie Karr

Eddie Karr

Young Sean Finnerty

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Lily is in her room showing Dean & Brad the boxershorts, they change color. First they are red then they change to white, & then they change back to red.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Eddie: A goat and a sheep, that could be dangerous. They could spawn a hybrid creature with the strength of a goat and the cunning of a sheep.

  • NOTES (2)

    • This is the first episode to use different music over the Mike and Bill Production, and Carsey Werner logo. It uses the Action Battle Buggy song from the commercial Henry watched earlier.

    • Tag scene: Sean uses Henry's Action battle buggy, to shoot at Walt while he's sleeping.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • I Saw Daddy Hitting Santa Claus: Plot

      In 1996, "Everybody Loves Raymond" had a similar episode called "The Ball," in which Allie was doubtful whether or not Santa existed, so both her uncle and her grandfather dressed up as Santa to prove it to her.

    • I Saw Daddy Hitting Santa Claus: Title

      The title of this episode was derived from the song "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" by Jimmy Boyd

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