Grounded for Life

Season 2 Episode 13

Take It to the Limit

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Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM Feb 13, 2002 on FOX
8.8
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Lily's compulsive credit-card usage sinks Sean's plans to take Henry and his friends to a pricey waterpark; Eddie refuses to open up to his family about the contents of his mysterious locked box.

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  • Take it to the Limit

    7.8
    Oh yes, the story line that we've all seen before. A teenage girl maxes out her credit card over something she thinks is an "emergency." She has to suffer the consequences by the end of it. Yes, it's something we've seen before, but Grounded for Life did it so great here, that it just made up for it.



    I think we can learn from every single sitcom to not give a credit card to a 15-year old teenager. We learned that here too. What I loved though was the flashback scenes. From the perfect "Gliss" line to Lilly trying to keep her clothes clean. I laughed all the way through.



    Also Claudia's absurd fantasy is something worth mentioning. "Credit card!!!???" Hilarious scene. The 'store credit' thing was pretty unexpected. I liked how it tied in too Henry's birthday party and the water part. "Are we poor?" Man, you just got to love the Finnerties. Great episode, one of my favorites.moreless
  • A really good episode. =)

    9.6
    This is another great installment of Grounded for Life, everyone has their funny moments in thie episode. The real standout moment is Sean's rant to the telephone operators, which had me rolling on the floor from laughing so hard. (Way to speak for the people!) Plus, the whole mystery box that Eddie had, was a quite hilarious yet also very confusing thing, exactly what was in that box anyway? (Hmmmm...) I also liked the Lord of the Flies dance Walt died, another moment I was laughing pretty hard. Overall it was a really solid episode, and i give it a 9.6! (-.4 for not finding out what was in the box!)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)

Kelli Garner

Kelli Garner

Tracey

Guest Star

Connor Matheus

Connor Matheus

Perry

Guest Star

Eric Jungmann

Eric Jungmann

Ticket Clerk

Guest Star

Mike Vogel

Mike Vogel

Dean Peramotti

Recurring Role

Autumn Reeser

Autumn Reeser

Alison

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (6)

    • Lily: I was mortified.
      Eddie: Why? Gliss is a perfectly acceptable word. It's short for glissando, where you run the back of your finger across the piano like this. (Into phone) Yes, I was talking to you also!

    • Jimmy: (After not getting to go to the water park Walt has the kids jumping through a little sprinkler) Grandpa this stinks.
      Walt: Well it's just a little pressure problem. (yells) Nobody flush the toilet 'til the party's over. Alright, here we go, ready.

    • Claudia: Your dad is gonna freak when he sees his car....Th-th-that car reeks.
      Sean: Yeah, my dad works in a dump, if he had a sense of smell, he'd be dead by now.

    • [At a water park talking about a water slide]
      Sean: Alright alright, let me tell you. Imagine this, you start from a position so high, ok, that by the time your halfway down your going so fast that the water under you butt actually catches on fire.
      Claudia: Ha ha ha
      All the kids: Wow, so cool.
      Jimmy: Maybe the fire will kill the five millions kinds of bacteria in the water.

    • Sean: [talking on the phone] No it`s alright, put me on hold. I`d love to hear more of the music to kill yourself by collection.

    • Sean: Hello, Rochelle? No, I do not want to give you my account number and I shall tell you why: because I have already keyed it in three times and given it to several different people including a Beth, a José, and someone who was really rude to me named Kevin. And I think I speak for all Americans when I say that we are SICK of having to call something in and key in the number and then being asked what the number was we keyed in before! Alright? So why don't you get a piece of paper - have you heard of that? And a pen AND WRITE THE DAMN NUMBERS DOWN!

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