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Life As We Know It

Season 1 Episode 2

Pilot Junior

Aired Thursday 12:00 AM Oct 14, 2004 on ABC
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Pilot Junior
Dino's secret about his parents' marital problems weakens his relationship with Jackie. Jonathan makes a scary discovery, and suspects he may have penis cancer. Ms. Young makes a surprising move on Ben.

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  • Dramatic... very...

    In this episode Dino plays rough in his hockey game and he feels that he is responsible for his parents marrige so he looks after it. His mom promises to try harder with his dad, but his dad is bust with work and doesn't have much time. His parents get into a huge arguement on staying on with a relationship. Dino's parents were supposed to go out of town, but because of work they changed their mind. Jonatha invited everyone to DIno's house for the party but cancelled once Dino's parents decided to stay. Jackie decides to steal DIno's party and have a party at her place. There, Jackie flirts with a college student and DIno gets pissed so he starts a fight with him. Jackie tells Dino to leave her house. Meanwhile, Ben was going to buy Booze for DIno's party when Ms. Young saw him. Ms. Young spent the afternoon with Ben running erands... before Ben went to the party at Jackie's house, he and Ms. Young kissed. Meanwhile, Jonathan thinks he might have penis cancer because it was swelling, but turns out it was just a fase... good episode! I loved it! Was really funny and dramatic!moreless
Martin Cummins

Martin Cummins

Dave "Coach" Scott

Guest Star

Brenda James

Brenda James

Mary Fielder

Guest Star

Richard Sali

Richard Sali

Stuart Fielder

Guest Star

Evan Smith

Evan Smith

Max Whitman

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Dino calls Jonathan to tell him the party's off, but he doesn't say why. Jonathan is so relieved he immediately hangs up, not asking Dino what happened to make him cancel it. When Jonathan calls Deborah, he tells her that Dino's parents aren't going out of town. How did Jonathan know?

    • Dino's hockey jersey number is #28.

    • When Jonathan is at the doctor, the sun is shining through the window. BUT, before he goes to the doctor, the party has already started, and several scenes have shown that it is fully dark at night.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Deb: (about Jonathan) Time to kick some ass.
      Ben: You do kick some ass don't you.
      Deb: Ya, so quit the fat jokes or your a dead man

    • Jonathan: Oh and Deb is totally down tonight too. She could hardly keep her hands off me.
      Ben: Maybe she thinks your hiding a doughnut.

    • Topher: (to Dino) Dude, I heard that like for every hot chick there are like 10 guys that can't stand her.

    • Ben: I'm a new man tonight. Anything with a pulse. You watch. Shy boy is dead.

    • Ben: What's going on tonight?
      Sue: Going on?
      Ben: Ya, like where's everybody hangin' out?
      Sue: What, you mean like the Peach Pit?
      Jackie: Sue, be nice.

    • Michael: So... Are you and Jackie...
      Dino: No! Come on! Geez...
      Michael: You're still in the bases, uh?
      Dino: The what?
      Michael: The bases, you know... First is making out, second is feeling up...
      Dino: Ok, Fonzie...
      Michael: What do you mean?
      Dino: Feeling up, as you call it, it's the first...
      Michael: It's first?
      Dino: Yeah!
      Michael: What's second?
      Dino: I don't know... I don't think there is a second.
      Michael: No second? Really?
      Dino: People don't really talk about the bases anymore... They just do it!
      Michael: You mean like... intercourse?
      Dino: (points to the radio) Turn this up, I like the song.
      Michael: Yeah, me too...

    • Ben: This is so weird... I have never seen Dino cry.
      Dino: I can't believe I'm crying in front of them. They're gonna think I'm such a wuss.
      Jonathan: Dino gives me a lot of crap, but I know if anyone ever did anything to me, he'd probably kill them. But I can never really do anything for him. Except now. Now I can actually make it better... (to Dino and Ben) Tonight I went to the hospital because I thought my penis was going to explode.

    • Michael: It doesn't make any sense... Dino's a scorer, not an enforcer.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Music featured in the episode included:
      "Sad Little Light" by Abba Roland
      "Saturday Night" by Ozomatli
      "Playing the Game" by AM
      "On My Own" by Ali Handel
      "Walking Wounded" by Jennifer Boyd
      "Slammin" by Buckcherry
      "Moco Loco" by Moco
      "Heaven's Gonna Burn Your Eyes" by Thievery Corp.
      "At The Bookstore" by Phil Agnotti
      "Nowhere Again" by Secret Machines
      "The World at Large" by Modest Mouse

    • This is the first episode where the show's theme song played, "Sooner or Later" by Michael Tolcher.