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Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot Episode

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Sep 19, 2003 on The WB
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Episode Summary

Pilot Episode
When two families - one black, one white - share the same house, they discover that their differences are definitely more than skin deep. Tanya (Peete), Ed and their teen kids are a middle-class African-American family who open their doors for an old friend who is down on her luck. Newly single Maddie (Farr) and her 16 year-old son Keith just need a place to stay until they can get back on their feet. What sounds like a perfect arrangement soon becomes non-stop tension (and laughs) as the two families argue about everything but skin color!moreless

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Keith: (to Tanya, in bathroom) I'm naked here!

        Tanya: (to Keith) Oh relax Keith. I've cleaned you, I've diapered you, I've seen parts of you you couldn't find with a mirror.

        Keith: (to Tanya) I've got new stuff since then.

        Tanya: (to Ed) The boy needs a strong male influence.

        Ed: (to Tanya) Tell him to watch Dr. Phil.

        Tanya: (to Ed) Come on honey. Nothing's sexier than a big man obeying his wife.

        Keith: (to Tanya) You can't ground me, you're not my mother!

        Tanya: (to Keith (sarcastically)) I'm not! (to family) Did you hear that? I am not the boys mama.

        Pop: (to Tanya) Well, I'll be damed, he looks just like ya!

        Danika: (to Keith) You know you're kind of cute when you're not trying to be a jerk.

        Keith: (to Danika) Really?

        Danika: (to Keith) No.

        Ed: (to Keith, about wife Tanya) She's not the boss of me.

        Keith: (to Ed) Yeah, me either.

        Tanya: (to both of them, afar) The hell I'm not!

    • NOTES (3)

      • In the original pilot actress Amy Yasbeck played the role of single-mother Maddie in the series, but later on actress Diane Farr took the role on as Maddie for undisclosed reasons as to why the switch. With that, scenes of the pilot were reshot for Diane Farr.

      • J. Mack Slaughter made guest appearances on numerous WB shows including Family Affair and What I Like About You before getting his role on this WB comedy.

      • Holly Robinson Peete previously starred in the WB comedy For Your Love for 4 seasons before getting the role on this WB comedy.

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