Married to the Kellys

Season 1 Episode 2


Aired Unknown Oct 03, 2003 on ABC
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The pilot episode finds newlyweds Tom and Susan Wagner moving to her hometown in Kansas. Tom is overwhelmed by the closeness of Susan's family, the Kellys, and would rather spend a night alone with his wife but Susan has already agreed to join her family for dinner.moreless

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    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (3)

      • Tom: How long does it take to get over that out-of-place feeling?
        Bill: Seven to ten years.
        Tom: When you said move, I thought you meant from the Village to the Upper West Side. Not to, you know, America.

      • Bill: A family's kind of like quicksand. The more you struggle, the deeper you sink.
        Tom: What if you don't struggle?
        Bill: You still sink.

      • Tom: (About Lewis) The only thing we have in common is awkward silence and if I talk to him, we lose THAT.

    • NOTES (7)

      • Kiele Sanchez and Josh Braaten later went on to play a couple in the pilot episode of The WB's Modern Men.

      • Throughout the entire series Chris and Mary's last name was never revealed.

      • Buffy fans may recognize at least half of the cast. Richard Riehle played Buffy's original watcher in the episode "Becoming." Nancy Lenehan played Joyce's friend Pat in the episode "Dead Man's Party." Josh Braaten played Anya's demon ex-boyfriend Torg in the episode "Showtime." And Sam Anderson had a recurring role as Holland Manners, the head of the evil law firm Wolfram & Hart, in the Buffy spin-off Angel.

      • Fact or Fiction:
        -Lewis is mostly fictional which is why he's the only character not named after a real person. In real life Susan's younger brother is actually called John.
        -In the show Lewis has a fascination with entomology but in real life Chris is the one who is interested in entomology.
        -Tom Hertz isn't actually an only child. He has one brother.

      • Casting Choices:
        -Christopher Sieber was originally considered for a role in the show. Sieber instead went on to star in an ABC series called It's All Relative.
        -Meredith Monroe originally played Susan before being replaced by Kiele Sanchez.
        -Before being cast as Tom and Mary, Breckin Meyer and Emily Rutherfurd were originally cast in NBC's Coupling but were replaced by Christopher Moynihan and Sonya Walger.

      • Originally Susan was supposed to say "My parents think you are the coolest guy" and Tom replied "In Kansas, I am." This was cut out because creator Tom Hertz meant it as a jab at himself but was afraid that it would sound like an insult to Kansas.

      • This episode was taped on August 1, 2003.

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