Out of Practice

Season 1 Episode 13

Model Behavior

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Mar 22, 2006 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Stewart and Lydia pretend to still be married to one another while his former receptionist visits. Oliver wants to stop dating a woman whom he finds annoying, but feels horrible because she happens to be friends with Ben.

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  • model behavior

    Just when I wrote last week that this show focuses too much on sex they...yeah, they give us the same thing here tonight. People do not go through about 25 partners in nine months in New York City like they do on every sitcom. Again, this show is funny, but I just wish the storylines were a little bit more clever and not just rehashed Frasier and Just Shoot Me storylines.

    Kaitlin Olsen of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia was funny here in the role, but yeah, I could see Oliver's point: her behavior would get annoying after a while to anyone.moreless
  • Stewart's previous receptionist comes for a visit, not knowing that Lydia and Stewart are divorced. Lydia and Stewart pretend to be still married to keep up appearances. Oliver and Ben continue dating annoying women just to prove to each other that theymoreless

    When Stewart invites his previous receptionist to visit, he convinces his ex-wife Lydia to help him plan a nice dinner. Stewart's girlfriend Crystal becomes very suspicious when a series of phone calls to Stewart lead her to believe that Stewart is having an affair. This causes some uncomfortable moments for Stewart, but some hilarious moments for us. To add to Stewart's problems, his old receptionist, Norma, well played by Henry Winkler's Happy Days' co-star Marion Ross, doesn't know that he and Lydia are divorced. The previously Mr. and Mrs. Barnes maintain appearances for Norma, hoping they can have a quick dinner and send her on her way. Complications arise when Norma slips on a banana peel, previously discarded by Stewart, forcing her to spend the night, which requires that Stewart and Lydia continue their charade by also spending the night. The dialogue between Lydia, Stewart, Norma, Crystal and Regina during this series of deceptions and misunderstandings reflects the cleverness and wit of the series' writers.moreless
  • This is a series I could like....

    I had never seen or heard of this series and happened to watch this episode last night, and you know what?

    It's good!

    The writing was witty and fun, and all of the characrers seem delightfully quirky. And I think one of them is a lesbian, and good for them for having a gay character.

    I think I could get into this show, especially since Will & Grace will be over soon and it's pretty bad lately anyhow.moreless

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