Out of Practice

Season 1 Episode 4

The Truth About Nerds and Dogs

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Oct 10, 2005 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Regina and Oliver begin fretting over Ben's new obsession with comic books and his new slacker friends. So the two come up with a plan to end the situtation by setting Ben up on blind dates. Elsewhere, Lydia is convinced that her dog likes Stewart more than her and is none to happy.moreless

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    You know you are watching an episode of a show from the same producers as Frasier when you see so much dog humor. Not that is is not occasionally funny, but there is a time and a place for it and I really do not want to see this kind of thing on a weekly basis.

    This episode was a bit worse than last week, but this is still a show that is funny at the core, with a premise that was worthy of better writing. Henry Winkler needs a shot of adrenaline or something, because he has no energy or passion anymore.moreless
  • Ben finds comfort in old friends, Regina and Oliver fight and compete over everything and Lydia is jealous of her fog's affection for Stewart.

    Great episode.

    I missed it the first time around, so I'm happy that CBS is airing re-runs for a while so that I can see episodes that I've missed.

    Oh, and boy, was I happy to see this one. I love that whole sibling rivarly between Regina and Oliver, and we need to see more of their spark, because it was rather refreshing.

    We learn that Ben was a geek/nerd when he was in high shcool (no shocker there) and even had his own geek click of comic book reading and sci-fi watching, marathon buddies.

    It was interesting to see Lydia fuss over Monty's affection for Stewart, I had to remind myself many times that they were speaking about a dog and not thier child.

    Overall, great episode.moreless
  • The youngest son turns back to his old nerd ways and the dog eats the cell phone.

    The dog eating the cell phone has been done before, just not with a cell phone. The youngest son hanging out with his nerd friends is a classic example. The other two children in constant competition was a little over the top. Mom and Dad arguing over the dog was cute.

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