Season 1 Episode 5

The Situation

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Mar 30, 2010 on NBC
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Drew helps Adam connect with his son Max, when Max rejoins the baseball team. Sarah makes a new friend, Amber's English teacher, Mr. Cyr. Meanwhile, Crosby feels pressured to have a baby sooner than he thought and Julia tries to teach Sydney self-protection.

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  • Why are more people not watching this show?

    Last night's Parenthood was filled with its usually comedy mixed with drama that Jason Katims and the team of Howard and Grazer are known for, but I am disappointed with how low the viewership is for this show. Like Friday Night Lights, Parenthood is a good family drama without the football. It's in a decent enough time slot on Tuesdays at 10pm but going up against CBS's The Good Wife is proven to be a difficult task. But knowing how NBC treats its good shows, Parenthood may not be treated fairly and not given a chance. But, I love this show and here's why:

    You have a great cast that clicks so well and how can you not love Lauren Graham! Take how she reacted to being the last to know about Crosby's son Jabbar. It was so well acted and her one liner "it has to be true, you couldn't make up a name like Jabbar" had me holding my side from laughing so hard! It's a feel-good makes you smile dramedy that tackles strong subjects like absent parents or child paternity. Tell your friends about this show, and if you can't watch it on Tuesdays at 8pm, watch the replay on Saturdays at 8pm or online.moreless

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  • QUOTES (7)

    • Mark: Amber told me about the paper.
      Sarah: Oh, she did? I'm really impressed. I couldn't tell you.
      Mark: And her new paper wasn't half bad, either.
      Sarah: Doesn't seem like something that came off the Internet, does it?
      Mark: No, no, no, it sounded just like Amber. There's not a lot of downloaded papers that use the word "suck" with such frequency.

    • Crosby: Oh, my God. Julia told you that I have a son.
      Sarah: Julia knows?
      Crosby: Adam told you?
      Sarah: Julia knows? I'm the last to know?

    • Adam: Crosby has a son.
      Sarah: Pfft! Shut up. I thought you were actually telling me something.
      Adam: I'm serious. Listen to me. He has a five-year-old boy named Jabbar.
      Sarah: There's no way you could make up that name.
      Adam: I'm serious. He has a little boy, okay?
      Sarah: Since when?
      Adam: Since five years ago.
      Sarah: No, since when have you known?
      Adam: Oh, couple weeks.
      Sarah: Couple weeks?
      Adam: Don't make it about the fact that you haven't know until now.
      Sarah: How could you keep that from me? You're the worst liar in the family.
      Adam: He asked me not to tell anybody.
      Sarah: And you actually did that?

    • (over the phone)
      Julia: Did you talk to Jasmine about the paternity test?
      Crosby: Hey. Yeah, I did, and, man, it went great.
      Julia: Good. You want me to set up an appointment with my guy for you and Jabbar?
      Crosby: Oh, no, you don't have to go to all that trouble, because thanks to you telling me how to live my life, Jasmine now thinks I'm a giant jackass and doesn't want me anywhere near Jabbar. Oh, and Katie's going off the pill tomorrow, too, so that's great news.

    • Amber: (asking if Sarah told her teacher about her cheating) Well? What did he say? Was he mad? Was he upset? Was he sad? Well, what happened?
      Sarah: I didn't tell him.
      Amberk: 'cause he's so cool, right?
      Sarah: No, not 'cause he's so cool. Because he believes in you, and for some stupid reason, so do I.

    • Julia: (about Crosby) Adam, you knew about this whole Jabbar thing? You didn't tell him to get a paternity test?
      Adam: It's his life. I figured he'd get around to it when he was ready.
      Julia: But he's a child, so...
      Crosby: She makes a really good point, Adam. You might have dropped the ball on this one.

    • Sarah: I think I just gave nicotine gum to my daughter's teacher. Amber.
      Mark: Amber Holt?
      Sarah: Sorry. We're working on the eye rolling, the attitude.
      Mark: There's no eye-rolling. She's, uh-- Amber's actually one of my most engaged students.
      Sarah: Really?
      Mark: Yes.
      Sarah: What are the rest of them like?
      Mark: They're a bunch of drug-addled losers, glazed eyes.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Test otcovství (Paternity Test)

    • Music:
      Darlin' Do Not Fear by Brett Dennen
      Devil Never Sleeps by Iron and Wine
      Water Of Love by Dire Straits
      Foolin by Devendra Banhart

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: March 30, 2010 on Citytv
      Sweden: July 1, 2010 on TV3
      Norway: September 20, 2010 on TV3
      Czech Republic: April 7, 2011 on Prima LOVE
      United Kingdom: May 5, 2011 on 5*
      Finland: July 7, 2011 on MTV3