Reba

Season 1 Episode 11

Meet the Parents

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Aired Unknown Jan 18, 2002 on The CW
9.4
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Reba's parents (guest stars Barry Corbin, Northern Exposure and Dorothy Lyman, The Bold and the Beautiful) are celebrating their 46th wedding anniversary. They're taking a vacation and on the way they plan on stopping by Reba's to see the family. Reba's excited about her parents' visit until her mom starts making comments about what makes a good marriage. Thinking her mother is disappointed that she didn't keep her marriage together, Reba takes the comments to heart. Nevertheless, she plans a lunch to celebrate the anniversary and tells Brock that he should stop by and say hi, but not to bring Barbra Jean. Van's terrified of Cheyenne's grandparents because he's sure they disapprove of the marriage and Cheyenne's pregnancy, blaming him. Grandma assures him that she and her husband got married young as well. She gives Cheyenne a locket that her husband gave her a few years after they got married. It contained a real diamond ring, since they were too poor to have a real one when they first wed. Cheyenne admires the amount of memories her grandparents have, so she tries to create some of her own with Van by giving him a heart-shaped keychain with a poem she wrote herself. Van mocks the keychain, but when he hands her his own handmade gift she's equally as unimpressed. Brock stops by to say hi to Reba's parents and their reception is pretty cold at first. Just as they're starting to warm up to Brock again, Barbra Jean pops in the house with a pie she's made. They manage to get invited to the anniversary brunch where the conversation's tense at best. Barbra Jean doesn't seem to notice the cold disapproval around her, as usual. When Reba's mom discovers that BJ's an outlet mall bargain hunter they decide to go shopping together. Reba tags along, only to be shocked at how well BJ and her mom get along. When they return from the mall, Reba accuses her mom of liking BJ too much and insinuating that it's Reba's fault her marriage didn't last. Her mom explains that when she first saw BJ, she thought Reba was letting herself get made a fool of, that she wasn't standing up for herself. But now she realizes that Reba's stronger than she thought possible because she's allowing BJ into her life. Van and Cheyenne agree that their memories will get made, without forcing them to happen. Reba's parents take off on their vacation and the house returns to normal... well, as normal as it gets anyway.

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  • We get to meet MeeMaw and Grandpa :)

    10
    Reba's parents are coming by, as a part of their 46th anniversary. The family is supposed to be in their best behavior, but things get heated up when Brock appears at the door...with Barbra Jean!



    I found this episode exquisit! Apsolutely fantastic, definitely my favorite episode from the first season! :)

    I'm pleased with the choice of actors who play Reba's parents; I especially like her mother. Meanwhile, did you know that she's only 8 years older than Reba in real life?

    I really liked the dialogue and the acting.. and the jokes!

    I only regret that Reba's parents arent shown later in the series...



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  • An awesome episode!

    10
    I loved this episode! I thought it was funny and romantic too. Reba's mom and dad come to visit. They're celebrating their anniversary. Cheyenne and Van try to make beautiful memories with each other just like Cheyenne's grandparents have, but they learn that they're trying too hard. They should just take it easy and let the memories naturally create themselves. Meanwhile, Reba's mother makes her feel bad that her marriage didn't work out. She criticizes her for it and all. I loved how in the end, they talked it over. Barbra Jean was a little annoying in this episode when she was singing that Aretha Franklin song "Respect." She cannot sing a lick lol. I really loved this episode! I thought it was very sweet.moreless
  • We finally meet Reba's parents!

    10
    Reba's parents come for a visit for the first time since Reba's divorce. Reba wants everything to perfect, and wants Brock to come over so they know he's still apart of their lives. The problem is, he left BJ waiting in the car, and she comes in. When Reba's father invites them to stay for lunch, her mother is ticked. She immediatly throws the pie away. Reba asks her to be nice to BJ. She hesitently agrees, and discovers they have some things in common. They both go to the Outlet Mall where they start a "mother- daughter lounge act". Much to Reba's dismay!moreless
  • Oneof my all time favorites!

    10
    This episode is one of my absolute favorites out of all the seaons. Helen , Reba's mom crack me up. There relationship reminds me of my mom and grandmother. Barbra Jean cracked me up, she honestly had not idea that this situation should be awkward. I love Barbra Jean and Helen dancing in the department store, and them plus Reba dancing in the end, ha Love It!!!!! Cheyenne and Van were cute in this one. Although when JV is in the kitchen telling them how to make there marriage work was funny. Anyway, Reba's parents end up liking BJ, which is kinda funny. If you have never seen this episode, I recommend it to all!moreless
  • It's time to meet Reba's dear parents BARBRA JEAN!!!

    9.3
    Episode Summary:



    Reba's parents (guest stars Barry Corbin, Northern Exposure and Dorothy Lyman, The Bold and the Beautiful) are celebrating their 46th wedding anniversary. They're taking a vacation and on the way they plan on stopping by Reba's to see the family. Reba's excited about her parents' visit until her mom starts making comments about what makes a good marriage. Thinking her mother is disappointed that she didn't keep her marriage together, Reba takes the comments to heart. Nevertheless, she plans a lunch to celebrate the anniversary and tells Brock that he should stop by and say hi, but not to bring Barbra Jean.



    Van's terrified of Cheyenne's grandparents because he's sure they disapprove of the marriage and Cheyenne's pregnancy, blaming him. Grandma assures him that she and her husband got married young as well. She gives Cheyenne a locket that her husband gave her a few years after they got married. It contained a real diamond ring, since they were too poor to have a real one when they first wed. Cheyenne admires the amount of memories her grandparents have, so she tries to create some of her own with Van by giving him a heart-shaped keychain with a poem she wrote herself. Van mocks the keychain, but when he hands her his own handmade gift she's equally as unimpressed. Brock stops by to say hi to Reba's parents and their reception is pretty cold at first. Just as they're starting to warm up to Brock again, Barbra Jean pops in the house with a pie she's made. They manage to get invited to the anniversary brunch where the conversation's tense at best. Barbra Jean doesn't seem to notice the cold disapproval around her, as usual. When Reba's mom discovers that BJ's an outlet mall bargain hunter they decide to go shopping together. Reba tags along, only to be shocked at how well BJ and her mom get along. When they return from the mall, Reba accuses her mom of liking BJ too much and insinuating that it's Reba's fault her marriage didn't last. Her mom explains that when she first saw BJ, she thought Reba was letting herself get made a fool of, that she wasn't standing up for herself. But now she realizes that Reba's stronger than she thought possible because she's allowing BJ into her life. Van and Cheyenne agree that their memories will get made, without forcing them to happen. Reba's parents take off on their vacation and the house returns to normal... well, as normal as it gets anyway.



    Great Episode. Barbara jean is okay with Reba's parents.moreless
Barry Corbin

Barry Corbin

JV, Reba's father

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Dorothy Lyman

Dorothy Lyman

Helen, Reba's mother

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