Still Standing

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot

2
Aired Monday 8:00 PM Sep 30, 2002 on CBS
8.6
out of 10
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Pilot
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Linda comes over with her new psychologist boyfriend, who teaches them an exercise that will prove honesty is the best policy in a relationship. When Judy and Bill decide to put his philosophy to the test, they realize that maybe some things should be left unsaid. Meanwhile, Bill tries to help Brian with his girl problems by telling him they prefer boys who seem dangerous, which leads Brian to think that smoking might get a certain girl's attention.moreless

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  • 101

    7.0
    Although this episode didn't feel like the series premiere, it was a pretty good episode. Never have I had the feeling while watching a Pilot, that the episode really wasn't the first episode. It just jumped in with their daughter Lauren wanting a belly button ring.



    This show focuses on two high school sweethearts now as parents of three children. This episode introduced their three children and the sister. This episode had a couple things going on and it was pretty funny at times. Sure, there's nothing really different about this show than any other family show except it involves high school sweethearts, but it's funny. And at the end of the day, that's all that matters.



    Good pilot overall, felt like it could have taken some more time introducing the characters, and giving us some more back story. But other than that, just a fun start to a good show.moreless
  • linda shows off her new boyfriend and they all play a game where they tell a truth; unfortunately bill takes it too far

    7.5
    this is not the first ep i saw of the show so its not exactly the ep that got me into the show but i did like this ep..it was very funny and im like ok now this kind of gives a new perspective on the synopsis so i get it lol..bill was funny but yeah there are some thing you never tell girls or a woman..i mean come on some self control please and it was like he was doing it to make her feel bad..and then look where that honesty thing got linda and her boyfriend..yeah not very far..it was a very funny ep but need more on kids toomoreless
  • loved it

    10
    i am so glad that lifetime is now showing Still Standing i think it is a great show ans i **** never had went off the air. i hate when they get a good show going and bam its gone. this was a classic and like i soad i am so happy that lifetime has brought it back . i watch it everyday if not in the morning i watch it in the afternoon. wow thank you llifetimemoreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Judy: Sweetie, it's time to get ready for bed.
      Tina: But, I wanna show Daddy my drawing.
      Bill: Aw, what is it?
      Tina: Daddy on the potty.
      Linda: This is a very nice drawing, but it couldn't be Bill because this man is reading.

    • Bill: Miss Bodin—I'm gonna take a leap here and assume it's still Miss Bodin.
      Miss Bodin: Mr. Miller—I'm going to take absolutely no leap and assume it's not Dr. Miller.

    • Judy: You owe me from April 22, 1987. I let you watch the end of the hockey game during sex on our anniversary.
      Bill: Hey, that doesn't count. It was a playoff game. We were both watching it.
      Judy: Yeah, but you didn't have someone behind you who thought it was funny to keep yelling, "Down in front!"

    • Judy: Be nice to Linda.
      Bill: Why should I? You sister treats me like an idiot.
      Judy: You want to win her respect? Try not doing that impression of her ovaries drying up.

    • Lauren: Hello, mother. I love your new hairstyle. I mean, you're already a beautiful woman, but it really brings out the brown in your eyes.
      Judy: Thank you. And it brings out the brown in your nose.

    • Linda: We should play "Truth Be Told."
      Judy: What's that?
      Linda: Well, it's where you tell your partner something that you've always wanted to say, with the understanding that there is a safety zone, okay. Which means they can't be angry at you.
      Bill: I got another game. It's called "I'd Like to Have Sex Again Someday."

    • Tina: Mama said I can take my clothes off.
      Judy: But remember, the underwear stays on until after dinner.
      Bill: Same rules as when we were dating.

    • Judy: On my lunch hour I had a little something done you might like.
      (Bill looks at her breasts)
      Judy: It's my hair, you idiot!

    • Brian: It's about a woman.
      Bill: You don't want to become one, do you?
      Brian: No, I like one.
      Bill: Really? Did a girl finally join the math club?

    • Paul: I wrote for a journal about ways to release inner negativity. What do you do?
      Bill: I sell toilets. They also help you release inner negativity.

    • Linda: Paul thinks that the secret to a truly fulfilling relationship is being totally honest with each other at all times.
      (Bill and Judy laugh hysterically)

    • Judy: Why were you smoking?
      Brian: I didn't want to become a member of the nevertouchaboobie tribe.

    • Judy: Truth be told, Bill, I don't like your shirt.
      Bill: I know, that's why I wear it.

    • Judy: [Bill] is not a bad father. He is just a stupid, stupid man, who's doing the best he can.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Complaining that Brian's room is too neat for a teenage boy, Bill claims the "bubble boy had a messier room," referring to Randal Kleiser's 1977 TV movie The Boy in the Plastic Bubble.

    • Brian explains playing a videogame called Existence, an obvious reference to the Civilization series of games.

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