The Gregory Hines Show

Season 1 Episode 20

Mug the One You're With

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Unknown on CBS
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Mug the One You're With
Ben takes out a mugger to protect Matty, making him a hero in his son's eyes, and an object of envy in Carl's. Ben just wants to put the incident behind him, but he doesn't get his wish after Matty brags about it in school, his class goes to the publishing company for career day, and all they want to talk about is how Ben beat up a bad guy. Ben and Carl go to Nicole's for dinner, where Nicole plans to give Ben a surprise party for his heroics, but she's forced to cancel the celebration when he tells her that, despite his write-up in the paper, he doesn't want to be thought of as a hero. The festivities are ruined, anyway, when he gets served a summons -- the mugger is suing him for using excessive force, rendering him "unable to work." Operating as Ben's attorney, Carl plans to file a countersuit over the mugger, Francis Shelton's, frivilous lawsuit, but Ben the peacemaker asks that he not, so as to get the matter settled quickly. Acting on behalf of Francis is Gloria Newberry, the unscrupulous lawyer whom Carl lost his biggest case to. Even though the suit is nonsense, Gloria asks for a $50,000 settlement. Ben's pacifist routine doesn't last long when Francis starts needling him by saying he's a bad father, so Carl takes matters into his own hands, and tells the terrible two he'll see them in court. Realizing she doesn't have a legal leg to stand on, Gloria drops the suit -- to Francis' chagrin. To stop Matty from getting so excited about violence, Ben admits to him that he was secretely scared during the incident.moreless

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