The New Normal

Season 1 Episode 9

Pardon Me

Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Nov 20, 2012 on NBC
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Episode Summary


Bryan and David attempt to have a girls and gays Thanksgiving with Goldie, Shania, and Rocky. Their plan is thwarted when Shania convinces them to invite all of their family members in the spirit of the holiday.

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  • Slowly down the drain.

    This show should have been canceled by now. Somebody or some group is keeping it from dying the quick death it deserves. Pull the plug already.
  • Family Members and Another Shania Obsessive Thing

    Shania is obsessed with something again! No surprise there. Then we have family. Which includes Nana! This was a pretty funny episode, though it could have been better with a little less of Shania's obsessions.
  • The Whole Family

    I loved how this episode incorporated the entire family and I also wrote a detailed review of it on my personal blog. The plot was cute and humorous, and I loved the line delivered by Shania at the end about how relatives are chosen for you but family is who you choose. Solid!

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  • QUOTES (6)

    • Bryan: Are you telling me that all of these display turkeys are going to be killed?
      Farmer: Son, what is it you think we do here?
      Bryan: I don't know, I thought you had a freezer in the back with the ready-to-go kind! And all this bloody gory stuff happened at night, in some secret off-sight poultry Guantanamo while the townspeople slept in peaceful ignorance.

    • Mr. Sawyer: (to David) Like it or not kiddo, it's our flaws who have made you who you are. From what I can see, you've done pretty damn good.

    • Jane: Hello! I'm Mrs. Jane Forrest, the life of every party and the last real American, along with Newt Gingrich.

    • Ms. Sawyer: Hello there, you adorable little cutie! It's your future grand mommy. I'm making a cranberry jelly with dark sweet cherries, marsala wine and rosemary. It's orgasmic! That means delicious in French.

    • David: (after seeing the turkeys in his backyard) What are we going to do with them?
      Bryan: Fresh turkey eggs every morning! Turks lay eggs, right?

    • Shania: Family is who you choose. It's relatives who are chosen for us.

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