The Pitts

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Mar 30, 2003 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Bob hires a nanny for the kids who just so happens to be the woman he stood up at the prom. Meanwhile, Faith doesn't have a date for the homecoming dance.

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  • Great start to a hilarious series.

    I was immediately attracted to "The Pitts" when I first saw the promos for it, which was only about two days before the actual premiere. I had never really watched a FOX sitcom before, mostly because of my parents, and on the rare occasion they watched one it was usually a CBS or ABC sitcom.

    I wanted to watch "The Pitts" but my parents said no, because they thought it looked really stupid, so I found a blank tape and went to my grandma's house, where she let me watch it.

    I found the pilot episode to be extremely funny, and I was laughing through the whole thing. I grew attached quickly, because I'd never seen anything like it before. Plus, it helped that the daughter, played by Lizzy Caplan (Tru Calling, Related) was really hot.

    In the pilot, Bob and Liz Pitt hire are forced to hire a nanny because of their kids' constant fighting. The nanny turns out to be Smelly Shelley, a girl from high school who was stood up by Bob when he decided to go to the prom with Liz instead. She grew insane over the years and became more and more obsessed with him and finally decided to make her move after seeing their nanny wanted ad. In a humorous ending, Liz and the kids escape the trunk they've been trapped in and they all fight Shelley until she gets electrocuted in the tub.

    I can understand why someone would not like this show, because it was definitely different: the whole thing makes fun of itself and spoofs on nearly every movie it can think of. However, whoever would say that this show is unoriginal is sadly mistaken, because shows like this are far, far too rare.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When Bob tells us he fell into the scorpion pit, he pulls up his sleeve and you see enormous bubbles covering his arm. Scorpion bites don't swell up like that, they just leave a little red rash-like spot.

    • Upon answering the telephone, Liz erroneously refers to the store as "Mailboxes & More, Etc." (She and Bob work at "Mailboxes & More, Plus.")

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Liz: If you think that blonde hair, large knockers and home cooking will win over my husband, you don't know the first thing about men!

    • Bob: We are not cursed. We're just one of those families that has a little bad luck. Like the Kennedys.
      Faith: The Kennedys have millions of dollars and great books.
      Bob: And that's part of our bad luck.

    • Bob: Life is a bowl full of cherries, but you can't have cherries without the Pitts.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Petey has a Simpsons poster in his room - a "Who's Who In Springfield" one and the promo card for 1F03 Marge on the Lam. Oddly enough, "Lam" aired in Season 5, which was when Mike Scully started working on the Simpsons as a producer.

    • Act II has 40 laughs and Act III has 46 laughs, this adds to the mystery of viewer's dislike of the laughs included in the show.

    • Rating: 5.0/9 Fast National Data

    • With this episode, only minutes after it's airing, fans and viewers alike began lobbying for the show's laugh track to be removed.