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The Secret Life of the American Teenager

Season 1 Episode 3

I Feel Sick

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Jul 15, 2008 on ABC Family
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I Feel Sick
Ben continues to pine after Amy, which results in them sharing their first kiss. Also, Amy shares the news of her pregnancy with Ashley - leaving their parents in the dark. Elsewhere, Adrian believes that Ricky is just using her for sex.

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  • She is pregnant. She REALLY is!

    I honestly am not convinced that the girl is even pregnant. The acting isnt exactly...spectacular? No, actually, the acting is aweful. All Ricky and his "girlfriend" seem to do is have sex all the time. All we see is him leaving her house. And thats it! Where is the story going? The whole idea of listening to your parents then not, then listening to them again is insane and seriously stupid.

    So far I've been getting the feel that all the first three episodes feel like the exactly same thing. They just dont feel any different. How many more to come with this kind of trend?moreless
  • Ben & Amy's first kiss.

    This episode was pretty great, so much things happened! Ben is worried about his first kiss with Amy, so he turns to his friend, Alice, which by the way, is starting to grow on me. At the carnival, Ben tries to make everything perfect, and Amy pukes. What a perfect date, it made me laugh. I loved Grace's plot, she tries to find a plan, to stay with Jack, and that plan is Ricky. She makes it looks like she is dating Ricky, when she is actually going out with Jack. I don't see why, after what Jack did to her. Ben & Amy's kiss at the end was perfect! Now it's going to be hard when he finds out about the baby. They went super fast on their relationship. Amy telling Ashley about the baby was the right thing to do, I just don't see why Ashley cried over it. Ricky & Adrian are starting to bore me, all they do is sleep together, and it feels like it's the same scene on repeat. Does anyone actually like Ricky & Adrian together? They are getting annoying. Lauren is the only one with common sense out Amy's friends, and it's nice to have a medium. A great episode, and awesome development.moreless
  • Third Episode.

    As Ben prepares for his first kiss with Amy, Amy starts to realize that shes becoming "fat". Anne and Ashley bump into Dr. Hightower at the gas station where they are giving away free tampons which Ashley gives to Amy. Ricky tells Grace that he will help her sneak around so that she will be able to see Jack without her parents knowing. Amy and Ben go to the county fair and plan to share their first kiss. When Amy comes home Ashley asks Amy is shes pregnant and Amy tells Ashley that she is pregnant and is having baby.

    In the third week of this series were finally getting around to who these characters are. Megan Park (Grace) is probably one of the better actors on the show. The girl who plays Adrian is probably the hottest of the cast which makes her acting of the sexy one really good. But people like Ben's two friends are starting to annoy me.moreless
  • Episode three

    Third episode!

    Amy and Ben share a first kiss after a day at the county fair. While at the fair, Amy has 'night' sickness. Grace still loves Jack, and she wants to date him, she thinks her parents are wrong about him, and she doesn't care what they say anymore, she has to date Jack. Ricky thinks he can help, so, Grace and Ricky tell Mr. and Mrs. Bowman that they will be at the county fair, as friends. The two parents go for it, so Grace and Ricky head off and Grace and Jack spend the night at the county fair and have loads of fun with each other, Grace is happy with how her life is.

    Adrian becomes jealous of Grace.

    Amy tells Ashley about her being pregnant.

  • WOOT!!!

    Amy tells Ashley about her pregnancy, but still neglects to tell Anne and George, and Ricky and Ben. Anne and George begin to bicker and argue, and Ashley starts to worry about their marriage. Ricky decides to help Grace go out with Jack secretly, but it might not be for the right reasons. Alice and Henry have their first kiss, as do Ben and Amy. While at the county fair, Ben takes Amy on the carousel. And, while Ben tries to kiss her for the very first time, she gets sick and throws up.

    This was a real tearjerker at some parts. I'm glad Amy told Ashley.moreless
Deborah Raffin

Deborah Raffin

Dr. Hightower

Guest Star

Andrew McFarlane

Andrew McFarlane

Jason Treacy

Guest Star

John Schneider

John Schneider

Marshall Bowman

Special Guest Star

Camille Winbush

Camille Winbush

Lauren Treacy

Recurring Role

Renee Olstead

Renee Olstead

Madison Cooperstein

Recurring Role

Josie Bissett

Josie Bissett

Kathleen Bowman

Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Grace mentions in this episode that she is going to the Dairy Shack. Series creator Brenda Hampton used this exact same name for a popular hangout in her other television series, 7th Heaven.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Ben: And, um, I forgot something. I forgot to do this this. (leans in to kiss her)
      Ben: Goodnight Amy.
      Amy: Goodnight Ben. And again: I'm sorry for everything.
      Ben: I'm not.

    • Ashley: Would you go change? You kind of stink.
      Amy: Yes, I know. Good night.
      Ashley: Wait. (long silence) I stayed up because I wanted to ask you something. You're're not, like, pregnant or anything, are you?
      Amy: (stuttering) Wh...wh...why would you say something like that?
      Ashley: Look, Amy, you're acting really weird lately, and you're stuttering again, so I know you're trying to cover something up. You're lying. You're lying all the time, and you're hungry all the time. You eat everything in sight, and you've gained weight, and you've got boobs. And you got sick? I mean, you love the carousel.
      Amy: I know.
      Ashley: So? (more silence) I won't tell them if you are. I won't tell anyone, I promise. You're gonna need me if you are, because you know they're gonna kill you, and you're gonna need a friend.
      Amy: I have friends, Ashley.
      Ashley: Not in this house. Not if you're having a baby. Just tell me. Are you? Are you having a baby?
      Amy: (tears in her eyes) Yeah. Don't tell anyone, okay? I'll tell them when I need to.

    • Ashley: (to Amy, who's trying on a new top) When did you get boobs?

    • Ben: (persuading Amy to go to the county fair) They've got plenty of food there. They've got corndogs and hotdogs and sausage and peppers and onions and churros and cotton candy and frozen bananas dipped in chocolate...
      Amy: (laughing) Okay! You had me at corndogs.

    • Adrian: (on Ricky helping Grace out) I'm not jealous of some prissy little virgin who thinks that she's better than everyone else! So you know what? Go do whatever you want. After all, we really aren't even friends. We're just bed buddies.

    • Ricky: (on the phone with Grace) Yeah, I was offering to let you pretend to date me. I'll pick you up and take you home but you and Jack can have anytime in between that.
      Grace: Wait, you mean sneak around?
      Ricky: C'mon Grace. Stop being the Jesus freak people think you are and be normal for once.

    • Anne: You know what, I think you're getting curves.
      Amy: (stuttering) No, I don't think so.

    • Dr. Fields: (leaving Ricky a voicemail) Ricky, Ken Fields here. You missed your appointment. In fact, you missed several appointments. It's not good for you because you need the help. It's not good for me because I need the money.

    • Alice: (on Ben calling her a control freak) I'm a control freak? And you? You're actually putting time and effort into planning a spontaneous moment where you kiss your girlfriend for the first time.

    • Anne: (on Marsha Bowman) Are you kidding? She'd never let you wear that tube top.
      Ashley: Well you won't let me wear it either.
      Anne: You're wearing it aren't you?

    • Anne: (an older guy checks Ashley out) Give me a break! She's 13, you pervert.

    • Grace: Well, they're my parents. I have to do what they tell me. Don't you do what your parents tell you?
      Ricky: Hell no!

    • Marc: Any plans for college?
      Adrian: Maybe. I hear Indiana University has an awesome sex education programme.
      Marc: Awesome, huh? I saw that you almost got a perfect score on the verbal study of PSAT. You know Columbia's got a great English lit department. Bet you'd really love New York.
      Adrian: Well I really love sex...

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