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The Secret Life of the American Teenager

Season 1 Episode 19

Money For Nothing, Chicks For Free

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Feb 23, 2009 on ABC Family
out of 10
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Money For Nothing, Chicks For Free
Adrian wants to mix things up a bit and tries to change her look, Jack is still bringing out his thoughtful side by raising money, and Anne might soon be off the unemployment list.

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  • Amy gets a job.

    This episode was okay, I liked the idea of it. Amy & Anne both getting a job together, Grace using her sudden popularity as an advantage to help Jack sell candy bars. Adrian revirginizing herself for her brother, and dressing like Grace. The concept meant well, but the way it took things was just okay. Jack's plot was annoying as usual, it's good that he's doing something good, but is he really that stupid, to get his money, car, and phone all stolen at the same time? And running, not knowing where he's going? In the end, he finds out it was Duncan, the kid he's mentoring, only 'cause he's dating Shana. Anne was funny at the job, and I like how Ben is still totally comitted to Amy. Ricky wanting to be a part of Amy's life, then backing out because of child support? Seems like a big waste of a plot to me. That's what brought the rating down, but everything else was good.moreless
  • Ninteenth Episode

    Adrian wants to change her style and Grace suggests taking her virginity back so they see Reverend Stone for some help. Ben and Amy are back together. Ricky confronts Ben about what Ben said about Ricky not having any money for child support. Anne gets her and Amy a job at a hot dog place. Jack sells candy bars for disadvanage youth to help out Duncun for $5 a bar (thats expensive for 1 candy bar). Jack gets robbed when he goes back to give the money to Duncun and his truck gets stolen too, and a couple of guys tell Jack that Duncun made that candy bar thing up to scare him away from his sister Shauna.

    A great episode. Quite funny.moreless
  • A little too ridiculous for my liking.

    The second half of the first season has been decent thus far, but this episode was just a bit too silly for my taste. From the fake mugging, to the reclaiming virginity, to the generic working at a hot dog joint storyline, this just had later seasons of 7th Heaven all over it (that is not a compliment).

    As the other review pointed out Amy is still annoying, but luckily her face is not on screen as much as it used to be. One of the few things I liked here was that they acknowledged Ben is in the band, something that hasn't been mentioned since the first episode I believe.moreless
  • Excellent Installment (Amy is still annoying)

    I am not a supporter of ben or amy but wow! Amy just lost all of the growth she gets from standing up to ricky. First of all, she was moping about Leon and Donoven backing out and about possibly working.

    Then in the hallway when jack was selling candy bars, she needed five dollars and ben just gave it to her and bought even more chocolate.

    She Followed that by arguing with him, and complaining that he didnt tell her to take it easy and relax because she's pregnant.

    Then when her mom got her a job, she was all "I ate alot of chocolate i don't want to i want to nap"

    When she was there, she was whining and didnt do anything except complain ( in two languages ! ! ! ) Sorry for the rant but, i feel that she's been using Ben ( not that he seems to care ) playing i amthe victim of my pregnancy and being lazy disrespectful and annoying. Also i loved How happy anne was and how she made the best of the situation. I found Ben to reliant on his DAD's $$$$$$ and i liked how his dad will try to mske him do something.

    I feel Grace is so naive. She will get in trouble. I feel that The Jack, Duncan and Shonna thing WILL Be TROuBLE I think that Adrianne's making a change for then better BUT her bro gotta go

    So that's my long review Now :)moreless

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    • Ben: I do have money.
      Ricky: Yeah. So you win and I lose, I guess.
      Ben: What?
      Ricky: I just came here to concede. You were right. I don't have any money, so I probably would not make the best father for the baby, or the best husband for Amy. You know, maybe Amy went back with you because the adoption fell through. Maybe she's just looking for security.
      Ben: Yeah, or maybe she just loves me.
      Ricky: She loves your money, anyway. I'm sure she loves the idea of not having to worry about her son's future, so you and Amy have a nice life with my son. A nice, comfortable life. You win, Ben.

    • Anne: I got a job today.
      Amy: You're kidding me!
      Anne: No, I'm not kidding you. And they like me so much that they're letting me have an assistant. You speak Spanish, right?
      Amy: Right.
      Anne: Okay, well, we better go, because we start at 3:30.
      Amy: We start what at 3:30?
      Anne: Our job. Come on, let's go. I'll tell you about it in the car.
      Amy: Mom, I've had a really long day. I just ate four $5 chocolate bars, and I don't feel too well. Maybe we could start tomorrow.
      Anne: $20 worth of chocolate? You're gonna have to work at least three hours for that, and maybe more, after taxes.

    • Ben: (to Ricky) So who's your second choice if you don't get Amy and/or the baby? I mean, I know you're used to getting what you want, but let's just say this time, you don't. Who you gonna go after? Adrian? Oh no, that's right. Adrian's in love with her brother right now. So what about Grace? Grace isn't gonna marry you. She's probably gonna become a doctor. She'll probably marry a doctor. I mean, she's a doctor's daughter, so she's a little out of your league, don't you think? Oh, and by the way, if you and Amy don't find a couple to adopt the baby, you're gonna be paying child support for the next 18 years. How you gonna do that? I mean, you don't just get to call yourself the daddy without being financially responsible for the child. Think about that. Child support every month for the next 18 years. So if you're just using the baby as a way to get to Amy, just keep in mind that's gonna cost you. But you know that, right? You shouldn't take things you can't pay for, Ricky.

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