The War at Home

Season 2 Episode 14

A Lower-Middle-Upper-Middle-Class Problem

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Aired Sunday 7:30 PM Jan 25, 2007 on FOX
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A Lower-Middle-Upper-Middle-Class Problem
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Dave puts the kids on a strict allowance, since they're always asking him for money. Vicky supports him on this... that is, until she, too, is put on a budget and is unable to buy the Prada boots she's always wanted. Meanwhile, after spending all his allowance money on the first day at Medieval Times, Larry asks Mike to loan him some money. And, in order to earn some extra money, Hillary starts an escort service for the nerdy boys at school.moreless

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  • Strict Allowance

    9.3
    Dave puts the kids on a strict allowance, since they're always asking him for money. Vicky supports him on this... that is, until she, too, is put on a budget and is unable to buy the Prada boots she's always wanted. But Dave then turns hypocritical when he buys a stolen Rolex from Jeff who bought it from his cousin. Meanwhile, after spending all his allowance money on the first day at Medieval Times, Larry asks Mike to loan him some money which gets him in more trouble. And, in order to earn some extra money, Hillary starts an escort service for the nerdy boys at school.



    This season has certainly improved from the last season a lot and this episode had some great lines and a strong storyline. Very, very good.moreless
  • are you telling me this is a lower middle upper middle class problem?

    8.3
    From the beginning of this episode, Dave enforces a tight budget on his whole family. It was amusing to see where this storyline would take the cast. Hillary becomes a pimp and sends out all her female friends to these social gatherings as dates for boys who aint getting any. Mike decides to lend some of his money to Larry in exchange for interest and collateral, which Larry could not pay in time. Larry loses his money the quickest after buying some sort of item from a game he and his friends were playing. Dave breaks the budget himself when he asks his friend to buy a rolex from the mafia, and when Vicky finds out, she wants a pair of Prada, or was it Gucci boots. Some nice lines of comedy that caused an abrupt chuckle a few times during the show.moreless

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    • Dave: Are you insane? You're dating boys for money now? Do you know what that makes you?
      Hillary: An entrepreneur?
      Dave: No, a hooker!
      Hillary: No, that's not true, okay? I don't fool around with anyone.
      Dave: Even worse - you're a bad hooker.

    • Dave: So, uh, Hillary's not up to anything, huh? I don't know what I'm talking about, huh?
      Vicky: Yeah, I'm with you so far.
      Dave: This girl's dealing drugs.
      Vicky: What? Are you insane? I go through her room twice a week. Trust me, if there were any drugs in there, we'd be smoking them right now.

    • Dave: Please tell me there is a rational explanation as to why your hands are in my pants.
      Larry: They're not. You're dreaming.
      Dave: No, no. If I was dreaming, J-Lo would have her hand in my pocket, not you!

    • Dave: Hey, Vicky, what the hell's going on with Hillary? You know, she bought herself some expensive cell phone that I know she can't afford.
      Vicky: Oh, no. You don't think she's shoplifting, do you?
      Dave: No, no. I mean, she wears her clothes so tight, I mean, where would she hide anything? I don't know, but she's up to something, okay? Something's going on with her. Haven't you noticed that she's always on the phone, she's always text messaging, and she's being so secretive?
      Vicky: Oh, my God! You don't think she's... a teenager?

    • Jeff: (about the watch) What are you going to tell Vicky when she sees it?
      Dave: Oh, please. She won't even notice. I mean, she hasn't taken a good look at me in five years. She still thinks I weigh 180 pounds.
      Jeff: Boy, she really doesn't look at you.

    • Dave: Jeff, could you please buy me some nachos?
      Jeff: How much longer is this budget thing going to go on, Dave? You're starting to cost more than a woman on the side.

    • Larry: There he is! The greatest dad in the world!
      Dave: You're not getting any more money.
      Larry: I hate you!

    • Dave: And those Prada boots you were talking about? You can forget it.
      Vicky: No, no, no, no, no! Not the boots! I've been dreaming about those boots for years, and they're finally on sale. Honey!
      Dave: Fine. You know what? We'll get the boots. No big deal. And, if the kids want to go to college, we'll just eat dog food. Which do you prefer? The soft stuff in the can or the crunch nuggets that makes gravy when you add water?
      Vicky: Why is it, any time I want to buy a little something for myself, it leads to a conversation about eating dog food?
      Dave: You do not get it, okay? Prada boots are for upper-class people, and we're not upper-class people. We're not even middle-class people. We're lower-middle-upper-middle-class people.
      Vicky: I don't even know what that means.
      Dave: It means you're not getting the boots!
      Vicky: This is my own fault. I had to marry the one Jewish guy who's not good with money!

    • Hillary: Wait, Dad. Dad, this isn't fair. I have extra expenses - makeup, clothes. Mom, tell him. You know better than anyone how hard it is for a woman to look good.
      Vicky: You're not really helping your case here. You want more money? Get a job.
      Hillary: A job?! I am surprised at you two. Your daughter has never had to work a day in her life. I thought you were proud of that.

    • Dave: I'm sick and tired of you kids looking at me like I'm a human ATM. What do you think? You stick a card in my mouth and money comes out of my ass?

    • Dave: All right, kids, listen up right now, all right? Look. (starts handing out money; to Larry) This is for you. (to Mike) This is for you. (to Hillary) And this is for you. All right, I'll see you all in 30 days.
      Mike: You finally going to rehab?

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