The War at Home

Season 2 Episode 1

Back to School

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Aired Sunday 7:30 PM Sep 10, 2006 on FOX
8.4
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Back to School
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As school starts up again, Dave is excited that the kids will be out of the house until he and Vicki realize that all of them have their own agendas. Mike questions his current romantic relationship, which upsets Dave because the girl involved is the daughter of Dave's new best friend. But when Dave meddles in Mike's life for the sake of his "man-crush" on the girl's father, he does unexpected damage. Meanwhile, Hillary changes her study habits after catching a glimpse of her future, and Larry reinvents himself for the new school year.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • wow and dissapointing show of WAH

    5.2
    well,nothing happen in the opener Mike is determine dumping his girlfriend of Dave\'s new best friend,Larry changes his name to \"Gideon\" and the show was dissapointing,boring and poor directing in the end Dave losses his NBF but not because of Mike dumping plans because he saw Dave hugging his Daugther,in the end Larry his back to larry after a New Exchange Student comes to his school and his name is Gideon,larry tells the boy his named his gideon too,leaving him to kick his ass,embarressing,and plus i had plans that nigth but i decided to watch the show i was dissapointed,and sad the worst episode ever of WAHmoreless
  • The fact that Larry would name himself \"Gideon\" is a testament to the fact that the writers are idiots.

    1.1
    We got a man crush and a ##### kid what else sounds bad? Well Mike got a Girlfriend, Dave got a \"Man Crush\" and Larry gave himself a name that would get people beaten at school. The episode like always is filled with mediocore jokes that I have no idea why anyone enjoys them. Hopefuly if episodes like this keep up W@H will be canceled swiftly.
  • Good show

    8.4
    I think I've seen something like this before. It was called "Married With Children". It's been modernized. Still, its a good show. I think I like this t.v. family better too. This should survive a few more seasons, but the only problem is that it starts so damn late. There really isn't a reason it should, it's clean. Actually it's cleaner than Family Guy and American Dad.
  • Hilary cuts the first day of class while Mike considers dumping his girlfriend who isn't putting out for him.

    6.9
    That was about it, nothing to brag about it here. This has been done before in other sitcoms. The big jokes were at the end where Hilary and Dad seemed to switch bodies and voices as she realized the horror that she may actually end up like her dad. Meanwhile, a misunderstanding leads Mike's girlfriend, Heidi, to dump him first. Larry thought about changing his name to Gideon, but I didn't find that at all to be very funny.



    An ok episode with a few laughs 9Like Hilary almost catching her parents about to do whoopie) but it wasn't that great.moreless

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    • Larry: (singing) I'm G-I-D to the E-O-N
      I'm a star, I'm Gideon
      Gee who's that?
      I don't know
      Dee duh
      It's Gideon
      I'm Gideon
      E-gad look there
      ………….
      Oh so cool
      And now it's clear
      Gideon's here

    • Vicky: What are you wearing? Is that my scarf?
      Larry: No, it's an ascot. (walks away singing)
      Dave: Well, the "ass" part sounds about right.

    • Dave: What, you've actually thought about breaking up with me?
      Vicky: Honey, I share a bathroom with you. I think about breaking up with you every morning.
      Dave: No, no, seriously, tell me, have you actually thought about breaking up with me? Because I can't think of one reason why anyone would want to break up with me.
      Vicky: (laughs) Trust me, there have been situations.
      Dave: Yeah? Well, tell me one.
      Vicky: How about the time when I was pregnant with Hillary, and my water broke, and your first instinct was to criticize me because I ruined the upholstery of your Camaro.
      Dave: It was a new car!

    • Vicky: Why would you tell Jeff that Mike is breaking up with Heidi?
      Dave: I got lost in the moment.
      Vicky: Really? Are you sure you didn't get lost in his eyes?

    • Dave: Hey, Vick, grab me a soda.
      Vicky: Yeah, get it yourself.
      (Mike laughs)
      Dave: Shut up. At least I'm getting to second base tonight.

    • Larry: Hey, I thought you weren't supposed to leave your room.
      Hillary: Oh, I thought you weren't supposed to be such a huge dork now that you've re-invented yourself... Gidget.
      Larry: Gideon. I'm Gideon.

    • Dave: I like Jeff. He's funny, he's a good guy, you know, he's good at basketball, but, you know, not as good as me. I like spending time with him.
      Vicky: Oh, how cute. You have a man crush.
      Dave: What are you talking about?
      Vicky: You're afraid if Mike breaks up with Heidi, Jeff will break up with you.
      Dave: Oh, don't be ridiculous. I don't have a man crush. I just like spending time with him. You know, he's a good guy. We have a good time together, and...
      Vicky: He's got a really hot ass.
      Dave: I don't look at his ass, all right? I don't know what it looks like. It's not a man crush. Weirdo.

    • Vicky: Oh, look how cute you look your first day of high school.
      Mike: Cute? No, no, no. I don't need cute. I need cool. Do I look cool? Do I?
      Vicky: Relax, you're going to be fine.
      Dave: Yeah, you're going to be fine. You're handsome, you're funny. You're just like me. Besides, you've got a girlfriend, so you're miles ahead of every other freshmen.
      (Larry walks in)
      Dave: And some juniors.

    • Vicky: You have time to come home for sex, but you don't have time to stop last night at the Costco?
      Dave: Well, I would have, if you had met there and had sex with me.

    • Dave: The first day of school. When you're a kid, it's the worst day of the year. When you're a parent, it's the 4th of July, New Year's Eve, and your birthday all rolled into one. In fact, I just got some back-to-school supplies. (opens a bottle of champagne and drinks it)

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