The War at Home

Season 1 Episode 21

The Runaways

Aired Sunday 7:30 PM Apr 23, 2006 on FOX
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The Runaways
When Vicky refuses to buy Larry Ice Capades tickets, he runs away from home hoping she'll give in so he can see Brian Boitano star as Bilbo Baggins in "The Lord of the Rings" on ice. A disbelieving Vicky holds her ground, but when she realizes Larry really did leave town, she questions her parenting skills. Meanwhile, Dave tries to support Hillary in a fight with one of her friends, but when it backfires on him, Dave and Vicky get tired of parenting and ditch the kids.moreless

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  • Awesome episode!

    This is the second time that I have ever watched war At Home, and I must say that it was awesome! all the comedy was brilliantly written.. the whole storyline of the Runaways was good.

    My favourite parts of the episode were when the mother and the father booked themselves into the hotel room, the mother was smoking, the father was drinking, they had sex and the guy was like "and we're gonna have sex on the belcony" and the wife was like "no we're not" LOL I killed myself laughing at that scene.. They were totally surprized when they got back and the kids wer so worried! It started great and ended even greater!moreless
  • Very Funny!!!

    I must say this show has surprised me very much…I mean it’s very funny. My favorite character has to be Larry, I mean in this episode he wanted to go and watch the Lord of The Rings on ice…how hilarious is that. Also the chemistry between all the characters it super. The highlight of this episode was when the parents ran away from home because they had enough of how there kids are unappreciative and just mean. When they return home they find 3 very worried kids who are genuinely concerned about there parents!!!...this episode was also more of a character developmental episode…but still very funyy!!!moreless
  • Too funny!

    Very bold and funny - I hope it gets picked up for another season.

    Mike loving the Ice Capades!!

    Larry on the bus.

    Vicky loving the fact (although not believing) that Larry is on his way to the White House - making some comments about the administration.

    Although, too much reality might be too much for the real world (THEY re-elect the \\\"W\\\" - WHYYYYYYYYY?)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (21)

    • Dave: There you are. Hey, hey. What's the matter? Are you upset because of all those mean things I said to you?
      Vicky: (crying) No. I'm crying because they're all true. I am a controlling, fascist, dictating ballabusta.
      Dave: Aw, come on. No, you're not.
      Vicky: Yes, I am.
      Dave: No... you're not.
      Vicky: Yes, I am!
      Dave: All right, take it easy.

    • (cut scene)
      Dave: (standing next to a "Reasons to Live" chart) All right, let's see. I have one son that ignores everything I say. (erases Mike's name from chart) The other one ran away. (erases Larry's name from chart) I have a wife that thinks I'm a jackass who needs a haircut. (erases Vicky's name from chart, leaving "Hillary" and "Beer") Well, at least I have beer in the fridge and a daughter that thinks I'm a hero.

    • Dave: So, uh, you didn't listen to anything I said before?
      Mike: Look, Dad, no offense. Um, I pretty much don't listen to anything you say... ever. I mean, I listen for key words, like "Dinner's ready" or "allowance" or "Fire!", but, you know, -- the rest is just... background noise.

    • Dave: Are you done with that? I'd like to make a phone call, assuming that's okay with you.
      Vicky: Sure, go ahead. But when you're done, could you do me a favor?
      Dave: Yeah.
      Vicky: Shove it up your ***.
      Dave: Well, if I do, it's not going to be because you told me to.

    • Hillary: (about Chelsea) Why is she doing this to me?
      Dave: Why? Sweetie, take a look in the mirror. Okay, you're gorgeous and have a perfect figure. But her? She weighs about 32 pounds and has a tush like a bag of oranges.

    • Dave: Would you stop it? Please. Stop bossing me around.
      Vicky: Excuse me?
      Dave: You always tell me what to do. I can't let Larry have Ice Capades tickets. I can't tell Mike he can have girls in his room. I can't even decide when I should get my hair cut. And yes, I realize it's a little bushy, but my hairdresser, Mr. Tony, he's in Barbados, and he's the only one I trust.
      Vicky: What are you talking about?
      Dave: And another thing. You know, the only reason why you like that Heidi girl is because she's just like you. She's a little, controlling, bossy ballabusta.
      Vicky: Is that really what you think of me?
      Dave: Oh, it's not just me. Everyone thinks that. If you don't believe me, go ask Larry. Oh, wait. You can't. He ran away from you.
      Vicky: Okay, well, you know what? I have no idea where this is coming from, but can I just say something, honey?
      Dave: Yeah.
      Vicky: Okay. Go screw yourself.
      Dave: You see that? You're always telling me what to do.

    • Dave: You don't want to spend the rest of your life being bossed around by some girl.
      Mike: What, you mean like you?

    • Vicky: (answering phone) Hello.
      Larry: Hello, Mom. It's me. I just want to let you know that I'm on a bus heading south. Right now we're going through New Jersey and we should be in Washington D.C. soon. What do you think about that?!
      Vicky: Washington? I think you should stop by the White House. I understand there's someone who lives there who also doesn't keep their promises.

    • Larry: Goodbye, Mom. Goodbye, Dad. The next time you see this face, it'll probably be on a milk carton.
      Dave: You know, technically, they only put you on milk cartons if someone's actually looking for you.

    • Hillary: (about Chelsea) Now she hates me and we're not friends anymore, and she's spreading these horrible rumors about me to everyone.
      Dave: Oh, don't worry about it, sweetie. It's high school. Everybody says bad things about everyone.
      Hillary: She called me a slut.
      Dave: Oh, no, she didn't.
      Hillary: Oh, yes, she did.
      Dave: Oh, no, she did not.
      Hillary: Oh, yes, she did.
      Dave: You're not, are you?
      Hillary: Of course not!

    • Dave: Which one is Chelsea?
      Vicky: You remember that skinny blonde who came to Hillary's birthday dinner last year? And she ordered the Surf and Turf.
      Dave: Oh, oh, the anorexic one? Yeah, she surfed that meal down her throat and turfed it up right in the ladies' room. 80 bucks. Why couldn't she just order a side of rice? Oh, I hate her.

    • Hillary: (reading on her cell phone) Oh, she's such an idiot!
      Dave: Hey, don't talk about your mother like that. She's right here.

    • Dave: (to Mike) Hey, you know, there's something very special about having your first girlfriend.
      Hillary: Dad, I don't know what you heard, but she's not my girlfriend. We just made out once on a dare.
      Dave: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Excuse me?
      Hillary: Oh, never mind. Nothing. You were saying?

    • Dave: Hey, hey, hey, there he is. What's going on, Studly?
      Mike: Oh, my God. Mom, you told him? You're like a parrot, you know that? You repeat everything. (squawks like a parrot) Mike has a girlfriend, Mike has a girlfriend.
      Dave: Hey, for your information, your mother didn't say anything. So, is she hot?
      Vicky: Dave, she's 13.
      Dave: Right, right. Sorry. So, is she hot?

    • Dave: What's going on?
      Vicky: Nothing. Well, actually, there is something. It's about Mike, but I'm not allowed to say anything.
      Dave: Yeah, sweetie, I know I say, "What's going on," but it's just an expression, you know. Something to bridge the gap between "I'm home" and "Can I have a beer?"

    • Dave: (to Vicky) Kids suck.

    • Dave: (to Vicky) You did take the pill, right? I don't want the night we ran away from the kids to be the night we make another one.

    • Vicky: (to Dave; about the kids) You're right. It's not my fault, it's their's. Those two and the girl.

    • Hillary: (to Dave) You ruined my life!

    • Dave: (about Heidi) Poor Mike, they just dropped and she's already bustin' 'em.

    • Dave: (to Vicky) When Hillary finds out, I'll be her dad and her BFF. (leaves room and comes back) That's right, "Best Friend Forever!"

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