Til Death

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot

1
Aired Friday 8:30 PM Sep 07, 2006 on FOX
8.1
out of 10
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In the first episode we are introduced to Eddie and Joy Stark, who have been married for 8000+ days while their new next door neighbors Steph and Jeff Woodcock are young newlyweds. The young couple ends up having an argument over a pool table which ends up migrating next door.

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  • excellent start

    9.6
    I first decided to watch this new show when I found out that Brad Garrett was starring in it - I'd seen him in Everybody Loves Raymond!



    This first storyline is actually funny, I particuly like the name Mr. Woodcock! However I found the part near the begining where that kid can now get away with anything a little unblievable.



    I felt this episode started great, dipped down in the middle but then came back in the final few minutes. I thought the tag scene in which he decides he doens't want the pool table anymore was very funny!



    Anyway a good way to start the series and I hope it can be kept up. I do hope that this series doesn't go the same way as Kitchen Confidential...moreless
  • And so we begin!

    8.0
    I first decided to watch this new show when I found out that Brad Garrett was starring in it - I'd seen him in Everybody Loves Raymond!



    This first storyline is actually funny, I particuly like the name Mr. Woodcock! However I found the part near the begining where that kid can now get away with anything a little unblievable.



    I felt this episode started great, dipped down in the middle but then came back in the final few minutes. I thought the tag scene in which he decides he doens't want the pool table anymore was very funny!



    Anyway a good way to start the series and I hope it can be kept up. I do hope that this series doesn't go the same way as Kitchen Confidential...moreless
  • When the Woodcock's move in next door, Eddie and Joy are forced to take a look at their dull marriage.

    7.6
    I was excited to watch this show because I love Joely Fisher and Brad Garrett, but I have to admit that I wasn't overly impressed. It seems like another version of Everybody Loves Raymond. It left alot to be desired. I found the storyline to be done to death. Husband wants new toy, wife says no, husband sweet talks wife into it, but regrets it in the end. I found myself thinking of American Pie when watching. It was hard to see Eddie Thomas as anyone as respectable as a vice principal. I just think there was something off about this episode, but I plan on tuning in next week and see if it gets any better.moreless
  • A solid, if not groundbreaking, pilot.

    8.5
    Its a little dangerous these days in the wake of "smart" comedies like Arreststed Development, The Office and My Name Is Earl to come up with something like Til Death. Another comedy on married life with the same tired jokes that we've seen all before.



    The premise itself is the only real original thing, but thankfully the cast are likeable enough to keep this pilot rocking along nicely. Its not earth-shatteringly funny stuff, and its hard to see this lasting too long really which is a shame, but its something to enjoy while it lasts.moreless
  • Eddie and his wife Joy Stamm are not exactly the perfect couple. One day, they meet new neighbors who live across the street, and find out that this couple were made for each other.moreless

    9.0
    Brad Garrett, Eddie Stamm, is one of those characters who everybody loves, through his actions and his comedy. So, this show is no different. With the help of his wife Joy, Joely Fisher, this pilot episode starts out great for a funny tv show. The plot outline is great, the comedy is hillarious, etc. The show wasn't "the best show ever," but as the show progresses, the episodes will get better, funnier, and more entertaining for the public. However, for a pilot episode, it was perfect. This is definately a show that will become very popular in the years to come.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (13)

  • QUOTES (20)

    • Joy: Is that a billiard truck pulling up to the Woodcock's? I guess he got his pool table.
      Eddie: I guess he did.

    • Eddie: Because, in marriage, women stop fun from happening.

    • Eddie: And it seems to me that Steph would like a room to entertain in for dinner parties.
      Steph: Yeah, thank you.

    • Jeff: I'm your new vice principal, Mr. Woodcock.
      Pete Pratt: I'm sorry, Mr. Wood what?
      Eddie: And so it begins.

    • Joy: Really? You think that I am not fun?
      Eddie: That's right, I don't
      Joy: Well, prepare to experience the depths of how not fun I can be.
      Eddie: (long pause) Uh oh.

    • Jeff: The more I think about this pool table thing, the more I realize you are so completely wong.
      Eddie: I can write this script word for word. She'll say, "Isn't the room a little small for a pool table?" And you'll say, "No." And she'll say, "yeah, but how often do you really get to play pool?" And you'll say, "Well, I don't get to play much, but I'd love to." A pool table is for fun. Men want to have fun and wives want to walk that fun deep into the woods and shoot it dead.
      (later in the house)
      Steph: I was thinking about that pool table, and are you sure the dining room is big enough?
      (Jeff looks at Eddie)

    • Steph: I was thinking about that pool table and are you sure the dining room is big enough?
      Eddie: There it is.
      Jeff: There's plenty of room in there honey, yeah.
      Steph: But how much do you really play pool.
      Jeff: I don't really play all that much but that's mainly because I don't have a pool table. You said that you love the idea of a pool table, you thought that the purple felt was pretty.
      Steph: Purple is fine, if you're a pimp.
      Eddie: Can we get some more olives out here?

    • Jeff: The more I think about this pool table thing the more I realize, you are so completely wrong.
      Eddie: I could write the script word for word. She'll say, isn't the room a little small for a pool table and you'll say, no, and she'll say, yeah but how often do you get to play pool, and you'll say, well I don't get to play much but I'd love to. A pool table is for fun. Men want to have fun and wives want to walk that fun deep into the woods and shoot it dead.

    • Eddie: There's no better feeling in the world then a warm bucket of chicken on your lap.
      (Eddie and Joy get out of their car)
      Steph: Hey there, we're just moving in.

    • (Eddie looking out the window)
      Eddie: Hello new neighbors. He's carrying her across the thing.
      (Jeff carries Steph and she hits her head on the door)

    • Jeff: (shaking everyone's hands) Jeff Woodcock. This is my wife, Steph.
      Eddie: Oh. Are you the Woodcock who's gonna be the new vice principal at Church Hill?
      Jeff: Yeah.
      Eddie: I teach history there.
      Joy: Hey, maybe you two should carpool.
      Jeff: That would be great. Hey! My pool table catalog.
      Steph: Pool table. That's an interesting idea.

    • Eddie: (Bell rings in the classroom) Bottom line, people have always killed each other, people are currently killing each other, and people will continue to kill each other forever. Alright have a great afternoon.

    • Eddie: Haha ha. This is living. The fun starts now. Ow! Ow! My eye. Oh my god!

    • Eddie: Hey, you know maybe when we get home we can at least try the make up sex. You know, see what it's all about.
      Joy: Yeah, good.
      (Both pause for a few seconds)
      Joy: We'll see.
      Eddie: Yeah.

    • Joy: We are going jogging.
      Eddie: What!? No, you said we could be fat. That was our 40th birthday present to each other.
      Joy: That was before I met our new next door neighbor and I looked like I could eat her.

    • Joy: I knew it. I knew something was up.
      Eddie: What?! Nothing is up, I said I was sorry. Now it's time for make up sex.
      Joy: What are you doing?
      Eddie: No, it's make up sex that's what people do.
      Joy: You cannot have make up sex until you have made up, idiot.

    • Joy: Name one time in our marriage when I stopped you from having fun.
      Eddie: Oh, alright I'm gonna go with the, uh, redwood hot tub.
      Joy: I thought that I did our neighbors a service, by sparing them the site of you lowering your freakishly long body into a big pot of back hair soup.
      Eddie: Oh that's nice! That's constructive.

    • Eddie: You realize, Woodcock, that you're never getting that pool table.
      Jeff: What? Yeah we are.
      Eddie: No, your wife said that's an interesting idea. That's women talk for maybe when the sun burns out.

    • (Eddie and Joy eating breakfast in their kitchen)
      Joy: Ow, I got a paper cut. It's disgusting, Look at it.
      Eddie: Why would I want to look at your paper cut? You said it was disgusting, I'll take your word for it.
      Joy: Just look at it!
      Eddie: I don't want to.
      Joy: Come on. It's got this crazy skin flap. Look at that.
      Eddie: Oh geez! Come on, I don't want to look at it!

    • (Jeff and Steph driving their car on their new street)
      Jeff: This is it, our new street.
      Steph: I love our new street!
      Jeff: Well I love you.
      Steph: I love you more.
      Jeff: God, your so hot!
      (Both start making out)

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