Season 1 Episode 8


Aired Unknown May 15, 2000 on FOX
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Episode Summary


When Papa Titus decides to give up drinking, the gang must stage an intervention... to get him back off the wagon before he loses his job because he's too boring.

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  • Titus and the others have become concerned about Ken's drinking problem and have staged an intervention. All goes well until Ken starts revealing secrets about the group to each other.

    In this Ken-centric episode, the group has gotten together so they can address the issue about Ken's drinking issue. Actually, it is because he ISN'T drinking that the family is concerned. When off the wagon, Ken is lazy, unresponsive at work, and has stopped his womanizing ways. Titus is successful in getting him to drink again, but in response Ken starts telling the others about how Titus had taken money from the business to get a car. That ended up getting smashed by Dave. Other secrets revealed include Tommy having a naked dream about Titus and about how Erin fears Titus will snap like his mother as well. The episode ends with Ken leaving and laughing at the pain he has caused while the others look dumbfounded. This was a very awesome episode where, as I have mentioned before, it was good because of being about Ken Titus. Stacey Keach is a riot and every episode needs to use him to a decent degree. The last five minutes really were laugh out loud funny, especially Tommy's dream problem. I highly recommend this episode.moreless
  • Ken Titus has a problem with alcohol. Christopher and his friends have to help him.

    The episode begins with Titus showing how his father always has a beer. But, suddently, a problem has come up. Ken has become depressed and boring. So, Titus stages an intervention with Erin, Dave and Tommy. Tommy makes food to feel better. No one wants to get involved with this. When Ken gets home, they all join together to tell Ken that he needs to start drinking again to feel better. But, when he starts drinking again, he becomes mean and vindictive. He reveals many personal secrets that makes everyone to turn on each other: Christopher loses money on a car, didn't tell Erin and takes money out of the business, Dave is the one who wrecked the car, Tommy had a naked dream about Titus and Erin is afraid that Titus may one day become unreachable. This is a good reason not to drink alcohol. It makes things bad. Maybe Titus shouldn't have interfered with Ken's life.moreless
  • It's okay

    This is an okay episode. It's funny and all (them trying to get Papa Titus to drink), but I'm not sure if I liked what happened in the second half.

    It was a hoot watching a reverse intervention, but I thought that what Papa Titus did was unnecessarily mean, and unwarrented.

    I liked the first half of the episode, but not the second half.
  • I love this episode!!

    I love Titus, and this episode is the one that fixed it in my mind as a classic.

    It starts off fairly slowly, then builds up to greatness in the second half of the episode, as Ken Titus returns to his usual vindictive self. The way he plays off everyone against each other is brilliantly evil!

    Tommy, played by David Shatraw, is my favourite character, and he has some great moments in this episode, the greatest of which is the brilliant "spit-take" he does when Titus finds out about his naked pirate dream.

    This is the episode that made me fall in love with the series.moreless
Peter Jason

Peter Jason


Guest Star

William Forward

William Forward


Guest Star

Michele Marsh

Michele Marsh


Guest Star

Dylan Capannelli

Dylan Capannelli

5-Year-Old Titus

Recurring Role

Phoenix Forsyth

Phoenix Forsyth

10-Year-Old Titus

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Dave: Dad, did you or did you not rent The Bridges of Madison County?
      Ken: What? It's a Clint Eastwood movie! (they all groan louder)
      Erin: No, Papa Titus. It's a Meryl Streep movie that has Clint Eastwood in it!
      Ken: I thought it was Bridge on the River Kwai. (they all groan louder)

    • Titus: When Dad was drinking, he was so smooth he could pick up any woman and did. I used to wake up with their names pinned to my pajamas so I could greet the sluts with class.
      Woman: You must be Christopher.
      10-year-old Titus: You must be (looks at note) Shelia.
      Woman: Sharon.
      Ken: Hey, it was noisy in the bar. (to Titus) Save that note in case I meet a Shelia.

    • Ken: You know why divorces cost so much, Tommy?
      Young Tommy: No Mr. Titus.
      Ken: Cause they're worth it!

    • Erin: I did not tell your father about Tommy's naked dreams.
      Tommy: Dream, one dream. And the nudity wasn't gratuitous, it was integral to the plot of the dream.
      Titus: There was a plot?
      Tommy: You were a pirate.

    • Titus: Dad was Tommy's first drinking buddy. He was like a son to Dad. The lucky son who didn't live with Dad.

    • Titus: I swore I would never get involved in my dad's life. But then he started blowing it. So I had to get involved, you know, but he's my dad, I can't send him to his room or ground him or go to his first grade play and scream, "Look at the fairy!" I was a wood nymph.

    • Titus: (opening narration) If you have a problem, no matter what it is, there's a number you can call. I stopped drinking when I was seventeen, on my own. Because, it's not good for your health, and...I fell into a bonfire.

    • Tommy: But we do have a gift for you: the gift of love.
      Ken: Well, I hope you kept the receipt.

    • Titus: My father is mean-spirited and evil. It's been a lot of fun. Except when his mean-spirited evilness is directed at you.

  • NOTES (1)


    • Dave: Dad, did you or did you not rent The Bridges of Madison County?
      Ken: I thought it was Bridge on the River Kwai.
      The Bridges of Madison County is a 1995 romantic movie starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep. The Bridge on the River Kwai is a 1957 World War II film starring Alec Guinness, William Holden, and Jack Hawkins.