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"Rude Awakening" (1998) More at IMDbPro »

Season: 1 | 2 | 3
Year: 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Naked Again

1 August 1998
Actress-turned-writer Billie Frank confronts her problems with her addictions. She finds herself in Addictions Anonymous after a DWI accident.

Season 1, Episode 2: Vagina

8 August 1998
Trudy's contemptuous nickname for her pregnant daughter-in-law Tish is revealed. Dave drags Billie along to another A.A. meeting. Tish offers to help Billie by cleaning her apartment but Billie's tales of her past escapades with a woman alienate Tish.

Season 1, Episode 3: Lesbians on the Moon (Aka Three Dykes and You're Out)

15 August 1998
Jackie's new ex-con girlfriend (who has more than just anger issues) proves too much for both Dave and Billie who find themselves drawing closer to one another after the two lovers move into Billie's apartment.

Season 1, Episode 4: Filling the Wrong Hole

22 August 1998

Season 1, Episode 5: Black and Bitter

29 August 1998
Billie tries everything she can to get out of a coffee commitment for Addictions Anonymous while her new sponsor, Chad wants Dave to stop flirting with her.

Season 1, Episode 6: Hello, This Is Addictions Anonymous

5 September 1998
While helping out at the Addictions Anonymous hot-line, things get heated when Billie and Dave finally make love only to be heard by a "sleeping" Jackie and a caller on Billie's phone.

Season 1, Episode 7: Don't Fuck the Stripper

12 September 1998
Thinking their relationship is nothing soon turns to something when Billie catches Dave sleeping with a stripper that Billie tries to help under Chad's advice to reach out to others.

Season 1, Episode 8: Lucky for Me Her Breast Exploded

26 September 1998
Billie is excited about her upcoming role in a movie directed by Harve's nephew. But Harve, who is producing, has the script rewritten to add gratuitous nudity. Trudy is having an affair with a much younger man.

Season 1, Episode 9: What Ever Happened to Billie Frank?

3 October 1998
Billie is nervous about having to endure her parents' birthday celebration for her and asks Jackie to go with her. Dave plans a surprise party for Billie.

Season 1, Episode 10: TV Mom

17 October 1998
Billie pays her TV mom Colleen Woods a visit to make amends with her. Colleen and Trudy argue about which one of them has been a better mother to Billie.

Season 1, Episode 11: An Embarrassment of Ritch's

24 October 1998
Billie plans to spend an evening with Ritch, an old friend with benefits of hers, causing Dave to become extremely jealous. Chad and Dave are worried Billie might end up drinking because of Ritch.

Season 1, Episode 12: The Cheese Stands Alone

31 October 1998

Season 1, Episode 13: That's Why They Call It Dope

7 November 1998
Billie hosts a baby shower for Tish that becomes a high-spirited affair when Tish's Christian friends feasts on marijuana brownies. Meanwhile, Dave comes home to find Jackie in grave danger.

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: The Grateful Living

26 June 1999
With Jackie still comatose, Billie and Dave meet her Deadhead mom and struggle with their sobriety. Elsewhere in the hospital, Trudy is in the ER with a broken toe and Tish in tow.

Season 2, Episode 2: One Birthday at a Time

3 July 1999
After Jackie awakens from her coma, Dave issues an ultimatum. Meanwhile, the Frank family await the birth of Tish's baby.

Season 2, Episode 3: And Now a Word from Our Sponsor

10 July 1999
Billie finds herself without a sponsor after Chad "fires" her while Dave devotes himself to the program which drives his sponsor, Milt crazy.

Season 2, Episode 4: To Bris or Not to Bris

17 July 1999
Trudy plans a party to celebrate Baby Oral's bris despite objections from Tish who doesn't want him circumcised.

Season 2, Episode 5: The Fix Up

24 July 1999
Trudy fixes Billie up with another former child star. Dave visits Jackie in rehab and falls for her roommate who Jackie has feelings for. Trudy wants Martin to look younger.

Season 2, Episode 6: Between a Rock Star and a Hard Place

31 July 1999

Season 2, Episode 7: Dude Awakening

7 August 1999

Season 2, Episode 8: Powerless Over the What?

14 August 1999

Season 2, Episode 9: Bite Me

21 August 1999

Season 2, Episode 10: Trude Awakening

28 August 1999

Season 2, Episode 11: Bosses, Burglars & Back Street Babes

4 September 1999

Season 2, Episode 12: 1-900-BIG-SLUT

11 September 1999

Season 2, Episode 13: The 35-Year Itch

18 September 1999

Season 2, Episode 14: Bad Will Hunting

27 November 1999

Season 2, Episode 15: Abstinence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

4 December 1999

Season 2, Episode 16: Jackie Oh...

11 December 1999

Season 2, Episode 17: Slackula

18 December 1999

Season 2, Episode 18: On the Rocks with a Twist of Limey

19 February 2000
Dave helps Nobby get over stage fright at his first sober concert while Billie and Maureen become each others "drinking sponsors".

Season 2, Episode 19: Yes Sir, That's My Baby

26 February 2000

Season 2, Episode 20: Star 80 Proof

4 March 2000

Season 2, Episode 21: Full House

11 March 2000
Trudy asks Billie to help her getting back together with Max as she caught Martin cheating on her. Dave gets over-competitive with poker.

Season 2, Episode 22: Plastered

18 March 2000
Billie breaks her arm after a night of heavy drinking and lies about it to her friends, but Dave eventually discovers the truth during his sobriety anniversary party. Jerry decides to stage an intervention for Billie.

Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: If I Could See Me Now: Part 1

29 June 2000

Season 3, Episode 2: If I Could See Me Now: Part 2

29 June 2000

Season 3, Episode 3: To Love and to Serve

6 July 2000

Season 3, Episode 4: Relation-slips

13 July 2000

Season 3, Episode 5: Truth Don't Fail Me Now

20 July 2000

Season 3, Episode 6: Me, Myself, and I

27 July 2000

Season 3, Episode 7: Judging Billie

3 August 2000


Sherilyn Fenn ... Billie Frank

Jonathan Penner ... Dave Parelli

Lynn Redgrave ... Trudy Frank (credit only)

Mario Van Peebles ... Marcus Adams

Hal Linden ... Judge Howard Barrett

Salli Richardson-Whitfield ... Nancy Adams (as Salli Richardson)
Juan Carlos Saizar ... Alex
Amy Alexandra Lloyd ... Hazel (as Amy Lloyd)

Christopher Michael ... Police Officer

Joyce Greenleaf ... Susan
Alex Zonn ... Calvin Cross

Biff Yeager ... Burt
Colin McClean ... Jim
Melissa Jackson ... Grace
Ray Berrios ... Chef

Season 3, Episode 8: How Was Your Date?

10 August 2000

Season 3, Episode 9: Do the Right Thing

17 August 2000
Marcus has a difficult time sharing Billie with the program and feels excluded from her life. Billie invites Marcus to an AA meeting, but he decides to write an article about it. Billie has difficulties taking on her new responsibilities as the AA group secretary.

Season 3, Episode 10: The Casting Ouch

24 August 2000
Billie learns that Marcus has set up an interview with a prominent director and tries to set up a meeting of her own. Stan wants to hold an AA meeting at Dave's restaurant.

Season 3, Episode 11: Three Men and a Womb

31 August 2000
Clark and Henry ask Billie to carry their baby, but Marcus doesn't think it's such a good idea. Dave suffers from of chronic tiredness since he began dating a female athlete who beats him soundly at every sport they try.

Season 3, Episode 12: All's Well That Amends Well

7 September 2000
Dave and Marcus attend a party at the "Perfect 10" mansion without telling Billie and Raquel. Invitationless Billie and Raquel hatch a plan to get even with Dave and Marcus. Nobby Clegg makes amends with a playmate.

Season 3, Episode 13: Telltale Heart

14 September 2000
Trudy enters the hospital for plastic surgery, but the doctor refuses to do the operation because her drink problem has lead to a life-threatening heart condition. Martin tells Billie he is leaving Trudy.

Season 3, Episode 14: Throw Mama from the Apartment

4 January 2001
Trudy moves in with Billie in an effort to adopt a more sober lifestyle. Dave and Marcus shoot a video to send to Raquel in Australia.

Season 3, Episode 15: Ode to Billie and Joe

11 January 2001
Marcus' demanding father visits, not knowing that his son is getting divorced and that he and Billie are dating. Pregnant Haley asks Dave to act as her husband at a college reunion because she doesn't want anyone to know she's a surrogate mother for a gay couple.

Sherilyn Fenn ... Billie Frank

Jonathan Penner ... Dave Parelli

Lynn Redgrave ... Trudy Frank

Mario Van Peebles ... Marcus Adams

Jenny Robertson ... Haley

Ron Glass ... Joseph, Marcus' Father

Sybil Darrow ... Gina (as Sybil Temchen)

Brad Fisher ... Brad
Melissa Jackson ... Grace
Leonardo Millán ... Juan (as Leonardo Millan)

Season 3, Episode 16: Kiss, Kiss, Kiss...

18 January 2001
Billie gets a small role in a new film. She is attracted to her co-star, whom she has to kiss. Dave and Haley share an awkward kiss. Marcus spends the night with Nancy, whose mother has just died.

Season 3, Episode 17: Duck

25 January 2001
Dave tries to tell Billy that Marcus is involved with Nancy again. Dave first gives the wrong impression when he attempts to warn Billie, but things come to a head when Marcus shows up at his own surprise party with Nancy.

Season 3, Episode 18: Blessings and Dead Guys

1 February 2001
Billie goes on a date with movie star Jake Newman, but he dies during the date and Billie is asked to speak at his funeral service. Dave accidentally proposes to Raquel when she tells him her visa has expired.

Season 3, Episode 19: Dawg Daze Afternoon

8 February 2001
Dave is caught up in a jewelry store robbery with Billie on the day of his bachelor party while shopping for a wedding ring for Raquel. Trudy wakes up in the arms of a handsome man who turns out to be an expensive gigolo.

Season 3, Episode 20: Altar Ego

15 February 2001
Billie tries to stop Dave's wedding. She takes extreme measures to prevent Dave from marrying Raquel, including seeking out a medicine woman to place a curse on the ceremony. Marcus reconciles with Nancy.

Sherilyn Fenn ... Billie Frank

Jonathan Penner ... Dave Parelli

Lynn Redgrave ... Trudy Frank

Mario Van Peebles ... Marcus Adams

Salli Richardson-Whitfield ... Nancy Adams (as Salli Richardson)

Elizabeth Lackey ... Raquel

Liz Torres ... Rosa

Claudia Lonow ... Linda

Lynnette Gaza ... Mrs. Hauck

Whitey Broughton ... Minister
Alan Ellerbrock ... Station Manager
Melissa Jackson ... Julie
Penny Wiggins ... Caller #1

Niecy Nash ... Caller #3
Andrea Abbate ... Caller #4

John Capodice ... Paul Parelli

Patrick Fabian ... Brian
Leonardo Millán ... Juan The Chef (uncredited)

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