Grounded for Life (2001–2005)

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Thirty-something Irish Catholic couple Sean and Claudia deal with their three children as well as Sean's judgmental father and his carefree brother.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
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 Sean Finnerty (91 episodes, 2001-2005)
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 Claudia Finnerty (91 episodes, 2001-2005)
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 Eddie Finnerty (91 episodes, 2001-2005)
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 Lily Finnerty (91 episodes, 2001-2005)
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 Jimmy Finnerty (91 episodes, 2001-2005)
Jake Burbage ...
 Henry Finnerty (78 episodes, 2001-2005)
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 Brad O'Keefe (65 episodes, 2001-2005)
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 Walt Finnerty (45 episodes, 2001-2005)
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Storyline

Irish Catholic couple Sean and Claudia Finnerty live in Staten Island, New York, with their three children, Lily, Jimmy, and Henry. They get into all sorts of trouble, usually because of Sean's brother, Eddie, who's got connections all over town. Sean and Eddie's father, Walt, often drops by and shares in the disaster. Most adventures are later recalled and they find out exactly what happened, like when the family car was supposedly stolen or when Sean's credit card was mysteriously maxed out, and even when Sean causes a blackout on Super Bowl Sunday. All this and more, and because Sean and Claudia were young and carefree when they got married and had kids, they are now grounded for life, so to speak. Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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Raising kids can be tough. It's even harder when they're really raising you! See more »

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10 January 2001 (USA)  »

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(91 episodes)

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Trivia

The character of Walt Finnerty (played by Richard Riehle) was born in 1947. See more »

Quotes

Claudia: You were ambushed by elves?
Sean: Yeah, yeah. Santa's elves. The fat bastard sicked them on me.
Claudia: But your dad is Santa.
Sean: Yeah, and he's a fat bastard.
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Referenced in I Love the '70s (2003) See more »

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Walking On Sunshine
Written by Kimberley Rew
Performed by Katrina & The Waves (as Katrina and The Waves)
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Tasty Treat
20 April 2001 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

There aren't many sitcoms worth watching on TV, but 'Grounded For Life' is the exception. A fresh approach, an intelligent look at family life, and a wry sense of humor bring 'Grounded' head and shoulders above the other lame competitors in the field.

Are there other original sitcoms out there... yes, if you search long and hard. But this brings together elements that haven't seen the little screen and leave you screaming with laughter.

The buzz is low but good on this one. I encourage everyone to watch it, otherwise another bright, intelligent bit of TV will bite the dust.


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