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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 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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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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Stephen Root was originally announced in the role of Walt, but was later replaced by Richard Riehle. However, Root returned as a periodic guest star in the role of Claudia's father. See more »

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Salesman: How can I put you in a pre-owned vehicle today?
Claudia: We're looking for something used...
Salesman: We have one of the largest selections of pre-owned vehicles in the tri-state area.
Sean: So they're used?
Salesman: Sir, our selection does not just include the pre-owned, we also have a large number of lease returns. I can assure you the pre-owned and the lease returns are complete certified.
Sean: How am I gonna get you to say "used"?
Salesman: That's not a word we like here.
Sean: Then at least admit they're cars.
Salesman: You mean the vehicles?
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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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One of the Most Consistent Comedies
7 February 2004 | by (Newcastle, England) – See all my reviews

Unlike the previous commenter, I think this is one of the funniest shows on TV right now. What the other guy failed to get is the very clever structure of the show. Every episode, it begins with all members of the family having suffered through some event that is only slowly revealed in flashbacks, usually after they try to present a cover story to hide their embarassment. The main couple are frantic performers but seem like they could be together in real life. The brother is the dry wit of the group, who never seems to work but always has a strange scheme cooking. The daughter is the closest to a sitcom stereotype but is still fun to watch. Grandad is reliably disgusted with the whole lot of them. Don't watch a British sitcom. They invariably rely one double-entendre and obvious one-liners. "Grounded For Life" is on it's way to becoming a classic.


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