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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Is it possible to raise kids while remaining one yourself? See more »

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

Quotes

Claudia: You torpedoed Lily on her driving test!
Sean: I torpedoed her out of love!
Lily: [Coming up behind him] You torpedoed me?
Sean: No, I didn't, your mother misspoke.
Lily: [Screams and storms inside]
Sean: [to Claudia] Is that what you want behind the wheel of a car?
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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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so far, so good
10 January 2001 | by (Arizona) – See all my reviews

Just got done watching the 1st episode and I liked it. The mom doesn't have the same presence as Jane K. in Malcolm, but there were plenty of puberty and dysfunctional family jokes to go around. Also, Griffin Frazen (Jimmy) is really cute, he reminds me of a younger Justin Berfield. I give this show a 9 out of 10 stars.


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