Brian is selected to participate in the accelerated math program at Norhwestern University. In addition, he starts playing drums in a band at the student union with some others in his college class. Judy gets upset and worried when Brian starts coming home each night past his curfew and scolds him, using many of the parental clichés everyone has heard. When Judy grounds Brian, he becomes very defiant. Bill talks to Brian while Brian is in the garage unpacking his drums, telling Brian another parental cliché - "my house my rules." Consequently, Brian moves into the garage so he can live by his own rules. He proves himself very capable at independent living, but later, when fired by his fellow band members, he asks Bill if he can move back into the house. Elsewhere in the family, Tina is a Bluebell Girl but not much interested in it. Linda, however, wants to live the Bluebell experience through her because, when she was a girl, Judy got to be a Bluebell Girl but quit and their mom, ... Written by
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[on Brian moving out
He'll be back soon enough. Remember when he was ten and he insisted we let him sleep in the back yard? He didn't make it through the night. He thought it was haunted.
Well, you did try to scare him. You were runnin' through the yard with a sheet over your head howlin'.
Actually I was drunk and stumbled into the clothesline. You know, ah, believe me, I was... I was far more scared than he was.
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
and DuBose Heyward
Performed by Renee Olstead See more