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Grounded for Life 

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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:
Donal Logue ...  Sean Finnerty / ... 91 episodes, 2001-2005
Megyn Price ...  Claudia Finnerty 91 episodes, 2001-2005
Kevin Corrigan ...  Eddie Finnerty 91 episodes, 2001-2005
Lynsey Bartilson ...  Lily Finnerty 91 episodes, 2001-2005
Griffin Frazen ...  Jimmy Finnerty 91 episodes, 2001-2005
Jake Burbage ...  Henry Finnerty 78 episodes, 2001-2005
Bret Harrison ...  Brad O'Keefe 65 episodes, 2001-2005
Richard Riehle ...  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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A new comedy about the art of raising parents. See more »

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Official Sites:

Carsey-Werner-Mandabach

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Parents à tout prix See more »

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Runtime:

(91 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In one episode,Danny Masterson appeared as Eddie's friend.... See more »

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The Finnerty family is said to live on Staten Island, but none of the outdoor scenes look at all like Staten Island. See more »

Quotes

Old Patient: Why are you taking our Christmas tree?
Eddie: There's a light broke. I'm taking it to my work shop. I'm gonna bring it there and I'm gonna bring it back here. So why don't you go back to bed and have a good night.
[Pushes him into the elevator]
Old Patient: But this is my floor.
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Referenced in (500) Days of Summer (2009) 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 Trevor_TSee 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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