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Carmen runs away from home and moves in with Sam. Jane finds out she's pregnant. Brooke bonds with her new teacher, but she gets her in trouble. Ms. Glass wants to deceive her rich Aussie uncle, so she hires Nicole to play her daughter.

Director:

Lev L. Spiro

Writers:

Ryan Murphy (created by), Gina Matthews (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Bibb ... Brooke McQueen
Carly Pope ... Sam McPherson
Tamara Mello ... Lily Esposito
Christopher Gorham ... Harrison John
Sara Rue ... Carmen Ferrara
Bryce Johnson ... Josh Ford
Tammy Lynn Michaels ... Nicole Julian
Ron Lester ... Michael 'Sugar Daddy' Bernardino
Leslie Grossman ... Mary Cherry (credit only)
Lisa Darr ... Jane McPherson
Scott Bryce ... Mike McQueen
Diane Delano ... Bobbi Glass / Uncle Tipton Glass
Robert Gant ... Principal Calvin Krupps
Andrea Bendewald ... Bonnie (as Andréa Bendewald)
Susan Ruttan ... Joy Ferrara
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Carmen goes to see Sam in the motel she and her mother are staying in, early in the morning, her house being a war zone. She brings in a "few" things, some of it being Sam's stuff including a jacket she is wearing. As Sam goes through the bag of stuff Carmen finds a bruise on her shoulder, deciding to keep the jacket on. Meanwhile, Jane discovers she is pregnant, freaking out until she see's her "lima been's" heart beat. Brooke tries to talk her dad into calling Jane, who tells her they agreed to take two weeks off to figure things out. Brooke decides to call Jane, Mike quickly reminds her that when her mother was there she forget Jane even existed upsetting Brooke. Back at the motel, Sam is getting ready for school as Carmen watches an old movie. Jane sits down with Carmen watching, Your's Mine and Ours, a story about a family that has eighteen kids combined. Ms. Glass gets a visit from her Uncle Tiption, (played by the same actress). He asks her how many children she has, which Ms. ... Written by Ron Storey

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2000 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Brooke McQueen: [on phone] Yes, Santa Monica please.
Mike McQueen: Brooke, what are you doing?
Brooke McQueen: [to operator] I would like a listing for a motel. The No Room At The Inn.
Mike McQueen: Brooke, need I remind you that when your mother was here, you forgot Jane even existed. You were ready to leave town without even saying goodbye to her. And now that your mother is gone, you're ready to just pick up where you left off.
Brooke McQueen: [cradles phone] I'm late.
Mike McQueen: It's only 7:30.
Brooke McQueen: Well, I'm taking this prep seminar for the SAT. I really hope they don't have any ...
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Leslie Bibb, a graceful swan, the show, yecch! what a loser!
27 October 2017 | by RavenGlamDVDCollectorSee all my reviews

Gender confusion is a favorite theme of the creator. It's something that is frequently encountered in his NIP/TUCK as well. It is not the gender confusion issues that bother me. What bothers me is the trite characters created to embody these pitiful meaningless souls traipsing through Ryan Murphy's productions. They're bad comics, the lot of them. Case in point, Diane Delano. The Miss Bobbi Glass the students call Mr. Bio Glass is a character that has erupted beyond what the script originally called for, to become an oddity of monumental extremes. And in this season, elevated to main cast status. As clearly deranged Claw. And in this episode, a double dose of Diane Delano, as Uncle Tipton joins the fray. It's like a joke that started off being, well, okay, maybe funny, but then the joke became a parade and the parade became a march and the march became a slide over the abyss and you know what? Diane Delano is, like, way way overrated and most likely has a fan base only among knee-slapping adolescent yokels who guffaw at the sexually ambiguous figure. The character is after all, about as believable as Mary Cherry's Season One purse with the (shucks what was it? a fire-ax? a power drill? well, some big utility tool) relegating the entire show to a farcical comedy with surreal qualities, and NOT delivering on the series premise WHICH WAS THE SOCIAL CLASS STRUGGLE BETWEEN BROOKE AND SAM, a theme which has since been thrown to the dogs.

Well, Mary Cherry is not in this episode, I guess Leslie Grossman went on an outing to the mall, hopefully she'll get lost, aw, kidding, but not really.

The point I'm trying to make is that this "lunatic fringe" show is under-achieving as it waffles about with time- wasting wayside characters. It should be about BROOKE and SAM and there should be a RIFT as big as the GRAND CANYON between those two, with a general 90210 and MEAN GIRLS story-line. That's what I had originally signed up for when I bought the DVDs. Not this more-than-half- of-it-is-junk show.

I think very highly of Leslie Bibb. She belongs in something better. She belongs in the kind of show this one could have been HAD IT BEEN UNDER RESPONSIBLE DIRECTION WITH A FIRM HAND ON A PLAUSIBLE STORY-LINE.


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