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Down and Out in Port Washington 

Cody moves into the house while his van/house is in the shop for repairs, and drives everyone crazy. Meanwhile, Karen decides to volunteer at the local homeless shelter so she can meet a cute guy.

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Frank Lambert
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Carol Foster Lambert
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Dana Foster
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John Thomas 'J.T.' Lambert
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Cody Lambert
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Karen Foster
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Alicia 'Al' Lambert
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Mark Foster
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Brendan Lambert
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Kevin
Shonda Whipple ...
Kiki
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Kellie
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Katie
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Danielle Raciti ...
Cheryl
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Cody's van, Lucille (which is both his home and main mode of transportation) is in the shop for repairs, and he agrees to stay in the house. Naturally, he drives everyone crazy with his oddball antics, such as his ant farm, hanging laundry in the living room and interrupting private moments between Frank and Carol. Later, he gets a call saying that the van is beyond repair (it "died on the grease rack," as the mechanic puts it), meaning he may be staying permanently. Carol is frustrated enough to threaten to move out, but Cody then realizes it is the rest of the family that is driving him nuts and decides to take back Lucille and, after parking it on the lawn (as a stationary vehicle), move back in. Meanwhile, Dana is volunteering at a homeless shelter and brings over a young man to help her organize a donation drive. Karen is smitten and wants to ask him out, so she decides to volunteer at the shelter to get at him. Dana advises against it, but when Karen won't listen to reason, Dana... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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12 November 1993 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The title is from the comedy Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986). See more »

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When Karen sits on the couch to talk with Carol, the hair hanging down her front left is suddenly hanging down her back. When she stands up, it is hanging down her front again. See more »

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References Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986) See more »

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