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Better With You: Better with Christmas Crap

Mia and Maddie know their parents will give them an avalanche of guilt if they don't uphold the Putney family Christmas tradition of spending the holiday together at their lake house. When Maddie finds out Mia and Casey are using their pregnancy as an excuse, she tells Vicky and Joel her own tall tale to keep from having to go.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x10
Production Number: 2J5810
Airdate: Wednesday December 08th, 2010
Special Airtime: 08:30 pm

Alternate Airdates:

UK (Channel 5 +24) May 10, 2011

  • Currently 5.7/10
5.7/10 (7 Votes cast)
Co-Guest Stars
Ron Ostrow
voiced Gate Attendant
Main Cast
Kurt Fuller
As Joel Putney
Josh Cooke
As Ben Coles
Joanna Garcia
As Mia Putney
Jennifer Finnigan
As Maddie Putney
Debra Jo Rupp
As Vicky Putney
Jake Lacy
As Casey Davenport


The scene opens with Mia and Casey preparing to leave on their first official vacation together. She tells that he needs to tell her that they are going to be alright because she hates flying. Meanwhile, Maddie and Ben are also preparing for a vacation together as well and Maddie tells that she is going to bring a naughty magazine covered with a sophisticated one. At the same time, Joel and Vicky are also getting ready for the vacation and they are making sure that they have everything. As they all are about to leave, Casey tells that he is going to hold the plane up for Mia, Ben tells that he is going to be talking to strangers and Vicky and Joel forget their keys inside the place including the tickets. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorShana Goldberg-Meehan
Executive ProducerShana Goldberg-Meehan  |  Greg Malins
Co-Executive ProducerAdam Chase  |  John Hoberg  |  Kat Likkel
ProducerLisa Helfrich
Associate ProducerHolli Gailen
Production DesignerCabot McMullen
EditorPat Barnett
CastingLesli Gelles  |  Greg Orson
Unit Production ManagerLeslie Jackson Houston
First Assistant DirectorRandy Suhr
Second Assistant DirectorMarcia L. Lappin
Costume DesignerLori Eskowitz
HairstylistLuke O'Connor  |  Gabriella Pollino
Make-upKathleen Crawford  |  Karen Kawahara
Set DecoratorAmy Feldman
Property MasterAbby Yaloff
Script SupervisorKathy Giangregorio
Production CoordinatorAmy Janon
Re-Recording MixerJohn Bickelhaupt  |  Charlie McDaniel, III
Director of PhotographyGregg Heschong
Story EditorLon Zimmet  |  Dan Rubin
Sound MixerJeff Johnson (2)
Associate DirectorPat Doak
Theme ByBen Kweller
Warning: Better With You season 1 episode 10 guide may contain spoilers
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