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Grounded for Life: I Wanna Be Suspended

Jimmy has an important school project to finish, Meanwhile Sean hears that his favorite band "The Ramones" are giving a farewell concert the same night. He wants to make it a family trip. Because of the concert Jimmy can't finish his homework so Sean writes a note to the teacher to explain why he couldn't finish his homework, but the teacher doesn't agree and the situation gets out of hand.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x3
Production Number: 102
Airdate: Wednesday January 24th, 2001

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Guest Stars
Dan Martin
As Mr. Pennix
Miriam Flynn
As Sister Helen
Episode Notes
A lot of references are made about how The Ramones are over the hill and Lily even says that she was afraid "they were going to die" onstage. Ironically, lead singer Joey Ramone died in March, less than two months after this episode premiered.

After the death of Joey Ramone, some of Lily's dialogue in this episode was changed for subsequent reruns. Lily's line where she said that she said she thought The Ramones were going to die was actually changed to "They were no Green Day" because it matched up with the lip movements.

Neilson Rating: 6.5/10

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The RamonesI Wanna Be Sedated 
The RamonesRock 'N' Roll High School 
The RamonesRockaway Beach 

Episode Quotes
Lily: I don't want anybody from School to see me with them.
Claudia: Why not?
Lily: A tiger and a zebra? It's so gay.
Sean: Whoa, that is not an appropriate thing to say.
Jimmy: I'm gay 'cause I'm a zebra?
Sean: No!
Henry: Are tigers gay?
Sean: No.
Lily: The Ramones are so gay.
Sean: Why, are they zebras?

Cultural References
I Wanna Be Suspended: Title

The title of this episode is derived from "I Wanna Be Sedated" by The Ramones.

Warning: Grounded for Life season 1 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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