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Happy Endings: Big White Lies

What starts out a white lie on Penny's part to avoid an annoying childhood friend snowballs out of control as the whole gang is caught up: Jane fakes a pregnancy, Dave pretends he's terminally ill and Alex fakes a change in sexual orientation. Meanwhile, Max and Dave's lonely landlord, jealous of their active love lives, looks for ways to evict them -- until he takes a shine to Alex.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x20
Production Number: 220
Airdate: Wednesday March 28th, 2012

Director: Gail Mancuso
Writer: Gail Lerner

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Apr 19, 2012
AU (Seven) Aug 08, 2012
ZA (Comedy Central) Jul 30, 2013

  • Currently 7.8/10
7.8/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Katie Silverman
As 9-year-old Penny
Mary Elizabeth Ellis
As Daphne
Ben Falcone
As Darren
Main Cast
Casey Wilson
As Penny


The episode begins with, Brad and Jane being hypersexual, much to the chagrin of Penny and Alex who are eating with them. Alex implores them to buy the lake house already so they don’t have to listen to Brad talk about his “big, black dock.” She then corrects herself. “I was supposed to say ‘African American’ dock. I’m sorry.” “Better,” Brad replies. Penny then tries to slump down to avoid a childhood friend who has returned to Chicago and apparently she’s been avoiding her since childhood. Childhood Friend comes over and suggests a tea party to get caught up. Penny instead lies about water damage, which she insists is easier because it spares a person’s feelings. Its then she notices Brad drinks tea, which she’d earlier had said was only for losers. ..

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