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The Secret Life of the American Teenager: Guess Who's Not Coming To Dinner

Ricky discovers a secret his mother has been hiding, and Ben and Adrian both come to discover they're really falling in love.

Source: ABC Family

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x17
Airdate: Monday April 11th, 2011

Director: Gail Bradley
Writer: Brenda Hampton


Guest Stars
Anne Elizabeth RamsayAnne Elizabeth Ramsay
As Nora (as Anne Ramsay)
Jennifer CoolidgeJennifer Coolidge
As Betty
L. Scott CaldwellL. Scott Caldwell
As Margaret
Luke ZimmermanLuke Zimmerman
As Tom Bowman
Paola TurbayPaola Turbay
As Cindy Lee
Philip Anthony-RodriguezPhilip Anthony-Rodriguez
As Ruben Enriquez

Co-Guest Stars
Joseph LevinsonJoseph Levinson
As John
Matthew LevinsonMatthew Levinson
As John
Michael Francis KellyMichael Francis Kelly
As Mike
Main Cast
Shailene WoodleyShailene Woodley
As Amy Juergens
Ken BaumannKen Baumann
As Ben Boykewich
Mark DerwinMark Derwin
As George Juergens
India EisleyIndia Eisley
As Ashley Juergens
Greg FinleyGreg Finley
As Jack Pappas
Daren KagasoffDaren Kagasoff
As Ricky Underwood
Megan ParkMegan Park
As Grace Bowman
Francia RaisaFrancia Raisa
As Adrian Lee
Molly RingwaldMolly Ringwald
As Anne Juergens
Steve SchirripaSteve Schirripa
As Leo Boykewich


Ricky and Nora are in Ricky's apartment kitchen; Ricky reminds her that it's Saturday and she agreed to move in with Margaret and her husband on Saturday. Nora argues that she doesn't need parents and doesn't wish to live with supervision. ..

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Episode Quotes
Ricky [to Nora]: Let's stop acting like victims and act like adults.

Ashley: After the world collapses, the survivors start over again.

Amy: You wanna have sex.
Ricky: Of course I wanna have sex, you wanna have sex?

Nora: Gotta go, warden's here!

Grace: Maybe "being there" is what a child needs, but it's different from what a woman needs.

George: It's so romantic. Go to your boyfriend's apartment to have sex with him, then get up and leave him and your son and drive home late at night.

Adrian: I love Ben. I'm not sure I'm in love with Ben, but I love him.

Nora: Oh good lord, my son was living with nudists.
Margaret: Buddhists.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorBrenda Hampton
Executive ProducerBrenda Hampton
ProducerHrag Gaboudian  |  Lindsley Parsons III
Co-ProducerGail Bradley
Consulting ProducerElaine Arata  |  Jeffrey Rodgers  |  Paul Perlove
Production DesignerMichael Dimeo
EditorEllen Ring Jacobson
CastingPeter Pappas
Unit Production ManagerLindsley Parsons III
First Assistant DirectorRichard Espinoza
Second Assistant DirectorKaren Sudtell
MusicDan Foliart
Music EditorDino A. Moriana
Key GripAdam Sudtell
Camera OperatorSteve Randolph  |  Mike Raspa
Set DesignerCarol Bentley
Set DecoratorJoanne Baker
Location ManagerM.R. Beche
Transportation CoordinatorDon Bassett
Property MasterMark Rich
Construction CoordinatorJoel M. Aiello
Production Sound MixerRobert Allan Wald
Script SupervisorKelly Akers
Production CoordinatorChristine Zavala
Assistant EditorJanet Gratz
Supervising Sound EditorEileen Horta
Re-Recording MixerRoss Davis  |  Aaron Levy
GafferRick Privitera
Director of PhotographyBill Asman
Coordinating ProducerRaffi Badalian
Costume SupervisorDonna Schultz
Main Title ThemeDan Foliart
Department Head HairPatricia Vecchio
Department Head Make-upKevin Westmore
Music ConsultantJennifer Jesperson
Production StaffArmen Meshefejian  |  Jared Mercier  |  Ashleigh Mumford  |  Erik Frey  |  Lindsay Dwyer  |  Jaime Ramirez  |  Kimberly Cripe  |  Heather Murray
Digital Imaging TechnicianC. Clifford Jones
Production ControllerRobb Hastigan
Main Title Theme Performed ByMolly Ringwald
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