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The War at Home: The West Palm Beach Story

Dave plans a family trip to Florida to visit his parents in excitement that it won't cost him a penny. But, his lovely family get away backfires when Mike refuses to fly, Hilary wants to stay in town so a boy she met won't forget her, and Vicky hates Dave's parents. Larry on the other hand is looking forward to sporting his new speedo that he can now comfortably wear because he's been on a weight-loss program. Things get worse when their airport ride cancels, Hilary's new nipple ring is discovered in the metal detector, and Dave is stripped search by airport security. They eventually make it to Dave's parents condo, where Dave is insulted by his father over and over again, making him realize how he treats Larry.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x20
Production Number: 2T7621
Airdate: Sunday April 16th, 2006
Special Airtime: 09:30 pm



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Guest Stars
Brenda VaccaroBrenda Vaccaro
As Barbara
Iqbal ThebaIqbal Theba
As Middle Eastern Man
Robert M. Koch (2)Robert M. Koch (2)
As Security Person
Episode Notes
Although this was not the last episode to air in the 1st season, it was the last one produced for it.

Two episodes aired on the night of this one, this was the second one to air. It aired at 9:30 PM EST/PST.

The original title of this episode was "Vacation", but was changed to "The West Palm Beach Story" before it aired.



Episode Quotes
Dave: Please tell me you're not gonna have a bad attitude al week.
Vicky: No. I promise, I won't. Because I'll be drunk. As of right now, I'm officially on vacation. Don't expect me to do anything. For the next week, just think of me as... you.

Mike: I don't want to go.
Dave: Come on, it's Florida, all right? Everybody wants to go. Two million Cubans can't be wrong.

Dave: (to Mike) The Gold family doesn't get attacked by terrorists. We get attacked by heart disease and kidney stones.

Dave: I want to go down there, and I want to have the best vacation ever, okay, and I want to show my father what a loving, terrific, and beautiful family I have.
Mike: Oh, my God, you have another family?

Airport Security Agent: Sir, you've been randomly selected for a second security screening. Please come with me.
Dave: You're kidding me, right? Ali Baba just waltzes through, but you want to frisk the guy with the wife and three kids?

Hillary: Fine. I have a nipple ring.
Vicky: What? Are you crazy? How could you do that to yourself?
Hillary: Because I am a nonconformist. Besides, all my friends have one.

Airport Security Agent: You're free to join your family.
Dave: Do I have to?

Barbara: Jerry! Jerry! Oh! They're here!
Jerry: I can hear you, I'm not deaf. Though I pray for it every day.

Barbara: So who's hungry? I have a chicken, a brisket, and stuffed cabbage.
Dave: Oh, I'm not hungry, Ma. I'm still trying to digest what I ate the last time I was here.
Barbara: Who cares if you're hungry? I cooked it, you'll eat it.
Dave: I'd forgotten what a Jewish woman was like.
Barbara: Speaking of that, how are you, Vicky?
Vicky: Still Catholic, Barbara.

Hillary: Dad, I have a nipple ring.
Dave: (laughs) No, you don't.
Hillary: (looks down her shirt) Uh, yeah. Yeah, I do.
Dave: (glares at her) No, you don't.
Hillary: I'll go take it out.

Middle Eastern Man: I've had a two Xanax and a lot of vodka, do you know what it's like to be a Middle Eastern man on an airplane?



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