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Debbie and Marty introduce the Bird-Kersee's to the PTA. Larry decides to help Debbie while Jackie assists Marty with his soccer team.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x11
Airdate: Wednesday January 09th, 2013

Director: Chris Koch
Writer: Kirker Butler

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Nov 23, 2013


Guest Stars
Nora DunnNora Dunn
As Linda
Nora DunnNora Dunn
As Linda
Kerry CarneyKerry Carney
As Elizabeth

Co-Guest Stars
Main Cast
Jami GertzJami Gertz
As Debbie Weaver
Jami GertzJami Gertz
As Debbie Weaver
Simon TemplemanSimon Templeman
As Larry Bird
Simon TemplemanSimon Templeman
As Larry Bird
Tim JoTim Jo
As Reggie Jackson
Ian Patrick (2)Ian Patrick (2)
As Dick Butkus
Max CharlesMax Charles
As Max Weaver
Max CharlesMax Charles
As Max Weaver
Episode Notes
Dick Butkus was almost named David Beckham.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Jukebox The GhostAdulthoodDick enters the game as Jackie & Larry watch

Episode Quotes
Larry: (talking about the P.T.A.) Bickering and petty politics? Oh, that sounds delightful. Just like Zabvronian council.

Debbie: (to Elizabeth) The P.T.A. is about everyone.
Larry: Everyone.
Debbie: Not just one person.
Larry: Yes, today it's about cookies. Tomorrow it's banning your potbellied daughter
from the yearbook.

Debbie: Oh, dear Lord, those shorts.
Marty: Yeah, they still fit.
Debbie: Do they?

Debbie: How was practice?
Marty: Jackie made me cry.

Cultural References
Debbie: (to Marty) It's hardly Manchester United.

Debbie is indicating Marty's attempt at coaching soccer is not remotely like Manchester United, a famous English professional football (soccer) club.

Jackie: (to Marty, about her son Dick Butkus) We almost named him David Beckham.

David Beckham is a famous English professional football (soccer) player.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDan Fogelman  |  Satoru Akahori
Executive ProducerDan Jinks  |  Dan Fogelman
Co-Executive ProducerKristin Newman  |  Kat Likkel  |  John Hoberg
Supervising ProducerScott King
ProducerBari Halle  |  Joseph Barbera  |  Michael Hines (1)
Co-ProducerElizabeth Berger (2)
Associate ProducerNick Pavonetti
EditorDavid L. Bertman
Unit Production ManagerSuzanne Geiger
Second Assistant DirectorAdam Martin
MusicJim Murphy  |  Chris Koch
Music EditorChris Foster
Costume DesignerKarla Stevens
Key GripJordan Garretson
Camera OperatorAdam Sklena
Set DecoratorErica Rogalla
Transportation CoordinatorRob Young
Property MasterPola Shreiber
Construction CoordinatorMichael Reinhart
Script SupervisorNila Neukum
Production CoordinatorJonathan Deiner
Assistant EditorLucyna Wojciechowski
Supervising Sound EditorRandy Thomas
Re-Recording MixerBrian Harman  |  Dean Okrand
Costume SupervisorMichelle Matt
Visual Effects SupervisorCraig Weiss
Chief Lighting TechnicianThomas Pugh
Production StaffJeff Gutkin  |  Jeremy Hall  |  Robert Doty  |  Matthew Hadfield
ThemeChris Koch
Dept. Head Hair StylistAudrey Futterman-Stern
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