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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
CA (CTV) Jun 14, 2014


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

Co-Guest Stars
Main Cast
Jami GertzJami Gertz
As Debbie Weaver
Lenny VenitoLenny Venito
As Marty Weaver
Simon TemplemanSimon Templeman
As Larry Bird
Toks OlagundoyeToks Olagundoye
As Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Tim JoTim Jo
As Reggie Jackson
Ian Patrick (2)Ian Patrick (2)
As Dick Butkus
Max CharlesMax Charles
As Max Weaver
Episode Notes
Episode viewers (millions, Live + Same Day): 6.65

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.

Jackie: I'm confused. I'm very confused. It would appear that Dick is not doing a great job. In fact, I would say that he is the worst player on the team, and yet you keep lying about his performance.
Marty: Listen, Jackie, coaching's about positive reinforcement. Okay, let's face it, kid's never gonna be David Beckham.
Jackie: We almost named him David Beckham.

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?

Larry: (to Jackie) Oh, these humans and their "everyone's special" baloney. Have fun sucking hind teat to the rest of the universe, losers.

Jackie: Team, loyalty vote. Would you rather follow me to victory or coach Weaver
to certain defeat? Choose now!
visual: All of the kids side with Jackie.
Marty: Max?
Max: Come on, dad! Look at her in those shorts! I just got puberty.

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
Executive ProducerDan Fogelman  |  Chris Koch
Co-Executive ProducerKristin Newman  |  Kirker Butler  |  Kat Likkel  |  John Hoberg
Supervising ProducerScott King
ProducerBari Halle
Co-ProducerIsaac Aptaker  |  Elizabeth Berger (2)
Associate ProducerNick Pavonetti
Production DesignerP. Erik Carlson
EditorDavid L. Bertman
CastingSusan Vash
Unit Production ManagerSuzanne Geiger
First Assistant DirectorRichard Rosser
Second Assistant DirectorAdam Martin
MusicChris Koch  |  Jim Murphy
Music EditorChris Foster
Music SupervisorJennifer Pyken
Costume DesignerKarla Stevens
Key GripJordan Garretson
Camera OperatorAdam Sklena  |  Buddy Fries
Set DecoratorErica Rogalla
Location ManagerDuffy Taylor
Transportation CoordinatorRob Young
Property MasterPola Shreiber
Construction CoordinatorMichael Reinhart
Production Sound MixerMark Hopkins McNabb
Script SupervisorNila Neukum
Production CoordinatorJonathan Deiner
Assistant EditorLucyna Wojciechowski
Supervising Sound EditorRandy Thomas
Re-Recording MixerBrian Harman  |  Dean Okrand
Director of PhotographyJoe Pennella
Post Production CoordinatorSara Dolin
Costume SupervisorMichelle Matt
Visual Effects SupervisorCraig Weiss
Production AccountantVicki Perez
Chief Lighting TechnicianThomas Pugh
Production StaffTanner Bean  |  Matthew Hadfield  |  Jeff Gutkin  |  Jeremy Hall  |  Robert Doty  |  Missy Mansour
ThemeChris Koch
Dept. Head Make-up ArtistRobin Siegel
Dept. Head Hair StylistAudrey Futterman-Stern
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