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Episode 1.06 : High Road Is the Guy Road

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TV Info


Episode Premiere

November 22, 2011

Distributor

ABC

Genre

Comedy

Show Period

2011 - 2011

Production Company

ABC Studios, Tagline Television

Cast and Crew


Director

Beth McCarthy-Miller

Screenwriter

Christopher Moynihan

Main Cast

  • Christopher Moynihan
  • Dan Fogler as Kenny Hayden
  • Mather Zickel
  • Teri Polo as Theresa Hayden Keen
  • Amanda Detmer
  • Henry Simmons

Additional Cast

  • Dan Cortese
  • Alexandra Holden
  • Kate Gilligan
  • Mason Charles
  • Harmon Jones
  • Kevin Brief
  • Nick Bush

Synopsis


Nathan's getting bullied at school. Will and Theresa tell him to ignore the bully. But Theresa is sucking up: The bully's mom is influential at school and Science Club is in danger. "I wouldn't say sucking up. I'm merely showering her with unnecessary compliments and gift cards to achieve my goals," she says. Theresa wants to save it, so she doesn't want to freak out about the bully thing. But the boys freak out when they find out the bully's dad is Dennis Mayder, who bullied the boys when they were kids. Ah, the cycle of life.

Theresa doesn't want Will to tackle the bully issue, but Kenny takes a crack at it. Except D.J. Mayder is meaner than his dad was, and bullies Kenny. "He said I like turds," says a dejected Kenny. Meanwhile, Craig is intrigued by the iguana in Nathan's class, and rushes off to see it. The teacher - who just happens to be a cute blonde - interrupts Craig's plan to touch the reptile, and mistakes Craig for a dad with whom she was supposed to have a parent-teacher conference. He goes with it: "I just met the cutest teacher and I'm going to dinner with her. Also I have a son named Brandon and he's struggling."

Theresa addresses the bully problem...by inviting the Mayders over for dinner. Will's not happy, but Grant advises him to just agree with Dennis to take away his power. And it works. But Dennis uses his camera phone to record Will's incriminating revelations - "I'm a douche," "I'm a tiny little girl," "I love your meat" - and posts a remix video of the whole thing online. So the high road is proving to be a little treacherous.

Meanwhile, Kenny gets ready to toilet paper the Mayders' house while they're out, with Craig and Grant in tow. But they get distracted when they see Dennis's man cave - so instead they sneak in, have a few drinks and play some dancing video games. It's pretty close to revenge. Craig's romance goes pretty well until his lady friend wants to tell Brandon that they're dating. Brandon's a little lost when he sees his "dad." Craig comes clean, touches the class iguana and gets the hell out of here. The iguana, by the way, is slippery but not slimy.

Theresa presents her case to the school board for Science Club, but Dennis Mayder and his wife both take repeated shots at the Keens during the meeting. It's too much for Theresa, who lets Will loose on Mayder, and Will takes him down: "If we do fund the Science Club, the first order of business should be buying a more powerful microscope so Dennis Mayder can finally find his wiener." Kenny gets revenge by grabbing the mike at the meeting: "I'd like to add that Dennis's kid is a buttmunch and he should be breaded and fried and eaten by cannibals!" It works for him...his road is the low road.

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