History Series / GroundedForLife

5th Jan '16 10:27:36 PM KittyKaxx
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* TeenPregnancy: Lily was one. So was her mother Claudia when she became pregnant with Lily.

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* TeenPregnancy: Lily was one. So was her mother Claudia when she became pregnant with Lily.
27th Dec '15 10:24:44 AM Scabbard
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Grounded For Life is a 2001 {{sitcom}} from {{FOX}}. The DomCom starred Creator/DonalLogue and Megyn Price as Sean and Claudia Finnerty, an Irish American couple who lived in Staten Island, New York, while raising their three kids, Lily (Lynsey Bartilson), Jimmy (Griffin Frazen), and Henry (Jake Burbage) and dealing with Sean's shady & eccentric younger brother Eddie (Kevin Corrigan). The show also starred Richard Riehle as Sean & Eddie's father Walt for the first two seasons (Recurring otherwise), and Bret Harrison as next door neighbour Brad O'Keefe from season 3 onwards (Recurring otherwise). The show heavily featured cutaways, but unlike ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' or ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', the cutaways were frequently used to show flashbacks to events that had previously taken place off camera & these flashbacks would frequently be revisited to show the events from another perspective. In other words, the flashbacks were like the ones from ''Series/{{Titus}}'', only ''Titus'' also had some WhatIf scenarios and scenarios shown through a MagicalSecurityCam ("Dad Cam," "Minimum Wage Cam," "NASCAR Cam," etc) along with the flashback ones.

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Grounded For Life is a 2001 {{sitcom}} from {{FOX}}. The DomCom starred Creator/DonalLogue and Megyn Price as Sean and Claudia Finnerty, an Irish American couple who lived in Staten Island, New York, while raising their three kids, Lily (Lynsey Bartilson), Jimmy (Griffin Frazen), and Henry (Jake Burbage) and dealing with Sean's shady & and eccentric younger brother Eddie (Kevin Corrigan). The show also starred Richard Riehle as Sean & and Eddie's father Walt for the first two seasons (Recurring otherwise), and Bret Harrison as next door neighbour Brad O'Keefe from season 3 onwards (Recurring otherwise). The show heavily featured cutaways, but unlike ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' or ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', the cutaways were frequently used to show flashbacks to events that had previously taken place off camera & and these flashbacks would frequently be revisited to show the events from another perspective. In other words, the flashbacks were like the ones from ''Series/{{Titus}}'', only ''Titus'' also had some WhatIf scenarios and scenarios shown through a MagicalSecurityCam ("Dad Cam," "Minimum Wage Cam," "NASCAR Cam," etc) along with the flashback ones.



* DearNegativeReader: After spending the entire episode trying to win over a blogger who wrote a bad review of the bar he & Sean owned, Eddie wound up writing one to the critic. He even declared that he'd started his own blog, for the sole purpose of insulting the critic.

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* DearNegativeReader: After spending the entire episode trying to win over a blogger who wrote a bad review of the bar he & and Sean owned, Eddie wound up writing one to the critic. He even declared that he'd started his own blog, for the sole purpose of insulting the critic.



* HighSchoolSweethearts: Sean & Claudia in their youth; Brad & Lily.
* HopelessSuitor: Brad O'Keefe to Lily. He assumed that her emotions were divided between himself (whom she barely noticed and openly discouraged any kind of advance) and her boyfriend (who she was all too ready to get hot and heavy with). Eventually he decided to "back down" and openly referenced the concept that they were in a "love triangle" to the boyfriend, whose only concern was "The two end points don't touch, do they?". Eventually subverted, because Lily & Brad wound up in a relationship for most of the show's run.

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* HighSchoolSweethearts: Sean & and Claudia in their youth; Brad & and Lily.
* HopelessSuitor: Brad O'Keefe to Lily. He assumed that her emotions were divided between himself (whom she barely noticed and openly discouraged any kind of advance) and her boyfriend (who she was all too ready to get hot and heavy with). Eventually he decided to "back down" and openly referenced the concept that they were in a "love triangle" to the boyfriend, whose only concern was "The two end points don't touch, do they?". Eventually subverted, because Lily & and Brad wound up in a relationship for most of the show's run.



* NamesTheSame: Invoked. In the last episode, Claudia gives birth to a second daughter & they decide to call her Rose to carry on the flower motif they already had with Lily. Everyone just assumes they named the baby after the woman from ''[[Film/{{Titanic 1997}} Titanic]]'', so they decide to change the baby's name.
* {{Oireland}}: The Finnertys are of Irish descent. A later (small) plot point, in that Sean & Eddie bought a bar, and used their heritage to their advantage on St Patrick's Day, by touting the fact that ''their'' bar was run by a legitimatly Irish family, as opposed to their corporate rivals.

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* NamesTheSame: Invoked. In the last episode, Claudia gives birth to a second daughter & and they decide to call her Rose to carry on the flower motif they already had with Lily. Everyone just assumes they named the baby after the woman from ''[[Film/{{Titanic 1997}} Titanic]]'', so they decide to change the baby's name.
* {{Oireland}}: The Finnertys are of Irish descent. A later (small) plot point, in that Sean & and Eddie bought a bar, and used their heritage to their advantage on St Patrick's Day, by touting the fact that ''their'' bar was run by a legitimatly Irish family, as opposed to their corporate rivals.



* TooDumbToLive: Henry, the poor boy believed ''anything'' he was told - For example, Jimmy once told Henry he was a robot & that's why there aren't baby photos of him.

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* TooDumbToLive: Henry, the poor boy believed ''anything'' he was told - For example, Jimmy once told Henry he was a robot & and that's why there aren't baby photos of him.
8th Sep '15 9:41:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Claudia was still a teenager when she became pregnant with Lily.



* TeenPregnancy: Lily was one. So was her mother.

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* TeenPregnancy: Lily was one. So was her mother.mother Claudia when she became pregnant with Lily.
24th Jun '15 2:02:05 PM Morgenthaler
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Grounded For Life is a 2001 {{sitcom}} from {{FOX}}. The DomCom starred Creator/DonalLogue and Megyn Price as Sean and Claudia Finnerty, an Irish American couple who lived in Staten Island, New York, while raising their three kids, Lily (Lynsey Bartilson), Jimmy (Griffin Frazen), and Henry (Jake Burbage) and dealing with Sean's shady & eccentric younger brother Eddie (Kevin Corrigan). The show also starred Richard Riehle as Sean & Eddie's father Walt for the first two seasons (Recurring otherwise), and Bret Harrison as next door neighbour Brad O'Keefe from season 3 onwards (Recurring otherwise). The show heavily featured cutaways, but unlike ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' or ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', the cutaways were frequently used to show flashbacks to events that had previously taken place off camera & these flashbacks would frequently be revisited to show the events from another perspective. In other words, the flashbacks were like the ones from ''{{Titus}}'', only ''Titus'' also had some WhatIf scenarios and scenarios shown through a MagicalSecurityCam ("Dad Cam," "Minimum Wage Cam," "NASCAR Cam," etc) along with the flashback ones.

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Grounded For Life is a 2001 {{sitcom}} from {{FOX}}. The DomCom starred Creator/DonalLogue and Megyn Price as Sean and Claudia Finnerty, an Irish American couple who lived in Staten Island, New York, while raising their three kids, Lily (Lynsey Bartilson), Jimmy (Griffin Frazen), and Henry (Jake Burbage) and dealing with Sean's shady & eccentric younger brother Eddie (Kevin Corrigan). The show also starred Richard Riehle as Sean & Eddie's father Walt for the first two seasons (Recurring otherwise), and Bret Harrison as next door neighbour Brad O'Keefe from season 3 onwards (Recurring otherwise). The show heavily featured cutaways, but unlike ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' or ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', the cutaways were frequently used to show flashbacks to events that had previously taken place off camera & these flashbacks would frequently be revisited to show the events from another perspective. In other words, the flashbacks were like the ones from ''{{Titus}}'', ''Series/{{Titus}}'', only ''Titus'' also had some WhatIf scenarios and scenarios shown through a MagicalSecurityCam ("Dad Cam," "Minimum Wage Cam," "NASCAR Cam," etc) along with the flashback ones.
23rd Jun '15 2:13:17 PM JamesAustin
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* NamesTheSame: Invoked. In the last episode, Claudia gives birth to a second daughter & they decide to call her Rose to carry on the flower motif they already had with Lily. Everyone just assumes they named the baby after the woman from ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', so they decide to change the baby's name.

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* NamesTheSame: Invoked. In the last episode, Claudia gives birth to a second daughter & they decide to call her Rose to carry on the flower motif they already had with Lily. Everyone just assumes they named the baby after the woman from ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', ''[[Film/{{Titanic 1997}} Titanic]]'', so they decide to change the baby's name.
23rd Jun '15 6:29:32 AM JamesAustin
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* NamesTheSame: Invoked. In the last episode, Claudia gives birth to a second daughter & they decide to call her Rose to carry on the flower motif they already had with Lily. Everyone just assumes they named the baby after the woman from ''Film/Titanic1997'', so they decide to change the baby's name.

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* NamesTheSame: Invoked. In the last episode, Claudia gives birth to a second daughter & they decide to call her Rose to carry on the flower motif they already had with Lily. Everyone just assumes they named the baby after the woman from ''Film/Titanic1997'', ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', so they decide to change the baby's name.
23rd Jun '15 6:24:52 AM JamesAustin
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* ActorAllusion: In one episode a couple of ex-NFL players were watching the Super Bowl at the Finnertys' house. One of them said something to the effect of "I love watching it here! It's like I'm actually there on the field!"



* ChannelHop: The series aired on Fox for 2 seasons, then was picked up by the WB for the last 3 seasons.
* DawsonCasting: In flashbacks to Sean, Eddie & Claudia's teenage years, the characters were still played by their regular actors.
23rd Jun '15 6:23:45 AM JamesAustin
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* MistakenForGay: Sean took his kids to the amusement park. It was "Gay Day" there and everyone was wearing a white t-shirt and jeans. Guess what he was wearing...
* NamesTheSame: In the last episode, Claudia gives birth to a second daughter & they decide to call her Rose to carry on the flower motif they already had with Lily. Everyone just assumes they named the baby after the woman from ''{{Titanic}}'', so they decide to change the baby's name.

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* MistakenForGay: Sean took his kids to the amusement park. It was "Gay Day" there and everyone was wearing a white t-shirt and jeans. Guess what he was wearing...
wearing...
* NamesTheSame: Invoked. In the last episode, Claudia gives birth to a second daughter & they decide to call her Rose to carry on the flower motif they already had with Lily. Everyone just assumes they named the baby after the woman from ''{{Titanic}}'', ''Film/Titanic1997'', so they decide to change the baby's name.



* ProductionPosse: This show was created the guys behind That70sShow so there were appearances from Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Danny Masterson, and Wilmer Valderrama. In fact, in the episode where Ashton Kutcher appeared, they even used the Water Tower from That70sShow!
28th Mar '15 6:46:15 PM nombretomado
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Grounded For Life is a 2001 {{sitcom}} from {{FOX}}. The DomCom starred Creator/DonalLogue and Megyn Price as Sean and Claudia Finnerty, an Irish American couple who lived in Staten Island, New York, while raising their three kids, Lily (Lynsey Bartilson), Jimmy (Griffin Frazen), and Henry (Jake Burbage) and dealing with Sean's shady & eccentric younger brother Eddie (Kevin Corrigan). The show also starred Richard Riehle as Sean & Eddie's father Walt for the first two seasons (Recurring otherwise), and Bret Harrison as next door neighbour Brad O'Keefe from season 3 onwards (Recurring otherwise). The show heavily featured cutaways, but unlike ''{{Scrubs}}'' or ''FamilyGuy'', the cutaways were frequently used to show flashbacks to events that had previously taken place off camera & these flashbacks would frequently be revisited to show the events from another perspective. In other words, the flashbacks were like the ones from ''{{Titus}}'', only ''Titus'' also had some WhatIf scenarios and scenarios shown through a MagicalSecurityCam ("Dad Cam," "Minimum Wage Cam," "NASCAR Cam," etc) along with the flashback ones.

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Grounded For Life is a 2001 {{sitcom}} from {{FOX}}. The DomCom starred Creator/DonalLogue and Megyn Price as Sean and Claudia Finnerty, an Irish American couple who lived in Staten Island, New York, while raising their three kids, Lily (Lynsey Bartilson), Jimmy (Griffin Frazen), and Henry (Jake Burbage) and dealing with Sean's shady & eccentric younger brother Eddie (Kevin Corrigan). The show also starred Richard Riehle as Sean & Eddie's father Walt for the first two seasons (Recurring otherwise), and Bret Harrison as next door neighbour Brad O'Keefe from season 3 onwards (Recurring otherwise). The show heavily featured cutaways, but unlike ''{{Scrubs}}'' ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' or ''FamilyGuy'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', the cutaways were frequently used to show flashbacks to events that had previously taken place off camera & these flashbacks would frequently be revisited to show the events from another perspective. In other words, the flashbacks were like the ones from ''{{Titus}}'', only ''Titus'' also had some WhatIf scenarios and scenarios shown through a MagicalSecurityCam ("Dad Cam," "Minimum Wage Cam," "NASCAR Cam," etc) along with the flashback ones.
18th Oct '14 2:23:19 PM Wartzanall
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Grounded For Life is a 2001 {{sitcom}} from {{FOX}}. The DomCom starred Creator/DonalLogue and Megyn Price as Sean and Claudia Finnerty, an Irish American couple who lived in Staten Island, New York, while raising their three kids, Lily (Lynsey Bartilson), Jimmy (Griffin Frazen), and Henry (Jake Burbage) and dealing with Sean's shady & eccentric younger brother Eddie (Kevin Corrigan). The show also starred Richard Riehle as Sean & Eddie's father Walt for the first two seasons (Recurring otherwise), and Bret Harrison as next door neighbour Brad O'Keefe from season 3 onwards (Recurring otherwise). The show heavily featured cutaways, but unlike ''{{Scrubs}}'' or ''FamilyGuy'', the cutaways were frequently used to show flashbacks to events that had previously taken place off camera & these flashbacks would frequently be revisited to show the events from another perspective.

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Grounded For Life is a 2001 {{sitcom}} from {{FOX}}. The DomCom starred Creator/DonalLogue and Megyn Price as Sean and Claudia Finnerty, an Irish American couple who lived in Staten Island, New York, while raising their three kids, Lily (Lynsey Bartilson), Jimmy (Griffin Frazen), and Henry (Jake Burbage) and dealing with Sean's shady & eccentric younger brother Eddie (Kevin Corrigan). The show also starred Richard Riehle as Sean & Eddie's father Walt for the first two seasons (Recurring otherwise), and Bret Harrison as next door neighbour Brad O'Keefe from season 3 onwards (Recurring otherwise). The show heavily featured cutaways, but unlike ''{{Scrubs}}'' or ''FamilyGuy'', the cutaways were frequently used to show flashbacks to events that had previously taken place off camera & these flashbacks would frequently be revisited to show the events from another perspective.
perspective. In other words, the flashbacks were like the ones from ''{{Titus}}'', only ''Titus'' also had some WhatIf scenarios and scenarios shown through a MagicalSecurityCam ("Dad Cam," "Minimum Wage Cam," "NASCAR Cam," etc) along with the flashback ones.
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