How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life), Season 1HDClosed Captioning
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Polly (Sarah Chalke) is a single mom who has recently divorced. The transition hasn't been easy for her, especially in this economy. So, like a lot of young people living in this new reality, she and her daughter, Natalie (Rachel Eggleston), have moved back home with her eccentric parents, Elaine (two time Golden Globe® and Emmy® nominee Elizabeth Perkins) and Max (three time Emmy® winner Brad Garrett). But Polly and her parents look at life through different generational lenses. Polly (in contrast to how she was raised) aspires to be organized and together, while Max and Elaine live a more free-flowing, improvisational life-style. Polly wants to take it slow with new relationships, while her parents encourage her to be more sexually adventurous. Polly's co-worker and close friend, Jenn (Stephanie Hunt), also encourages her to jump right back into the dating world. Polly and her parents' views on parenting itself also conflict: Polly wants to be an involved modern parent, but Max and Elaine are laid back, hands-off parents from the 1970s. Polly believes children need to be sheltered and have structure and guidance, while Max and Elaine feel that children need the freedom to fall and pick themselves back up. After all, Polly turned out okay, so what's the big deal? They say it takes a village to raise a child, but in Polly's case, this village is on fire, and although her ex-husband Julian's (Jon Dore) intentions are good, he doesn't exactly help extinguish the flames. But through figuring out how to live with her dysfunctional family, Polly realizes she might even be able to learn a few helpful things about herself.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPilot||Polly leaves her irresponsible husband, Julian, and taking her young daughter, Natalie, moves back in with her unpredictable parents, Elaine and stepfather Max. Apprehensive but determined to get her life back on track, Polly jumps into the dating scene and reluctantly leaves Natalie home for a night with her parents.||21:31||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHow to Get Off the Couch||When Polly hurts her back training for a 5K and becomes confined to the couch, her parents step in to take care of Natalie. Elaine finds herself in an awkward situation with Natalie's classmates when they ask her to explain heaven and religion. Meanwhile, Max and Elaine encourage Julian to give Polly some space.||21:21||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHow to Live With the Academy Awards Party||The family celebrate their favorite holiday - the Oscars. Polly invites an old classmate over for the event and tries to impress him. Meanwhile, Max thinks that Elaine has too close a relationship with her brother, and tensions explode at the party.||21:18||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHow to Not Screw Up Your Kid||When Polly and Julian tell Natalie they won't be going camping as a family this year, Natalie invents an imaginary bully in an effort to deal with her parents' divorce. Meanwhile, Elaine forces Max into planning to see an old Aunt who is at death's door.||21:26||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHow to Run the Show||Elaine and Max encourage Polly to put her needs first, as they did when Polly was growing up, and offer to babysit Natalie so Polly can spend time out with Scott. But they get a quick lesson in parenting the middle ground between letting kids run the show and ending up on a milk carton.||21:16||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHow to Fix Up Your Ex||With Polly now happily dating, Natalie wants her dad to also have someone, and guilts Polly into helping Julian find a girl. Meanwhile, Elaine and Max, who have always been unapologetic about who they are, realize they have to make some changes for the sake of Natalie.||21:31||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHow to Stand On Your Own Two Feet||Polly is determined to start paying her own way, so when her attempt at a second job fails, she decides to go back to school and make something of herself. Meanwhile, Elaine inspires Julian to follow his dream of opening a zombie survivor fantasy camp.||21:35||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHow to Live With Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life||With Max stressing out over the opening of his second comedy club, and a lawsuit that comes with it, Max and Polly are butting heads - with Max eating anything in sight to calm his nerves. Meanwhile, Polly helps Julian figure out his feelings for his new girlfriend.||21:34||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|9||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHow to Get Involved||When Polly is apprehensive about putting herself up for a promotion (wine and cheese manager) and Natalie announces that she's playing a "hillside" in the school play, Elaine and Max decide to get involved in order to make sure that Natalie and Polly are living up to their full potential.||21:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|10||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHow to Have a Playdate||Polly's desire for Natalie to fit in with the kids and moms at her new school causes tension when she arranges a playdate and Elaine tries to steal the show.||21:31||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|11||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHow to Not Waste Money||Max and Polly bond when he helps her learn to follow through on doing things -- like Groupons that she amassed while coping with her separation from Julian.||21:21||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|12||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHow to Help the Needy||When Polly is a hit at Elaine's birthday lunch, Elaine is left feeling uninteresting, so Polly gets her an audition for a movie to boost her ego. But Polly soon realizes she's fallen into an old pattern of putting her mother's dream before her own.||21:34||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|13||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHow to Be Gifted||Having always felt ordinary, Polly gets her family to go the extra mile to get Natalie into the gifted Magnet program, only to discover she's gifted in her own way. Also, when Elaine takes on a part in Max's play reading, their sex life is affected.||21:35||$0.99||View in iTunes|
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