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The Gilchrists are just the average American family dealing with all the everyday issues – like a grown kid who's forced to move back home, children who are smarter than their teachers and a stepmom (Jenna Elfman, "Dharma and Greg") desperately trying to win over the kids. They're loving, fun and a little crazy. In other words, just like everybody else. With one exception: they live in a very special house. The White House! Whether it's entertaining foreign dignitaries, sneaking away for a night out, dealing with middle school crushes or putting out fires – figuratively and sometimes literally – there's never a dull moment in the Gilchrist White House. For example, the First Son (Josh Gad, star of Broadway sensation "The Book of Mormon") is one of the administration's biggest liabilities, but also the glue that holds this family together. The President (Bill Pullman, "Independence Day") knows too well that the only thing harder than being Head of State is being head of the family. Also starring are Martha MacIsaac ("Superbad"), Andre Holland ("Friends with Benefits"), Amara Miller ("The Descendants") and Benjamin Stockham ("Sons of Tucson").
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPutting Out Fires||Following a public mishap, Skip (Josh Gad), the First Son of President Gilchrist (Bill Pullman), is ushered back to the White House so he can be kept under careful watch. Meanwhile, Dale attempts to keep a cool atmosphere when South American leaders visit to discuss a trade agreement. Elsewhere, Emily (Jenna Elfman) tries to make peace with her stepdaughter Becca (Martha MacIsaac), who has a surprise in store for everybody.||22:08||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Skip-Lantic Ocean||When the media reveals Becca’s (Martha MacIsaac) surprising news, Skip (Josh Gad) attempts to take her mind off the situation while President Gilchrist (Bill Pullman) has a group therapy session with his generals to help cope with things. Meanwhile, hoping to gain Becca’s trust and keep the secret safe from Marigold (Amara Miller) and Xander (Benjamin Stockham), Emily (Jenna Elfman) gets tangled in a web of lies.||21:38||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSo You Don't Want to Dance||In an attempt to rally votes for new educational reforms, President Gilchrist (Bill Pullman) and First Lady Emily (Jenna Elfman) hold an extravagant gala to gain the support of the unlikable Senator Thoroughgood (guest star Stacy Keach), who attends with his wife Bunny (guest star Constance Towers). Meanwhile, Skip (Josh Gad) builds the confidence to ask Stacey (guest star Susan Park), the mailroom clerk, to the event. Elsewhere, Becca (Martha MacIsaac) reveals a hidden past between her and Marshall (Andre Holland). Amara Miller and Benjamin Stockham also star.||21:38||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMeet the Parent||A determined President Gilchrist (Bill Pullman) uses his clout to track down someone that just might prove to be someone of major importance to the First Family. Meanwhile, the Gilchrist’s host the Austrian Chancellor (guest star David St. James) and his wife (guest star Rebecca Wysocki ), but when Emily (Jenna Elfman) questions proper protocol and tries to do things her own special way, she lands herself in quite a difficult situation. Elsewhere, Skip (Josh Gad) realizes his true calling in life. Martha MacIsaac, Andre Holland, Amara Miller and Benjamin Stockham also star.||21:34||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoFrosting/Nixon||President Dale Gilchrist (Bill Pullman) is forced to deal with a group of angry protestors after Skip’s (Josh Gad) attempt to quell the situation goes awry. Emily (Jenna Elfman) tries to form a closer relationship with Xander (Benjamin Stockham), by helping him campaign for student body President. Elsewhere, Becca (Martha MacIsaac) has a hard time coping with her future. Andre Holland and Amara Miller also star.||21:37||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSkip the Tour||President Dale Gilchrist’s (Bill Pullman) brother Doug (guest star Bruce Campbell) stops by the White House, initiating a long-standing rivalry which threatens their relationship and prompts Emily (Jenna Elfman) to take on the role of peacemaker. Meanwhile, Becca (Martha MacIsaac) prepares for an interview and Skip (Josh Gad) decides to offer his own special version of the White House tour after witnessing one from an official tour guide (guest star Rory O’Malley).||21:38||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoTo The Ranch||When unable to make a decision about who to nominate to the Supreme Court, President Dale Gilchrist (Bill Pullman) decides to take a family trip to their ranch to clear his head. During their getaway, Skip (Josh Gad) finds himself moping over his failed relationship, while Becca (Martha MacIsaac) contemplates major flaws in her own relationship. Meanwhile, Emily (Jenna Elfman) attempts to spend some quality time with Marigold (Amara Miller) and Xander (Benjamin Stockham), who both struggle with their loss of technology while at the ranch.||21:37||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoLive from the Lincoln Bedroom||When Skip (Josh Gad) decides to start an official podcast of the Gilchrist White House, much to Marshall’s (Andre Holland) dismay, he makes a surprising personal discovery that may have an impact on his relationship with his father (Bill Pullman). Meanwhile, Becca (Martha MacIsaac) interferes with Emily’s (Jenna Elfman) parenting decision regarding Marigold’s (Amara Miller) academic future, which leaves them at odds with one another. Benjamin Stockham also stars.||21:38||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|9||HDClosed CaptioningVideoGame Theory||When Skip (Josh Gad) announces his big date with Stacey (guest star Susan Park), Emily (Jenna Elfman) takes it upon herself to make sure it goes off without a hitch. Meanwhile, Becca (Martha MacIsaac) and D.B. (guest star Robbie Amell) attempt to paint a mural for a special room. Elsewhere, Dale (Bill Pullman) and Xander (Benjamin Stockham) get wrapped up in a heated game of Risk.||21:37||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|10||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Short Happy Life of Reba Cadbury||After learning Skip (Josh Gad) only needs to complete one more assignment to graduate college, Emily (Jenna Elfman) vows to do whatever it takes to ensure he receives his diploma. When Becca’s (Martha MacIsaac) ideas fall flat at a committee meeting, she devises a plan to make her voice heard. Elsewhere, Marshall (Andre Holland) takes extreme measures to get a few moments of solitude.||21:37||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|11||HDClosed CaptioningVideoDinner, Bath, Puzzle||After a meeting with the French President (guest star Tom Amandes) and his wife (guest star Sofia Milos), President Gilchrist (Bill Pullman) and Emily (Jenna Elfman) decide to plan an outside-the-box date night in hopes of rekindling their romance. Elsewhere, when Skip (Josh Gad) is left to watch the children for the evening, things don’t go quite as expected. Meanwhile, Marshall (Andre Holland) and D.B. (guest star Robbie Amell) form an unexpected bond.||21:38||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|12||HDClosed CaptioningVideoBursting the Bubble||Princess Abigail of Andorra (guest star Hannah Simone) arrives at the White House to attend an annual peace gala and to everyone’s surprise, requests Skip (Josh Gad) to be her escort. Elsewhere, with D.B.’s (guest star Robbie Amell) parenting skills in question, Becca (Martha MacIsaac) decides to put him to the test, and learns something about herself in the process. Meanwhile, Emily (Jenna Elfman) is anxious to find some quality time with her friends, but discover things aren’t as they used to be.||21:38||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|13||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMarry Me, Baby||During an interview with Larry King, President Gilchrist (Bill Pullman) inadvertently sheds some insight into his marriage and puts the legitimacy of his nuptials with Emily (Jenna Elfman) into question. Meanwhile, Skip (Josh Gad) looks to help resolve the situation and Becca (Martha MacIsaac) and D.B. (guest star Robbie Amell) are met with some surprising news.||21:38||$2.99||View in iTunes|
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Glad this episode was free. Certainly not worth $1.99. Reminds me of Tommy Boy.
It's a comedy… right?
Maybe Bill Pullman should have left his presidential aspirations at the end of "Independence Day, cause this White House "comedy" is not… what's the word… funny. Jenna Elfman is much better than this. And the rest of the cast just seems to be winking and saying "get it?". No, I don't.
I hope this show isn't what NBC is pinning it's comedy hopes on once "The Office" and "30 Rock" end later this season.
Funny family show
I don't feel like the negative reviews posted are being fair to the concept of the show. No, it's not The West Wing, but it's not meant to be. It shows that the First Family is in essence, just a family with embarassing relatives and fires to manage. Literal fires, in this case. If I had one criticism, it is that the pilot bring up too many story arcs for future shows.