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Season 4 | Episode 16 | “#Drama” | Aired Oct 21, 2014

The #DudeDatabase has gone viral, and the epidemic is making everyone go mad with drama. Can Jenna and Tamara keep their anonymity as the creators of the hashtag kiss-and-tell website?

#NotSoNaughtyRosati and #ManWhoreMcKibben are walking down the hall when they meet up with Matty’s new crush Gabby. With all the new intel floating around, Gabby keeps him on his toes by asking the tough questions. Matty charms her enough that she agrees to a date—a group date with Sadie and Sergio.

Meanwhile, Lissa is having a hard time with all the “sinful” drama in her life; she’s worried she or her gay dad won’t go to heaven. Thanks to Theo and Cole, they introduce the concept of gay heaven. It first assures Lissa until she learns that there are so many different kinds of heavens. Sadie is there to set her straight. Practically channeling her Jesus moment from a couple episodes ago, Sadie admits that she believes in love and who you love doesn’t matter when it comes to heaven.

Thinking that staying anonymous is their top priority, an unexpected drama arises between Jenna and Tamara: Owen. We all know that Jenna kept her hook-up with Owen a secret. Well, it looks like Tamara is also harboring a secret of her own. She hooked up with Owen, too. When the news comes out, T lashes out at Jenna, who is shocked and just as hurt. She confronts Owen to stay away from Tamara, so that this doesn’t get in the way of their friendship.

Jenna even seeks out advice from her mom, who tells her that altering the truth (to not hurt anyone’s feelings) is the best way to go. Jenna heeds that advice and heads to Tamara’s place to apologize. It backfires because as she spills, she doesn’t realize that Owen is there and had already told T everything.

Jake really wants to get rid on his nice guy reputation. He heads over to Leslie’s house, dressed as a “studly plumber.” Leslie is surprised by the get-up and sits him down to let him know that being himself is sexy enough. From that point, Jake is totally cool with being the nice guy, as he should be.

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Matty, Gabby, Sadie, and Sergio go mini-golfing for their group date. Matty and Gabby, being the athletes of the group, think they’re going to totally kill Sadie and Sergio. But it looks like Matty is awful at mini golf, and Sadie and Sergio earn an easy and gloating victory. Gabby, on the other hand, is rather on impressed, especially toward the end when Matty bets a kiss if he sinks a hole-in-one. For the first time that night, he has some golf skills, and Gabby thinks that he’s just playing her. So Matty gives up, and Gabby retorts that he obviously can’t take a challenge. Surprisingly, Matty turns it around on her and says that she is afraid to take on a challenge like him. For the first time, Gabby is truly impressed with Matty.

At school, the #DudeDatabase is still wreaking havoc. Val calls for an assembly of intervention, “UR the Change.” She makes everyone sit in circles to talk about the things they each hate. Sadie starts off the exercise with her little tirade against Val and this whole thing.  Everyone else takes their turns. It’s finally Tamara’s turn, as she vents about the Jenna/Owen drama. Jenna responds instantly. Their yelling match soon reveals that they’re simply jealous of each other. With that out in the open, the girls quickly make up. Jenna and Tamara are besties again.

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Friends again, Jenna and T make sure if Owen is OK. The boy is totally fine; I mean he landed two senior babes. What’s there to complain about?

Jenna goes to delete the database, and T tries to stop her. However, in doing so, T accidentally alerts the entire student body that Jenna is the one who created the site. Whoops.

Awkward. airs Tuesdays at 10/9C on MTV.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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