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Season 1 | Episode 6 | “The Earthquake” | Aired May 8, 2015

Grace and Frankie get all shook up—and it’s only partly because of “The Earthquake” that hits their beach house. The tremors set off Frankie’s seismophobia, which has her crawling under the dining table in a full-blown panic attack that only Sol knows how to soothe. Meanwhile, a nonplussed Grace prepares for her first date in 40 years.

Here’s what we learned in this episode, which marks the halfway point of season one.

  1. Grace likes the positive reinforcement of being “tickled” and “squeezed”on the online dating site, without ever having to leave her house.
  2. Grace is not a coddler. If she could she would, but since she can’t, she won’t.
  3. A tree crushing a lawn jockey equates to a kid being crushed in Frankie’s phobic mind.
  4. Chest-rubbing, belly-breathing, knowing the quake’s stats (4.3 on the Richter, lasting 6.8 seconds with zero casualties) and sharing a carrot cake with two forks under a table are a few of the coping mechanisms Frankie and Sol use to deal with her fear.
  5. Charles, aka Loves2Laugh, doesn’t just mirror Grace on their date; he “dittos” her every move like an annoying kid playing copycat. Then the creeper loudly declares to anyone in the restaurant who’ll listen that he can’t believe he met her on the Internet, while creepily looking her over (and probably undressing her in his mind). This is all before she’s even taken the second bite of her steak salad.
  6. Two drunken lawyers get into an elevator … Sounds like the setup for a joke, but it’s how Sol and Robert shared their first kiss. Before that unexpected moment, Sol had never thought about being with another man, let alone kissing one.
  7. Coyote has good taste in children’s books (And Tango Makes Three) and toys.
  8. If you plant a pacifier, a lollipop will grow!
  9. Robert never had an intimate emotional relationship with his wife, so he turns pea green when Sol ditches their date night to comfort Frankie in her first post-separation quake. While Sol is in love with Robert, he still has and always will love Frankie as a best friend.
  10. Sometimes all a divorcee needs is a good bone-melting kiss to give her a new perspective on romance. And if you told Grace her reawakening would happen at the hands of Byron, an ex-con art student who’s painting a crazy clown choking a chicken, she’d think you were mixing muscle relaxers with Frankie’s peyotea.

Grace and Frankie 1.6 The Earthquake Coyote Plays

Senior Moments:

Grace: “I tickled him last night and he squeezed me back.” (Talking about an online dating service)
Frankie: “Enough with this tickling, blinking, and butterfly kisses. Why don’t you go out with someone already?”

Grace: “Why do I need condoms, anyway? I’m not exactly a pregnancy risk.”
Frankie: “Well, no shit, but with all the new penis drugs out there, old people are doing it like rabbits, and the STDs are on the rise. I read that in an AARP magazine.”

Frankie: “Maybe I should check to see if they’ve turned to dust.” (Referring to some old condoms)

Season one of Grace and Frankie is now streaming on Netflix.

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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