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Season 1 | Episode 10 | “Wheels Up” | Aired Aug 3, 2015

Odd Mom Out waited until the very last episode to offer a dream sequence in which we get to see Jill as a blond mom-bot in a clique filled with Hefner girlfriends. Of course, the dream is merely her self-conscious working out all the guilty feelings she has about missing Vanessa’s birthday, but it was worth the wait.

As Jill bolts upright in the bed, panting in relief to still have that head full of shiny black hair, Andy is suffering from his own guilt-induced night sweats. Lex’s fling with his very young assistant is keeping Andy up at night, and Jill is in on the secret too.

Now that the cat is out of the Weber bag, Andy is forcing an ultimatum on Lex, and Jill is suffering from nerves-related diarrhea. Andy tries to appeal to Lex as his attorney, and insists that he end things with Ella and promote her to the Shanghai office. She’s not even Chinese, for heaven’s sake.

Jill is terrible secret keeper, and can’t keep her poker face even as Brooke demands approval of her speech and her dress. In a moment of quick thinking, though, Jill confesses to Brooke that her family is the Truth Fairy, and that takes the pressure off momentarily.

Jill and Brooke at the NACHO prom on

Knowing Brooke’s personal business is bad enough, but now Jill and Vanessa are in a fight about Jill missing her birthday party, and Jill’s gastrointestinal issues are worsening. After a terse and blamey phone call between Jill and Vanessa, Jill’s guilt spiral deepens and Vanessa’s shitty mood worsens.

At least Vanessa has the knock-off Jill, Jillian, to offer advice—which is to hunt up Realtor Elliot for some birthday action. This is a far better solution than Sol from oncology, who is married, but unhappily so.

Vanessa, inspired by Jillian’s birthday suggestions, turns up at Elliot’s open house and not only has steamy sex on the white rug while Elliot talks dirty Realtor talk to her, but decides to buy the place. He’s one hell of a salesman.

There’s enough excitement to go around, and the NACHO prom turns out to be way more fun that Jill had hoped. With everyone dressed in their best ’80s prom attire—to include Jill in a Pretty in Pink number that would make the real Ducky swoon—the drama starts almost immediately, the least of which is Candace revealing her lover as Renaldo the psychic.

Jilly and Andy at the NACHO prom on

Andy and Lex have a brotherly talk that turns ugly, and winds up with them rolling around on the floor with each other in headlocks like two middle school girls fighting over the football captain. Candace has to break the two of them up, and she announces to the world that Lex has been doing the secretary, Ella.

Ella, by the way, is nonplussed. She tells Jill she felt sorry for Lex because of his (early onset) midlife crisis, and that the affair is just not that big of a deal. Brooke, obviously, thinks otherwise, and directs all her betrayal and anger at Jill.

Jill and Brooke at the NACHO prom on

When Brooke figures out Jill has known about the affair, she unleashes all the Upper East Side cattiness on her, claiming she made her and calling her the “creepy goth loner mom.” Brooke’s anger only grows when Jill doesn’t back down, and Brooke is left with only one choice: dumping punch all over Jill’s Molly Ringwald dress.

It’s a pity that Jill didn’t get a chance to properly retaliate, since she has to rush over to Tortilla Flats to show up for Vanessa. Last week may have had us wondering if Jill was turning into a mom-bot herself, but this week answers any lingering concerns we may have had. Besides, Andy quit Lex’s company, so neither of them will have to pretend any more. Until next season …

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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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