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Season 4 | Episode 5 | “Young & Fostered” | Aired Jun 29, 2016

When you’re expecting life to hand you lemons, sometimes life just might be fresh out. Sometimes life will hand you a lime, an orange, or perhaps a grapefruit. Similarly, when you’re expecting to foster a three-year-old, sometimes a sassy tween arrives at your doorstep instead.

Young & Hungry prepared Elliott and Alan for fatherhood by teaching Elliott how to camp, but learning how to rough it in the wilderness could never prepare Elliott for Keisha. Already weathered from the foster system, Keisha’s none too pleased to find herself in the hands of a gay couple who were anticipating a toddler and will probably put her card back in the deck and go fish again.

Yes, they are jarred by the age disparity between expectation and reality, but after some convincing, Elliott agrees to take in the slightly homophobic but spectacularly hell-raising spitfire for a trial run. Unbeknownst to Elliott and Alan, they’re the ones about to be taken to court.



The new family’s first night at home isn’t without its hiccups. Keisha plays them with the virtuosity of a concert pianist barely lifting a finger to wow a jazz brunch. She gets one look of the television-less bedroom plucked from a Barbie dream house (they were tragically heavy handed with the pink) and gets into character. “I can’t sleep without a TV,” she says with the perfect pout. Alan falls for it and offers her their bedroom. Hook, line, and sinker.

Keisha spoils the finale of The Bachelorette for Elliott (Spoiler alert: No one wins The Bachelorette; they all lose) and gives everyone hell the next day. She passes on all of Uncle Joshy’s extravagant gifts, and won’t give godmother Yolanda the time of day. But — shocker — she responds to Gabi’s youthful, mall-oriented approach to life. Out on the town they go with Josh’s credit card. Who’s placing bets that this won’t end well?

Well, Gabi. The odds weren’t ever in your favor. While Gabi thought she was bonding with Keisha about boys and their late mothers over some cheese-doused fried food, Keisha was taking the minutes from their meeting. One mention of a fake ID, and you can hear the well-greased gears spinning in Keisha’s head: What trouble can I get into with 500 dollars from Josh and Gabi’s half-baked wisdom?



As it turns out, not much. She ran away, but didn’t get very far. Before holing up in the diner with lotto scratch-offs, she did score a fake ID, but for a good reason. Keisha lied to Gabi when she told her that her mother had passed. Her mother isn’t dead. She’s in prison, and Keisha wanted to visit her. At such a young age, Keisha has been forced to take on emotional burdens that no one has carried for her. Until now. Elliott and Alan, fully on board to take Keisha in as their daughter, vow to take her to visit her mother whenever she wants.

Unlike Keisha, Gabi can’t visit her mother whenever she wants. Missing her mom with all the talk of foster parenting, Gabi decides to text message her mom’s old cell-phone number. She shouldn’t receive a response, but she does. And it’s from a cute freelance music journalist for Rolling Stone magazine. Her mother’s watching over her after all.

But when she has to miss their date because of Keisha-gate, Sofia goes as a placeholder. No one can snag Gabi’s soulmate out from under her, of course. As always, poor Sofia gets dumped on. Cute Writer Guy is out of commission from a pot brownie and can’t write his review. With her finance degree and a can-do attitude, Sofia writes the review for him and discovers her passion for writing. If everything happens for a reason, Gabi texting her mom didn’t land her a soulmate, but it landed Sofia a new career path. Meanwhile, Gabi is still single. You win some, you lose some.

What do you think, Youngries? Is writing really Sofia’s passion, or is it her latest punching bag for her minimum-wage rage? Will Keisha raise more hell? Sound off in the comments!

Young & Hungry airs Wednesdays at 8/7C on Freeform.

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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