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Season 1

Suburgatory episode guide


Single father George Altman is doing his best to raise his sixteen-year-old daughter Tessa in the big city. When he discovers a box of condoms in her bedroom, though, he decides the time has come to move her to a more wholesome and nurturing environment: the suburbs. But behind the beautiful homes and perfect lawns lurk the Franken-moms, spray tans, nose jobs, and Red Bull-guzzling teens who have nothing in common with Tessa. It’s a whole new world, one that makes George wonder if they haven’t jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire.
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Ep 101 Pilot

Single father George only wants the best for his 16-year-old daughter, Tessa. So when he finds a box of condoms on her nightstand, he moves them both out of their apartment in New York City to a house in the suburbs.

09/28/11 Season 1 TV-PG D, L
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Ep 102 The Barbecue

Surprised Tessa realizes she is attracted to her jock suburban neighbor; George feels pressured to throw the perfect barbecue.

10/05/11 Season 1 TV-PG D, L
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Ep 103 The Chatterer

When George is welcomed into the PTA, one mom (Ana Gasteyer) is threatened by his popularity; after joining the school newspaper, Tessa helps Malik revamp its style.

10/12/11 Season 1 TV-PG DL
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Ep 104 Don't Call Me Shirley

Tessa is thrilled to encounter some excitement when Sheila Shay's (Ana Gasteyer) doll collection is stolen; afraid of burglars, Dallas and Dalia stay with the Altmans.

10/19/11 Season 1 PG DL
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Ep 105 Halloween

Tessa's costume reminds the kids at school of a recently departed neighbor; George tries to convince Dallas that Halloween is fun; Dallas' husband returns from a business trip.

10/26/11 Season 1 PG L, V
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Ep 106 Charity Case

Tessa tries to motivate her fellow students into becoming involved with charity work; a large dental bill puts a strain on George and Noah's relationship.

11/02/11 Season 1 PG D, L
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Ep 107 Sweet Sixteen

Dallas convinces Tessa to let Dalia plan her 16th birthday party at the country club; Sheila Shay takes care of George when his back goes out.

11/16/11 Season 1 PG D, L
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Ep 108 Thanksgiving

While on a girls day out in the city, Tessa and Dallas run into George making out with a woman; Lisa refuses to wear the dress her mom picked out.

11/23/11 Season 1 PG D, L
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Ep 109 The Nutcracker

Tessa tries to reunite George with his ex, but he has eyes on another woman; George tries to enjoy an awkward holiday party.

12/07/11 Season 1 PG D, L
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Ep 111 Out in the Burbs

Tessa is asked to show a new guy, Josh (Dan Byrd), around school; Lisa develops an infatuation; George re-examines his relationship with Dallas.

01/11/12 Season 1 PG D,L
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Ep 112 The Casino Trip

George plans a getaway for the guys after winning a trip to Atlantic City; during the trip they encounter Steven (Jay Mohr); Tessa wants time alone with Scott Strauss (Thomas McDonell).

01/18/12 Season 1 PG D, L
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Ep 113 Sex in the Suburbs

In order to prevent Tessa from using the XL condoms George discovered in her bedroom, he has to find something for her to do that's more fun than sex.

02/08/12 Season 1 TV-PG D, L
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Ep 114 The Body

Although Tessa hasn't failed a class in her whole life, she learns there is a first time for everything.

02/15/12 Season 1 PG D, L
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Ep 115 Fire With Fire

Jill's marriage suffers after she starts seeking support from newly single Dallas; Dalia tries to get back at Tessa by befriending Lisa.

02/22/12 Season 1 PG D, L
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Ep 116 Poetic Injustice

Fred thinks Shelia is interested in George; the new poetry teacher, Ms. Evans, takes an interest in Dalia's prose despite Tessa's efforts to impress.

02/29/12 Season 1 PG D, L
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Ep 117 Independence Day

Tessa gets a job working for Dallas; when Dallas throws a party celebrating the opening of her new store, her rival sorority sister, Tulsa (Robin Givens), crashes the event.

03/14/12 Season 1 TV-PG D, L
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Ep 118 Down Time

Dalia's therapist, Dr. Richard Rohl (James Lipton) helps her make a breakthrough; Ryan and Tessa go on a date.

04/11/12 Season 1 PG D, L
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Ep 119 Entering Eden

George becomes smitten with a woman he meets at the farmer's market; Tessa and Dalia search for a missing Yakult; Noah and Jill make an announcement.

04/18/12 Season 1 PG D, L
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Ep 120 Hear No Evil

George introduces his girlfriend, Eden (Alicia Silverstone), to Tessa; Noah and George make a deal; Sheila's meddling overwhelms Eden.

05/02/12 Season 1 PG D, L
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Ep 121 The Great Compromise

While Tessa tries to adjust to living with Eden, George takes issue with Eden's parenting; Lisa and Malik consider which camp they should attend.

05/09/12 Season 1 PG D, L
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Ep 122 The Motherload

Tessa feels a void as Chatswin celebrates mothers; Dalia goes to Israel without Dallas; Eden reacts to a baby shower's theme.

05/16/12 Season 1 PG D, L
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