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Ex, Lies and Videotape 

Josh's father forbids him to do the musical. Sam and Brooke are asked by a network TV producer to make a video piece on Josh. Now that Carmen is a Glamazon, April Tuna becomes her obsessive fan. The Glamazons take a driving test.


Arvin Brown


Ryan Murphy (created by), Gina Matthews (created by) | 2 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Bibb ... Brooke McQueen
Carly Pope ... Sam McPherson
Tamara Mello ... Lily Esposito
Christopher Gorham ... Harrison John
Sara Rue ... Carmen Ferrara
Bryce Johnson ... Josh Ford
Tammy Lynn Michaels ... Nicole Julian
Ron Lester ... Michael 'Sugar Daddy' Bernardino
Leslie Grossman ... Mary Cherry
Lisa Darr ... Jane McPherson (credit only)
Scott Bryce ... Mike McQueen (credit only)
Dey Young ... Jean Ford
Geoff Pierson ... James Ford
Christine Tucci ... Jamie Gunn
Arnetia Walker ... Ms. Ross


Carmen makes her debut as a Glamazon, something that she has been striving for since the beginning of the school year, appropriately dancing to Madonna's Shining Star. Opening night of the school play looms over Josh who doesn't want to tell his dad about the play. Over breakfast his father tells him that he is coming to Friday's recruitment dinner, something he doesn't want to attend. Sam is summoned to the principal's office leaving her to April Tuna who is developing a scary stalker syndrome. Sam is introduced to Jamie Gunn, the producer of Enterteenment Today, who was impressed with Sam enough to get a segment on her show. Sam is over joyed, until Brooke comes in, who is also asked to be the on air interviewer. As Brooke frets over her new found stardom, when Nicole reveals what Brooke's career match up test result was for a Rodeo Clown. The girls get a good laugh out of it until Mary Cherry reveals her's was for a serial killer. Lily makes plans to go take her DMV test with ... Written by Ron Storey

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Comedy | Drama | Romance







Release Date:

13 January 2000 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Back in the second episode, the part of Mr. Ford was played by Bradford English. In this episode, Geoff Pierson takes over. See more »


Sam McPherson: And maybe we won't get to walk down that red carpet or get better reservations at restaurants and stuff, but at least we'll be able to sleep at night.
Brooke McQueen: Yeah. Well, mostly. Sam snores. My doorframe literally rattles.
Sam McPherson: Brooke talks in her sleep, these lurid fantasies that would straighten the curls right out of your hair.
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References Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989) See more »


Written & Performed by Donald Stuart Seigal Written By Christopher Cavill
Courtesy of APM Music
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