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Dept. of F'd Up Family Services 

An imminent visit from a social worker sends Max into a tailspin. Tara horns in on Kate's friendship with Lynda. Courtney pushes Marshall to the brink. Neil discovers Charmaine's big secret.


Tricia Brock


Diablo Cody (creator), Dave Finkel | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview:
Toni Collette ... Tara Gregson
John Corbett ... Max Gregson
Rosemarie DeWitt ... Charmaine Craine
Keir Gilchrist ... Marshall Gregson
Brie Larson ... Kate Gregson
Viola Davis ... Lynda P. Frazier
Patton Oswalt ... Neil
Shannon Tweed ... Knatasha Knightblade
Zosia Mamet ... Courtney
Sammy Sheik ... Hany
Michael J. Willett ... Lionel (as Michael Willett)
Jeremiah Hu Jeremiah Hu ... Nerd #1


In the aftermath of the tornado, Max races to clean up the house when he learns a social worker will be visiting them to see if he's a suitable parent. Tara isn't much help and her alters emerge at the worst possible moment. Marshall finally tells Courtney that he doesn't want to see her anymore - he needs help from several of his friends - but she just doesn't get it. Kate is disappointed when her stint at the book store in her Valhalla Hawkwind persona doesn't generate any interest. Neal learns that Charmaine is pregnant with his baby but she doesn't like the advice he gives her. Written by garykmcd

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

3 May 2010 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

DreamWorks Television See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of the items in Courtney's "Liar Box" is a scene from the play 'Duck Variations' by David Mamet, who is the father of the actress who plays Courtney, Zosia Mamet. See more »


Courtney: Why can't you come clean with me?
Marshall Gregson: Just because I don't share every single thought in my head about you does not mean that I'm a liar! You want to know the truth? Here it is. This was never a real relationship! You are so fucked up in your head that you just don't get it! You're so afraid of finding out who you really are. You'd rather be married to someone you KNOW is gay than risk being rejected by someone who could actually love you!
Tara Gregson: [as Alice] Young man, that's no way to speak to a lady.
Marshall Gregson: How ...
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References Grey Gardens (1975) See more »


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