Ben’s on the case again – this time he’s got a mystery illness and is far too ill to go to school, he says. Auntie Angela’s been dumped by her boyfriend, so the family rally round to cheer her up in the best way they know how, sparking off a jolly discussion about Nazis and rat bags… Meanwhile, Dad’s little problem at the school is becoming public knowledge and he begins to wonder if he might be out of a job. But Mum of course, is safe in her job. Or is she? [29 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
Series Description: Outnumbered follows the battle of wills between two parents and their three young children, who are seemingly locked into a never-ending contest to see just whose patience will run out first. Testing theories such as not buying broccoli to save money on the weekly shop, and whether or not Jesus should have used his superpowers to combat Herod, the kids ponder the imponderables in the part-improvised comedy that shows how living with kids can provide at turns the funniest and the most cringe worthy experiences available to us all.
Many will recognize how the parents (Hugh Dennis and Claire Skinner) are just attempting to raise their kids with the minimum of emotional damage for all concerned. In the series, the family negotiates hangovers, chess, sex education, colonoscopies, therapy, re-enactments of World War II, and the sun screening properties of kangaroo saliva.
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