More uncannily realistic comedy as six-year-old Karen mourns the death of a mouse, (killed in a trap by her mouse-murdering parents), eight-year-old Ben stands for election as class rep – using tactics that would make Alistair Campbell blush – and older brother Jake triggers his mum’s she-tiger instincts by bringing a girl home for tea. To make matters worse for the parents, they must grapple with money worries, unsettling chest pains, a supermum next door and a friend who is using them as a babysitting service. What can they do? And why is their daughter suddenly talking like Gordon Ramsay? [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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