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Outnumbered

Episode #109

Another celebration of parental incompetence as Pete and Sue attempt to ban TV and have an old-fashioned Sunday, with traditional parlour games like Pellmanism and Scissors-Paper-Velociraptor. To make life more complicated, Grandad has come to stay with them as he recovers from an unfortunate accident involving a tin of baked beans. Meanwhile, Dad grasps the nettle of sex education. But does his son know more than him? And how will they all survive an afternoon of Karen making up lovely tunes on her recorder? And most worrying of all, why is the headmaster suggesting that Ben take the next few days off school? [29 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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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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