More family life in the raw in this innovative comedy as Pete and Sue (Hugh Dennis and Claire Skinner) grapple with some very adult problems (eg sexual jealousy, promotion, spiralling debt and mortality) while fielding the kids’ problems as well. This week, six-year-old Karen is preoccupied with the exact whereabouts of Satan, and Ben falls foul of a hardline football referee. Meanwhile, Dad is asked to write some propaganda, Mum tries to compete with the impossibly perfect supermum next door and Grandad is alarmed by TV shows that look down people’s toilets. [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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