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Season 01, Episode 01 Pilot

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Oct 8, 2000
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Pilot Oct 8, 2000 Ed Stevens has just been fired for misplacing a comma in a 500 page contract, which cost his law firm employer millions of dollars. When he arrives home to give his wife the bad news, he finds her in bed with the mailman. He decides to pack it all in and head back to his hometown of Stuckeyville, Ohio. When he runs into Carol Vessey, the girl of his high school dreams who is now an English teacher at Stuckeyville High School, he decides to stick around and purchase the local bowling alley, where he sets up a law practice.Ed moves in with his best friend Mike and Mike's wife Nancy who are adjusting to life with a new baby. Still intent upon winning over Carol, Ed dons a suit of armor and enters her classroom carrying flowers and seeking a date. Although she is dating another faculty member, Carol agrees.

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Season 01, Episode 02 The World of Possibility

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Oct 15, 2000
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The World of Possibility Oct 15, 2000 Carol's childhood diaries prove useful when the town's premier magician, Stuckeyville Stan, sues a competitor for revealing his secrets; Nancy becomes threatened by the baby's nanny.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Just Friends

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Oct 22, 2000
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Just Friends Oct 22, 2000 Ed goes up against his old law firm in a case involving four friends who wrote up a contract on a bar napkin. At the same time, he must pick a manager for Stuckeybowl and deal with being ""just friends"" with Carol. Nancy and Mike fuss over who takes care of the baby at night.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Pretty Girls and Waffles

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Oct 29, 2000
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Pretty Girls and Waffles Oct 29, 2000 Ed defends a secretary being sued over a payroll error; Carol decides that she and Nick have to end their relationship; Mike is reviewed by his superior; Molly selects talent over beauty in casting the school play.

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Season 01, Episode 05 Better Days

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Nov 5, 2000
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Better Days Nov 5, 2000 Carol drowns her sorrows over breaking up with Nick with a ""Xanadu"" marathon; Ed represents a jittery bride-to-be who sues her hairdresser over a bad pre-wedding haircut; feeling that her relationship with Mike is in a rut, Nancy decides to spice things up by starting a book club; Ed steps forward and makes yet another bold move to win over Carol's affections, which runs into a snag and causes some misunderstandings.

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Season 01, Episode 06 Home Is Where the Ducks Are

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Nov 12, 2000
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Home Is Where the Ducks Are Nov 12, 2000 Carol shocks Ed by announcing that she is leaving Stuckeyville to become a writer; Ed concocts Stuckeyville's first-ever Festival of Ducks to boost the town's reputation; Phil becomes mentor to a young bowler.

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Season 01, Episode 07 Something Old, Something New

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Nov 19, 2000
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Something Old, Something New Nov 19, 2000 On his first Thanksgiving without his wife, Ed decides to start a new tradition and arranges an unconventional Thanksgiving feast at Stuckeybowl for his friends; Phil schemes to resell store bought turkeys as marked up Corinthian birds; Mike dreads spending the holiday with his father-in-law; Ed represents a young man who was hurt while breaking into a man's cabin (on a dare) and is suing the owner.

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Season 01, Episode 08 The Whole Truth

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Dec 6, 2000
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The Whole Truth Dec 6, 2000 When Molly's grandfather hires Ed to write his will, he ends up revealing a shocking secret;; Mike has a new rival at the doctor's office; Phil hosts an open-mike night at Stuckeybowl.

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Season 01, Episode 09 Your Life Is Now

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Dec 13, 2000
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Your Life Is Now Dec 13, 2000 The return of former high football star, Troy McCallum, brings out feelings of resentment in both Ed and Carol. Meanwhile Ed tries to help high school student Warren, whose nerd vs. jock conflict mirrors his own.

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Season 01, Episode 10 Losing Streak

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Dec 20, 2000
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Losing Streak Dec 20, 2000 Ed's visiting parents show their disapproval of his new life in Stuckeyville; Ed defends two men being sued for pulling a prank involving a lottery ticket; Carol becomes coach for the school's losing junior varsity basketball team; Shirley and Kenny stake out a vandal at Stuckeybowl.

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Season 01, Episode 11 Opposites Distract

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Jan 17, 2001
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Opposites Distract Jan 17, 2001 Ed locks horns with a sassy new D.A. while defending a man charged with breaking the law by putting dimes in parking meters; Molly chides Carol for taking Ed's attention for granted; Phil searches for his own personal catch phrase; Nancy must decide whether she wants to accept a promotion at work.

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Season 01, Episode 12 Hook, Line, and Sinker

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Jan 24, 2001
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Hook, Line, and Sinker Jan 24, 2001 Ed handles a case involving a man being fired if he doesn't make a fish ""sing""; Mike believes the Burton's new nanny has a crush on him; the Stuckeybowl staff tries to come up with ideas to drum up business.

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Season 01, Episode 13 The Music Box

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Feb 7, 2001
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The Music Box Feb 7, 2001 When Carol's music box is stolen from her car, Ed tries to help in apprehending the thief. Though the music box is valuable, Carol really wants it returned for sentimental reasons (her grandfather gave it to her). During the investigation, Carol lets her jealousy of Bonnie get the best of her and the two butt heads. Finally the culprit is found and with Ed's detective work the man is brought in for questioning. Unfortunately the man has an alibi. Ed investigates the alibi and learns that the man lied. Confronted by Ed, the thief admits that he stole the music box because he was desperate for money because he lost everything while supporting his sick mother. He refuses to admit that in court however until Ed promises to talk the DA into waiving jailtime and putting him on probation. When Bonnie learns about the deal, she becomes furious that Ed used their relationship to his advantage, but she does end up waiving jailtime anyway, to Carol's dismay. Later that night, Ed and Bonnie

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Season 01, Episode 14 Valentine's Day

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Feb 14, 2001
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Valentine's Day Feb 14, 2001 Ed represents a priest who is being fired for not increasing the church's congregation; Phil turns love-doctor and tries to make an ordinary man into a ""love machine""

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Season 01, Episode 15 Loyalties

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Feb 20, 2001
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Loyalties Feb 20, 2001 As Ed and Bonnie grow more comfortable in their relationship, Carol grows more uncomfortable so Ed suggests that they all go out for dinner. Not wanting to be a third wheel, Carol brings an escort along. But dinner is a disaster for everyone when a misundering with her escort forces Carol to betray Molly's confindence and Bonnie drops a bombshell on Ed: she's accepted a job in Washington, DC; Big Rudy, the former owner of Stuckeybowl decides he wants the bowling alley back and resorts to dirty tricks to get what he wants-even enlisting Phil's help.In court Ed represents a singer/songwriter suing her band for the rights to her songs after she was kicked out.

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Season 01, Episode 16 Live Deliberately

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Feb 28, 2001
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Live Deliberately Feb 28, 2001 A brush with death inspires a local man to change his life and do things he's never done before such as scale a wall, bowl naked, and go out with Molly. Meanwhile, Ed tries to recapture his youth by doing things he did when he was 18, and Warren becomes inspired by Thoreau's call to ""simplify"".

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Season 01, Episode 17 Exceptions

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Mar 28, 2001
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Exceptions Mar 28, 2001 Ed and Carol finds themselves on opposite sides when he represents a gym coach who is flunking one of her best students; Dr. Jerome continues to humiliate Mike; Shirley starts working as Ed's legal clerk.

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Season 01, Episode 18 The Test

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Apr 4, 2001
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The Test Apr 4, 2001 Ed's old high school girlfriend, Kara, tests her husband's fidelity by hiring a friend to come on to him, When the husband fails the test by sleeping with the woman, Ed helps Kara in the divorce settlement. Meanwhile Carol tries to stop the forced retirement of the school's music teacher due to budget reasons. Also Nancy tests the nanny to determine if she's trustworthy.

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Season 01, Episode 19 Window of Opportunity

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May 2, 2001
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Window of Opportunity May 2, 2001 Ed is dismayed when a couple decides to marry at Stuckeybowl simply because the man bowled a strike. In court he helps a man get a restraining order against his overzealous brother who is trying to help him stick to his diet; Warren fears that he's missed his chance with Donna.

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Season 01, Episode 20 Mind Over Matter

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May 9, 2001
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Mind Over Matter May 9, 2001 To ensure that Stuckeybowl outlasts him, Ed seeks to have it declared an historical landmark. Meanwhile in court, he reprresents a man overcharged for a placebo pill; Jeff causes friction between Molly and Carol.

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Season 01, Episode 21 Mixed Signals

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May 16, 2001
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Mixed Signals May 16, 2001 Ed represents a golfer suing a fan who shouted out while he was making an easy putt-thus costing him the win; Warren can't decide whether to ask reliable Donna or dream-girl Jessica to the prom.

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Season 01, Episode 22 Prom Night

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May 23, 2001
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Prom Night May 23, 2001 At the same time Ed receives a visit and a job offer from his old collegue, Carol invites him to the Stuckeyville HS junior prom; To avoid the embarrassement of not having a date, Warren seeks out an escort service; Phil attempts a string of comical practical jokes to get on a TV show.

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