This was the best episode of the show so far and if every episode was like this, I'd be thrilled with the show.
Part of the reason -- a big part of it -- was two guest stars.
I'll start with a guy I thought was Stacy Keach. I don't know how I ever got that idea. It's not Stacy Keach. I know Keach played Mike Hammer and I thought I saw that show when I was a little kid and knew who Stacy Keach was. I was wrong.
So I was looking and trying to figure out who this actor was. I thought it was Stacy Keach and he played Mike Hammer. But I knew he was in Goldie Hawn's "Wildcats." He plays the coach who doesn't want her to be a football coach. And he is Bruce McGill.
Not Stacy Keach, but Bruce McGill and a pretty solid actor. Though I remembered him from "Wildcats," I didn't remember him from "My Cousin Vinnie" until I was looking at his other credits. He's a really good actor and he plays Stephanie's dad. He was an ass. (His character.) And it made such a better episode.
He was helped by the fact that the woman playing Stephanie's mother was so good. Unlike the character of the Dad, they didn't give the Mom anything to do. He was playing pool and losing the car, he was seeing someone sneak out of the house, he was this and he was that. She was in scenes but they really didn't do anything for her scenes.
But she was played by Cybill Shepherd which made everyone of those scenes worth watching. I saw her in a tiny part on "Eastwick" (which I actually liked and couldn't believe they axed). I thought, "Okay, she's going to be really good in this." Then they go and end the show.
I don't know what they have planned for No Ordinary Family but if anyone had a brain, they'd figure out how to get Cybill and Bruce in every episode. If Cybill were only on every third episode, I'd watch the show without ever missing one.
She's really good and she was so funny. (In case you don't know who she is, she starred in the hilarious sitcom "Cybill" and in "Moonlighting" and "The Yellow Rose" -- which my grandfather has on video cassettes because he loves westerns -- that was a modern day western. Her films include "The Last Picture Show" and "Taxi Driver.")
Go watch it on Hulu, you'll see what I mean. She and Bruce McGill make the episode.
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