Maybe It's Me (TV series)

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Maybe It's Me
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Format Sitcom
Created by Suzanne Martin
Starring Reagan Dale Neis
Patrick Levis
Andrew Walker
Daniella Canterman
Deanna Canterman
Julia Sweeney
Fred Willard
Dabbs Greer
Vicki Davis
Ellen Albertini Dow
Opening theme "Everything U R" by Lindsay Pagano
(first half of series)
"I'd Do Anything" by Simple Plan (remainder of series)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 22 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) SamJen Productions
Touchstone Television
Warner Bros. Television
Distributor Buena Vista Television
The WB Television Network
Broadcast
Original channel The WB
Original run October 5, 2001 (2001-10-05) – May 3, 2002 (2002-05-03)

Maybe It's Me is an American television comedy series that aired on The WB Network. It first aired on October 5, 2001[1] and ended on May 3, 2002. The series was created and executive produced by Suzanne Martin, a former writer of Frasier and Ellen.

Premise[edit]

The series was centered on the life of teenager Molly Stage (Reagan Dale Neis) and her eccentric and often-embarrassing family, including her parents (insanely frugal mom, played by Julia Sweeney, and soccer-obsessed dad, played by Fred Willard), her two older brothers, her little twin sisters, and her grandparents. Over the course of the series Molly dealt with many situations in which her family embarrassed her on numerous occasions. Not alone in her perils, she had her best friend Mia (Vicki Davis) by her side who had insane crush on Grant (Patrick Levis), Molly's older brother who is a born-again Christian. While her oldest, self-absorbed brother Rick (Andrew Walker) constantly got into trouble.

Original series title[edit]

During the network's upfront presentation that season, the show was originally titled Maybe I'm Adopted,[2] but following negative feedback, the show was re-titled. The show was unique in that it featured pop-up graphics on the screen.

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
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1 "The Pilot Episode" Bryan Gordon Suzanne Martin October 5, 2001 475347
Molly flirts with a handsome classmate and becomes very upset, when Mary invites him for dinner.
2 "The "Hair" Episode" Lev L. Spiro Ellen Byrom & Lissa Kapstrom October 12, 2001 227502
Molly is mortified to learn that her parents are planning to appear in a local theater production of "Hair", which may include a nude scene. Meanwhile, Fred is upset over Harriet's attraction to his best friend.
3 "The Cheerleader Episode" Danny Leiner Jeff Martin & Suzanne Martin October 19, 2001 227504
Molly joins the school's cheerleading squad to be closer to Nick. Meanwhile, Jerry and Rick grow mustaches to impress women.
4 "The Halloween Episode" Lev L. Spiro Ellen Byrom & Lissa Kapstrom October 26, 2001 227505
Molly must deal with a broken heart on Halloween and seeks comfort from her family, who rather go all out for the holiday instead.
5 "The Birthday Episode" Bryan Gordon Jillian Tohber November 2, 2001 227503
Molly celebrates her 16th birthday and endures her family's bizarre rituals, which include peculiar songs and a seafood dinner at the same restaurant where cool kids from Molly's school are hanging out.
6 "The Magic CD Episode" Bryan Gordon Ben Kull November 9, 2001 227506
Molly finds a discarded CD with an eclectic mix of love songs on it, and she sets out to find the person who recorded it.
7 "The Mini-Jerry Episode" Peter Werner Susan Nirah Jaffee November 16, 2001 227508
Jerry sets Molly up with a high-school senior who works in his office and has nearly the same personality traits as her dad.
8 "The Exchange-Student Episode" Bryan Gordon Jeff Martin & Suzanne Martin December 7, 2001 227501
Jerry agrees to house an exchange student from Brazil after learning that the girl plays on her country's Olympic soccer team. Meanwhile, Molly is upset that she cannot go to a party with Nick because it's scheduled for the same night as a piano recital by the twins.
9 "The Lunch Lady Episode" Jamie Babbit Ellen Byrom & Lissa Kapstrom December 14, 2001 227510
Molly suggests that Mary get a new job to shake up things in her life. But things take a wrong turn when the new job is a lunch lady at Molly's school. Meanwhile, Rick is depressed after an attractive woman turns him down for a date.
10 "The Romeo & Juliet Episode" Michael Katleman Susan Nirah Jaffee January 11, 2002 227512
Molly meets a cute guy outside her father's office, but soon discovers that the boy is the son of Jerry's business rival, a laser eye surgeon. Meanwhile, an attractive department-store clerk shows an interest in Grant, despite Rick's attempts to woo her.
11 "The Snow Day Episode" Lev L. Spiro Ellen Byron & Lissa Kapstrom January 18, 2002 227513
Molly and Grant clean out the attic during a day off from school and accidentally spill paint on their mother's wedding dress; Rick baby-sits the twins in their room, where they force their brother to participate in a humiliating tea party.
12 "The Dutch Heritage Episode" Bryan Gordon Jeff Martin & Suzanne Martin February 1, 2002 227514
Molly wins a chance to compete for a Dutch heritage scholarship for college, only to learn that her family is not really Dutch. Meanwhile, Grant has trouble sleeping because of recurring romantic dreams about Mia.
13 "The Fever Episode" Tom Moore Ben Kull February 15, 2002 227511
Jerry decides to build a boat and he enlists his family's help, but Rick is left with most of the work. Meanwhile, Molly bonds with the family of a guy she wants to date.
14 "The Wedding and a Funeral Episode" Jamie Babbit Jeff Martin & Suzanne Martin February 22, 2002 227516
Harriet asks her family to stage a funeral for her and requests that her niece Tillie (Naomi Judd) be allowed to attend, despite a rift that exists between Tillie and Mary. While Molly arranges the gathering, Rick struggles with the eulogy his grandmother asked him to write.
15 "The Video Episode" Danny Leiner Susan Nirah Jaffee March 15, 2002 227515
When Molly decides to run for student-body president, she casts Grant in a music video announcing her candidacy. But Grant's appearance in the video proves to be so popular, everyone in school thinks that he is actually the one running for the position.
16 "The Baby Episode" Peter Lauer Susan Nirah Jaffee March 22, 2002 227519
A baby is left in a bassinet on the Stages' porch with a note written by the mother claiming that Rick is the child's father. While Rick tries to find the woman, Molly is stuck caring for the infant and the twins compete with the new arrival for their parents' attention.
17 "The Crazy-Girl Episode" Jamie Babbit Susan Nirah Jaffee March 29, 2002 227507
Molly discovers that the Stages are not the only wacky family in town. She meets the Finns (Susan Ruttan and Howard Hesseman), a family that believes in the philosophy "If you don't feel like it, you don't have to do it".
18 "The Lab Partner Episode" Michael Lange Ellen Byrom & Lissa Kapstrom April 5, 2002 227509
Molly's new lab partner in science class is Nick's current girlfriend, with whom Molly soon bonds after Nick dumps the popular girl. Meanwhile, Jerry arranges to take Mary to a swing-club outing to celebrate their anniversary, not realizing that it's not a dance group but rather a spouse-swapping party.
19 "The Rick's in Love Episode" Peter Werner Ellen Byrom & Lissa Kapstrom April 12, 2002 227517
Molly teaches Rick how to be sensitive when he starts dating a new girl. Meanwhile, Mary is obsessed with documenting her mother's past.
20 "The Quahog Festival Episode" Lev L. Spiro Phil Baker & Drew Vaupen April 19, 2002 227518
Mary enters Molly into the town's yearly Quahog Festival Pageant, which Molly does not even want to participate in until the reigning mother and daughter winning team The Kimberlys (Morgan Fairchild and Keri Lynn Pratt) say hurtful words about Mary. Meanwhile, Jerry recruits Grant to help him build a float for the festival's parade.
21 "The Prom Episode" (Part 1) Bryan Gordon Ellen Byrom & Lissa Kapstrom April 26, 2002 227520
Molly develops feelings for her friend Ben (Noah Bastian) and she considers asking him to the prom. Meanwhile, Rick learns that his name is on the deed to the Stage home and he inadvertently loses the property in a card game.
22 "The Prom Episode" (Part 2) Michael Katleman Yolanda Ferraloro May 3, 2002 227521
Molly prepares to attend the prom with Ben, But Rick loses the deed to the house to Tony Dirico (John Caponera) and must date Tony's nerdy son, Forest (Samm Levine) in order get the house back.

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