Maybe It's Me (TV series)

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Maybe It's Me
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Created bySuzanne Martin
Opening theme
ComposerWendy Blackstone
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes22 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
  • Susan Nirah Jaffee
  • Tony Brown
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time22 minutes
Production companies
Original networkThe WB
Original releaseOctober 5, 2001 (2001-10-05) –
May 3, 2002 (2002-05-03)

Maybe It's Me is an American television sitcom that aired on The WB network. It premiered 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.


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 is madly in love with Molly's older brother Grant (Patrick Levis), who is a born-again Christian. Her oldest, self-absorbed brother Rick (Andrew W. 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, a concept originally proposed by Stan Rogow for another Disney-produced comedy series, Lizzie McGuire.




  • Dabbs Greer as Grandpa Fred Stage #1 (21 episodes)
    • Walter Marsh as Grandpa Fred Stage (1 episode: Pilot)
  • Shaun Sipos as Nick Gibson (8 episodes)
  • Noah Bastian as Ben (6 episodes)


No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
1"The Pilot Episode"Bryan GordonSuzanne MartinOctober 5, 2001 (2001-10-05)475347
Molly flirts with a handsome classmate and becomes very upset, when Mary invites him for dinner.
2"The "Hair" Episode"Lev L. SpiroEllen Byrom & Lissa KapstromOctober 12, 2001 (2001-10-12)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 LeinerJeff Martin & Suzanne MartinOctober 19, 2001 (2001-10-19)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. SpiroEllen Byrom & Lissa KapstromOctober 26, 2001 (2001-10-26)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 GordonJillian TohberNovember 2, 2001 (2001-11-02)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 GordonBen KullNovember 9, 2001 (2001-11-09)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 WernerSusan Nirah JaffeeNovember 16, 2001 (2001-11-16)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 GordonJeff Martin & Suzanne MartinDecember 7, 2001 (2001-12-07)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 BabbitEllen Byrom & Lissa KapstromDecember 14, 2001 (2001-12-14)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 KatlemanSusan Nirah JaffeeJanuary 11, 2002 (2002-01-11)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. SpiroEllen Byron & Lissa KapstromJanuary 18, 2002 (2002-01-18)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 GordonJeff Martin & Suzanne MartinFebruary 1, 2002 (2002-02-01)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 MooreBen KullFebruary 15, 2002 (2002-02-15)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 BabbitJeff Martin & Suzanne MartinFebruary 22, 2002 (2002-02-22)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 LeinerSusan Nirah JaffeeMarch 15, 2002 (2002-03-15)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 LauerSusan Nirah JaffeeMarch 22, 2002 (2002-03-22)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 BabbitSusan Nirah JaffeeMarch 29, 2002 (2002-03-29)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 LangeEllen Byrom & Lissa KapstromApril 5, 2002 (2002-04-05)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 WernerEllen Byrom & Lissa KapstromApril 12, 2002 (2002-04-12)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. SpiroPhil Baker & Drew VaupenApril 19, 2002 (2002-04-19)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 GordonEllen Byrom & Lissa KapstromApril 26, 2002 (2002-04-26)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 KatlemanYolanda FerraloroMay 3, 2002 (2002-05-03)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.


  1. ^ 'Maybe It's Me' tops decent night on The WB - Seattlee Post-Intelligencer
  2. ^ 15 May 2001: The Schedule - The WB News

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