Doing Time on Maple Drive

Synopsis: A young college student returns from Yale to introduce his fiancée to his family. While there, the relationships between the various family members are tested, and the secrets hidden behind the seemingly "perfect family" front are brought to light.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Ken Olin
Production: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
  Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win.
92 min

Did you give your friend

back his stuff?

Oh, yeah. He wasn't there,

so I left it in his room.

How'd you get in

if he wasn't there?

His roommate

let me in.

What kind of question

is that?

I thought you broke in

or something. I don't know.

Now, don't worry

about this tablecloth.

Oh, that's beautiful.

Oh, that is really nice.

Don't be nervous. She's the one

who's supposed to be nervous.

Yeah, well, if her family

just wasn't so rich.

She's not marrying Matt

for his money.

That's good, because if she is,

she's in for a terrible surprise.

Matt was saying that he didn't think

she'd ever seen artificial fabric...

before she went to college.


This is so nice. I wish somebody had gone to all

this trouble for me when I was getting married.

- Give me the glasses.

- I got'em.

You smell like alcohol.

Take the back way, go up

the stairs to the shower...

run it hot until it's all gone

and you've sweated the liquor out.

Well, if I'm such a screw up that I can't even

go in the front door of my own house...

You want to go in the front door, Tim?

You go ahead.

Go in the front door

and go hug your mother.

Is that what you want to do?

Then why don't you do it?

- I said I was sorry.

- I'm tired of you being sorry, Tim.

I am worn out

with sorry.

Instead of being so damn sorry all the time,

you might just try a little discipline.

Phil, is that you?


- You're late.

- Oh, yeah.

Oh, good.

You remembered the glasses.

And the shrimp.

Aren't you good.


I thought we weren't gonna make

a big deal of this.

Matt said that we shouldn't

make a big deal of things.

Oh. Phil, a tablecloth

isn't a big deal.

A tablecloth is a tablecloth.

Where's Tim?

- Upstairs. He's, uh...

- What?

Nothing. Uh...

The toilet had a thing today.

Somebody stuffed it

with little creamer packages.

I could have brought you

a tablecloth from the restaurant.

For this size table?

What are you talking about, Phil?

Come on. Allison

is used to nice things.

Did you have to call

the plumber?

For what?

- For the toilet.

- Oh. No. No, uh...

Tim got it.

He just kept at it.

See? I don't know why you

worry about him so much.

- Hey, there she is!

- Daddy, Daddy, Daddy, Daddy!

- Mom?

- In the kitchen.

Thank you.

We almost did find a tenant, but he got

arrested two days before he moved in.

So I guess it turned out

to be a good thing.

Except that we turned down

a really nice couple.

Karen, uh, cut the celery in half

before you slice it.

- What?

- In half.


Like this.

Oh. Okay.

Anyway, this nice couple

would have been great...

except they tried to bargain with us,

which irritated Tom.

I would have tried to bargain too.

You never know. It doesn't hurt to ask.

Considering we don't get free rent

unless the whole place is full...

we can't really afford

to hold a grudge.

Anyway, when we called them back,

they'd already found...

What do you think?

Should I put these out now, or should I

wait until Matt and Allison get here?

- Uh, whatever.

- Hmm.

Having children is

an economic thing too, though.

You have to

plan for it.

And have

some kind of savings.

I've always thought that if you've

got the love, then everything else...

Lisa quit teaching school

the moment Karen was born.

It was a decision

we were prepared to make...

because we had worked

and saved for it.

That's what you have to do.

Right. Right.


- Is this it?

- Yes. This is it. This is it.


You've seen the pond

where I twisted my ankle. Right?

You've seen the church

where I was confirmed. Right?

My dad's restaurant.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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