Parental Guidance

Synopsis: The parents of Alice, a controlled mom, agree to take care of her 3 crazy children, Harper, Turner and Barker, because they feel they don't see their grandchildren enough, when Alice and her husband Phil go on a business trip for Phil. But when everything goes downhill, they need to find a way to prove to Alice, Phil, and themselves that they can be great grandparents.
Genre: Comedy, Family
Director(s): Andy Fickman
Production: 20th Century Fox
  1 win & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

Okay, welcome back.

This is Artie Decker,

De Voice of the Fresno Grizzlies...

and we've got a good one, my friends.

Top of the ninth here at Chukchansi

Park, and a beautiful night.

We can actually feel

that fall is finally on its way.

It's a rather crisp 107 degrees, but dry.

We've got 15,000 sweaty and bloated

people all pumped up on Churros...

rooting on our Fresno Grizzlies.

And Brad, this is why I love

announcing Minor League Baseball...

because I get to say names

like "River Cats..."

or the "Rancho Cucamonga Quakes."

I don't have to ever say boring names

like "Tigers," or "Red Sox," or "Cubs."

Okay, we got a little

break in the action...

as they're having

a little meeting on the mound.

Artie, do you know what time it is?

I sure do, Brad.

It's time for Artie's Kiss Cam!

Thank you, Gwen.

Let's see what kind of young lovers

we got at the ballpark tonight.

All right, there's a kiss.

Well, you know one thing when you see

a kiss like that, they're married.

Wait, wait, we've got a proposal.

"Will you marry me, Clara? Love, Nate."

There's our young Romeo now.

And whoa! He has scored!

Brad, that is what

you young people would call a "hottie."

He's got Britney Spears

and he's about to give her the ring...

and he goes the other way!

I can't believe what I am seeing...

and I'm sure she's

got a great "personality," but, oh my.

I thought Jerry Garcia was dead.

What's he doing

in the stands marrying him?

Here at Chukchansi Park,

love is blind, and apparently so is Nate.

All right, let's get back to the action

as the meeting breaks up on the mound.

Here's the situation.

First and third, two outs.

And here's the pitch.

Swing and a miss. Diaz fires down to third.

They've picked him off third!

- You're out!

- Ballgame over!

I'll tell you, Myers is

getting an earful...

and as my mom used to say,

"There's no cure for dumb."

Gwen! We won.

And that closes out

the last game of the season.

The Grizzlies take

the Sacramento River Cats...

by a score of three to one.

We'll be right back with a happy recap.

That is a bad way to end a game.

Artie. Mr. Decker.

I want to say thank you

for what has been an awesome semester.

I mean, you taught me a lot,

and... I got you this.

What did you do, Brad?

It's got all the famous calls

you told me about.

Harwell, "Red" Barber, Scully, Russ Hodges.

You know, that's really great,

Brad. Thank you so much.

Well, as the great Yogi Berra once said,

"It ain't over till it's over."

Well, this Fresno Grizzlies season is over.

I'm Artie Decker,

De Voice of the Fresno Grizzlies.

So, on behalf of Brad Zolick

and the late Gwen Foster on the organ...

good night everybody,

thanks for listening and lights out, Alice.

I love this job.

I'm fired?

I'm sorry, Artie. I'm changing everything.

New logos, new uniforms, new music.

All the deadwood is

floating to the sawmill.

I'm deadwood?

You're old school.

You reminisce and you tell stories.

All our sponsors are for hearing aids,

beds that go up and down, and scooters.

Not the cool kind, the sad kind.

We need someone who's wired in.

To what?


- How many friends do you have?

- I don't have any friends.

- Have you made any posts?

- No.

- What was your last update?

- My what?

- Have you poked anybody?

- I haven't poked anybody!

- Has anybody poked you?

- No.

The thing is Artie,

even if you were connected...

I don't know that I'd want

to be poked by you.

- How many apps do you have?

- I don't have any apps.

- You don't have any apps?

- No.

- Everyone has apps.

- I don't have an app.

- Do you play Angry Birds?

- Angry Birds?

Who's your favorite Angry Bird?

I don't have a favorite Angry Bird!

Everyone has a favorite Angry Bird.

I don't have a favorite Angry Bird!


When was the last time you hashtagged?

Are you out of your mind?

What the heck are you talking about?

We need announcers that tweet.

I'll tweet.

I'll make whatever noise you want.

Sorry, Artie, my mind's made up.

Feel the burn, everyone.

And one, two, three, four.

Okay, okay.

How are we doing, Diane?

Oh, my sciatica.

My other sciatica.

Ten minutes to cheesecake, ladies.

There we go. Good job.

Hi, Artie.

Hi, ladies.

Caught the end of the game.

"No cure for dumb." Funny.

- Yeah.

- Funny.

Don't fall, hon.

I got it.

All right, everybody,

pull your core in.

I don't have a core.

Work those abs.

You know, Artie,

this could turn out to be a good thing.

It could give us more "us" time.

You mean me wearing a captain's

hat following you around Costco?

You don't want to retire? Fine.

You were offered a job

teaching broadcasting at Fresno State.

You could teach young people.

I could,

but why should they know what I know?

Ever the nurturer.

I don't want to teach,

I want to do. I still have the dream.

The Giants?

Yeah, the Giants.

I've been chasing this job for 35 years.

You give up your dream, you give up.

I'm not quitting.

I feel 10 years younger than I am,

and I look 10 years younger than that.

So basically, you're asking

a 38-year-old to retire.

You're 38? Paint the house.

Artie, to me, you're the best

announcer in the whole world.

You should be broadcasting for the Giants.

But after all these years, honey...

something tells me

they don't have you on speed dial.


- It'll be okay.

- I'm sorry.

R- life awake.

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