The Real O’Neals is one of my favorite shows on TV right now. It airs on ABC Tuesday nights and is well worth a half hour of your time. It is hilarious and I love how they tackle real topics with humor. While in LA a couple weeks ago, I was able to watch two upcoming episodes (one of which is airing tonight) as well as chat with the cast and Executive Producers. You may have seen the article I wrote last week about my interviews (read it HERE if not).
This episode is so good! It is definitely one of my favorites to date. In it Jimmy (Matt Shively), Kenny (Noah Galvin), and Shannon (Bebe Wood) go to a retreat while Pat (Jay R. Ferguson) and Eileen (Martha Plimpton) spend their first weekend as singles without the kids. Let’s just say what we will see is Noah trying to overthrow Jimmy by starting a “crew”, Shannon interviewing for her first kiss, and Pat and Jay fighting over Jay’s lesbian coworker. Be sure to tune in, you will not regret it. It is a great episode.
In one of the scenes, Jodi (played by Mary Hollis Inboden) brings over a karaoke machine and so when we were chatting with her and Matt, we asked if she likes karaoke in real life. She said that she absolutely loves karaoke – and she and Matt had a great story to tell us about it.
MATT: Before we filmed one episode – we all went out the night before. Ah, where is that picture? It’s an amazing picture of me and Noah and [Mary] got on top of a chair. We were in a bar and she’s doing karaoke and she’s on top of this chair and we were very worried for her because it was slippery. So we’re both standing behind her, and we both had one arm up and we were just [holding her up].
MARY: I’d had a couple of drinks. And all you hear is Martha Plimpton from the audience, (because Martha loves karaoke too), from the back of the house over all of this loud music [yell], “Flank her! Somebody, flank her!” So Noah and Matt just run up from behind Martha and grab me on each side because they were so afraid I was gonna fall off the chair.
MATT: We were giving you your moment…safely.
For the record, Mary passed her phone around so we could see the picture, and it was fantastic! This cast truly has chemistry!
THE REAL O’NEALS – “The Real Retreat” Synopsis
When Jimmy is unexpectedly named Faith Leader for the weekend at the Catholic Youth Retreat, a jealous Kenny decides to take on his older brother’s role as ring leader of the bad kids. Home alone without the kids, Pat invites a new lady friend over, and Eileen can’t help but enlist Jodi to spy on them, with surprising results, on “The Real O’Neals,” airing TUESDAY, MAY 3 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network.
Tune in to The Real O’Neals Tuesdays at 8:30/7:30c on ABC – and remember – be sure to watch live (or on DVR within 3 days) to help boost ratings so we can be sure there is a Season 2 of The Real O’Neals!
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