Created by: Barbara Hall
Directed by: Martha Mitchell
Written by: Lindsay Sturman
Produced by: Drew Matich
Other cast: Joe Mantegna, Mary Steenburgen, Amber Tamblyn, Jason Ritter, Michael Welch
Release date: January 28, 2005
Episode title: "The Rise & Fall of Joan Girardi"
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Joan saves one of the mean girls at school from being hit by a truck and suddenly becomes popular. Kevin uses the opportunity to do a TV interview with Joan as a tryout for the local news. The student tries to befriend Joan afterwards, but during an award presentation, she will not confirm whether Joan saved her life. Will becomes increasingly suspicious of Lucy's interactions with him and his family. Luke studies for his driver's license test while Grace objects to cars for environmental reasons.
– There’s a one-day sale at the mall on Ugg boots. We should clear them out.