Rude Awakening

Rude Awakening

1998 - 2001, Comedy
No synopsis available

Episode Guide

  • Rude Awakening - Altar Ego (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    Altar Ego

    Marcus and Nancy reconcile; Billie tries to stop Dave's wedding to Raquel by visiting a medicine woman to get the nuptials cursed.

  • Rude Awakening - Dawg Daze Afternoon (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    Dawg Daze Afternoon

    Dave and Billie are taken hostage at a jewelry store, and she realizes she's been in love with him all along.

  • Rude Awakening - Blessings and Dead Guys (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    Blessings and Dead Guys

    Billie goes on a date with a movie star (Robert Floyd), but he dies during the date; Dave proposes to Raquel.

  • Rude Awakening - Duck (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:


    David tries to tell Billie that Marcus is involved with his wife again but can't betray his friend's confidence.

  • Rude Awakening - Kiss, Kiss, Kiss ... (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    Kiss, Kiss, Kiss ...

    Marcus spends the night with Nancy, whose mother just died; Billie is attracted to her co-star in a new film.

  • Rude Awakening - Ode to Billie and Joe (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    Ode to Billie and Joe

    Marcus' father visits, unaware his son is getting divorced and dating Billie; pregnant Haley asks Dave to pretend he's her husband for a college reunion.

  • Rude Awakening - Throw Mama From the Apartment (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Throw Mama From the Apartment

    Billie lets her mother move in with her while Trudy takes a stab at sobriety on the difficult road to recovery from alcoholism.

  • Rude Awakening - Telltale Heart (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Telltale Heart

    Billie consoles Trudy after she learns plastic surgery would be too risky for her because of her years of drinking.

  • Rude Awakening - All's Well That Amends Well (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    All's Well That Amends Well

    Nobby (guest star Roger Daltry) learns he may have fathered a playmate's daughter; Marcus and Dave are caught in a hot tub. With Sherilyn Fenn, Lynn Redgrave, Jonathan Penner, Rain Pryor and Corrine Bohrer.

  • Rude Awakening - Three Men in a Womb (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Three Men in a Womb

    Billie is asked to carry a couple's baby, but Marcus is opposed; Dave dates a top female athlete who can't cook.

  • Rude Awakening - The Casting Ouch (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    The Casting Ouch

    Clark proposes moving an AA meeting to Dave's restaurant, but Dave worries about its impact on business.

  • Rude Awakening - Do the Right Thing (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Do the Right Thing

    Marcus begins to feel left out of Billie's life because of her commitment to the alcoholic recovery program.

  • Rude Awakening - How Was Your Date? (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    How Was Your Date?

    Marcus sees Billie in a different light during their first date after she convinces a friend to seek help for a drug problem.

  • Rude Awakening - Judging Billie (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Judging Billie

    Billie is empanelled as a juror in a DWI trial, but the other jurors want the judge to dismiss her from the case.

  • Rude Awakening - Me, Myself and I (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Me, Myself and I

    Billie and Dave (Sherilyn Fenn, Jonathan Penner) try to mend their relationship, but he starts dreaming about drinking.

  • Rude Awakening - Truth Don't Fail Me Now (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Truth Don't Fail Me Now

    Billie (Sherilyn Frank) feels guilty after sleeping with Marcus and looks for someone to unburden her problems. With Lynn Redgrave and Jonathan Penner.

  • Rude Awakening - Relation-slips (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:


    Dave (Jonathan Penner) urges Billie (Sherilyn Fenn) to cheer up Marcus, but things go too far.

  • Rude Awakening - To Love and Serve (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    To Love and Serve

    Trudy quits as Billie's personal assistant and becomes a process server, serving Marcus with divorce papers.

  • Rude Awakening - If I Could See Me Now (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    If I Could See Me Now

    En route to borrow money from Dave, Billie meets one of his old friends, Marcus, and passion ignites.

  • Rude Awakening - If I Could See Me Now (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    If I Could See Me Now

    Billie goes on a drinking binge and attempts to steal from Dave.

  • Rude Awakening - Plastered (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:


    Dave realizes Billie has started drinking again while Jerry tries to help get his sister sober by organizing an intervention.

  • Rude Awakening - Full House (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    Full House

    Billie (Sherilyn Fenn) tries to reunite her estranged parents; Dave (Jonathan Penner) gets fleeced in a poker game.

  • Rude Awakening - Star 80 Proof (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    Star 80 Proof

    Billie (Sherilyn Fenn) competes to reprise an old TV role; Dave (Jonathan Penner) starts dating Juanita (Khandi Alexander), placing Milt (Roger E. Mosley) in the middle.

  • Rude Awakening - Yes Sir, That's My Baby (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Yes Sir, That's My Baby

    Dave goes on tour with Nobby; feeling deserted, Billie keeps drinking with Maureen and brings Tish's baby to a bar.

  • Rude Awakening - On the Rocks With a Twist of Limey (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    On the Rocks With a Twist of Limey

    Billie (Sherilyn Fenn) meets Maureen (Taylor Dayne), a new drinking buddy; unable to perform sober, Nobby (Roger Daltrey) seeks help from Dave (Jonathan Penner).

  • Rude Awakening - Slackula (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:


    Billie produces a film with Syd; Jackie haunts Billie; Dave stops Milt from drinking after one of his war comrades dies.

  • Rude Awakening - Jackie, Oh ... (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Jackie, Oh ...

    Jackie commits suicide; Dave opens a suggestion box at the coffee shop; Billie and Syd work on their film.

  • Rude Awakening - Abstinence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    Abstinence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

    Billie (Sherilyn Fenn) meets a great guy (Robert Gant), but is advised to withhold sex on the first date to ensure a second.

  • Rude Awakening - Bad Will Hunting (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    Bad Will Hunting

    Billie learns Trudy's will leaves everything to her brother, Jerry; Dave and Jackie are attracted to the same woman.

  • Rude Awakening - The 35-Year Itch (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    The 35-Year Itch

    On Trudy and Max's 35th wedding anniversary, she runs away to Fiji with Martin; Dave starts open mike night at the coffee shop.

  • Rude Awakening - 1-900-BIG-SLUT (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:


    Billie and Dave compete in their new phone-sex jobs; Trudy hires a shady lawyer when she is sued by Antonia.

  • Rude Awakening - Bosses, Burglars & Back Street Babes (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Bosses, Burglars & Back Street Babes

    Billie gets a new boss; Dave becomes Nobby's sponsor; Trudy tries to catch Antonia stealing. With Sherilyn Fenn, Lynn Redgrave, Jonathan Penner and Rain Pryor.

  • Rude Awakening - Trude Awakening (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Trude Awakening

    Trudy attends Al-Anon meetings, robbing Billie of her sponsor and the spotlight; Dave lands in jail while making amends.

  • Rude Awakening - Bite Me (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Bite Me

    Told she's a bad kisser, Billie's confidence is shattered; Dave dates a nice woman who turns out to be a dominatrix.

  • Rude Awakening - Powerless Over the What? (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Powerless Over the What?

    Trudy seeks multiple orgasms through feng shui while Dave competes with her for custody of the great Addictions Anonymous meeting.

  • Rude Awakening - Dude Awakening (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Dude Awakening

    Dave gets jealous after a pot smoker he's sponsoring falls for Billie; Jack gets into the jewelry business with Trudy.

  • Rude Awakening - Between a Rock Star and a Hard Place (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Between a Rock Star and a Hard Place

    Billie blows the anonymity of a rock star who comes to a meeting while Trudy schemes to meet him. Stars Sherilyn Fenn, Lynn Redgrave, Jonathan Penner and Rain Pryor.

  • Rude Awakening - The Fix Up (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    The Fix Up

    Trudy sets Billie up with a drunk; Dave tries to forget about Billie by visiting Jackie in rehab. Stars Sherilyn Fenn, Lynn Redgrave, Jonathan Penner and Rain Pryor.

  • Rude Awakening - To Bris or Not to Bris (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    To Bris or Not to Bris

    Tish panics when a surprise bris is held for her baby; Billie tries to seduce Dave. With Sherilyn Fenn, Lynn Redgrave, Jonathan Penner, Rain Pryor and Corrine Bohrer.

  • Rude Awakening - And Now a Word From Our Sponsor (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    And Now a Word From Our Sponsor

    Chad fires Billie; Billie and Trudy indulge in a spa routine; Dave's sponsor returns. With Sherilyn Fenn, Lynn Redgrave and Richard Lewis.

  • Rude Awakening - One Birthday at a Time (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    One Birthday at a Time

    Tish gives birth while Jackie says goodbye to her mother; Dave convinces Jackie to give rehab another try.

  • Rude Awakening - The Grateful Living (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    The Grateful Living

    Billie and Dave nearly fall off the wagon; when Jackie awakens from her coma, everyone is surprised to meet her Caucasian mother.

  • Rude Awakening - That's Why They Call It Dope (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    That's Why They Call It Dope

    Billie and Dave are unavailable to help Jackie avoid temptation.

  • Rude Awakening - The Cheese Stands Alone (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    The Cheese Stands Alone

    Billie is due for her 60-day chit while coming down from LSD.

  • Rude Awakening - An Embarrassment of Ritch's (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    An Embarrassment of Ritch's

    The return of a former lover (Chris Spencer) threatens Billie's (Sherilyn Fenn) sobriety and Dave's (Jonathan Penner) peace of mind.

  • Rude Awakening - TV Mom (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    TV Mom

    Billie receives a letter from her TV mom, Colleen Woods about Step 9.

  • Rude Awakening - What Ever Happened to Billie Frank (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    What Ever Happened to Billie Frank

    Billie finds it hard to stay sober as she reaches her 29th birthday.

  • Rude Awakening - Lucky for Me Her Breast Exploded (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Lucky for Me Her Breast Exploded

    Billie goes for the lead role in a movie, a move she regrets when the role changes.

  • Rude Awakening - Don't ... the Stripper (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Don't ... the Stripper

    Billie and Dave start sleeping together but Billie gets jealous when Dave sleeps elsewhere.

  • Rude Awakening - Hello, This Is Addictions Anonymous (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Hello, This Is Addictions Anonymous

    Billie and Dave answer the help line at Addictions Anonymous while Trudy avoids Max.

  • Rude Awakening - Black and Bitter (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Black and Bitter

    Billie must attempt to make coffee for the Alcoholics Anonymous meetings but fails.

  • Rude Awakening - Rude Awakening (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Rude Awakening

    Boozeless Billie gets excessive with coffee, tobacco and shopping.

  • Rude Awakening - Three ... and You're Out (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Three ... and You're Out

    A program buddy evicts her lover, who takes up residence with Billie.

  • Rude Awakening - Vagina (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:


    Billie takes honesty too far and offends her Christian sister-in-law, Tish.

  • Rude Awakening - Naked Again (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Naked Again

    Billie Frank finds herself in Addictions Anonymous after a DWI accident.