The War at Home

The War at Home

2005 - 2007,
A couple struggles to raise three teenagers.

Episode Guide

  • The War at Home - The Graduate (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:

    The Graduate

    While planning Hillary's graduation party, Dave and Vicky find out that she might not graduate, because she failed gym class; Vicky suggests that Dave get a vasectomy.

  • The War at Home - A Bitter Pill to Swallow (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    A Bitter Pill to Swallow

    Larry rejects Dave and Vicky's efforts to put him on medication when he admits to having societal anxiety disorder.

  • The War at Home - The War of the Golds (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    The War of the Golds

    Dave and Vicky have a big fight while working with an attorney on their living wills.

  • The War at Home - The White Shadow (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    The White Shadow

    A music executive wants Larry to make a demo; Dave and Vicky suspect Mike of taking steroids.

  • The War at Home - Take This Job and Bleep It (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    Take This Job and Bleep It

    Dave and two co-workers quit their jobs and start their own business; Hillary decides to join the Army; Larry does not want to get his driver's license.

  • The War at Home - Kenny Doesn't Live Here Anymore (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    Kenny Doesn't Live Here Anymore

    The school bans Kenny and his date from the Sadie Hawkins dance; Principal Fink (Martin Mull) tells Dave that Kenny must be put in foster care.

  • The War at Home - No Weddings and a Funeral (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    No Weddings and a Funeral

    Vicky's mom (Anita Gillette) and her boyfriend (George Segal) invite the family to their wedding on St. Martin; Kenny dates Hillary's ex-boyfriend.

  • The War at Home - Zero Tolerance (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    Zero Tolerance

    Principal Fink (Martin Mull) suspends Larry from school when marijuana is found in his jacket pocket.

  • The War at Home - A Lower-Middle-Upper-Middle-Class Problem (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    A Lower-Middle-Upper-Middle-Class Problem

    Dave puts the kids on a strict allowance; Mike turns into a loan shark; Hillary starts an escort service.

  • The War at Home - It's Not Easy Being Green (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    It's Not Easy Being Green

    Dave sets up mock interviews to help Hillary to prepare for a college-admission interview; Dave forces the family to live an ecofriendly existence.

  • The War at Home - Put on a Happy Face (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Put on a Happy Face

    Kenny moves into the Gold house, but Vicky's decorating ideas do not meet his standards.

  • The War at Home - Out & In (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Out & In

    Kenny's parents kick him out of the house when he comes out of the closet; Hillary dates a blind guy whom she met at the coffeehouse.

  • The War at Home - Love Is Blind (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Love Is Blind

    Dave tries to get Larry and Mike to strengthen their relationship as brothers; Hillary tries to get a blind guy interested in her.

  • The War at Home - Cork Screwed (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Cork Screwed

    Dave refuses to take a wine-appreciation course with Vicky, who fears they are in a rut; Hillary offends Dave by not mentioning him in her video blog.

  • The War at Home - Gaza Strip (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Gaza Strip

    Larry and Kenny find themselves in the middle when their parents bicker about property ownership.

  • The War at Home - Love This (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Love This

    A "Girls Gone Wild" video upsets Dave; Larry tries to replace swear words with the word "love."

  • The War at Home - Be Careful What You Ask For (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Be Careful What You Ask For

    Dave accuses Hillary of cheating on her SATs when she gets a high score; Vicky and Dave meet a couple who may be interested in more than friendship.

  • The War at Home - I Wash My Hands of You (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    I Wash My Hands of You

    Dave and Vicky find out that Hillary is dating a much-older man.

  • The War at Home - Car Wars (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Car Wars

    Dave and Vicky decide to give Hillary the car she wants as long as she agrees to sign a contract so they can completely control her life.

  • The War at Home - Super Dave (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Super Dave

    Dave finds that taking the boys to a comic-book convention goes beyond simply dropping them at the event.

  • The War at Home - Dream Crusher (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Dream Crusher

    Dave worries that Larry will become the biggest geek in school; Hillary thinks that she will become a pop star.

  • The War at Home - Back to School (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Back to School

    Dave is glad the children are returning to school; Mike has issues with his current romantic interest; Hilary changes her study habits; Larry reinvents himself.

  • The War at Home - Drive Me Crazy (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    Drive Me Crazy

    Dave takes the blame when Hillary makes a mistake during a driving lesson.

  • The War at Home - The Runaways (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    The Runaways

    Dave and Vicki get tired of parenting and ditch the children.

  • The War at Home - West Palm Beach Story (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    West Palm Beach Story

    A family trip to Florida to visit Dave's parents goes horribly bad.

  • The War at Home - Snow Job (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Snow Job

    When Hillary sprains her ankle while skiing and lands in the emergency room, her parents find out she lied to both of them.

  • The War at Home - 13 Going On $30,000 (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    13 Going On $30,000

    Dave thinks Mike's request for a bar mitzvah is all about the party and gifts.

  • The War at Home - The 17-Year Itch (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    The 17-Year Itch

    When an attractive saleswoman hits on Dave at work, he believes he is still a catch for the younger ladies.

  • The War at Home - Oh Grow Up (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Oh Grow Up

    Dave realizes Hilary's gynecologist is his old school-friend; Larry does whatever he can to gain his brother's respect.

  • The War at Home - Looney Tunes (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Looney Tunes

    After finding a note with despondent scribbling on it, Dave and Vicky believe Mike is unhappy and try to pamper him out of his depressed state.

  • The War at Home - How Do You Spell Relief? (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    How Do You Spell Relief?

    Dave discovers a pregnancy test in the trash and learns that Vicky, depressed about being out of work, has gone off the pill.

  • The War at Home - Three's Company (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Three's Company

    Vicky's college friend Jodi (Jamie Luner) visits, and Dave fears she will tell about the time she and he slept together.

  • The War at Home - Gimme a Break (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Gimme a Break

    With Vicky working more, the house is a shambles as the family tries to adjust to her new working life.

  • The War at Home - It's a Living (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    It's a Living

    Mike's invitation to join an honors class inspires Vicky to be more ambitious, but Dave is less than enthusiastic when she sacrifices her duties at home for her new career.

  • The War at Home - Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

    A family dinner gets out of hand when Grandma Betty brings over her new beau.

  • The War at Home - Dave Get Your Gun (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Dave Get Your Gun

    Larry gets a role in the school musical, convincing Dave and Vicky that their son is gay.

  • The War at Home - The Empire Spanks Back (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    The Empire Spanks Back

    Dave, fearing the kids are getting away with too much, institutes a zero-tolerance, pro-spanking policy.

  • The War at Home - Cheers (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:


    Vicky bans alcohol after she and Dave catch Hillary and her friend drunk in the kitchen in the middle of the night.

  • The War at Home - The Bigger They Come (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    The Bigger They Come

    Dave argues that Hillary should not get breast implants because inner beauty is all that counts, but his convictions are tested when he meets Larry's unattractive girlfriend.

  • The War at Home - Like a Virgin (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Like a Virgin

    When Hillary starts inquiring about sex before her Saturday night date, Dave overreacts and plans a weekend family trip to the city in order to prevent her from dating.

  • The War at Home - Guess Who's Coming to the Barbecue (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Guess Who's Coming to the Barbecue

    Vicki invites the Taye family over for dinner, but Dave offends Omar with what are perceived as racist comments.

  • The War at Home - High Crimes (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    High Crimes

    When Dave's stash of marijuana goes missing, he suspects Hillary because she is being unusually nice to him.

  • The War at Home - I.M. What I.M. (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    I.M. What I.M.

    Vicky turns to an ex-boyfriend for advice, offending Dave, but when she learns of his admirer from Michigan, the tables are turned.

  • The War at Home - Pilot (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    Dave puts his foot down when 16-year-old Hillary wants to date an older guy.