Family Therapy
Season 2, Episode 13
Episode Information
Air date: May 12, 2002
Written by: Story by Sheila M. Anthony & Paul Greenberg. Teleplay by Paul Greenberg.
Directed by: Joseph Scott
Episode Chronology
Previous Episode: Love With a Proper Transfer Student
Next Episode: New Girl in Town

Family Therapy is the thirteenth episode (33rd overall) of the second season which was broadcast on May 12, 2002.


Macie's parents forget about her thirteenth birthday.

When Ginger tells Bobby and Bobbie Lightfoot, they feel extremely guilty and ensure that they make it up to Macie. They begin to treat her like a four-year-old, showering her with baby toys and hosting her birthday party at a petting zoo. In the end, Macie decides that while she's had fun catching up on lost childhood, she is a teenager now and her parents should treat her as such. 

Meanwhile, Carl hides in fear from an escaped naked mole rat that crawled up his pants leg, but later he decides to find it, losing his fear when he discovers that it's even more frightened of him.


  • Ginger Foutley 
  • Carl Foutley 
  • Pointy Receptionist 
  • Courtney Gripling 
  • Macie Lightfoot 
  • Hoodsey Bishop 
  • Dodie Bishop 
  • Miranda Killgallen 
  • Lois Foutley 
  • Bobbie Lightfoot 
  • Bobby Lightfoot 
  • Mipsy Mipson
  • Chet Zipper 
  • Blake Gripling 
  • Sobbing Patient 
  • Naked Mole Rat Expert
  • Jean-Pierre (cameo)


Miranda's Not Having It As Told By Ginger The Splat00:24

Miranda's Not Having It As Told By Ginger The Splat


Macie: (talking about her parents) And whenever I come into the room, they stop talking. Dodie: Don't they always do that? 

Carl: There it is, Hoods. The naked mole rat. A mammal that lives like an insect. Hoodsey: And to think we were gonna be the first to live underground.

Hoodsey: (referring to Blake) Chaps, gents. It really gets on my nerves when he's not consistent.

Courtney: (referring to Carl) Who was that masked man?

Carl: You know, you just shouldn't judge a naked mole rat by her cover.

Macie: Is it possible to have your birthday legally changed? 


  • It is revealed that Macie and Mipsy share the same birthday: April 22nd.
  • When Carl and Hoodsey go off to find the mole rat, Carl is wearing the same paintball outfit from "Ms. Foutley's Boys".
  • Courtney and Miranda sing the song "Courtney's World" from the episode "Come Back Little Seal Girl" at Mipsy's birthday party. (featured in the video) 
  • Darren does not appear in this episode.


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