Season 1 Episodes

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Raja at Sixteen

Season 1, Episode 18 - Air Date: 5/18/2008
Justin notices that Raja is obsessed with Sadika Sadaqatmal, one of the few Muslim girls in Medora (from the same family who were hosting the foreign student in episode 14 - "One Hundred Thousand Miles").
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Wake at the Lake

Season 1, Episode 17 - Air Date: 5/11/2008
As an extracurricular activity, Raja joins Students Against Drunk Driving and is given the job of organizing the annual event - a fake funeral for a student who was killed in a drunk-driving accident.
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Smutty Books

Season 1, Episode 16 - Air Date: 5/4/2008
When Justin's English class is assigned the book Madame Bovary, one of the PTA moms begins a campaign to ban "smutty books" from the school curriculum, leading both Justin and Franny to actually read the books for the first time.
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The Muslim Card

Season 1, Episode 15 - Air Date: 4/27/2008
Raja befriends an annoying girl named Mindy, feeling that she is unfairly ostracized by the other students.
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One Hundred Thousand Miles

Season 1, Episode 14 - Air Date: 3/23/2008
The Tolchucks are set to fly to Vancouver for a family vacation, but when Raja begins praying at the airport, the family is questioned and the trip is postponed.
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Community Theater

Season 1, Episode 13 - Air Date: 3/16/2008
Franny's community theater group puts on a production of Rent, and when she can't get Justin to audition for a part, she convinces him to at least join the stage crew so they can have some quality mother/son time.
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Season 1, Episode 12 - Air Date: 3/9/2008
When the high school conducts career aptitude testing, Raja is told he should become a doctor, but Justin shows no aptitude for any particular career.
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Mom's Coma

Season 1, Episode 11 - Air Date: 3/2/2008
Justin becomes the target of Trey, the biggest, scariest bully at school. Justin is surprised and relieved to find that he can play on Trey's emotions by making up a story that Franny is in a coma.
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Season 1, Episode 10 - Air Date: 12/10/2007
As Christmas approaches, Raja mentions that the Tolchuck's trip to the local mega-store every Sunday seems to be their substitute for church.
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Junior Prank

Season 1, Episode 9 - Air Date: 11/26/2007
Justin and Raja are excited when they are asked to participate in the annual Junior Prank. The plan is to flood the teachers' lounge, but Raja finds the idea too destructive and convinces Justin to sabotage the prank.
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My Musky, Myself

Season 1, Episode 8 - Air Date: 11/19/2007
Claire forces Justin to become the school's mascot Musky, the Fish; but just the thought of performing makes Justin physically ill.
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Purple Heart

Season 1, Episode 7 - Air Date: 11/12/2007
Much to the family's surprise, Raja begins smoking due to midterms stress. Meanwhile, Claire is heartbroken when Jeffrey breaks up with her and when Justin tries to cheer her up she embarrasses him in front of the kids at school.
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Season 1, Episode 6 - Air Date: 11/5/2007
Justin is looking forward to serving on the Homecoming Junior Float committee, where his idea for the previous years float was a big hit.
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Help Wanted

Season 1, Episode 5 - Air Date: 10/29/2007
Gary is ashamed to tell the family he's been fired from his job, so he tries to get everyone to cut costs.
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The Metamorphosis

Season 1, Episode 4 - Air Date: 10/22/2007
All of the guys suddenly become angry at Raja when he encourages the hottest girl in school to dress more decently.
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Rocket Club

Season 1, Episode 3 - Air Date: 10/15/2007
When Franny loses her sense of boundaries and requests that Gary remove the locks from all the doors, Justin and his friends find time for themselves by creating the Rocket Club, which is their secret excuse to hang out and do whatever they want.
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No Man Is An Island

Season 1, Episode 2 - Air Date: 10/8/2007
Raja explains to his class how close he and Justin are, prompting rumors about the two being a couple to spread throughout the school.
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Season 1, Episode 1 - Air Date: 10/1/2007
Justin Tolchuck, a 16 year old teenager, is struggling to have a satisfactory social life in high school in Wisconsin.