On this week’s episode of 1600 Penn “The Short Happy Life of Reba Cadbury,” after learning Skip only needs to complete one more assignment to graduate college, Emily vows to do whatever it takes to ensure he receives his diploma. When Becca’s ideas fall flat at a committee meeting, she devises a plan to make her voice heard. Elsewhere, Marshall takes extreme measures to get a few moments of solitude.
1600 Penn is based on the Gilchrists, who are just the average American family dealing with all the everyday issues, like a grown kid who’s forced to move back home, teenagers who are smarter than their teachers and a stepmom (Jenna Elfman) desperately trying to win over the kids. They’re loving, fun and a little crazy. In other words, just like everyone else – with one exception: they live in a very special house. The White House! Whether it’s entertaining foreign dignitaries, holding secret cabinet meetings or putting out fires – figuratively and sometimes literally – there’s never a dull moment in the Gilchrist White House. For example, the First Son (Josh Gad, star of the Broadway sensation “The Book of Mormon”) is one of the administration’s biggest liabilities but also the glue that holds this family together. The President (Bill Pullman) knows too well that the only thing harder than being Head of State is being head of the family.
1600 Penn “The Short Happy Life of Reba Cadbury” episode 10 airs Thursday, March 21, 2013 (9:30-10 p.m. ET) on NBC. Spoiler images below: