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This sitcom called Rita Rocks is about Rita who is a working mother. This mom can do it all. While working as an assistant manager at a major retail store and running her kids around where they need to go, she can still maintain her home with flying colors. However, Rita finds an old guitar in the garage and decides to start a band with the mailwoman, a neighbor and her daughter's boyfriend. Rita has a husband who tries to support her in this effort, but he ends up doing more of the house duties since Rita is busy with the band.

Tuesday 10:30 PM et/pt
2 Seasons, 40 Episodes
October 20, 2008
Comedy
6.3/10
Cast: Nicole Sullivan, Richard Ruccolo, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Kelly Gould
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Rita Rocks Full Episode Guide

  • The band finally lands their first regular paying gig, and Rita is determined to perform, despite being 9 months pregnant.

  • Rita and Patti submit an application for Kip to a performing-arts school without him knowing, and he manages to get an audition. Everyone is excited, except for Hallie, who is upset to learn that it is a boarding school and believes that her mom is trying to keep her and Kip apart.

  • Pregnant Rita's self-esteem takes a nosedive when she meets Jay's new gorgeous co-worker, Stephanie. Jay assures Rita that he only has eyes for his wife. But when Rita bumps into Stephanie at Jay's office, Stephanie innocently reveals how often Jay comes to her with problems, including his recent concerns about having a third child. Meanwile, sparks fly between Hallie and Kip when they go on a double date with Mitchell and Allison.

  • Rita and Patti enter a contest to write a new jingle for a chicken company. Meanwhile, Patti goes to her high-school reunion with Chuck in order to make her ex-husband jealous.

  • Jennifer, Rita's PTA nemesis, shows up at Bed & Bath Max complaining about being broke and her husband running off with their maid. Rita feels bad for her and helps her get a job at the store. Jennifer is somewhat useless so Rita picks up on her slack. However, Rita's frustration mounts when she finds out Jennifer has been manipulating other employees to do her work and has also volunteered to take over for Rita during her maternity leave. When Rita confronts her, Jennifer admits she is after Rita's and Mr. Abir's jobs.

  • Marilyn (guest star Swoosie Kurtz) offers to look after the girls while Rita and Jay go away for a relaxing weekend. While picking up some last minute munchies for the trip, Jay catches Marilyn holding hands and flirting with a man that isn't her husband. Meanwhile, Kip plans on saving money for college by teaching Jasper, Rita's adolescent nemesis and neighbor, how to play drums.

  • Marilyn guilt trips her way into helping Patty plan Rita's baby shower. When it comes time to make arrangements, Marilyn and Patty can't seem to agree on a single idea. In order to keep the peace, Rita secretly takes on party planning duties along with the other responsibilities she's already juggling. But the bickering continues and eventually a feed up Rita decides to cancel the baby shower all together. On the day of what would have been the baby shower, Jay invites a disappointed Rita to the boys' poker night he had planned. Rita is floored when Patty and Marilyn show up to poker night with Rita's friends in tow for a surprise baby shower.

  • Marilyn (guest star Swoosie Kurtz) offers to look after the girls while Rita and Jay go away for a relaxing weekend. While picking up some last minute munchies for the trip, Jay catches Marilyn holding hands and flirting with a man that isn't her husband. Meanwhile, Kip plans on saving money for college by teaching Jasper, Rita's adolescent nemesis and neighbor, how to play drums.

  • When Rita's judgemental mother announces that she is coming for a visit, she begins doing excessive house-cleaning and hiding of junk food. But when she arrives with a much more relaxed attitude, Rita assumes that something is up.

  • Hallie and Kip try to reconcile their friendship although they are no longer a couple. Meanwhile, Rita and Jay become friends with the parents of Shannon's classmate Brianna, but they are caught in an awkward situation when Shannon decides to end her friendship with her.

  • Rita and Patty get into a fight after an audition goes sour. Meanwhile Hallie goes to a college party without Rita's permission after being told by Patty's son to pursue higher education, which leads Rita and Patty to reconcile in order to find her.

  • Inspired by Hallie's burgeoning flair for fashion, Rita plans a runway fashion show fundraiser for Hallie's school. Meanwhile, Jay gets carried away as Shannon's cup-stacking coach.

  • Shannon's teacher advises Rita and Jay to enroll her in a school for gifted children. Rita tells Hallie to participate in a breast cancer walkathon to keep her mind off of being single.

  • Rita argues with the new neighbor Chuck because he plays loud music at all hours of the night. When Patty learns that Chuck is a bass player, she invites him to join the band, but to an unsatisfactory result.

  • When Hallie decides to move to the attic so she doesn't have to share a room with the new baby, the family throws a garage sale to help clear out their excess stuff. Jay inadvertently finds out the sex of their baby when a nurse calls to reschedule an appointment.

  • Rita and Patty help Owen apply for a job opening at Jay's company by giving him a head to toe makeover to build his confidence. Meanwhile, Hallie tries to get Rita to kick Kip out of the band.

  • Rita gets promoted at work but is concerned about how her boss will react to her pregnancy. Meanwhile, Shannon applies for a scholarship to space camp.

  • Rita gets caught in the middle of Kip and Hallie's drama when she accidentally reveals to Kip that Hallie made plans to go to a concert with her new co-worker. With Patty's son off at college, she becomes a constant fixture around the Clemens' house, much to Jay's dismay.

  • When Rita takes Hallie to the doctor to discuss birth-control options, she makes the shocking discovery that she is pregnant.

  • Rita and Jay both plan special Valentine's Day celebrations, in the hopes that there is still some spark left in their relationship.

  • After Rita finds out someone has been bullying Shannon at school, she competes with the bully's mother at a school fund-raiser. Hallie buys a used car that makes Jay reminisce about the old days.

  • After Rita and Jay dine with Jay's big new client, Sam, they learn that Sam has always wanted to have his very own garage band. When Sam invites Rita's group to perform at his company's annual party, Jay gets excited and offers unsolicited advice.

  • When Jay's worldly Aunt Mavis visits, Rita learns that Mavis doesn't like her and thinks Jay could have done better. Rita tries to win her over, but finds that Mavis has been holding a grudge on her for telling a lie.

  • Jay and Rita find themselves suffering much more than Hallie, who they grounded for sneaking back into the house after having crashed a college party. When Hallie claims she's enjoying being "off the grid," Jay revises the punishment.

  • Rita and a former band mate, whom she holds a grudge against, are reunited via Facebook. Also on Facebook, Hallie and Kip compete to see who can make the most friends.

  • When Rita comes down with a cold, Patty helps out around the house. But when Patty starts forming a special bond with Shannon, Rita gets jealous. Kip and Jay become closer after they have a video-game rivalry.

  • When Owen spends more time practicing with the band than searching for a job, his wife kicks him out of the house. Rita and Jay invite him to stay at their house for a while, and Owen gets a peek at a different side of his bandmate that he doesn't expect.

  • When Rita is called for jury duty and Jay, after much of Rita's nagging, joins a committee that turns out to be just an excuse for dads to watch sports, they enjoy how relaxing their new responsibilities are and realize they need to make free time a priority. Much to Rita's dismay, Hallie and Kip become vegetarians.

  • Hallie considers having sex with Kip after her friends constantly pressure her into doing so. When Rita finds out, she tries to advise Hallie in the right direction. Shannon invites Jay to Career Day at her school.

  • Jay's friends make fun of him after Rita reveals his soft side. Shannon gets the help of Kip and Hallie on her school film project.

  • Rita and Jay's money lessons fail to capture Hallie's attention once she gains a job herself. Hallie doesn't see any need to go to college until she observes how Rita's job affects her life.

  • After Jay makes a surprise dinner that gets rave reviews from the kids, Rita starts to feel unappreciated.

  • When the sitter cancels, Rita and Jay worry they will have to cancel their plans for a weekend-getaway. Rita leaves Hallie in charge of the house while she and Jay are away, but sets up a surveillance camera system first.

  • Jay gets jealous when Rita and Patty take a trip to the guitar shop and meet two young musicians who invite them to watch their band perform.

  • Rita tries to help out Patty with her love life, but with no avail. Elsewhere, Rita and Jay become angry when Hallie and Kip plan to get tattoos.

  • Rita skips out on Shannon's karate lesson to jam with the band and lies to Shannon about it. When Hallie exposes the truth, Rita tries to make it up to Shannon by buying her a dog. Meanwhile, Kip is determined to stay in the band against Hallie's wishes.

  • After Rita gets passed up for a promotion at work, she starts to question who she is and starts a garage band to capture the spirit of her younger days.

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