Episode summary Edit
Jo visits the Doyle family in Beaumont, Texas where an young couple from Ohio Brandy (24) and Doug (25) are struggling with their three small children: 5-year-old Sara, 3-year-old Lizzy and 20-month-old Andrew.
Brandy and Doug are the parents and all 3 of the children terrorize them.
Lizzy is the biggest problem of all and the ringleader. She's very aggressive, throws tantrums and can cause mischief. Because her behavior was so aggressive, she's on the verge of getting expelled from daycare, and her two other siblings are starting to pick up some of her behavior.
Sara is stubborn and one time she gave herself a haircut with the scissors. She sometimes will fight until the end where she wins.
Andrew whines, screams, and cries all day long. He also can do dangerous things.
Brandy spends the majority of her time cleaning the house, leaving her children with nothing to do all day.
When Doug comes home from work, he just sits on the couch, leaving Brandy to discipline the kids by herself. At the parents' meeting, Jo makes it clear to the parents that they're both lazy. Jo gets embarrassed by having to witness Brandy and Doug bicker with each other about who is more to blame for the kids' misbehavior and which of them does more or less around the house.
Can Jo help the Doyles control their children and get the parents to start being more lively?
Full Doyle Family episode on YouTube
- This episode was originally intended to air during Season 2. It was filmed in February 2006.
- This is the last episode to have the original Submission Reel music and music from Seasons 1 to 3.
- This episode was aired during Season 4, because ABC didn't have a brand new episode that week.
- This episode was supposed to be the season 2 finale but it got aired as the 19th episode of season 4.