- For information about actual quintuplets, see multiple birth.
- For the South Park episode, see Quintuplets 2000.
is a sitcom
that aired twenty-two episodes on FOX
from June 16, 2004 through
January 12, 2005. The program starred Andy
and Rebecca Creskoff
parents of a family of quintuplets and their various adventures in
is set in Nutley, New
Jersey, and is on the face of it a typical family sitcom.
Much of the storyline
focuses on the difficulty of supporting a large family of teens,
both financially and emotionally, as they grapple with the reality
that, grown up, they simply aren't as cute and interesting as they
were when they were born.
The house is a typical three-bedroom family home. The male quints
share a room with bunk beds, the female quints share another room.
The kitchen contains a double wide beer cooler as a refrigerator,
and the basement contains a walk-in freezer, both to store the
large amounts of food such a large family requires. The situation
may be seen to parallel and parody the old sitcom The Brady Bunch
, by highlighting the
impracticality of the large family.
The theme song, "Suk or Shine," was performed by Chris and Tad
The Chase Family
- Bob Chase (played by Andy Richter) - The father, works for an ad
agency, and barely makes enough money to support the large family.
Most of his time is spent trying to save money, and only
occasionally provide parenting for his five teen children, but he'd
prefer to get away whenever he has the chance. Bob is deathly
allergic to lobsters.
- Carol Chase (played by Rebecca Creskoff) - The mother. Maintaining
the large family and house requires her to be a typical sitcom
housewife. She often appears tired and haggard, but provides most
of the parenting for the quints, and serves as the voice of reason
when Bob gets too heavy handed.
- Parker Chase (played by Jake McDorman) - The popular boy. Tallest of
the children, good-looking, successful in academics, sports, and
attractive. He tends to speak for all the quintuplets when they
need to present a united front to their parents. Parker took ballet
classes when he was younger, but he gave up when he was twelve. He
is also allergic to cats and ragweed.
Compared with the other brothers, Parker is the most normal,
because according to Patton, he's taken all the good genes in the
womb, making Patton short and Pearce weird. Parker's dream job is
to work at a burger barn, only because he wants to meet girls, but
when he finally gets it he also ends up getting a zit, and decides
to give up on that dream.
- Pearce Chase (played by Johnny K. Lewis) -
The weirdest member of the family with curly hair. He has a strange
perspective on just about any subject, and is never afraid to share
his bizarre thoughts with everyone. A compassionate person, he has
a Mongolian pen pal, and adopts most of the animals from the pet
store he works in. He is prone to unexpected flashes of brilliance
when needed. Pearce hates killing turkeys, which he considers the
most noble fowl in America. He has a very special gift when it
comes to understanding and communicating with animals and is also a
wonderful swing dancer. He is the only one of the Quints with an
"innie" belly button
- Penny Chase (played by April Matson) - Is intellectual, and vigorously
nonconformant. She dresses and styles her hair in an alternative
style, frequently mistaken for the typical goth style and enjoys reading. She acts as a
foil for Paige and the other members of her family, often in
surprising ways. Penny is smart and pretty, but has loads of anger
issues. Although she claims that she hates her family, she still
has the heart of a member and will sometimes do things that will
help; such as embarrassing herself in front of people by singing,
when she actually hates singing.
- Paige Chase (played by Sarah Wright) - The attractive girl, she spends
most of her time thinking about and attending to her appearance.
Her hair is frosted blonde, and she conforms to the typical sitcom
dumb blond stereotype - she tends to miss the point of jokes,
thinks only of her herself, and yet, like Pearce, is prone to
flashes of brilliant insight as humor demands. Paige may be
selfish, but she has a soft heart that helps her make the right
decisions, even if it gets her into trouble sometimes. Paige loves
caroling in Christmas Festivals.
- Patton Chase (played by Ryan Pinkston) - The youngest and shortest of
the children at 4'10". He takes growth hormones, the result of
which is ripe with comedic opportunity. He's the most sex-obsessed
of the quints; whenever a woman remarks about him positively in any
way, he utters his catch phrase — "You
likey?" in a sensual tone. He is arguably the craftiest of the
quints, often with a hidden plan. In the last episode, Patton joins
the wrestling club - the only thing of his interests that doesn't
- Adam and Ian (played by the Lane and Kyle Carlson) - Adam and Ian are a
pair of identical twin brothers who have known the Chase family in
one of the many years' old multiple birth conventions. In one
episode, the two fought over kissing Penny instead of Paige because
Penny is the better "kisser".
- Alayna Collins (played by Alice Greczyn) - Pearce's girlfriend, she is
beautiful and intelligent. She moved to Africa five years ago, and
when she came back, Parker and Pearce found out that they both had
feelings for her and vice versa and started fighting to win her
heart until Parker decided to walk away. But he stepped out too
late, as she found herself a cute boyfriend in the next second.
However, that didn't last long and when Pearce revealed his true
feelings to her (through the TV), his words were so touching that
she actually fell in love with him again.
- Amanda Beard (played by
herself) - On November 24, 2004
Amanda Beard appeared as herself.
- Brad - The Chase's neighbor. He lives with two
- Carrie Friedman (played by Danica Stewart) - Parker's girlfriend in two
episodes. She was asked by Parker to go to the homecoming dance and
lands the role of runner-up for prom queen. In Shakespeare in
Lust, she auditioned for the role of Juliet for the play
Romeo and Juliet and gets the role.
Parker constantly tries to kiss her, but always ends up kissing her
cheek. In the end, she kisses both Patton and Penny, but Parker was
never kissed, which made him angry and jealous because he was her
- Chelsea (played by Sara
Paxton) - A girl who doesn't know anything about computers. She
asked Patton to help her with her computer and Patton wound up
wooing her, but every time he tries to get close to her, her dog
Twinkle gets in the way. When Patton made Pearce go on a double
date with Chelsea and her dog, Patton seized his chance to get
close to her, but he got burned.
- Jessica Geiger - (played by Adrianne Palicki) The "Tiny-Chaser". She is
a lover of tiny objects, such as tiny books and tiny dolls. Patton
got close to her, but once he finds out about her obsession with
tiny objects and realizes that she only likes him because he is
short, he gets scared by her obsession and runs away.
- Lisa Appleby (played by Elaine Hendrix) - Carol's old roommate from
college. She went to London and built a high-power career, and has
been given countless awards.
- Matt (played by Robert Hoffman) - Matt is a gay swing
dancer. He was supposed to be Penny's date on Homecoming Prom, but
once he found out that Pearce swing dances just as well, he asked
him to be his date instead, which Pearce accepted, and left Penny
suffering and dateless. In another episode, he tried to audition
for the role of Romeo and had great confidence about getting it,
but loses it to Patton instead and wounded up playing a supporting
role instead. He is Parker's first kiss.
- Roger (played by Richard Keith) - Penny's somewhat
gothic, off-again/on-again boyfriend. He enjoys kissing Penny only
because she reminds him of all the dead female poets; such as
Emily Dickinson or Sylvia Plath.
- Steve Chase (played by Jason Priestley) - Bob's little brother, a
sports agent and a charmer to the ladies. It seems that Patton has
somehow inherited the charming and crafty genes from him. Because
he got his brother stoned before his wedding vows, Carol never
liked him until he helped making Carol's old college friend, Lisa
Applebee (Elaine Hendrix), feel the
emptiness of her life (only because he wants to charm her).
- The Helberg family - The Chase family's
archenemies (like Romeo and
Juliet's families). The family members are Francis (played by
Dan Butler) - the father and the blond
quints Bucky (played by Tyler Jenson), Stradivarious (played by
Michael Nardelli), Kelly (played by Odette Yustman), Tiffany (played by Ashley Hartman) and Chad Helberg (played by
Brendan Miller). They stole the Chases' commercial business and
made them stop doing commercials. When they were competing to get a
free car, Penny seduced Chad and turned him against his own
- Tyler (played by Adam
Grimes) - Paige's weird boyfriend. Not much is known about him,
only that he's incredibly stupid. In the homecoming dance, he and
Paige got hurt so badly that they became zombie king and
- Wendy - The girl Patton wrestled with in the
final episode. Played by Iyari
- Carmen- A girl Patton flirted with in "Coconut
Kapow". Played by Vanessa