Poetic Injustic
Season 1, Episode 16


Elliot Hegarty
Date Aired: February 29, 2012
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"Poetic Injustice" is the sixteenth episode of season one, it aired on February 29, 2012.


Did you know there are more than four season in Chatswin? There are actually five: summer, fall, spring, winter and croquet season. The Shays take the game very seriously, but they can't focus on their skills when Dallas is parading a new boyfriend around the course every single game. There's only one man who can fix this and, of course, it's George Altman. He agrees to be Dallas's partner and he turns out to be a croquet God.

Meanwhile, Tessa is super excited to start poetry class with her cool new teacher, Ms. Evans. She's from San Francisco and has an arm tattoo, so she definitely stands out from the other bleach blonde suburban teachers. Tessa makes an effort to impress her new like-minded teacher only to quickly discover that Ms. Evans is as Chatswin as they get. Her idea of an exemplary student is none other than Dalia, the same girl who thought Zambia was an antidepressant. This makes Tessa question her need for acceptance and decides to transfer out of her class. How good can a teacher really be if she thinks Dalia is the next Sylvia Plath?

In other news, Fred reads Sheila's diary and discovers she's been having R-rated dreams about George. Hurt and jealous, Fred begs George to sleep with his wife. He just wants her to be satisfied the way she deserves to be. George is quick to turn his friend's request down and Fred marches back to his wife, devastated that he's let her down once again. The funny thing is, Sheila never wanted George Altman. She's actually not attracted to him at all. No, she fantasizes about George Stephanopoulos- the Greek anchor on Good Morning America. What a relief! Fred can finally shave the patchy goatee he's been growing to compete with George Altman.

So, here's a little poem to wrap up the day: Roses are red, violets are blue, Chatswin would be boring without the Altman crew. It's okay, Tessa. Turns out we can't give poetry the justice it deserves either.


  • Fred can't seem to grow a mustache. Instead all he gets is odd patches on his face. 
  • Supposedly croquet season in Chatswin coincides with mating season. 


Episode Guide vte
Season 1 Pilot · The Barbecue · The Chatterer · Don't Call Me Shirley · Halloween · Charity Case · Sweet Sixteen · Thanksgiving · The Nutcracker · Driving Miss Dalia · Out in the Burbs · The Casino Trip · Sex and the Suburbs · The Body · Fire with Fire · Poetic Injustice · Independence Day · Down Time · Entering Eden · Hear No Evil · The Great Compromise · The Motherload
Season 2 Homecoming · The Witch of East Chatswin · Ryan's Song · Foam Finger · The Wishbone · Friendship Fish · Krampus · Black Thai · Junior Secretary's Day · Chinese Chicken · Yakult Leader · Body Talk · Blowtox and Burlap · T-Ball & Sympathy · Leaving Chatswin · How to Be a Baby · Eat, Pray, Eat · Brown Trembler · Decemberfold · Go, Gamblers! · Apocalypse Meow · Stray Dogs
Season 3 No Me Gusta, Mami · Victor Ha · Open Door Policy · The Birds and the Biederman · Blame It on the Rainstick · About a Boy-Yoi-Yoing · I'm Just Not That Into Me · Catch and Release · The Ballad of Piggy Duckworth · No, You Can't Sit with Us · Dalia Nicole Smith · Les Lucioles · Stiiiiiiill Horny
See also: Episode Guide