Emma (Jessica St. Clair) and Maggie (Lennon Parham) from Playing House are best friends in real life, so they have a certain comfort together, and they bring it to the screen in their fearless comedic performances.
Sometimes Maggie and Emma can’t resist the music, and when they boogie down, it’s contagious. Here are seven times Playing House made us want to get up and dance with Maggie, Emma and all their Pinebrook friends!
7. When Mark Does Splits
Season 2, Episode 7: “Officer of the Year”
Mark (Keegan-Michael Key) busts a move at the Policeman’s Ball. It’s enough to make Maggie realize she still has feelings for him. You’ll definitely get the feelings too when you see Key hit the floor in a split and come right back up again.
6. When the Spin Doctors Come On
Season 2, Episode 6: “Kimmewah Kup”
You’ll never hear “Two Princes” the same way again. On the drive to Lake Kimmewah, Emma tells Maggie that Dan (Kyle Bornheimer) likes to play Spin Doctors in bed. Later, Dan surprises them at the cabin, so when “Two Princes” comes on, you know what that means. Okay, that’s too much information for poor Maggie, but it’s still a catchy tune.
5. When It's Grindin' Time
Season 2, Episode 4: “Knotty Pine”
Rob Riggle guest-starred as sleazy art teacher Buck Finch. When Buck sets his sights on Tina (Lindsay Sloane), Maggie and Emma step in to save Mark’s marriage. A hilarious dance battle ensues as Maggie physically tries to get between Tina and Buck’s suggestive grinding.
4. When Maggie Dances “Straight Up”
Season 2, Episode 2: “Sleepless in Pinebrook”
Maggie’s getting ready for her Tinder date. When a single lady is trying on outfits in front of a mirror, it’s impossible to stand still. Eat your heart out, Julia Roberts!
3. When They Celebrate Me Home
Season 1, Episode 1: "Pilot"
This would be more of a slow dance, but you know how important Kenny Loggins is to Maggie and Emma. When Emma first returns to Pinebrook, Maggie starts singing along to Loggins. Emma goes low to make the harmony and it would be totally acceptable if you hold up a lighter in your living room.
2. When Maggie Teaches the Cops to Strip
Season 1, Episode 7: “Spaghetti and Meatballs”
When the Pinebrook policemen agree to do a striptease for a benefit, Maggie coaches them with tootsie rolls, slow-and-nasty butts, stirring the pot, and body rolls. The Fully Monty’s got nothing on the Pinebrook boys.
1. When They Cut Footlose
Season 2, Episode 8: “Celebrate Me Scones”
The origin story of the Kenny Loggins obsession. A home video from 1984 shows young Maggie and Emma doing a (shockingly well choreographed) dance to the theme song from Footloose. Poor little Zach had to play Lori Singer because Maggie and Emma were both Kevin Bacon. When you see it you’ll agree they’re both equally great Kevin Bacons!
Get ready for more dancing when Playing House returns June 23 at 11/10c on USA Network!