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'I'm Not Cut Out For This': The Top Medical Mishaps On 'Chrisley Knows Best'
The Chrisley family is no stranger to injury, but they're not always the best patients when it comes time to get patched up.
The family on “Chrisley Knows Best” really knows how to live their lives to the fullest. Unfortunately, that sometimes means they find themselves in the doctor’s office.
Over the years, there have been injuries, dental work, and even some cosmetic procedures the Chrisleys had to endure as a family. That said, for a group that enjoys their comfort, medical mishaps can be quite a dramatic (and sometimes hilarious) ordeal.
Whether it’s Grayson straightening his teeth, Julie undergoing surgery, or Todd groaning over another botox injection, there is no shortage of footage showing the Chrisleys enduring some pain for their good health. For those looking to relive some of the greatest clips in the archives, below is a rundown of the top medical mishaps from “Chrisley Knows Best.”
Todd Feels Grayson's Pain
In the Season 7 episode “Wire, Wire, Pants On Fire,” Todd and Julie manage to get Grayson to the orthodontist for braces, which hurts for him but seems excruciating for Todd.
The boy handles getting top braces like a champ, but he learns from the doctor that he has a small mouth that needs correcting.
“You would never know that by as much noise that comes from it,” Todd jokes.
The doctor explains Grayson needs a pallet expander that requires regular tightening. Sure the process makes Grayson squirm in pain, but it almost makes Todd faint. Specifically, at the very cringe-worthy noise the expander makes as it gets tighter.
“I can physically feel the pain my family is going through, whether it’s emotional, whether it’s physical,” Todd explains.
“What about giving birth?” Julie asks.
“I fainted!” he responds.
Grayson hates the experience but the kid is tough. He recovers quickly and even makes a joke about his parents finally having a key to his mouth.
Julie's 'Juicy' Procedure
Todd and Julie go to Los Angeles to get her liposuction surgery in the Season 4 episode “Chase in Charge.” Although she’s excited to get it done, Todd thinks she’s beautiful just the way she is. While it’s a sweet notion, it may also be inferred that the blood and needles involved with the procedure make him incredibly uncomfortable.
On the big day, Julie is getting a dose of laughing gas and Todd jokingly asks if he can have a hit of it too. He’s really not doing well but knows he has to hold it together to take care of his wife.
As the procedure starts, Todd is sitting in the corner fanning himself and trying everything he can to not pass out. Unfortunately, while the doctor is doing wonders for Julie, he’s not making Todd’s time any easier.
“I am trying to get through this procedure but Dr. Rollins’ favorite word of the day is ‘juicy, juicy, juicy!’” Todd says. “Nasty, nasty, nasty.”
The doc says it several times during one scene, which is eventually too much for Todd. He gets up and steps into the next room to collect himself while the doctor continues his work.
“I’m out!” Todd shouts as he sits comfortably out of earshot of the word "juicy."
Todd Kills The Crow
There are two things every “Chrisley Knows Best” fan knows. First, Todd Chrisley hates needles. Second, Todd Chrisley is a fan of botox injections. While it may seem like a contradiction, all one has to do is watch Todd receive his injections once to see why he hates needles so much.
In the Season 3 episode “Mid-Life Chrisley,” Todd gets upset that the kids are mocking his appearance. The moment ultimately leads to one of the better pranks in the show’s history. However, it also leads Todd to the plastic surgeon who he allows to jab his face several times to fix some wrinkle lines and his budding crow's feet.
“You’ve got to kill the crow,” he says.
What ensues is an incredibly painful-looking montage of needles going into Todd’s face as he groans in agony and lets out some thought-provoking expletives all in the name of youthful skin. As the doctor continues to point out problem areas on Todd’s face and prepare more needles, he can’t help but feel a little self-conscious.
“I walked in with my kids talking s*** about me but now Dr. Graviere? Is agreeing with it,” he tells his wife later. “Can you tell how upset I am about all this?”
“Not with all that botox,” she responds.
Dry Needling Chase
In the Season 9 episode “Catcher If You Can,” Chase decides to get back into baseball after some light mockery from his athletic younger brother, Grayson.
While trying out for an independent team, Chase slides to catch a ball and misses. He does manage to injure his leg in the process. The pain is a lot, but he realizes there’s more to all this than that. His arm hurts, his legs are tired and he can already feel his back is going to be out of sorts for days. When Grayson tells him he’ll have to completely change his lifestyle, Chase starts to think that maybe he’s getting old and baseball isn’t going to be his thing anymore.
Todd accompanies his son to physical therapy the next day thinking he’s going to get the kink in his hamstring worked out. Instead, the physical therapist requests to do some dry needle therapy, which basically consists of her jabbing needles into the problem area and then moving them around willy-nilly.
Just like his dad, Chase explains that he hates needles and feels like the two in his leg are way worse than the pulled muscle. Meanwhile, Todd can just watch in horror.
“I’m not cut out for this,” Chase says.
Realizing his son is getting a little depressed about his diminishing athleticism, Todd offers some fatherly words of wisdom.
“It’s OK if you’re not cut out for this,” he says. “I’m just proud of you because you actually follow your dream.”
He adds: “You should focus on what’s in front of you and not what’s behind you.”
Faye Supports Todd's PT
In the Season 7 episode, “Retail Therapy,” Todd is recovering from a broken leg. His cast is officially off but he’s still in a lot of pain and forced to wear a boot. While he’s not as mobile, his mother reverts to her old ways and starts taking care of him and even smothering him quite a bit. Although Todd is happy about it, the rest of the family wonders if it’s good for him.
As if that weren't bad enough, Todd also has to go to physical therapy. Faye lets him skip it once, but the family makes it clear that’s not OK. So, she and Julie accompany him to the next appointment where the two women get a chance to discuss what Todd slowing down due to his injury meant to his mom.
“It’s just been a long time since I really got to spend a lot of time with him because he’s always in a hurry, he ain’t got time to talk,” she says. “I got to spend a lot of time with him since he broke his leg. It just makes your heart grow fonder.”
“I know how much he loves you and I know how much you love him so you know what it’s a blessing to still be able to have that, especially at 51 becase you know he’s getting old,” Julie responds.
Todd goes to scold them but he’s interrupted by his physical therapist making him groan in pain.