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written by Julia Griswold & Erika Rose
directed by Julia Griswold

Get it, Grandma.

2 Episodes
2/27/16 - 3/5/16

EPISODE ONE (2/27/16)

SUMMARY: As Grandma watches her soaps, she attempts to call her daughters, the straightlaced working mother Carol and the new-age-y massage therapist Leeann, but gets voicemail for both of them. While leaving the message for Carol, she yelps at a dramatic moment on her soap and drops the phone. She then sees a commercial which intrigues her: a call from former Ms. Golden Years USA Virginia Davenport for seniors to enter the Ms. Golden Years America USA Pageant, starting locally with a competition for Ms. Golden Years Yorba Linda. Virginia promises that winning the prize will be a confidence booster. Suddenly, Carol bursts in, worried from the voicemail she got that Grandma was hurt; her energetic little daughter Kayla is in tow. Leeann also arrives with her supportive roommate Lisa - really her girlfriend, but Grandma doesn't know that. Family tensions come to the fore as Grandma passive-aggressively chides her daughters for not visiting or calling often enough, and the two daughters fight with each other. When they discover that Grandma is thinking of entering the pageant, Carol and Leann are unenthusiastic, but Kayla is excited. Still, realizing that it could be good for Grandma, who has rarely left the house since their father died a year ago, the family ultimately rallies around the idea of her entering the pageant, and Grandma decides to go for it.

Photos by Mandi Moss

EPISODE TWO (3/5/16)

SUMMARY: When they go to sign Grandma up for the pageant, she's intimidated by the more experienced - and catty - women signing up. However, her family encourage her not to worry what they think. Kayla is worried - this fearfulness isn't like Grandma - but Carol explains that this is something new for Grandma; she's out of her comfort zone. Finally, Lisa confides in Grandma about feeling different all her life and finally finding the courage to be herself, and Grandma signs up, riposting the catty women's comments about her clothing with style.


Heather Schmidt

Grandma (Eps. 1-2)

Amanda Blake Davis

Carol (Eps. 1-2)

Angela Sauer

Leeann (Eps. 1-2)

Jaime Andrews

Nicole (Ep. 1)

Will McMichael

Diablo (Ep. 1)

Julia Griswold

Kayla (Eps. 1-2)

Erika Rose

Lisa (Eps. 1-2)

Shannon Nelson

Virginia (Ep. 1)

Lauren Van Kurin

Mamie (Ep. 2)

Josh Weber

Rex (Ep. 2)

Rebecca Larsen

Regina (Ep. 2)

Jennifer Christina DeRosa

Janet (Ep. 2)

Marian Gonzalez

Gloria (Ep. 2)

Cj Merriman

Kitty (Ep. 2)