It’s time for a Short family outing to a ball game in this week’s episode of Life In Pieces. In an EW exclusive clip, Jen (Zoe Lister-Jones) introduces Joan (Dianne Wiest) to the art of stealing better seats. And after her initial panic subsides, Joan embraces her daughter-in-law’s rule-breaking antics.
There’s nothing like a day at the ballpark for some family bonding… but this is the Short family, so of course nothing goes according to plan. Colleen (Angelique Cabral) and Matt (Thomas Sadoski) are hosting a family tailgate party at the L.A. Rams game and invite none other than quarterback Kurt Warner, who guest-stars as himself, to add a bit of excitement to their otherwise flagging gathering. Elsewhere, Tim (Dan Bakkedahl) is likely to miss most of the game due to an eventful restroom trip with Sophia (Giselle Eisenberg), and Greg (Colin Hanks) gets a chance to participate in a halftime contest.
Meanwhile, Joan and Jen are happily sitting much closer to the action, thanks to Jen’s sneaky ways. In the above clip, Jen convinces Joan to move to better seats after spinning her a story about them belonging to someone she knows. When Joan discovers the truth, she’s panicked, but it isn’t long until she’s yelling “suckers” over her shoulder at her beloved family members in the “Machu Picchu” seats. That is until two men appear to claim the seats for themselves.
Watch the hilarious clip above. Life In Pieces airs Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. ET on CBS