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Season Five

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Season Information
Episodes 22
Network/Air Dates ABC-TV, October 5, 2005 - April 12, 2006
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The fifth season of George Lopez aired from October 5, 2005 to April 12, 2006, and consisted of 22 episodes.

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Season 5 (2005-2006)

Image No. in series No. in season Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod. code
George Gets a Pain in the Ash - ep.5x1 - George and Angie argue about Benny 81 1 "George Gets a Pain in the Ash" Joe Regalbuto Dave Caplan October 5, 2005 401
When Benny's house burns down along with her living savings due to a lit cigarette near her flammable drapes, she expects George and Angie to take her into their home which George is against at first, but in the end takes her in. Carmen, after it's discovered her supposed pregnancy was a lie, is determined to marry her boyfriend Jason and have a baby with him, much to George and Angie's dismay. The next morning, Jason and his belongings are gone because he did not want to have a baby, and Carmen pressured sex all the time.
72750865 82 2 "You Dropped A Mom On Me" Joe Regalbuto Dave Caplan October 5, 2005 402
George gets Benny an advance on her paychecks to look for apartments, but Benny foolishly gambles the money away and moves into her car, which burns down as well. Carmen is still in denial and is still determined to marry her boyfriend even though he is gone. Because of Benny's bad luck at gambling, George lets her live in his house.
GL episode 5c3 - George's Dog Days of Summer 83 3 "George's Dog Days of Bummer" Joe Regalbuto Paul A. Kaplan & Mark Torgrove October 12, 2005 403
Benny seems depressed that her belongings had burned down, so George wants to get a companion for his depressed mother, but when a rowdy biker (guest star Duane "Dog" Chapman) refuses to give up the stray dog George's mom has grown to love, George takes to impersonating Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
GL episode 5x4 - George Drives the Batmobile 84 4 "George Drives the Batmobile" Bob Koherr Allen Jay Zipper October 19, 2005 404
After refusing Benny's pleas for a new car, and when Benny bribes Carmen to bring her to a bar, George and Angie are forced to drive Benny around. Angie quits after being invited to a make-out between Benny and her guest. George then brings the ten friends to Circus Burger, but the ten friends started screaming all over the place when George asked them to be quiet. After a while George parked in front of a young man that wanted to race him, George eventually had a problem with the law.
GL ep 5x5 - Benny talks about George again 85 5 "Trick or Treat Me Right" Bob Koherr Jim Hope October 26, 2005 405
George and Angie's practical jokes are funnier and scarier than ever as Halloween approaches, but as Benny's abusive comments and behavior grow worse, George finds it impossible to laugh things off and threatens to make some big changes. George finally steps up to his mother and tells her that he is tired of her comments.
Ep 5x6 - George convinces Ernie to move out 86 6 "George Takes a Sentimental Ernie" Victor Gonzalez Rick Nyholm November 2, 2005 406
George still refuses to return home until his mother leaves, but when he realizes how difficult it is to live with Ernie and his parents, he convinces Ernie to get his own place.
Ep 5x7 - George Finds Therapy Benny-ficial 87 7 "George Finds Therapy Benny-ficial" Victor Gonzalez John R. Morey November 9, 2005 407
When a shooting occurs at Max's school, George takes him to see a counselor (guest star Richard Lewis) to deal with his stress. Instead, George realizes it is not the shooting that has affected Max, but him being gone from the house all the time. George realizes that he must settle things with Benny. George ends up spending seven hours at the counselor's office telling him about his abuse as a kid. At the end, George got back at Angie (for taking Benny's side during the fight) by telling the counselor to convince Angie that she has "Know-it-all syndrome", and he agrees due to being annoyed by her constant talking.
S5e8 88 8 "George Tries to Write a Wrong" Bob Koherr Michael Loftus November 16, 2005 408]
George uncovers some secrets that were better left unrevealed when he sneaks a peek at a ten-year-old unopened letter from Angie, where he finds out Vic made an account for her if she dumped George. George gets angry at Angie for leaving him when he said Benny was going to move in, and for not closing the account, so she tries to seduce him, but she finds out he changed his letter, so he tries to seduce her.
72750982 89 9 "George Discovers Benny's Sili-Con Job" George Lopez Luisa Leschin November 30, 2005 409
George only gives Benny a twenty dollar party for work. So Benny gets back at him by giving George's present to Angie for her birthday. George then gets back at her by making fun of Benny's age including a humilating (funny) display with fake breasts in front of everyone at work. So Benny decides to get breast implants to make herself look younger, much to George's dismay. However it turns out Benny just put rubber items from the surgeon into her bra and has bought her own apartment, leaving George with a bad botox operation.
Image Needed 90 10 "George Says I Do... More in This Marriage" Joe Regalbuto Kathy Fischer December 7, 2005 410
George and Angie compete to see who does more work in their marriage and at home after George claims he does more. George is winning, but Vic convinces George let Angie win so that she won't leave him. Angie says she has 90 points, and George says he has 90 too in order to protect their marriage, but Angie really had 120. Because of this, George has to do Angie's chores for a month, and in the end of the episode, George starts acting like Angie and vice versa.
Image Needed 91 11 "George is Being Elfish and Christ-misses His Family" Joe Regalbuto Paul A. Kaplan & Mark Torgrove December 14, 2005 411
George ends up spending Christmas Eve all by himself after he gets caught telling a lie in order to get out of spending the holidays with Angie's family. There was a video vision George had featuring the family in a Christmas special and Benny as a penguin. After this he then tries to get on the quickest flight to Miami (even trying to cut ways and fake his mom's death so it'd be cheaper, which doesn't work) to be with his family. In the end, his wife and kids return back home on Christmas morning to surprise him (with Max stating that they didn't leave due to a storm which was apparently caused by an elf which George spotted), and George states he will never celebrate Christmas without his family ever again.

Note: This episode was dedicated in the memory of Richard Pryor at the end of the closing credits.

Ep 5x12 - George Cuts Up in Class 92 12 "George Enrolls Like That" Joe Regalbuto Rick Nyholm January 25, 2006 412
George has to go to a school assembly (Angie tricked him into it), but finds out it is only for parents who didn't go to college; but George doesn't want to go because he thinks college is a waste of time, and boasted he owns a successful factory by not going. After Max skipped a test at school, he decides to not go to college, so he and George make a deal that if George goes to college, then Max will go too. However, he struggles with his microeconomics class, and is known as a class clown in school. The professor, Tracy Lim (Ming-Na), tries to help him, but George declines.
Ep 5x13 - George disrupts class 93 13 "George Keeps Truant to Himself" Bob Koherr John R. Morey February 1, 2006 413
When things get tough for George, he drops out of school. He tries to keep it a secret from his wife and kids, but his professor drops by for an unexpected visit to give Angie food because George lied to her and said that he was joining the Army, and that Lim's husband was also an Army who was killed in battle. When George tells the truth, Tracy gets mad, and leaves. Later, Max overhears that George dropped out, but he later agrees to go to college when George told him that he was proud Max succeeded on his schoolwork because George didn't have anyone that was proud of him.
Image Needed 94 14 "The Kidney Stays in the Picture" Joe Regalbuto Jim Hope February 8, 2006 414
When Max starts to frequently wet the bed, Vic thinks that he may be sexually active. So George and Angie take Max to the doctor to find out that Max needs surgery on his kidney because his urine is backing up due to the tubes leading to Max's kidneys are top narrow. Max also gets a girlfriend named Christie.
Claudia 95 15 "A Funeral Brings George to His Niece" Bob Koherr Luisa Leschin February 15, 2006 415
At the funeral of Angie's former sister-in-law, George surprises the entire Palmero family when Angie's aunt picks him as the trustee of his niece's multi-million dollar inheritance. However, George is strict with Veronica (Aimee Garcia), and refuses to give her the money unless she is mature enough, and only gives her a $40-a-week allowance. Max develops a crush on Veronica, and helps her shoplift pretty clothes. The next day, Veronica gets a job at the mall, but she quits and goes to the bar, where she gets high on marijuana. George forces Veronica to enroll in college.
Ep 5x16 - Ernie interrupts Veronica's plan to woo Mel 96 16 "George Gets Caught in a Powers Play" Bob Koherr Kathy Fischer February 22, 2006 416
George tries to teach his niece the meaning of a dollar by making her work at the factory. However, her beauty makes Ernie do all of her work, until George puts a stop to it. In the factory, Mel falls for Veronica, which causes some problems, as they plan to make out and have sex in a hotel room. However, Veronica enrolls in college easily, and dumps Mel due to the boredom.
Ep 5x17 - Angie's brother Ray's visits 97 17 "George Doesn't Trustee Angie's Brother" Sheldon Epps Paul A. Kaplan & Mark Torgrove March 1, 2006 417
Angie's brother, Ray (Andy Garcia), comes to visit Angie, hen he finds out that his daughter, Veronica, is going to inherit the family inheritance. But George is the first to see through Ray's scheme when Ray asks Veronica to tap into her inheritance to invest in a new company. Ray only wants Veronica's money. In the end he tries to walk away at night but is caught by George, and George gives Veronica some of her inheritance to go to college.
George Lopez ep 5x18 - George takes Ernie to a clothing store 98 18 "George Helps Ernie See The Cellu-light" Sheldon Epps Dave Caplan March 15, 2006 418
George helps Ernie lose 20 pounds before he loses his job, and Ernie threatens to sue the factory for terminating a fat person. He then finds out that Ernie has been gaining weight because of his depression which is caused by the lifelong rejection of him by women.
Freddie&George 99 19 "George Gets Cross Over Freddie" Katy Garretson Stacey Pulwer March 22, 2006 419
In a crossover episode with Freddie, George discovers that Max has begun an online romance with a teenage girl from Chicago. When he assumes his son's identity to protect him from what he suspects is an internet predator, George comes face to face offline with Freddie Moreno (Freddie Prinze Jr.) when he and Chris (Brian Austin Green) take a business trip to Los Angeles. Ernie tries to get along with Chris. They all realize that Max and Zoey (Chloe Suazo) were really chatting and become friends.
George-lopez-show12 100 20 "George Vows to Make Some Matri-Money" Katy Garretson Stacey Pulwer March 29, 2006 420
George takes over planning a wedding in the Lopez backyard/patio area for one of Angie's rich clients (special guest star Eva Longoria) in order to prove he can do her job better than can she, which ends in a fain-soaked disaster.  
GL episode 5x21 - Ernie and Angie in George's Hallucination 101 21 "George Discovers How Mescal-ed Up His Life Would Have Been Without the Benny-Fits" Joe Regalbuto Valentina L. Garza April 5, 2006 421
Benny gets really angry when she discovers that George has rigged the results of a productivity contest at the factory favor to Gina, her worst enemy. She gets back at him by breaking his favorite golf club, and having Angie on her side. Later, George drinks tequila (with the worm) and hallucinates him living Ernie's life, with Ernie living his life. Just because Benny was not mean to him so he would not have been tough enough to go and be the manager at Powers Bros. and win over Angie. In the end, George sees Vic dressed up as a worm, and leaves. Ernie decides to eat many worms so he could witness him having sex with Angie.
72751060 102 22 "It's a Cliffhanger, By George" Joe Regalbuto Robert Borden April 12, 2006 422
Everything hangs in the balance for the entire Lopez family: Ernie tells George that the factory is moving to Mexico and they'll both be out of jobs; after Benny reunites with her ex, Ernie tells George that Benny's ex robbed a convenience store and calls the cops, though it is for a past crime Benny committed; Angie has been feeling sick for a few days and awaits the results of a home pregnancy test; Carmen is afraid to open her final college letter after being rejected by Northwestern, Iowa and Columbia; Max has swiped a forbidden beer and is about to sample his first alcohol; and Vic prepares to propose marriage to a 27-year-old woman he barely knows.

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