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Season Three

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Season Information
Episodes 28 Aired
Network/Air Dates ABC-TV, September 26, 2003 - May 21, 2004
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The third season of the ABC-TV series George Lopez aired from September 26, 2003 to May 21, 2004, and consisted of 28 episodes.

Main Cast

Season 3 (2003-2004)

Image No. in series No. in season Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod. code
Dubya, Dad and Dating part 1 - George meets the President 29 1 "Dubya, Dad, and Dating (Part 1)" John Pasquin Rick Nyholm Ocotber 2, 2002 201
President George W. Bush comes to speak at Powers Brothers Aviation and everything becomes a mess. Jack wants George to cut his hair but George likes his hair the way it is. Benny has started dating a 42-year-old man named Randy (Nick Offerman) without telling George. During the president's speech, Carmen comes to the factory and disrupts it. After the speech, George steals it from his desk. This results in the Secret Service coming to George's house to ask about the President's speech, but George doesn't admit to stealing it, but Jack forces George to cut his hair or he will show the camera footage of George taking the speech. George then returns to the factory, and the police arrest him for punching Manny.
Dubya, Dad and Dating part 2 30 2 "Dubya, Dad and Dating (Part 2)" John Pasquin Rick Nyholm Ocotber 2, 2002 202
George is in jail for punching Manny. Manny comes to visit him and talk to him about why he left. He drops the charges and then George invites him for dinner so he can meet Angie and his grandchildren. Benny and Randy also go over to George's house that night to tell him that they are seeing each other. Benny is not happy to find out that he invited Manny to dinner because she doesn't want to see him again. George is not happy to find out that Benny and Randy are seeing each other.
Ep 3x3 - Vic's Getting Divorced 31 3 "The Cuban Missus Crisis" John Pasquin John R. Morey October 3, 2003 203
Angie's social life is starting to improve and she goes out with her friend. While she is gone, George finds out that Angie's mother had an affair and that Angie's parents are getting a divorce. Angie comes home late and George goes crazy because he thought she was cheating on him. Angie then finds out about her parents' divorce and she starts to understand why George was acting crazy.
Ep 3x3 - George talks to superintendent Linda about Max 32 4 "Feel The Burn" John Pasquin Luisa Leschin October 10, 2003 204
Benny feels sick, so George takes her to the hospital, and they find out she has the clap. George then finds out he has a sister that his mom gave away at birth. George then wants to meet the sister but Benny doesn't want him to. He ends up meeting her, but does not tell her she is adopted.
Carmen's Dating Jason - episode 3x5 33 5 "Carmen's Dating" John Pasquin Rachel Sweet October 17, 2003 205
Carmen brings home a boy named Jason McNamara (Bryan Fisher) for the first time and George and Angie don't want her to date. They then give Jason an interview and decide to let Carmen and Jason date. Then Carmen and Jason go to homecoming and George finds out that Jason will not be seen in public with her. George will not let Jason see Carmen anymore. After a week, Jason comes back and the two are back together.
Episode 3x6 - Split Decision 34 6 "Split Decision" John Pasquin Paul A. Kaplan & Mark Torgrove October 24, 2003 206
Everyone at Powers Brothers aviation goes to Thirsties to celebrate a new contract. George lets it slip that Mel went to Vegas with Jack's ex-wife when they were together. Jack and Mel get into a fight that results in them splitting up the company. Each of them want George to be a part of their company, and George has a hard time choosing between them. In the end, they make it up and stay together. Meanwhile, Carmen gets invited to go on a ski trip and George and Angie won't let her go, but they change their minds and she ends up going. They then find out about a plane crash, which resulted in two deaths, and that the factory's landing gear might be responsible.
Image Needed 35 7 "No One Gets Out Alive" John Pasquin Richard Goodman October 31, 2003 207
It is Halloween, and all of the workers are worried about the plane crash. An inspector from the NTSB comes to the factory, interviews George and Benny, and then shuts down the factory while they inspect the landing gear. All of the workers are worried about losing their jobs, so George turns his house into a haunted tomb of terror to help raise money for the inspection, while Benny feels responsible for the plane crash.
Image Needed 36 8 "Bringing Home the Bacon" John Pasquin Dailyn Rodriguez November 7, 2003 208
Carmen is turning 15 and she wants to have a quinceañera. George wants to cancel the quinceañera because money is tight since he is not working, but Angie says it's her money and starts to make money decisions without George's consent. Meanwhile, Carmen is debating about what to say to Jason in her speech. Carmen ends up having her quinceañera, but Jason breaks up with her for saying how much he means to her. In the end, they find out that the factory's landing gear is not responsible for the crash, and the factory is re-opened.
Ep 3x9 - Vic, George, chastises Ernie on boat trip 37 9 "Fishing Cubans" John Pasquin John R. Morey November 14, 2003 209
Vic's brother Octavio was supposed to leave Cuba, but Castro decided not to let him go. George, Ernie and, Vic and go to pull Octavio out of the ocean as a surprise present for Angie's Anniversary present. At first, George doesn't want to do it but Vic talks him into it. Once they find Octavio, they have to outrun the Coast Guard, but they make it. Meanwhile, Benny throws Max a fake birthday party so he can get presents, but Angie comes home and forces Max to give back his presents and one toy of his for one present he got.
Valente-4 38 10 "Would You Like a Drumstick or a Kidney?" John Pasquin Luisa Leschin November 21, 2003 210
It's Thanksgiving, and George II tells George that Manny is in need of a kidney. George then invites Manny, Lydia, and George II for Thanksgiving. George II was going to donate a kidney, but they found out that his kidney doesn't match so now it is up to George to donate the kidney. Manny and Lydia both want him to donate the kidney, but Angie, Benny, and Max don't, and George doesn't know what to do.

Special Guest Stars: (Cristina Saralegui) as Lydia Lopez, (Lou Diamond Phillips) as George Edward Lopez (II)

Image Needed 39 11 "Mementos" John Pasquin Dailyn Rodriguez November 28, 2003 211
George throws out a box of Angie's grandmother's mementos because he thought it was just a box of trash. Angie gets mad at him because it was all she had left to remember her grandmother by. George is about to donate a kidney to Manny, but then Manny dies before he can donate the kidney. Manny sends George a letter telling him not to go to the funeral, as it would destroy his reputation if it were discovered he abandoned George and Benny. But with the letter, he sends George a gold watch that was handed down from Manny's father. George then smashes the watch, and then Benny tells him it was worth a lot. Meanwhile, Carmen gets a job working at the restaurant that George worked at as a teenager.
Image Needed 40 12 "Christmas Punch" John Pasquin Jim Hope December 12, 2003 212
Max is eavesdropping on a phone call where George and Angie were discussing what to get Max for Christmas. At this point he starts to doubt Santa's existence, but George tries to get him to continue believing in Santa because Benny ruined Santa for George. Then one kid starts beating up Max for believing in Santa. At this point, Angie wants to tell Max the truth about Santa so he won't get beaten up, but still George wants Max to believe in Santa. In the end, Max still believes in Santa. Meanwhile, Carmen and Jason get back together and they start kissing but George doesn't approve. Even Jason is tired of Carmen being all over him, so he and George work together to get Carmen to cut down on the kissing.
Image Needed 41 13 "Why You Crying?" John Pasquin Jim Hope January 9, 2004 213
George and Angie get an email from Max's teacher saying she wants to come to the house. Meanwhile, Max mouths off to Benny and she hits him for it. George and Angie get really mad at Benny for it and Angie tries to get Benny to apologize to Max, but she ends up paying him instead, which he finds to be much better than an apology. Max's teacher comes to the house to tell George and Angie that Max is about to fail the 5th grade, and they find out that Max forged Angie's signature to cover up his failing and get mad at him for it. George tries to get Max interested in school, but Max doesn't care, and insults George by saying, "I can get some loser job in a factory like you?" George gives up on Max, but later takes it back. Max is tempted to try harder in school.
Image Needed 42 14 "The Trouble With Ricky" Joe Regalbuto Allen Jay Zipper January 23, 2004 214
Max tries to sneak Ricky into the house, but George and Angie find out. Angie calls his mother to tell her to pick him up, but she finds out Ricky's mother is going through a tough time and she decides to let him stay for a few days but George doesn't like the idea. Ricky and Max skip school, and drive the car through the fence. Then Angie changes her mind about letting him stay, and George takes Ricky back to his apartment, but he finds out about Ricky's crappy childhood and he decides to let him stay. Angie talks him out of it and Ricky ends up staying with Ernie and his parents.

Note: There was a line of dialogue from George that was cut from most reruns/airings; he had said "the other white meat", which was likely cut due to its derogatory meaning.

Image Needed 43 15 "God Needles George" John Pasquin Paul A. Kaplan & Mark Torgrove February 6, 2004 215
The family dog Mr. Needles is sick, so the family takes him to the vet, and they find out he has a tumor. The family plans to put him to sleep but George promises God he would crawl on his knees up the cobblestone path to the Church of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Mexico, if Mr. Needles gets better. Surprisingly, Mr. Needles' tumor disappears. George then tries to get out of going to Mexico by talking to the pastor, but he ends up going anyway.
Image Needed 44 16 "Benny and Randy" Joe Regalbuto Robert Borden February 13, 2004 216
Benny and Randy have been together for six months and Angie is planning a big night for them. Randy comes and tells Benny that they should take it to the next level, but Benny is not ready so she leaves. Then George tells Randy to accept Benny the way she is and he dumps her. Benny gets very mad at George. George Tells Benny that he is going out with another woman. Benny gets even madder and starts to beat up Randy's Truck. They end up getting back together.
Image Needed 45 17 "Weekend at Benny's" Joe Regalbuto David Grubstick February 20, 2004 217
Angie has to fill in for the La Marie sales manager in a conference in Vegas so George has to watch the kids. The kids are misbehaving so George sends them to Benny's house for a while so they can get a taste of his childhood. Angie returns home and doesn't like the idea. When the kids return from Benny's they serve George and Angie dinner and Angie admits that sending the kids to Benny's was a good idea until they start to exhibit Benny's behavior.
Image Needed 46 18 "Jason Tutors Max" Victor Gonzalez Stacey Pulwer February 27, 2004 218
Max has a state test in three weeks and he is struggling with algebra. George and Angie couldn't help him, so they decided to get him a tutor. They try a few tutors including a very hot one named Ashley (Paris Hilton) and none of them work out. Then Jason decides to tutor him and Max starts to understand algebra, but Carmen doesn't like this because he already has too many extracurricular activities. Jason and Carmen then break up because of that. George and Angie want Jason to continue tutoring Max but Carmen doesn't want him around. In the end, Carmen and Jason get back together, and Max barely passes the state test.
Principal Stoller and Lawrence confront George 47 19 "Angie Gets Tanked" Joe Regalbuto Richard Goodman March 19, 2004 219
There is a fair at Carmen's school to raise money for people in wheel chairs, such as Jason's little brother. George and Angie go to this fair and they volunteer to work at the dunk tank. George is the one everyone is trying to dunk, but Angie fills in for George and she get tanked. Then someone takes a picture of her getting out, with one being able to see though her wet shirt, and the person posts it on the internet. Then, everyone starts to make fun of Carmen. It turns out to be Jason's wheelchair-bound brother. Angie tries to call him out, but can't bring herself to yell at a handicapped child, and decides to just let it go. Meanwhile, George teases a kid named Lawrence about his weight and the Principal asks George to leave and write an apology letter to Lawrence.
Image Needed 48 20 "The Art of Boxing" Joe Regalbuto Jim Hope March 26, 2004 220
Max is having trouble sleeping because he is worried about failing the 5th grade. Vic suggests that Max takes boxing lessons to take his mind off school, but George knows that Angie won't like the idea so they decide not to tell her until they are sure Max decides he likes it. Max then gets a black eye, from accidentally hitting himself in the face, while taking his boxing gloves off, and Angie finds out that Max has been boxing and gets mad. Then Max goes to a tournament and gets a concussion. They all decide boxing is over.
Image Needed 49 21 "George's House of Cards" Joe Regalbuto Paul A. Kaplan & Mark Torgrove April 2, 2004 221
Angie convinces George to let Vic in on his poker game. Vic loses poker and owes George 50 dollars, but Vic decides to take it off George's debt for the garage instead of paying it. George and Vic get into a fight over the 50 dollars which results in Vic putting a lock on the garage and not telling George the combination, however, he does tell Max who doesn't remember it because he is dyslexic. In the end, he takes the lock off the garage, and pays George his 50 dollars.
Image Needed 50 22 "Dance Fever" Joe Regalbuto John R. Morey April 9, 2004 222
George wins an award at work for being the rising star in LA among all the minorities. Everyone is proud of him except his own mother Benny. He then goes to Thirsties with everyone to celebrate his award. While he is at Thirsties he humiliates himself by dancing, and gets mad at Benny for not appreciating his award.
Image Needed 51 23 "She Drives Me Crazy" Mark Cendrowski Rachel Sweet & Valentina L. Garza April 16, 2004 223
Carmen gets her learner's permit and she wants to learn how to drive. She drives with Benny, and Benny gets caught drinking with Carmen driving, and Benny has to go to court. Benny then has to wear an embarrassing sign. Then George drives with Carmen and he yells at her making her nervous and she goes up a curb. Angie tells George he needs to be more patient and not yell. George tries driving with Carmen again, this time with more patience, but Carmen drives recklessly because Jason left her for another girl.
Image Needed 52 24 "George Goes to Disneyland" Joe Regalbuto George Lopez April 30, 2004 224
Max wins an award at school for being the most improved special ed kid. Angie rewards him by taking him to Disneyland. George doesn't want to go because he doesn't want to see what he missed as a child. Then he changes his mind and he goes with Benny and looks for the rest of the group. They meet at the tea cup ride. Meanwhile, Mel's son Zack Powers (Trevor Wright) falls for Carmen and follows her to Disneyland. George doesn't want the two to see each other. At first, Carmen doesn't like Zack because of what George said about him, but he buys her jewelry and she falls for him. At the end of the episode George goes to Disneyland again by himself.

Note: This episode semi-breaks the fourth wall by addressing the viewers about spotting Disney Mickey Mouse logos, apparently promising a trip to Disneyland (now outdated). The logos can be spotted, with one such during the intro. This actually was a "watch-and-win" contest in real life made by George Lopez when the episode aired on April 30, 2004, in which viewers had a chance to win $10,000, a family trip to Disneyland, and other cool things by spotting all the Mickey Mouses, which were hidden throughout the episode. At the conclusion of the episode, viewers were asked to submit their results either to abc.com or mail them in for a chance to win.[1] Due to the contest being over, this episode rarely is shown on reruns.

Image Needed 53 25 "Bachelor Party" Joe Regalbuto Rick Nyholm May 7, 2004 225
Benny and Randy are about to get married, they are planning their wedding and bachelor party. Accident Amy returns from the hospital and tries to win back Randy. George then catches them kissing and gets angry at Randy, but he refuses to tell Benny. Benny finds out from Angie about the kiss. Randy then has to choose between Benny and Amy and Benny and Randy break up.
Image Needed 54 26 "Wrecking Ball" Don Scardino Richard Goodman & Spiro Skentzos May 14, 2004 226
Benny is still furious about her breakup with Randy, so she and Gina goes to Thirsties and talk about how they both think that all men are bad. The next day, the factory was trashed, and everyone blames it on Benny because she was so mad about what Randy did. In the end, they find out that Benny is innocent and Zack did it. Meanwhile, Carmen is dating Zack behind George and Angie's back.
Image Needed 55 27 "What George Doesn't Noah..." Joe Regalbuto Robert Borden May 21, 2004 227
Carmen pretends to break up with Zack and start dating a new boy named Noah, to cover up her relationship with Zack. George and Benny think Noah is cheating on Carmen, so they follow him to the movies and they find out he is gay. Noah comes over to their house and he accidentally lets it slip that Carmen is actually dating Zack. Max is worrying about passing 5th grade.
Ep 3x28 - George confronts Carmen about Zack 56 28 "Now George Noah Ex-Zack-Ly What Happened (Part 2)" Joe Regalbuto Luisa Leschin & Dailyn Rodriguez May 21, 2004 228
George and Angie find Carmen's diary and read that she's been dating Zack for quite a while. When Carmen arrives home from school she tells them she is maturing and she can do whatever she wants. George snaps and tells her that if she can't live by their rules, she should just leave. The next morning Carmen tells George that she's sorry and that she'll stop seeing Zack. At Max's 5th grade graduation, Angie gets a call from Carmen and she tells them that she's leaving with Zack and she isn't coming back and apologizes for not being the daughter they wanted. Meanwhile, Randy tries reuniting with Benny, and succeeds.

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DVD Information

It is Confirmed on Amazon.com that Season Three will be Available On DVD for Buy from up to 6 Years Later to the Release of the Seasons 1&2 DVD. Available: July 16, 2013

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