Comedy Clicks – USA Edition – Playing House

Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that is all about the world of raising a baby – Playing House


Opening Titles



About the Show

Summary of Plot

Childhood best friends Maggie Caruso and Emma Crawford have shared countless adventures growing up together. Now, Maggie and Emma are in store for one of their biggest adventures – raising a baby…- IMDb


Number of Seasons / Episodes

3 Seasons



Lennon Parham – Maggie Caruso
Jessica St. Clair – Emma Crawford
Keegan-Michael Key – Mark Rodriguez
Brad Morris – Bruce Caruso



  • Lindsay Sloane who plays “Bird Bones” is notably pregnant throughout the 3rd season. She tries to hide it behind props in the show.
  • Maggie and Emma use the word “Mazels,” which is derived from “Mazel Tov,” a Jewish phrase meaning “congratulations” or “good luck.”
  • Episode 15: Emma talks about Fatal Blow Out 2 and wanting to be a woman with enormous boobs in a tight tank top). This is a reference to the Fatal Blow Out character in their first show, Best Friends Forever.
  • The actresses who portray Maggie and Emma are best friends in real life.





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