Season Two


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Episodes 24 aired
Network/Air Dates ABC-TV. October 2, 2002 - May 14, 2003
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The second season of George Lopez aired from October 2, 2002 to May 14, 2003, and consisted of 24 episodes.

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Season 2 (2002-2003)

Image No. in series No. in season Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod. code
Who's Your Daddy - ep 2x1.jpg 5 1 "Who's Your Daddy?" Lee Shallat-Chemel Rachel Sweet Ocotber 2, 2002 109
Angie chastises George for telling Max fabricated stories about his deceased father, Manny (Esai Morales). Later, while shopping with Benny, George meets his aunt Cecelia (Olga Merediz) who tells him his father is in fact alive and living in northern California. When George attempts to find his father, Benny lies to him saying Manny never held him as a baby. Cecelia later visits the Lopez residence and gives George a picture of Manny holding him. Meanwhile, Angie buys a dog off a homeless man because the dog needs veterinary help.
211324.jpg 6 2 "Token of Unappreciation" Lee Shallat-Chemel Rick Nyholm October 9, 2002 112
The "cool" girls court Carmen, but not her best friend, Toby. Meanwhile, George is tempted to accept a job offer from another factory after he is disrespected by his bosses at Powers Aviation.
211325.jpg 7 3 Show Dyslexic The Philip Charles MacKenzie Robert Borden October 16, 2002 110
George goes into denial when Max is thought to have dyslexia, and Angie makes things worse when she suggests that George may have it, too, since it can be genetic. Max is told to take special education classes, but George refuses because he doesn't want Max to get beaten up or teased. In the end, Max goes to the special education classes, against his wishes. Meanwhile, Ernie has a girlfriend that forces him to watch her kids while she has to do "errands."
Belita-2.jpg 8 4 "Halloween Cheer" Philip Charles MacKenzie Jim Hope October 23, 2002 117
Carmen becomes depressed after her best friend Toby moves away, and she becomes a troublemaker when George, Angie, and Benny catch her smoking a cigarette. Angie suggests Pep Squad, but when the cheerleaders tease her, she blames Angie by telling her to stay out of her life. Meanwhile, the Powers brothers want George to fire Reggie. But he has a hard time doing it.
The Unnatural - ep 2x5.jpg 9 5 "The Unnatural" Joe Regalbuto Teleplay: Mike Upchurch
Story: Frank Pace
October 30, 2002 107
When Max's baseball coach asks George to have Max sit out the next game because he does not think Max is good enough for the team, George tries to help Max get better at baseball, but fails to as he is no better at baseball either. Then Max accidentally lets Mr. Needles get hold of George's autographed baseball and he chews it up. George gets really mad at Max for this, but Angie tells him he is being too hard on Max. George then has a dream that his bobbleheads tell him he is being too hard on Max and that Max might not like baseball. Then Max decides to quit baseball completely.
Amy-chocolate-off-against-George.jpg 10 6 "No Free Launch" Gerry Cohen Luisa Leschin November, 6, 2002 108
At a PTA meeting, "Accident Amy" Kirkland (Sandra Bullock) becomes secretary and is in charge of candy sales for a trip to the Space Shuttle launch, who reveals that her daughter is in Max's class. When George, Angie, and Max fail to make the quota of $480, the PTA moms demand that they write a check, but George refuses, partly because George doesn't believe they need to go to the Space Shuttle launch and partly because George has little spending money. In the end, Max doesn't go on the trip when George burns the check because the PTA called him poor. However, George and Max watch the launch at home on TV, but much to their joy the launch is canceled and they instead watch wrestling. Elsewhere, Benny seeks a makeover from Carmen because of a guy she has met, until she finds out he is married.
George gets a drunk Angie to dance.png 11 7 "The Wedding Dance" Lee Shallat-Chemel Dailyn Rodriguez November 13, 2002 112
Angie does not mind when George offers their backyard for Frank's (Mel Rodriguez) wedding reception, but his refusal to dance causes problems, especially after Angie starts drinking. George continues the search for his father, as well.
211330.jpg 12 8 "Love Bites" Gerry Cohen John R. Morey & Allen Jay Zipper November, 20, 2002 111
After George's warning about how boys are evil, when Carmen comes home with a hickey given to her by her boyfriend, Angie and George go after him. After accidentally meeting a single mother who believes that Max is her son, Ernie decides to use Max to meet women.
211331.jpg 13 9 "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Honey" Barnet Kellman John R. Morey November 27, 2002 113
After learning Benny had a one-night stand with a co-worker, Lalo (Cheech Marin), 35 years ago, George believes him to his real father. He meets the man (whose picture bears a striking resemblance to George) who turns out to be gay with his partner Charles (John Michael Higgins), and invites him over for Thanksgiving dinner. However, Benny tells George that they never had sex, and that he is not the real father. After questioning Lalo, he tells George that he only took care of Benny when she got drunk on tequila and passed out.
211332.jpg 14 10 "Charity" Barnet Kellman Dailyn Rodriguez & Jim Hope December 14, 2002 114
When Angie finds she has more free time around the house, she volunteers for a variety of charities. Feeling invincible, she soon finds herself joining more organizations than she can handle, and George and the family must help her to keep her from being overwhelmed. She also brings a worker named Marisol to Power Brothers, and her disrespectful, slacking attitude provides hard work for everyone. Angie's charity work proves to be too much when Max fakes vomit in school to not do his Special Ed test. Max felt that he wasn't ready because Angie couldn't help him study. In the end, Angie drops her charity work.
Vic and Emilina at George and Angies for Xmas.png 15 11 "Meet the Cuban Parents" Lee Shallat-Chemel Michele Serros December 11. 2002 115
When Angie's parents, Victor Palmero (Emiliano Diez) and Emilina (Sonia Braga), come to visit the family for Christmas, George thinks they still believe that he is not good enough for their daughter, so he decides to show that he can take care of his family without their help and challenges Victor to a contest to see who can have the best Christmas.
211334.jpg 16 12 "This Old Casa" Lee Shallat-Chemel Rick Nyholm January 8, 2003 122
George is tired of being unappreciated by Benny, so with the urging of Angie, he decides to remodel his mother's badly deteriorated bathroom. Hoping for a simple thank you, George's plan backfires, and Benny continues to be entirely ungrateful. After a talk, George and Benny realize their significance in each other's life and in turn express their gratitude.
211335.jpg 17 13 "Super Bowl" Amanda Bearse Teleplay: Rachel Sweet
Story: George Lopez & Bruce Helford
January 15, 2003 117
The Lopez family finds out that Benny's estranged older brother, Joe, is dying. However, Benny refuses to speak to him due to her losing a bet with him. However, George and Angie convince Benny to reconcile with Joe, and Benny agrees to, but to try to get his Super Bowl tickets. However, she changes her mind when she sees him. Meanwhile, because Benny never taught George how to cope with death when he was younger, he has difficulty attending the funeral.
211336.jpg 18 14 "The Valentine's Day Massacre" John Pasquin Robert Borden Feburary 5, 2003 118
George and Angie confront the lies that began their relationship. When George gives Angie a hat as a disappointing gift for Valentine's Day, Angie has a flashback to high school in the 1980s when George supposedly "painted" a great mural of her for the holiday. When Angie takes the entire family to look at the mural, that's about be torn down, its true origin becomes known, as tt's revealed that the construction worker told Angie that the mural was actually painted by an artist named Chanto Perez, not George, who wrote his signature on the mural using spray paint as graffiti to make Angie believe he painted it. It's also revealed that back in high school, Angie and her best friend only went out with George and Ernie, who they thought were losers, on a bet, as a joke amongst their cheerleader friends.
GL episode 2x15 - Girl Fight - Carmen and Piper have it out.png 19 15 "Girl Fight" Gerry Cohen Luisa Leschin & Michele Serros February 12, 2003 119
After Carmen ends her relationship with her classmate Adam, he tries to ruin her reputation at school out of spite by saying that she had sex with him, leading her to be known as the school whore. This is only made worse when Carmen's enemy (and former friend) Piper Morey (Autumn Reeser), writes "Carmen Hopez" on the back sliding door of the Lopez house. George and Angie want to repair the damage, but school counselor Tommy "Rango" Durango (Steve Schirripa), who had known George when they were kids, refuses to right the wrong (until they convince him), prompting Carmen to take action in her own defense-by fighting, but ends up getting suspended. In the end, after Carmen reveals that a boy snuck up on her in the girl's bathroom that he wanted to have sex, and another boy pulling up her shirt, George and Angie agree to withdraw her from public school.
211338.jpg 20 16 "George vs. George" John Pasquin Jim Hope & John R. Morey February 26, 2003 120
George and Angie apply for a loan for Carmen's private school, they discover that they have bad credit. George believes this is a mistake, but finds out that it actually is another George (Lou Diamond Phillips) who owns a skateboard shop. When he finds him, he is shocked to find they have the same birthday, social security number, and father. He then realizes that they are half brothers. He says that he came from a poor family, has no money, and had dropped out of high school. The bank calls and says Arizona State University needs him to pay back his student loan. When he confronts the other George, he finds that his father, Manny, is actually rich and that he just needed money, causing George to disown him and kick him out of his house.
GL episode 2x17 - A Kiss is Just A Kiss.jpg 21 17 "A Kiss is Just a Kiss" Barnet Kellman Teleplay: Jay Kogen
Story: Ann Serano Lopez
March 5, 2003 121
As a birthday surprise for Angie, George arranges for her father Vic and sister Gloria (Jacqueline Obradors) to visit for the celebration. Upset about her upcoming divorce and jealous of her sister's marriage to a good man, Gloria makes an inappropriate advance towards George - which Max witnesses.
Ep 2x18 - Profiles In Courage.jpg 22 18 "Profiles in Courage" [Andrew Tsao]] George Lopez March 12, 2003 116
Powers Bros. Aviation is under consideration by the federal government for more business. Worried that an employee named Hosni (Jason Antoon) with a Middle Eastern ethnic background will hinder the company's chances of getting the contract, George's boss orders him to demote Hosni, which leaves George to decide whether or not to jeopardize his career by being ethical. Max "marries" a classmate, but soon divorces her After she gets mad about Max giving her gum as an Anniversary Present.
Secrets and Lies - ep 2x19.jpg 23 19 "Secrets and Lies" Joe Regalbuto David Grubstick March 26, 2003 123
When Benny learns that George's father, who left her years ago to care for George alone, is now wealthy, she decides that she deserves to get rich herself. After she gets drunk on her lunch hour, she falls down on work premises, pretends to be hurt and plans to get a huge workman's compensation. When she finds out she will get a mere $375, she plans to sue for one million dollars.
Girls Night Out - episode 2x20 - George confronts Junior and Marisol.png 24 20 "Girls Night Out" Barnet Kellman Teleplay: Luisa Leschin & Dailyn Rodriguez
Story: Allen Jay Zipper
April 2, 2003 124
After giving a young ex-gang member, Marisol, a job at the factory and a chance for a new life, George is shocked when Angie takes further pity on Marisol and allows her to live in the Lopez home instead of with her abusive boyfriend. After impressionable Carmen becomes intrigued with Marisol's lifestyle, Angie admits that she may have made a mistake. Meanwhile, Max joins a scouting troop and develops some disturbing new habits from a conservative counselor.
Ashely-Tisdale3.JPG 25 21 "I Only Have Eyes For You" Joe Regalbuto Jim Hope & Rick Nyholm April 23, 2003 125
When Max is caught peeking on Carmen's friend Olivia (Ashley Tisdale) changing from a hole between his and Carmen's room, Carmen sprays him in the eye with perfume. Instead of George punishing Max for peeking, he punishes Carmen for spraying Max's eye. Carmen decides to get revenge on Max by taking a picture of him sleeping in his underwear while hugging a stuffed pink rabbit and posting the photo around his school. Max is then beaten up and Carmen is punished again, making George realize that he is showing preference for one child over the other. Out of guilt, he buys Carmen a cell phone.
Team Leader - episode 2x22.png 26 22 "Team Leader" Joe Regalbuto Spiro Skentzos April 30, 2003 127
George has to fill out employee evaluations, but does not know what to put for Ernie. He puts all 9's when his mom tells him it is because they are trying to figure out who to lay off. It turns out they were making the top 4 team leaders, which includes Ernie. George wants to take the job because he knows Ernie cannot handle it, but does not know if he can do it, but Ernie tells him how much he really wants the job, ends up finishing early, to take his team out to go to the zoo. Meanwhile, Angie learns how to sell make-up products.
George Has Two Mommies - Episode 2x23.png 27 23 "George Has Two Mommies" Joe Regalbuto Rachel Sweet & Robert Borden May 7, 2003 128
After seeing all of the bills from Allendale Prep, George and Angie believe that all of the problems will be solved by Angie's new cosmetics. But when Max's troublemaking friend Ricky (J. B. Gaynor) gives Max a bottle rocket that lands on the garage, that causes it to catch on fire. George and Angie fall into some serious burden when the LaMarie cosmetics are destroyed. Now, when George and Angie are seeking $17,000, Benny goes to Phoenix to meet Manny's new wife and George II's mother, Lydia (Cristina Saralegui), to help George.
George confronts Manny.png 28 24 "Long Time No See"
John Pasquin Teleplay: John R. Morey & Luisa Leschin
Story: Dailyn Rodriguez
May 14, 2003 129
After George's estranged father give him a check for $20,000 to save the family from financial ruin, George vows to visit him in Phoenix. George's difficult personal journey becomes a family vacation when Angie, Benny and Max all decide to go. Along the way, George reminisces about his upbringing. When he meets Manny Lopez (William Marquez), George gives him back the check. When Manny makes an insulting comment Benny, George punches him in the face (which the police arrest him for in the next episode). Back at home, Ernie is starting to get more success with meeting women.
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