The Play Season 3, Episode 9 - Aired November 16, 2011

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Frankie is thrilled when she learns that the Orson Community Theater is putting on a production of "The Wizard of Oz," and that kids don't need to audition to be munchkins, as they will be automatically cast - which is a perfect scenario for a hapless Sue. But things quickly go awry when Frankie is cast in a singing role and learns the director is not happy with Sue's performance and may cut her from the play. Meanwhile, Brick asks his unreliably quirky Uncle Rusty (Norm Macdonald) to attend his school's Special Friends Day - with disastrous results.

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Guest Stars: Chris Kattan as Bob, Norm Macdonald as Rusty, Harry Groener as Gene, Jill Basey as Science Teacher, Jenny Lerner as Dorothy

Writers: Roy Brown (Story), Jana Hunter (Story), Mitch Hunter (Story), Roy Brown (Teleplay)

Director: Eyal Gordin

Viewers: 9.19 million Households Rating: 6.3/10 Adults 18-49 Rating: 3/9

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