This Is Us (2016– )
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Jack and Rebecca throw three separate birthday parties; Toby helps Kevin with a romantic gesture; Kate gets a new plan; Randall helps William with his bucket list.


Chris Koch


Dan Fogelman (created by), Joe Lawson | 3 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Milo Ventimiglia ... Jack Pearson
Mandy Moore ... Rebecca Pearson
Sterling K. Brown ... Randall Pearson
Chrissy Metz ... Kate Pearson
Justin Hartley ... Kevin Pearson
Susan Kelechi Watson ... Beth Pearson
Chris Sullivan ... Toby Damon
Ron Cephas Jones ... William Hill
Milana Vayntrub ... Sloane Sandburg
Alexandra Breckenridge ... Sophie
Hari Dhillon ... Sanjay Jahiri
Niles Fitch ... 15 Year Old Randall
Logan Shroyer ... 15 Year Old Kevin
Hannah Zeile ... 15 Year Old Kate
Parker Bates ... 10 Year Old Kevin


It's Kevin, Kate and Randall's tenth birthday. Unlike the joint parties their parents usually throw them complete with children's games like pin the tail on the donkey, Kevin and Kate request separate preteen bordering on teenaged themed parties, with which Randall goes along. This request, which their parents oblige, marks what Jack in particular sees as a turning point in their lives as a family. On Jack's initiative, Jack and Rebecca contemplate having more children seeing that their first three are moving onto another stage of their lives. Beyond what Jack and Rebecca see as issues with the resulting parties - some which affect them more than their children, and some which affect their children more than them - the goings-on mark some true turning points in their family dynamic. Kevin, in particular, has what will end up as a defining moment in his life. And Jack and Rebecca decide by the end of the parties if another child is what they really want at this point in their lives. In... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

24 January 2017 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


At about 3 minutes in Randall comes into the bedroom and says, "Are we all getting checked for lice again?" In North America, black people do not get lice. The texture of their hair makes it impossible for the lice to hold on. It would be unnecessary for him to be checked. Note: Apparently the above is a myth. Anyone can get lice. Refer to See more »


On the birthday card Sophie gave to Kevin as a child and later in the contacts on Kevin's phone, her name is spelled "Sophie", but in the note she gave to Kate on the napkin in This Is Us: The Pool (and seen again in this episode during Kate's flashback montage) her name is spelled "Sofie". See more »


Kevin Pearson: I can feel Sloane's wrath. It actually has heat on it. Her wrath is making me sweat.
Kate Pearson: This is not the first time a girl has been mad at you.
Kevin Pearson: She's more than mad, trust me. Anyway, how's camp?
Kate Pearson: I'm not sure. It feels like a cult. Or Whole Foods. I don't know. Hey, can you call Toby? He doesn't know anyone here, and it would just be nice if you could hang out with him.
Kevin Pearson: Are you serious? I can't believe this. I call to get help, I got to end up doing something nice?
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References The Princess Bride (1987) See more »


Written by Reggie Lucas
Performed by Madonna
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