The latest episode of ‘American Housewife’ created new slang: ‘Florida home run’

Grace Pateras
| The Daytona Beach News-Journal

Florida is once again in the spotlight, but this time it’s for something we never thought would be a Floridian stereotype. 

ABC’s latest episode of the sitcom “American Housewife” made fans question a new term in Wednesday night’s episode.

Aired Nov. 18, the season 5 episode titled ‘Coupling’ references a “Florida home run.” 

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You’ve probably heard of a “home run” in terms of relationships before (eer, “bases”), and you’ve definitely heard of Florida before. 

But combining the two is new to us. 

And the internet. 

The term has been trending on social media and on Google Thursday morning, with fans wondering why Florida was targeted (again) in the media. 

Here’s the context: 

Katie Otto (Katy Mixon): “I didn’t know they were DOING IT doing it!”

Greg Otto (Diedrich Bader): “I thought maybe they were in third base.” 

Katie: “In FLORIDA, that IS third base!”

Greg: “So what’s a home run?”

Katie: “It’s where you lean forward, and…”

Greg: “FORGET IT, I don’t want to know. This changes our whole relationship.”

Katie: “She’s still our little girl.”

We’re here to set the record straight for “American Housewife” fans. There is no such thing as a Florida home run. Or, there wasn’t before Wednesday. Let’s not make this a thing. 

Seems like the writers (looking at you, Sarah Dunn, Rick Wiener, Kenny Schwartz, Henning Fog, and Nick Roth) have some unfinished grievances with the Sunshine State.

So, “American Housewife” fans, you’re not alone in wondering about this new slang. It’s new for Floridians, too.

Grace Pateras is a Digital Producer for the USA TODAY Network. Follow her on Twitter at @gracepateras.


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