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The Otto Motto is the eighteenth episode of the first season of American Housewife. Written by Brian Donovan & Ed Herro and directed by Phil Traill, it premiered on April 4, 2017.


Taylor quits synchronized swimming and takes up drama. When she soon wants to quit drama, Greg and Katie remind her of the "Otto Motto" which is "never give up". This backfires on Katie when Greg reminds her of all the things she started and quit, including learning French in advance of their dream vacation to Paris. Meanwhile, Oliver has put together an attainment board with a collage of shirtless male models and also takes up ballet, causing Katie, Doris and Angela to think he might be gay.


Main Cast[]

Guest Starring[]

  • Ravi Patel as Grant
  • Amarr M. Wooten as Eyo
  • Gilli Messer as French Teacher
  • Alisha Soper as Swimming Mom


This is the first episode in which Greg confronts Katie.

Anna-Kat doesn’t annoy Taylor in this episode.



Anna-Kat: Aw poor Oliver. He won’t get his phone back. (Giggles)

Oliver: Anna-Kat please stop.

Anna-Kat: no. I’ll keep annoying you forever. (Giggles)

Oliver: ugh Mom

Katie: Anna-Kat, are you annoying Oliver? ARE YOU?

Anna-Kat: yeah.

Katie: come with me. (Her and Anna-Kat go to Anna-Kat’s room) so when we annoy them, they are in trouble.

Anna-Kat: yeah (giggles) but he a ho. (Giggles)

Katie: he a ho? Really Anna-Kat?

Anna-Kat: (giggles)

Katie: no seriously it’s not funny. It’s disrespectful. I think you owe Oliver an apology.

Anna-Kat: (stops being happy and starts crying) but mama

Katie: ah. You owe Oliver an apology.

Anna-Kat: ok. (Continues crying)

Katie: (rubs Anna-Kat’s back while Anna-Kat is still crying) do you want me to go with you?

Anna-Kat: mm-hmm. (Sniffles)

Katie: ok. Come. (Both go to Oliver’s room so Anna-Kat can apologize for annoying him) Oliver, Anna-Kat wants to apologize.

Anna-Kat: I’m sorry. (Continues crying)

Oliver: I accept your apology.

Katie: (rubs Anna-Kat’s back while Anna-Kat is still crying) do you want to go in your room now for some little quality time?

Anna-Kat: mm-hmm. (Goes to her room and continues crying)

Katie: (goes to Anna-Kat’s room so they both hug while Anna-Kat is still crying for an hour)

(8:30 PM)

Katie: (reading Madeline in French and saying and they all lived happily ever after in French)

Sonny: (laughing hysterically)

(the day after)

(9:30 PM)

Sonny: test today. WOO-HOO!

Sam: (laughing hysterically)

Carly: damn. This is the nicest family dinner ever without Katie or Anna-Kat.

Sonny: (talks while laughing hysterically) yeah because (continues laughing hysterically) because they’re so stuffy about Anna-Kat because she loves stuffed animals. (Continues laughing hysterically) test today. WOO-HOO. (Continues laughing hysterically)

Sam: (bleep) that. (Bleep) that and (bleep) that.

Sonny: (Continues laughing hysterically for the rest of Katie reading Anna-Kat a French bedtime story)

Katie: (reading Madeline in French and saying and they all lived happily ever in French)

Anna-Kat: (gasps happily and claps her hands for Katie)

Katie: (takes a bow while Anna-Kat claps for her) thanks my princess.

Anna-Kat: (continues smiling at Katie while clapping her hands for Katie)

Katie: come here cuckoo pants. (Both hug while Anna-Kat acts like cuckoo pants and giggles while acting like cuckoo pants)