The family prepares for Midnight Mass, which Don wants to go perfectly, while worrying about if Nancy got her gift. Kayla Quinn is a lesbian character from Merry Happy Whatever. Matt finds out about Emmy's job offer and worries about whether or not to propose. Directed by Pamela Fryman. Fans are especially excited about Tisdale's performance in the role. Matt decides to get serious about his music and move back to LA and pursue a solo career. A strong-willed patriarch must balance the demands of his complicated family with the stress of the Christmas season when his youngest daughter comes home for the holidays with a new boyfriend. With Dennis Quaid, Bridgit Mendler, Brent Morin, Ashley Tisdale. Creators: Tucker Cawley. The series premiered on Netflix on November 28, 2019, and consisted of eight episodes. Season 1 of Merry Happy Whatever ends with Matt winning the family over, and Emmy and him engaged. It seems the most positive response has been Ashley Tisdale’s role in Merry Happy Whatever. In fact, a bunch of fans have tweeted that the moment when Kayla comes out to her entire family reminds them of their own journeys. • Dennis Quaid as Don Quinn, the hard and conservative patriarch of the Quinn family and a deputy sheriff in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Merry Happy Whatever (TV Series 2019– ) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Emmy waits for Matt's proposal. As Pop Sugar noted, Tisdale posted to her Insta story and talked about her role as Kayla in the forthcoming Netflix series Merry Happy Whatever. Matt finds the last puzzle piece, which makes him realize he and Emmy are a perfect fit. Don returns home for tradition and lets Patsy put the star on the tree.  The controlling patriarch of the family is not pleased because Matt is a struggling musician. , Filming began on May 21, 2019, and ended on July 24, 2019. Todd and Patsy must wait in line for a Santa Baby Picture, while Patsy ends up sick. Emmy finds the ring Matt is planning to propose to her with, while Matt becomes unsure he wants to marry Emmy with the troubles they have been recently having. Matt wants to gain’s Don’s blessing, so be quits his gig to go caroling, upsetting Emmy. I think I did." Created by Tucker Cawley. When Emmy brings Matt home he is met with different forms of drama. Alan reunites with Kayla. Merry Happy Whatever. Merry Happy Whatever is even inspiring fans to follow in Kayla's footsteps by embracing their own identities â so much so, at least one fan said they came out to their own family because of the positive role model Kayla was to them. Emmy's sister, Kayla, is broken up by her husband in front of the entire family. The plot point was surprising to some, and beloved by pretty much all, and Twitter is now flooded with tweets about Kayla coming out in Merry Happy Whatever that show how much the moment really meant to fans. The gruff but protective patriarch of a tight-knit family feels anything but jolly when his daughter brings her musician boyfriend home for Christmas. Patsy wants to become the one to put the star on the tree. Don breaks the tradition to watch the game with Nancy, who he comes on strong to, and clashes with her son. Sean tells Don about his job, which makes him learn to be supportive. Matt takes Don to the hospital to flirt with Nancy, which Don is rusty at. 1 Biography 2 Appearance 3 Personality 4 Sexuality 4.1 Reaction 5 Relationships 5.1 Alan 6 Tropes 7 See Also This section is in need of major improvement. Matt has gone back to LA after breaking up with Emmy, who is mad at Don for running off Matt and never giving him his blessing. A lot of people grew up watching her as Sharpay in High School Musical movies, so it's especially exciting to see her tackle this new, complex character. Many viewers have taken to Twitter to talk about Kayla's emotional journey on the show. Twas the Night Before the 4th Night of Hanukkah 25m. He always disapproves his children's spouses and does the same with Matt. #MerryHappyWhatever coming to @netflix", "Netflix Orders 'Merry Happy Whatever' Comedy Series Starring Dennis Quaid From Tucker Cawley & Kapital", "Merry Happy Whatever: Netflix Taps Dennis Quaid for Christmas Series", "Dennis Quaid to Star on Netflix Christmas Comedy Series 'Merry Happy Whatever, "Merry Happy Whatever season 2 Netflix release date: Will there be another series? With Dennis Quaid, Bridgit Mendler, Brent Morin, Ashley Tisdale. The family learns that Don is dating again and interested in Nancy, who are supportive to him. Matt asks Don for his blessing to marry Emmy, which he denies. Merry Happy Whatever is filled with funny bits as all four siblings of the Quinn family try to navigate the holidays with their overbearing dad Don (Dennis Quaid). , Merry Happy Whatever takes place over the week or so around Christmas at the Quinn household. Because of her pregnancy, Patsy is sickened easily and cannot cook the family brunch she wanted to make, so Joy must do it. Matt is determined to impress Emmy's crazy family, led by Don, whom everyone is scared of. Amidst all the laughter, Kayla, one of the Quinn siblings, realizes that she's gay and tries to figure out how to come out to her family. Sean and Joy's son tells them that he is now an atheist, which will bother the uptight Don. Patsy and Todd learn that Patsy is pregnant and plan to tell the family the next day. Patsy and Todd worry that they will not be good enough parents in the new year, after losing a puzzle piece. Merry Happy Whatever. ... Don's quest for a last-minute gift means a family trip to the mall, where Kayla tries to chat up a barista, and Emmy and Matt squabble over finances. First scene. Emmy's sister, Patsy, is trying to be their mother, who has died, for everyone. Todd tries to fit in with Sean and Don during the game. Matt returns and proposes to Emmy who accepts and they announce that they will move to London together. At the New Years Eve Party, Don reunites with Nancy and Kayla comes out to her family, who support her. Siobhan Murphy as Patsy, Don's eldest optimistic and super excited daughter, Mason Davis as Sean Jr., Sean's eldest son who recently became an. Not only are fans loving Tisdale as Kayla, but they're also appreciating the depiction of the coming-out experience. Patsy and Todd announce her pregnancy. The Outlaws meet at the bar where Joy sees that Sean isn’t really at work, who later confesses to her that he lost his job and has been scared to tell anyone, including Don. It is revealed Don forced an "old friend" to give Emmy an irrefusable job offer so he'll won't arrest him. But the celebrations aren't the only reason fans are falling in love with the show: Amid all the yuletide festivities, one of the main characters (Kayla, played by former Disney queen Ashley Tisdale) ends things with her husband and tells her family she's gay. The family spends their day decorating the tree and watching the game, a decade long tradition. As with many holiday-themed projects, the sitcom follows a quirky, chaotic family during the week of Christmas. The whole family goes to the hospital. Matt, trying to win over Don, volunteers to put up the Christmas lights on the roof with Don.  The story follows Don Quinn (Quaid) as he struggles with different stresses of the holidays. Kayla has Emmy give her a makeover, wanting to be a new person. Don is pressuring Emmy to move back home and take a job he knows of. At the gift exchange, Matt does not propose, embarrassing Emmy. Merry Happy Whatever is an American comedy streaming television series starring Dennis Quaid. #merryhappywhatever", Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, Don't F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer, Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Merry_Happy_Whatever&oldid=994749273, 2010s American surreal comedy television series, English-language Netflix original programming, Short description is different from Wikidata, Pages using infobox television with editor parameter, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. https://www.instagram.com/romardol/https://twitter.com/RomardoLy Matt joins forces with the Outlaws. Don meets his love interest, Nancy, while Matt vows to win over Don. Realizing they are two different people, Matt and Emmy break up. , 2019 American comedy streaming television series, "November on @netflix #MerryHappyWhatever", "NOVEMBER 28th!!!!! Kayla from Merry Happy Whatever or Jenny from Carol's Second Act? When his daughter arrives home for the holidays, Don Quinn is forced to put up with her boyfriend, Matt. He accidentally staples Don's head and falls off the roof unconscious. Please help improve this article by editing it. Merry Happy Whatever includes a number of subplots involving the Quinn family members Sean (Hayes MacArthur), Patsy (Siobhan Murphy) and Kayla (Ashley Tisdale) and their in … Emmy meets about her new job, and loves the offer. Kayla's journey is filled with both funny moments and heartfelt ones, making it a storyline that's resonating with lots of fans at home. Todd and Patsy clash over what religion they will raise their baby, while Emmy seeks comfort in her breakup with Kayla. He initially decides to go forward with it, but finds out Emmy has kept her job offer a secret, and changes his mind. Kayla puts her sadness into organizing the family’s yearly caroling night. Kayla confesses to Matt about her feelings for women. She is trying to get pregnant with Todd. Joy and Todd end up confronting Don telling him that he micro-manages his family, which sends him to LA to try to bring Matt and Emmy together again. 5. Joy gets into a wreck at the mall parking lot with an old lady, who helps her realize to appreciate her family. Emmy finds out how Don got her new job, which leads her to leverage her old job to get a better position - which is in London. "Twas the Night Before the 4th Night of Hanukkah". "I really respected and cared about the character, I wanted to make it authentic. , The series was canceled in April 2020. Starring: Dennis Quaid, Bridgit Mendler, Brent Morin.  They are further complicated as Emmy (Mendler), the youngest of the family, brings home her boyfriend Matt (Morin) from California. Christmas Day- Nancy gives Don a Christmas gift, to which Don overreacts to and scares away Nancy. … Don takes the family to the mall to search for a gift for Nancy. Merry Happy Whatever is filled with funny bits as all four siblings of the Quinn family try to navigate the holidays with their overbearing dad Don (Dennis Quaid). Don cannot convince Matt to return to Philly. Kayla and Alan try to reconnect, with Alan wanting to have sex, but Kayla does not. Emmy and Matt clash over their money issues, with Emmy believing Matt is too loose with what little money he has. Todd and Patsy are nervous about Patsy still not becoming pregnant. Emmy finds out Joy has a smoking problem and helps her quit, which hinders her intention to have sex with Matt in her room. ", "We Want the Quinn Family Back for 'Merry Happy Whatever' Season 2", "The Dismal 'Merry Happy Whatever' Is The Downside Of Binge-Watching", "Garcelle Beauvais Cast In 'Merry Happy Whatever'; Chrissie Fit Books 'Awkwafina, "Day 1. Matt moves in with Joy and Sean, who welcome his help. Matt and Emmy clash over life plans. This page was last edited on 17 December 2020, at 10:03. It also tracks the dissolution of Emmy's sister Kayla's marriage and her coming out as gay, and the possible romance between Kayla and her ex-husband's assistant — or her dating life more generally — could be an interesting point to explore in a future season. Season 1 of Merry Happy Whatever is on Netflix now. Kayla Quinn is separated from her husband, desperately trying to figure out what’s next, and making everyone in the Quinn household as miserable as she is..1 Kayla is portrayed by Ashley Tisdale. Sean Jr. announces his beliefs. A Season 2 of Merry Happy Whatever hasn't yet been announced, but if there is one, Tisdale is definitely on board to return. Emmy Quinn is back in Philly from LA with her boyfriend to meet her family. The family is joined by Magaret's father who clashes with Don. In honor of the coziest time of the year, Netflix dropped a new gem called Merry Happy Whatever. Sean decides to do something he loves with his next career, buying a food truck, and decides to sell the family's eggies to construction workers. Merry Happy Whatever gets across its “Philly-ness” by making the Quinn men — dad Don and his son Sean (Hayes MacArthur) — rabid Eagles fans.The pair, eldest daughter Patsy (Siobhan Murphy) explains, have a tradition of watching the Eagles game the Sunday before Christmas as the Quinn women (a group that includes High School Musical actress Ashley Tisdale as daughter Kayla) … Kayla tries to flirt with the female barista, which does not go well. Alan, realizing Kayla won't be with him truly, ends the marriage once and for all. Kayla Quinn | Merry Happy Whatever Wiki | Fandom Don and Nancy go on their first date, but Nancy feels he is not over Margaret. 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