Under Pressure Season 5, Episode 12 - Aired January 15, 2014

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The high school open house puts the parents in a bit of a time warp when Claire finds herself stressed out by all the pressure, Gloria encounters a 'mean gir'” mom (guest star Jane Krakowski) and Jay teaches Phil how to play a little hookie. Elsewhere, Mitchell gets defensive when he encounters his judgemental, environmentalist neighbor (guest star Jesse Eisenberg) and Alex goes to see a therapist (guest star John Benjamin Hickey).

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Guest Stars: Jesse Eisenberg as Asher, Jane Krakowski as Dr. Donna Duncan, James Gleason as Mr. Ingram, Andrew Daly as Principal Brown, John Benjamin Hickey as Dr. Clark, Grace Rowe as Mrs. bay, Ajali Bhimani as Nina Patel, Nike Doukas as Mrs. Nuttle, Baldeep Singh as Dad, Chelsea Summer as Piper, Brooke Star as Zoe

Writers: Elaine Ko, Elaine Ko

Director: James Bagdonas, James Bagdonas

Viewers: 9.14 million Adults 18-49 Rating: 3.2/9

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