Parenthood fans, even though it's been three years since the show's finale, I'm sure it's easy to think of a scene that made you cry. The notoriously tear-jerking show is still so impactful that at ATX this weekend, one of its writers teared up just talking about one of the scenes. On a panel about TV dramas, David Hudgins, a writer on Parenthood and Friday Night Lights, was asked if he'd written any scenes from his own life onto a show.
Hudgins talked about a season five episode of Parenthood in which Max Braverman (Max Burkholder) is bullied on a camping trip and another kid pees in his canteen. As Hudgins described what Max's mother, Kristina, does — she climbs into the backseat to comfort Max — Hudgins's voice broke. "I had seen my wife do that," he explained, totally overcome with emotion.
No, there was not a dry eye in the house, as far as I could tell.