One Lie at a Time is the eighth episode of Season One of One Day at a Time.

Plot Edit

Penelope tells her family she has a date and Lydia says she's going to church, but each secretly go elsewhere. Meanwhile, Elena tests an attraction.


Main CastEdit


  • Mackenzie Phillips as Pam Valentine
  • Haneefah Wood as Jill Riley
  • Judy Reyes as Ramona
  • Froy Gutierrez as Josh Flores
  • Sachie Alessio as Sachie
  • Matisha Baldwin as Matisha
  • Jennifer Candy as Jennifer
  • Lauren Johansen as Lauren
  • Virginia Pereira as Virginia


  • Mackenzie Phillips, who played Julie Cooper on the original One Day at a Time, mentions having just watched a movie remake. She says it was nothing like the original but that she liked them both.
  • The Alvarezes' apartment number is 402.
  • Lydia had a stroke when Penelope was pregnant with Elena.