Hey guys! Hulu was a real lifesaver for me this week as far as getting to watch the Thursday NBC shows. I’ve still got a lot of packing to do today, so I’m going to make this quick and do a combo post for all of them. Hopefully you guys aren’t all discussed out on this, but if you are, I understand. Or if your boyfriend is really into March Madness and it has kind of turned your brain into mush, well … I understand that too. But, as Marvin Gaye would tell us, let’s get it on. Shall we?
First of all, Community. You know, in general, I’m not a fan of Tony Hale as a guest star on things because all I see is Buster Bluth, or variations of Buster Bluth, like Meaner Buster Bluth (Emmet Milbarge) or Angry Buster Bluth (Pottery Teacher), but you know … I can deal because I was so entertained by the dashiki and by the No Ghosting Rule, and his fight with Jeff was HILARIOUS, mostly because when Jeff was so pissed that he was storming out but stopped mid-storm to sing The Righteous Brothers … hee! Priceless! It was generally a good plot, and had a lot of good little moments, like Abed using voiceovers as a crutch and Annie totally jacking off her clay. And I liked little Jeff Winger too.
The B-plot was slightly weaker but I still enjoyed it and thought it had a lot of good moments as well, like Shirley assuming Troy couldn’t swim and Troy calling her a racist, and Pierce rowing his boat back to the main ship, although his rowboat capsizing was a little too Chevy Chasey for me, which is a common complaint I have with Pierce. Although anything that manages to really incorporate Starburns into our lives is good for me. Sidenote: me and Billy went out with our friends last night, and one of them was really encouraging him to grow his chops in and shave them into starburns, and this is an idea that I must support on principle.
Parks & Recreation was amazing as always, and honestly, I can barely comprehend that there was an episode that Andy Samberg was a guest star on and he was the LEAST funny part. I fucking love Andy Samberg, everything about him–I own Hot Rod and I laugh my ass off at most of his digital shorts, and in fact find myself regularly singing Shy Ronnie around the house–and I STILL maintain my previous statement. Crazy! Also crazy is that who could have possibly guessed that NOT making fun of Jerry would be as funny or funnier than making fun of Jerry? My mind is seriously blown. The ripping of the pants and the fart, all at the same time, and everyone’s facial expressions–PERFECTLY played. I mean, the pants gag wouldn’t be NEARLY as funny if they had been able to make obvious jokes about something so over the top. Incredible.
I also continue to love Andy and April, and I’m even still enjoying the love triangle, which I feel is pretty hard to pull off. I like that Ann is starting to have some second thoughts, especially as she sees Andy being more considerate to April than he ever was to her. And the band name discussion cracked me up too. Baby in a Straightjacket … me and Billy are constantly naming bands in our heads, but he never likes the ones I come up with. I, however, know in my heart that they are awesome.
I also actually really enjoyed The Office also, even as complaints about it continue to rise, and I swear that I get that. And it was totally uncomfortable, and Michael was an asshole in the worst possible way. But I did like the tension between Michael and Dwight, and the fight at the dump, and the battle in the office over the leads and how to placate the rest of the staff, and that what ultimately did it was an offering of pastries. Hee! Pastries go so far in an office environment, as any office drone can tell you. There isn’t much I won’t forgive in the name of doughnuts.
And I liked Andy and Erin’s first kiss happening at the dump. When he looked at her and said, “You’re the nicest person I’ve ever met,” it was so sincere and such a genuine compliment that he delivered with such feeling that how could you NOT be won over? Of course it was totally awkward when he gave one of his “doo doo de doos” at the end, but then if he didn’t, he wouldn’t be Andy, right?
And 30 Rock has been on a pretty good roll the last few episodes, which is good because at the beginning of this season, I was just over it. But going back to Jenna’s stalker episode, I’ve been really entertained, and this storyline with Liz and Wesley has been pretty great. And I LOVED how annoyed Wesley was by the hot tub being instantly hot when it was turned on. You all KNOW that would be something that would irk me. And I love the idea of settling soulmates–I hope he really IS back for sweeps and I want to see how it all turns out. Yeah, that’s right–I’m invested in a 30 Rock storyline now. Whaaaa? It’s like me and 30 Rock are falling in love all over again … you know. Settling soulmate love. :)
Oh, and you know what else? I’m not usually that entertained by Don Geiss storylines unless the crazy is really ratcheted up by Kathy Geiss or Devin Banks (who, by the way, I was disappointed wasn’t there), but that effigy of him looking like Han Solo was HILARIOUS. Loved that.
Alright, gotta wrap this up so I can watch The Amazing Race (since my DVR isn’t plugged in!). What did you guys think? Good night of comedies? Favorite moments or lines? Stuff I missed? You know the drill. Comments!