Anyone catch this double-shot? These two episodes were two of the best since the start of the season. SOOO MUCH history revisited - and in a good way.
The chair/couch turning gag had me laughing well after the scene had ended. The ridiculousness of it - especially when Lucille #1 did it - was so out there, it defined the kind of weird humor that AD's writers find in the most common of scenarios. MORE chair turning, I say!!
Glad to hear all the in-joke references that were flying around, like the phone call to Gene Parmesan. Definitely the most jam-packed episodes we've seen in a long time.
Buster has a new character! These mood swings could be awesome and are just another reason why I hope to see more AD in the years to come.
I could go on and on, but I won't. Sunday night, I was a very happy fan of this show!
That was nutrageous. So much stuff! I wonder if they're going to reattach the hand before the start of the next episode, 'cause if they don't do it then they kind of never can, but it seems like there's so much hook-related material they'd be giving up. Either way, Buster is going to be all right.
The beauty (necessity!) of multiple viewings is you can find a good four or five foreshadowings of him losing the hand in the first episode. It also calls back to the randomly placed "seal attack" newsbit on the season premiere, and to Amigos when Buster says something like "I never thought I'd miss a hand so much!" about his hand-shaped chair.
My favorite from last night is when Buster sits on the bench at the beach and covers up the words Army Officer so that it says ARM OFF
If I had to choose one belly laugh as my favorite, it would be courtesy of George Michael, at the start of the first episode as he embarrassingly tried to tell Ann that he likes not having fun with her.
ANN: And now you're drinking?!!
GM: We're just having a little fun...
ANN: I think church and study are fun. I thought you felt the same.
GM: I do! I like not having fun. I like your idea of fun, I mean. Our idea of fun. I like not having that.
The DVDs for season 2 can't come out soon enough! I just watched the episodes again. THE GOLD!! Like the photos of Gob's wife posing with Iraqi prisoners... the Balboa Bay Window magazine cover with Buster & Lucille... the story twists with the fake belly... and of course Ron Howard as mentioned earlier.
The Harvard guy. "Probably some geek writer for The Simpsons." That got a huge laugh from me. On the DVD commentaries for The Simpsons and Futurama, Matt Groening is always talking about how they have a creepy number of Harvard grads on the writing staff, and that almost all of them have a weird thing for Abraham Lincoln jokes.
But the moment that absolutely killed me was Gob on the boat with all the pet carriers marked "Terminally Ill Cats." I mean, first of all, it's almost completely preposterous that anyone would have pet carriers labeled like that, but somehow it makes sense that of all people, Gob would have them. Plus the idea of him heaving cats into the ocean as bait, then waiting with a harpoon is just amazing.
Did anyone else notice when Michael asked about the seal, Gob said, "I returned him from whence he came"? I think that marks the only time Gob threw something into the ocean that actually belonged there.
UPDATERY! NEW ADDS FOR THIS WEEK Forbidden Dreams (The W at Amazon) (Sogni Proibiti di Don Galeazzo Curato di Campagna - Italy, 1973) - rescheduled from last week, and the week before that The Girl From Cortina (La Ragazza di Cortina - Italy, 1994)