Oh how I’ve missed this show. The Miller High Life guy marries the tranny. Awesome. Dennis marries his 10th grade girlfriend that he hasn’t seen in 15 years and she has a dead tooth. Double awesome.
My wife gained two possible Facebook statuses during the show. The first being (Frank), “Who gives a shit if gays wanna be miserable like everyone else and get married. Let ‘em do it! No skin off my ass.”
Then (Mac), “Where’s the goddamn bible??”
And I’m not surprised at all that the guys made Lethal Weapon 5. Charlie is quite the screenwriter.
Sorry to be a downer, but this was just plain not funny. The whole thing played like how you would center an episode of TV around how many times you can say "Maureen Ponderosa." Charlie playing it sane and rational and smart just doesn't work. And that whole back-cracking scene was awful.
I usually don't hate any episode of this show, but I didn't like this.
Oh, but I loved "liberal biblicisms".
Holy crap, this is the SIXTH SEASON?!? That is awesome.
I thought it was tonally off (maybe I was thrown by the existence of a plot) and not very good too, but I did like the number of times they said Maureen Ponderosa. Especially that one at the end by Dennis that trailed off. I was surprised that right wing, muscle-obsessed, confused Mac is apparently just going to be outright gay, which if they follow through on is impressively bold.
While I agree it was a bit off, I thought it was generally pretty funny. Mac's line, "I don't have enough facts to support my argument" followed by Dennis' one word response of "Clearly" had me rolling.
And while I thought this episode did an excellent job deconstructing nearly every argument I've personally had with opponents of gay marriage, I wish it wasn't quite so didactic. They should stick to making their points in the far more offensive manor that they typically use.
"Life is like a sewer. What you get out of it depends on what you put into it." -- Tom Lehrer
It felt a lot like a first season episode. There was an actual plot, Mac was more stridently right-wing, Dee had noticeably less to do than the others, Charlie had some semblance of intelligence, and overall the gang seemed more like actual people rather than hilarious sociopaths.
Its good to see that they've got an official sponsor, and it does make Paddy's more authentic to have official beer merchandise all over, but those Coors Light napkin holders are obnoxious, since the logo is visible from every angle.
I loved Dennis admitting that he has feelings again.
I loved the entire opening with Mac at the gym.
I loved Dennis continuing to call Maureen Ponderosa by her full name even after he married her. Did he take her name perhaps?
It feels weird for the episode to end mid-plot. Is next week going to be a part two, or is this season going to be episodic? I won't mind if that happens, but it does feel strange.
ETA: Found this picture ( from livefeed (livefeed.hollywoodreporter.com))which illustrates my point. I hadn't even noticed the sign in the background as I was so fixated on the napkin holders:
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Originally posted by EddieBurkett It feels weird for the episode to end mid-plot. Is next week going to be a part two, or is this season going to be episodic? I won't mind if that happens, but it does feel strange.
The preview for this week shows Maureen again, so I'd guess its going to pick back. I don't remember any of the dialogue though.
I noticed the Coors references too but didn't see them all until your pic. Nice find.
I think the Coors stuff started in either Season 4 or 5. I ended up watching the whole series on DVD over the course of a couple weekends, so the whole thing kind of runs together. But I do remember noticing when they switched from the "TV" brand beer to Coors. I'm also pretty sure that one of the characters even talks about how blue the mountains on the label are.
So the Coors stuff isn't new, they've been plastering Paddy's with it for a while now. It doesn't really bug me either since every bar I've even been in has pretty much been a floor to ceiling advertisement for one brand of beer or another.
There was also that joke from last season when Charlie is describing his daily work duties and concludes with how he turns on the 'Coors' sign in the window every morning. Of course, then they go outside and discover that Charlie has been turning on the 'Closed' sign during business hours.
If they have subtly slipped the Coors logos in over the years, this is the first time I've seen an ad (apparently set at Paddy's, albeit without any of the cast) officially announcing Coors as the official sponsor of Paddy's pub.
They're set in Philly. Its a shame they couldn't have gotten local sponsorship from Yuengling or something.
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My opinion might be slightly colored by the fact that I didn't have to pay to see this, but I liked it. I was worried going in because of reviews I had read, and that Carell might get a little too "over the top", but I was pleasantly surprised....