Not a knockout debut - well, "Charlie Gets Crippled" was fantastic, "The Gang Goes Jihad" was OK - but great enough to be happy about the show being back. I gotta say though, I was half-expecting to hear a laugh track after some of the dialogue.
I swear - a week ago, I was having a discussion with my friend about whether you say "Jewish people" or "Jews," and whether one was more acceptable than the other.
I might need a little time to get used to DeVito. The idea that Charlie is rooming with someone who can upstage him as THE shameless asshole *is* pretty brilliant. Everybody had their shameless asshole going on in "Crippled" and it was *great*.
I loved and LOVED the "wink, wink" when the guys were telling Sweet Dee that she wasn't part of the gang. And I love Sweet Dee.
And remember, we must always keep on top of what's been going on in Israel, especially the tsunami and the Superdome incident.
EDIT: I almost forgot about the Wawa namedrop...awesome.
Gotta agree with the majority this time. This was MILES better than the first episode, although some of the same problems still exist for me. The sampling from the boy for his class bit was pretty great.