Archive for November, 2014

Season 2, Episode 8, “Jason’s Rib”

Season 2, Episode 8, “Jason’s Rib”

Pre-credits: Mike’s watching Undercover Mother. A show he’s embarrassed to watch because he shuts it off as soon as everyone comes in.

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I’d be too. Maggie and Jason have to get going to The Parents’ meeting, at school. Jason tries to get out of it by saying his car won’t start. He claims he didn’t do anything to it, despite Maggie’s questioning. Mike lends them his car, but why would Mike do such a nice thing like that? Because his car is almost out of gas, so they’ll have to fill it up instead of him. Carol says, “I wanna watch something good.” She turns on the Growing Pains Theme Song because that’s “good.” At least the writers thought of having the theme song come on. read more

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Saved by the Bell Season 3, Episode 12: “The Last Weekend”

Saved by the Bell Season 3, Episode 12: “The Last Weekend”

vlcsnap-2014-11-14-10h18m16s153 We open with Mr. Carosi telling the staff that, for the end of the summer luau, it’s a tradition to make sand sculptures, though he hates them. He tells them that he wants them to make sure the sculpture isn’t boring and that the luau is after the unveiling of the sand sculptures. The gang are initially excited about the opportunity to get lots of tips, but Mr. Carosi tells them they have to give ten percent of their tips to him because…plot.

The gang is initially outraged until Stacey does some incredibly creepy things to her “Papa Bear” to get him to change his about the tips. Zack Morris, I hate to break this to you, but it seems like Stacey’s cheating on two men with you.vlcsnap-2014-11-14-10h19m16s7 read more

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The Age of Dissonance. Episode 2×18.

The Age of Dissonance. Episode 2×18.

Miss Carr and Dan did the NASTY (and I mean NASTY), Blair nearly got expelled for sending tips to Gossip Girl, and Vanessa wanted to do Eyes Wide Shut with Nate as his eyes were already shut tight. (Do you blame him?) What’s next on the Upper East Side?

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THE AGE OF INNOCENCE! I love how GG took a chance and did an episode told through a play about crusty old rich people being played by people who would be crusty old rich people in 50 years. Backstage and onstage, the drama is going to happen. And a lot of it! Who cares if we’ve never heard of the senior-class play before and it came out of nowhere (no talk, no rehearsals, nada nada nada). It’s awesome on a stick. read more

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The New Class Season 2, Episode 20: “Drinking 101”

The New Class Season 2, Episode 20: “Drinking 101”

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Oh god…this episode isn’t opening well…please let this be a social studies lesson on the Rockies…vlcsnap-2014-11-13-20h51m04s177

Oh god…please let this be a film the gang is watching on skiing. No, of course it isn’t. It’s yet another fucking location episode. God, why must you punish me so? Is it because you’re secretly a fan of Showgirls and get pissed when I say it ruined Elizabeth Berkley’s career? Is it because I think the Olson twins were the worst things in prime time in the ’90s? Was it because of that time I took caffeine pills? Oh, God, why must you forsaken me? read more

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Saved by the Bell Season 3, Episode 11: “Pipe Dreams”

Saved by the Bell Season 3, Episode 11: “Pipe Dreams”

I have so been looking forward to giving this episode hell in a schaudenfreude sort of way. It’s one of those episodes you can’t help hearing about, like “Jessie’s Song” or “Running Zack.” Let’s see how it is.vlcsnap-2014-11-08-15h24m21s255

We open in a tropical paradise where the gang is learning Biology from Doctor Phelps and a menagerie of animals from “the pond behind the football field” that’s never been mentioned before and, I dare say, will never be mentioned again. And what the hell is someone with a PhD doing teaching high school biology? It doesn’t make sense! read more

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