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modern family recapping: best men

Previously on Modern Family: Bad Hair Day

Mitchell, Sal and Cameron

Two grooms!

Cam and Mitchell’s crazy bestie Sal has finally decided to settle down and make a mockery of marriage. She met a man several months ago and she knows he’s the one because her boring nights at home with him are just as fun as nights out. She does get a case of cold feet, or hot lips and makes out with the bartender right before the ceremony. But in the end she goes through with the marriage. And Cam and Mitchell performed their best men duties and bit their tongues.

Gloria and Jay have a meeting with Manny’s teacher. She is concerned about Manny’s recent artistic focus, which seems to be a woman’s body. Jay jumps to the conclusion that Manny’s inspiration is his mother, since she has been breastfeeding often. But when they’re sent out of the house by Manny and Jay discovers Manny’s notebook he realizes the inspiration is their new nanny, Daliya. Manny has planned to confess his love and as he does so, the nanny lets him down easy.

Claire thinks that she and Haley have crossed a threshold and have now reached the point in their lives where they can be friends. Claire invites Haley to dinner and she agrees. Claire is so excited they get to be friends until Haley runs into someone she knows and ditches Claire. Haley returns to the coffeehouse where Claire stayed to watch Alex and the two realize Alex is a pretty great musician. Alex is embarrassed by them and quickly, but politely, tells them to get lost. Claire and Haley bond over the moment. Phil accompanies Luke on his first date and before he knows it Luke’s date’s mom is under the impression that she and Phil are on a date. When Phil informs her that is not the case he ends up with a drink in his face, but Luke’s date wants to date him even more.

Best/Funniest Moments

  • Sal making out with the bartender
  • Manny’s romantic dinner for the Daliya
  • Phil Facebook chatting with Luke’s date

Cameron: What kind of people would we be if we denied you or anyone the right to marry?
Mitchell: Hashtag politics.

Phil: Please, you’re at the hands of the master. I think I know how to pick up a 14-year-old girl… for you.

Gloria: It looks like a Madonna video in here!

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how i met your mother recapping: farhampton

Previously on How I Met Your Mother: Marshall and Lily had their baby, Marvin, and we found out the bride at Barney’s wedding is Robin.

Apparently, Farhampton is the place to get married. It’s where Victoria and her fiance planned their wedding. And, it’s where Robin and Barney have planned theirs. One couple didn’t make it. What about the other? You ask. I’d like to know as well, but I can say with confidence we don’t find out in this episode. And I would say it’s likely we won’t find out until later this season, and possibly the finale. But we’ll see, won’t we.

Robin, Barney, Quinn, Lily, Marshall, and MArvin

Similar to the Season 7 finale, this episode flashes between that fateful day in 2012 when Barney and Quinn decided to get engaged and Ted and Victoria run away together. Lily and Marshall are delirious with love (or was it lack of sleep) and seeing their friends under the sea with the fishes and scuba divers. Needless to say they are not helpful with the “Quinn doesn’t need to know about Barney and Robin dilemma”, which of course means, they inadvertently tell Quinn about Barney and Robin.

Meanwhile, Ted has forced Victoria to write Klaus (played by the hilarious Thomas Lennon) a note, because it’s common courtesy when leaving someone at the altar. Ted tries several times to get the note in the right room and on his last attempt he stumbles into Klaus, who is leaving Victoria too. Ted asks him why and he says he doesn’t feel %$&^%*%&(*%^$#%@&*^%*%^ which translated from German to English means he doesn’t feel an absolute need, love, and affection for her that fills every fiber of his being. And Ted realizes, he doesn’t either.

After rehashing the whole Ted, Robin, Barney story Quinn still is reluctant to move forward with the engagement. That is, until she meets Nick and Nick’s abs, aka Robin’s new Beau. Robin tells Barney she’s kind of hurt by how easily he could brush off their relationship, and he gives her keys to a storage unit, which holds nothing but memories of their time together. The good memories before they got fat, lost their hair, and became absolute grouches.

Lily, Marshall, and Barney

Flash to a little ways down the road: we still don’t know if Robin and Barney have gotten married, though they seem to have their doubts. But there is woman with a yellow umbrella waiting for the same train as Ted. Could it be? Could it be? We will see. We will see.

Best/Funniest Moments

  • Ted rubbing Victoria’s letter on her, so it smells like her.
  • Barney spooning a Tiger while on a horse drawn carriage ride in central park.
  • Marshall and Lily not remembering anything, all episode long.

Barney: “You know, I hate to perpetuate the stereotype, but German female wrestlers from Saxony are just beggin for it.”

Lily: (talking about baby Marvin) “You’re the prettiest girl in New York City.”

Ted: “When you leave someone at the altar you always leave a note!”

Kristen is a confused young adult who sometimes thinks TV shows are actually her life. Wouldn’t that be cool? Unless she was a victim on Dexter, or a deranged privileged teenager on gossip girl, or a wolf on teen wolf, or Liz Lemon! Never mind. It wouldn’t be cool. Kristen is a young adult. Follow her @kris10_Alyse or read frustrateddreamer.com

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30 rock recapping: what will happen to the gang next year?

previously on the 30 rock: the return of Avery Jessup

avery, jack, liz

Avery and Jack are going full speed ahead with their plans to renew their vows and they’ve asked Liz to officiate. Though she believes vow renewal to be the kiss of death she agrees to perform the ceremony. Jack discovers that though Avery and Scott may not have actually talked they were communicating the whole time, with morse code. Jack who also understands morse code (albeit only a little) realizes that the two had a relationship. He calls Avery out on it and she does not deny it, but since they aren’t quitters there is nothing they can do but go through with it. When Liz gets to the “speak now or forever hold your peace…” part of the ceremony, Jack and Avery anxiously wait for someone to show just cause. When no one does, they decide to own up and decide not to get married.

Liz and Criss

Hoping to help Liz in funding the renovations and prove that he can be the right kind of guy to have a baby with, Criss is up early and ready to make a living. He’s mapped out and researched a new place spot for his stand, which turns out to be a bad idea. Liz tells him she doesn’t want him to feel pressured by her decisions and he says he’s not gonna let her bail. When Liz sees his van being used as the getaway truck for a bank robbery she freaks out. He tells her he sold his truck and now has the money for the renovations proving he is the right guy to have a baby with. And Liz, in offering to go to jail in his place, proves she’s not gonna bail.

Jenna, Hazel, and Kenneth

Hazel no longer has a place to live and Liz does not offer her a place to stay. While sulking on the stairs, a crying Kenneth (he did not get into the Page Program), interrupts and offers her a place to stay. Jenna, knowing what Hazel is capable of, accuses her of trying to mess with Kenneth. When Hazel claims that Kenneth has been taken care of, Jenna digs deeper and finds out that Hazel ruined Kenneth’s application to the page program. Kenneth yells at Hazel until she claims love for him and kisses him.

Best/Funniest Moments

  • Tracy trying to become a better role model for African Americans after winning Man of the Year by the “Journal of the Aryan Patriot Party”.
  • Liz stop, dropping, and rolling when in the room with Avery, her mom, and Jack.
  • Kim Jong Il wishing Avery happiness.


Kim Jong Il: “I’m greatest waiter of all time.”

Liz: “What Bill O’Reilly erotic novel are you living in?”

Kenneth: “She isn’t a bitch. She’s a meanie pants.”

Kristen is a confused young adult who sometimes thinks TV shows are actually her life. Wouldn’t that be cool? Unless she was a victim on Dexter, or a deranged privileged teenager on gossip girl, or a wolf on teen wolf, or Liz Lemon! Never mind. It wouldn’t be cool. Kristen is a young adult. Follow her @kris10_Alyse or read frustrateddreamer.com
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thoughts on bent: hd and a-game

NBC is offering up two episodes of Bent each week. Couple that with the low ratings from the premiere episodes, and it’s pretty unlikely this show will make it to a second season (#oneseasonandacancellation). Aside from the few outliers, new shows generally need time to build a fan base. However, with so many comedies on now that are already vying for viewers (Community, Happy Endings, Parks and Recreation and Cougar Town to name just a few), a new show has to be pretty freakin’ hilarious to get some attention.

With all that stacked against it, I’m going to continue watching Bent until the very end. After four episodes, I can genuinely say the show is pretty funny. I’m still not quite sure why the full credits weren’t played until the fourth episode, but there’s probably a reasoning behind that which escapes me.

Here are the best/funniest moments, as well as quotes, to the show you probably aren’t watching, but REALLY should be:


  • “Whoa! Way to kill the music. You’re like Buddy Holly’s plane.” – Pete, creator of the ‘Rebuttal to a Grey Life’ mix-tape, who seems to be pretty quick with the pop culture references.
  • Alex and Pete’s almost kiss wasn’t blown off and instead, the writers are jumping right into this “will they/won’t they/eventually they will” dance. “You lean in a couple more times, it’s gonna be a great year,” said by Alex just before sliding on the aviators most recently made famous by Mr. Jeff Winger.
  • Walt (Jeffrey Tambor’s character) and his Artist’s Day, which is like the taquitos and replenishment-themed equivalent of Treat Yo Self Day.
  • Apparently when determining if a guy is cheating or not, the placement of the hand on either the lower-back (not cheating) or high ass (definitely cheating) makes all the difference.
  • “Look at yourself. You’re a snowflake. No one else has your face.” – Clem offering a little bit of encouragement to the adorable, yet awkward, Gary.
  • “Don’t make me be the responsible one. We’ll end up in Vegas.” – Tawny Dean Screwsie
  • Clem being electrocuted and calling it “marvelous”, as well as mentioning that he saw his dead grandmother.
  • Alex’s boyfriend Ben and Pete going to her room to fight (MMA vs. college wrestling) and finding that the room was anti-sexual. We’re talking books on the bed, heating pad on the dresser types of not hotness.
  • Michaela Watkins (Bitch Pleeze Blogger, SNL) as Carol, one of Alex’s work buddies. I couldn’t quite place her face, but when she clutched the red Solo cup (similar to how she clutched her iced coffee) it all came back to me.
  • Alex going into mamma bear mode (“I’m a lawyer, my words hit like punches”) and heading off to the homes of the kids that were torturing her daughter at school. Writing JL BRD (jail bird) on someone’s lawn is lazy, and although it wasn’t the best anti-bullying message to send, they all deserved to have their houses egged.
  • Hearing Two Door Cinema Club’s ‘Something Good Can Work‘ towards the end of the episode.
  • “Street music: the purest union of art and commerce.” – Walt


  • Gary’s nickname going from “goggles” to “back fat” all for merely requesting goggles during the safety meeting.
  • “This is some racist crap.” -Clem
    “All right, a lot of us are white, so that’s kind of confusing.” -Gary
    “Dammit back fat, get indignant!” -Clem
  • “I snuck in like an Indian.” – Alex’s boss, Bob (Larry Miller, who generally plays the same role. A funny role, but the same nonetheless).
  • “Don’t try to get in my head.” -Alex
    “Oh, I’m already there. Just making a couple of Pop-tarts in your mind kitchen.” -Pete
  • Bob Clendenin (Scrubs and more recently Cougar Town) as Terry, Walt’s boss. However, with Clendenin and Tambor in the same scene, I really wanted it to be a little funnier.
  • Pete noting that Gary was about to cry “orange tears.” Does anyone else feel like jokes against redheads have become more frequent in the past few years, similar to how blond jokes were all the rage in the 90s?
  • Walt asserting that bow-ties are like a “scarlet ‘U’ for unemployed actors.
  • Pete, Vlad and Clem wearing jackets on steak night (something JD and Turk would have appreciated). Poor Gary didn’t get the memo.
  • “I need booty heat. My back runs cold.” – Clem

Another Bent 2-for-1 happens Wednesday, April 4th @ 9/8c. Watch it.

Nicole is a TV junkie and TVDM helps her feed a lifelong addiction. She can be found here, providing biased commentary (sprinkled with a few Pop Up Video-esque insights) on her favorite shows, every week.

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thoughts on community: urban matrimony and the sandwich arts

Previously on Community (months ago): Regional Holiday Music

Nicole’s P.O.V.

Community has returned! We have left the darkest timeline and finally, we can shed our evil goatees and return to a world where Thursday nights are filled with (at least 30 minutes, 20-22 if we’re being technical and not counting the commercials) of pure joy. This may not have been the funniest episode of the season, but similar to the pilot episode so many years ago, it was solid enough and still way better than most of the other network comedies. The episode intro with Joel saying he’ll be playing Chevy Chase and Chase will be playing Alec Baldwin on 30 Rock’s ‘zombie episode’ was a nice attempt from NBC to demonstrate they have at least a drop of respect for the show’s viewers and wanted to acknowledge the annoying hiatus.

Shirley and Andre got (re)married. Jeff and Britta, who I’m starting to realize are naturally narcissistic in two completely different ways, made the whole event about their own issues with weddings. Troy and Abed went normal, which was strange and remind me of Paul and Jenna’s normaling. Pierce tried to step out of his daddy’s shadow and Annie just wanted to plan a wedding. Aside from two appearances from Annie’s boobs (the awesome kind and the monkey kind), here were my favorite things about this week’s episode:

  • Andre’s Boyz II Men style proposal: “Baby girl, I have loved you ever since there was a Soviet Union and only one Damon Wayans.”
  • An analogy really is like a thought with another thought’s hat on. Points for Britta.
  • Abed making ‘the noise that people make when they’re offended’ from all of Annie’s favorite movies, which are probably rom-coms.
  • The Trouser Bench, for the man on the go who makes frequent stops. Not the worst idea in the world, assuming you have access to all the ambulances.
  • Troy and Abed crab-walking home.
  • Someone put a little bit of effort into making the Shirley’s Sandwich Show logo…and I want it as a t-shirt.
  • Solely based on the sounds, and Troy and Abed’s amazingness, I’m really excited to see what goes on inside that Dreamatorium.
  • The realization that Shirley’s shrill voice is the ‘sexy voice’ to Andre.
  • The Lindberg Lean is clearly the poor man’s Electric Slide.


“Pierce, why do you look like a wealthy murderer?” – Troy

“Wireless racism: the future of the past is now.” – Jeff

“When is our culture gonna outgrow this wedding thing?” – Britta
“You’re anti-wedding now?” – Annie
“No, she’s just pro-anti.” – Jeff
“No to everything you both said.” – Britta

“I could go as Normal Man and you could be my trusty sidekick, Ordanario.” – Abed
“No, that’s already weird.” – Troy

“We don’t call anything by its name, that’s like day one floral school.” – Floral school guy

“‘Websters dictionary defines’ is the Jim Belushi of speech openings.” Annie



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