Mike & Molly

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot

1
Aired Monday 9:30 PM Sep 20, 2010 on CBS
9.1
out of 10
User Rating
232 votes
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Episode Summary

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Fourth-grade teacher Molly Flynn meets, and falls for, police officer Mike Biggs at Overeaters Anonymous and asks him to talk to her class.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Sweet Jesus, it's like hugging a futon.

    8.5
    I Love this episode (I love EVERY episode) and I love this show! I can ever remember a show on TV about a couple that's different. The may not be stick figures, and they aren't perfect, but who is? This Cast is Terrific. Victoria was so funny, but I prefered the original robbery scen and not the refilmed one they aired. Right after the robbery she comes down stairs. "Well they stole my pot" she sees Mike "...And my spatchula, and other cooking supplies"



    I Loved that line, it's why I know I would love Mike & Molly, but they changed it. It's ok though, because I still Love this show and I hope it lasts as long as The Simpsons.moreless
  • I great new sitcom with a great cast.

    9.0
    First of all, the theme of the show has real potential however I do think the "fat" jokes were overused a lot, but as it's the pilot I don't hold it against them. I hope the show becomes a sitcom about two people in love who happen to be overweight, rather than overweight people looking for love.



    I think the shows strongest point is the cast. Melissa McCarthy is a fantastic actress, especially when it comes to comedy - she was the best character on Samantha Who? and I'm really excited to see her back on television. She is adorable and instantly likeable. Swoosie Kurtz (Joyce) and Katy Mixon (Victoria) are great contrasting characters to the adorable Molly. A drunk and a druggie, its easy laughs sure, but it's still good fun. Also, of course Reno Wilson works great opposite Billy Gardell.



    I know this show has potential to go far - and I'd love to see it last a long time. The pilot was great, so hopefully the rest of the season will follow!moreless
  • Fourth-grade teacher Molly Flynn meets, and falls for, police officer Mike Biggs at Overeaters Anonymous and asks him to talk to her class.

    7.0
    that was not the best pilot ever but it was not all bad. I think the idea of the story is pretty interesting. The characters are great and really funny. This show is really in the same spirit of all the CBS comedies as Two and a half man and the Big Bang theory. I am not sure of the success of this show for the first four or five episodes but it could be a good success. the pressure is on this show because it is at the time when the big bang theory was and it was a huge success.moreless
  • Pilot.

    7.5
    I wasn't sure how this show would do, and I have to admit that I didn't think it would be this good - still it wasn't THAT good.



    The fat jokes were all great, as we presumed, but I hope they won't overdo it with time. We'll see how they handle things in the following episodes with this one.



    The characters were interesting, especially Molly and her mother and sister - they were the funniest people in the episode. Mike was decent enough, but nothing special, and his partner needs some work as well.



    The story was fine - basically how they met. Again, it all depends on how the story continues.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Mike and Carl answer a domestic dispute at 9425 Cicero (which turns out to be Molly's house). There are very few residential addresses on Cicero in Chicago - especially at the address 9425, which was not mentioned whether it was south or north.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Mike: Wow, what are the odds, huh?
      Carl: Odds my sweet moca ass. This is a miracle of biblical proportions?
      Mike: How do you figure?
      Carl: God couldn't bring Molly to the mountain, so he brought the mountain to Molly.
      Mike: I'm the mountain, right?
      Carl: You're the freakin' Himalayas.

    • Carl: Come here, give me some love.
      (Mike hugs Carl)
      Carl: Sweet Jesus, it's like hugging a futon.

    • Carl: I am not gonna let you blow your diet. You just lost three and a half pounds.
      Mike: Oh big deal. My farts weight three and a half pounds.
      Carl: You don't have to tell me, I ride in the car with you every day.

    • Joyce: (to Victoria, about Molly) Why don't you take her to one of those lesbo clubs? They seem to like the beefy gals.

    • Carl: How about we hit a couple of clubs up after we get off, huh? Have a few drinks, maybe find some bad girls who want to cop some plea. Or maybe better - please some cops.

    • Carl: New diet?
      Mike: Yeah, I read it in a magazine at the dentist's office.
      Carl: Men's Fitness?
      Mike: No.
      Carl: Esquire?
      Mike: No.
      Carl: Maxam?
      Mike: No.
      Carl: Sports Illustrated?
      Mike: (interrupts) Modern Bride, okay?

    • Carl: Hey, you ever thought about one-of-them Russian mail-order brides?
      Mike: Here we go.
      Carl: Those women are very hot. Back when they were Commies, they weighed 300 lbs and all had mustaches.
      (Mike turns toward Carl)
      Carl: Democracy's what cleaned them b*tches up.

  • NOTES (2)

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #290.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: September 20, 2010 on 'A'
      United Kingdom: October 4, 2010 on Comedy Central
      Latin America: November 1, 2010 on Warner Channel
      Australia: February 18, 2011 on Channel 9
      Slovakia: November 25, 2011 on Markiza
      Turkey: June 7, 2012 on CNBC-e
      Czech Republic: December 23, 2012 on SMICHOV

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