Radio Free Roscoe

Season 2 Episode 20

In the Key of F

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Aired Friday 12:00 AM Apr 15, 2005 on Black Family Channel
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In the Key of F
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While Travis and Parker struggle to work out their newfound love, Lily tries to deal with her ruthless music teacher.

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  • Ray lies and makes big promises to Grace again. He gets caught and apologizes again. Grace doesn't quite forgive him but they remain a couple again. Does this count as strike two for him?moreless

    8.0
    Travis and Parker's personalities and anxieties conflict again. They try to share their feelings without scaring the other again. Both fail again. In the end, they find a solution and end up holding hands again. Lily's ego hurts her again. This time it's because of a song she keeps rewriting but thinks it's a new song each time. Her music teacher, Ms. Allen, decides not to confront Lily with her folly but rather push Lily to discover her mistake on her own. Lily writes a song to insult someone again. She corrects the problem, apologizes to Ms. Allen and promptly gets the spotlight she knew she always deserved. In the end, it's unclear what Lily has learned from all of this. Parker's simple words, seemingly given without much deep thought, steer Lily in the right direction again. And she does it without mentioning Nanny Haynes. Robbie appears as the voice of reason again. His words are generally ignored again. It's nice that he keeps trying though. Maybe someone will listen some day. Despite these repeating concepts and familiar basic conflicts, In The Key Of F remains different enough to be funny and interesting. Lily's situation was new. It was also interesting that Ms. Allen, with her slightly rough treatment of students' work, recognized Lily's likely unwillingness to accept the truth if she didn't discover it on her own. Parker was given added depth by explaining her "wild side" as a way she keeps people away, as Travis uses his "moody inverted side." She isn't a wacky character; her free-spirited attitude serves as a defense. There are great points of continuity. The Parker and Travis relationship is strengthened by the continued display of their seemingly opposite personalities, and by Parker's comment about sweaty palms and belly-flops which is reminiscent of Lily's comments from We'll Always Have Roscoe. Garth Climchut gets another shout out and perhaps Travis is as fond of Garth's girlfriend as he is of Garth, the guy he pantsed in gym class. The new spins on used concepts make In The Key Of F a good episode.moreless
  • Reading past the lines... again.

    8.5
    Much like Lily's recycled song, this episode relies on several used themes and ideas but the outcome is still enjoyable.





    Ray lies and makes big promises to Grace again. He gets caught and apologizes again. Grace doesn't quite forgive him but they remain a couple again. Does this count as strike two for him?



    Travis and Parker's personalities and anxieties conflict again. They try to share their feelings without scaring the other again. Both fail again. In the end, they find a solution and end up holding hands again.



    Lily's ego hurts her again. This time it's because of a song she keeps rewriting but thinks it's a new song each time. Her music teacher, Ms. Allen, decides not to confront Lily with her folly but rather push Lily to discover her mistake on her own. Lily writes a song to insult someone again. She corrects the problem, apologizes to Ms. Allen and promptly gets the spotlight she knew she always deserved. In the end, it's unclear what Lily has learned from all of this.



    Parker's simple words, seemingly given without much deep thought, steer Lily in the right direction again. And she does it without mentioning Nanny Haynes.



    Robbie appears as the voice of reason again. His words are generally ignored again. It's nice that he keeps trying though. Maybe someone will listen some day.



    Despite these repeating concepts and familiar basic conflicts, In The Key Of F remains different enough to be funny and interesting.



    Lily's situation was new. It was also interesting that Ms. Allen, with her slightly rough treatment of students' work, recognized Lily's likely unwillingness to accept the truth if she didn't discover it on her own.



    Parker was given added depth by explaining her "wild side" as a way she keeps people away, as Travis uses his "moody inverted side." She isn't a wacky character; her free-spirited attitude serves as a defense.



    There are great points of continuity. The Parker and Travis relationship is strengthened by the continued display of their seemingly opposite personalities, and by Parker's comment about sweaty palms and belly-flops which is reminiscent of Lily's comments from We'll Always Have Roscoe. Garth Climchut gets another shout out and perhaps Travis is as fond of Garth's girlfriend as he is of Garth, the guy he pantsed in gym class.



    The new spins on used concepts make In The Key Of F a good episode.moreless

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    • Ray: I hate when you call someone, you get their machine and you gotta listen to 30 seconds of their music, what are they all DJ's? I don't know whether to leave a message or request a song.

    • Ray: I ask you, please, to turn off your cell phones, because it's important that your ringtones don't musically outshine the students.

    • Grace: You're the cutest thing!
      Ray: Really? Cause I think this hairnet makes me look pretty stupid.

    • Travis: You're different from anyone I've ever known and because you're so amazingly different, I'm worried I'm gonna blow it, so I just end up blowing it.
      Parker: Ditto here, except I was going to say differently amazing.

    • Miss Allen: You had fun writing it, didn't you?
      Lily: Kind of embarassed to admit it, but yeah.
      Miss Allen: That's why I gave you an A.
      Lily: This is a B!
      Miss Allen: I docked you for being mean.

    • Lily: You are a genius!
      Parker: Can you tell Travis...I'm pretty sure he thinks I'm a blabbering idiot.

    • Travis: I really like her, but I don't think we have anything in common. She just won't stop talking, it's like she uses it as a distraction to...avoid letting anyone in.
      Ray: Yeah, you're right! You two have nothing in common.

    • Travis: Forget it, I just wanted to do something that was quiet and still, but your talking is driving me crazy...aren't you gonna say anything?
      Parker: Why? I wouldn't wanna drive you crazy.

    • Travis: I never knew being hit in the back could be so painful.
      Parker: Sorry about that, but all's fair in love and paintball.
      Travis: We were on the same team!

    • Lily: I'm not trying to please her, I'm just trying to be a good student, I've always been a good student. Teachers adore me, especially music teachers.
      Robbie: You're dying to please her!

    • Travis: In Japan, a failing grade can disgrace not only the student, but the entire family.
      Ray: Really? Cause in my family it just means no TV.

    • Travis: Ya know, in many Buddhist monastaries they go for years without any money, relying instead on the kindness of wealthy townspeople.
      Ray: Awesome! So you can lend me some cash?
      Travis: No.
      Ray: So much for the kindness of the townspeople.

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