Rules of Engagement

Season 5 Episode 12

Little Bummer Boy

Aired Monday 8:30 PM Dec 13, 2010 on CBS
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Russell turns Adam's romantic coupon book to Jennifer around on him and tries to demean Timmy by making him wear an elf costume. Audrey uses Jeff's office Christmas party to try to prove she's the 'funny one' of the couple.

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  • I thought this was a great episode. The comedy wasn't 'predictable' at all. It humorously conveys what Christmas is all about.

    I disagree with 'Canogaparkcindy', I think all the characters play their roles respectively to run the whole show greatly. Most of the funniest scenes actually have Russell Dunbar in them, - I'm actually watching the 'Little Bummer Boy' episode right now, for the second time, and can single out parts where Russell's humor is actually pretty unpredictable, (like where Timmy says "I guess long-distance relationships are too difficult to.." and Russell interrupts with "to listen to... yeah...")

    I also heard a negative review of the show where a critic complained about how the Russell and Timmy are the only 'good' roles in the show. I disagree with all this, as I think the roles co-exist, to fulfill each other, - there are some episodes where Adam and Jen lead the comedy, and other episodes where Russell Dunbar, and Timeer :), lead the comedy. I don't see this show as 'competitive', or longing for a 'place' like other shows are... and I like how it's a great show that can still last even though it's not constantly empowered by the spotlight. I thought this was a great episode. The comedy wasn't 'predictable' at all, the only way it is predictable is through the characters, - which should always be constant, otherwise it would make the show superficial and then would lose a lot of ratings, as the greatest thing about this show is that it's 'refreshing' comedy. - It doesn't have to strive on creativity and power to create its 'place', but yet still is creative and genuine.moreless
  • 512

    Didn't enjoy this one as much as I would have liked too. Rules of Engagement has for the most part impressed me this season but this episode was just too cliche and the jokes were too forced for my liking. Everything that came out of David Spade's mouth was almost unbearable and definitely predictable. Timmy was uninteresting. Adam's plot was annoying, and Audrey & Jeff's side was just about the only upside.

    I don't know, it's episodes like these that just prove this isn't the best sitcom on television. Some times, this show can being some genuine laughs but this definitely was not the case. Does anyone like Russel? I don't find him funny at all, and David Spade needs to be replaced with an actor that's believable. Jen always seems to be a minor character, but her absence is unimportant and unnecessary.

    Adam can be good sometimes, but he definitely wasn't great here. Patrick Warbuton & Megyn Price are the best thing about this show considering they both manage to stay consistently funny unlike everyone else.moreless
  • 12/13

    Just not a great episode of Rules of Engagement tonight. There were certainly some funny lines here, you will never watch an episode of this show that does not make you laugh a little bit, but I am just not chuckling on a consistent basis, the way I used to with Rules. The Jeff and Audrey debate over who the funny one was was slightly amusing, but it was not a strong enough arc to really base an episode on.

    And did they really need to suggest Adam was going gay to fulfill his obligations on the cards? Pretty graphic for a show on CBS.moreless

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