Rules of Engagement

Season 3 Episode 5

Lyin' King

Aired Monday 8:30 PM Mar 30, 2009 on CBS
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Jeff and Audrey don't want to go to Jennifer and Adam's party because the party they are going to has a special guest. Timmy has to keep an eye on Russell.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Jeff and Audrey lie to get out of Jen and Adam's party

    Though the party stuff was a usual cliched theme, we definitely did have a lot of funny moments here. Jeff was best at his lying and sarcastic best. The initial part with all the ass-beer jokes was new and added a new high to Pat Warburton's role in this series.

    Though Adam and Jennifer's role seemed dull this time, with both of them practically together all the time like Siamese twins, Russell and Timmy provided one heck of a comedy track. We saw more of Timmy's side graduate from an ass-kissing assistant to a character who can complement Russell. The queer concept is definitely overused in possible all TV shows, and I believe as long as you can make a good toast from it, it never gets stale.

    Nice one!!moreless
  • Jeff and Audrey lie to Adam and Jennifer so they can get out of a dinner party with them to go to a party at Jeff's new buddy Brad's apartment. Russell goes to the party with his assistant Timmy and then Adam and Jennifer show up as well.moreless

    They did this one already means really every sitcom ever written has done this one before. In this version Jeff uses his wily way of natural lying to get out of Jennifer and Adam's dinner party and Audrey sort of gets caught up in the lie. Of course they get caught in the end despite all of the trickery because of Jeff's making sure their house warming gift was properly marked with their names proving they were at the party.

    Poor Timmy is stuck pretending to be Russell's gay partner as Russell immediately gets himself in trouble at the party with Jerry Rice of all people and must lie his way out of a beat down.

    Overall a reasonably enjoyable episode with a filler type feel to it. Not much of the unknown in this episode as everyone acts true to form and as expected. I wouldn't go out of my way to watch it again in a repeat though.

    Thanks for reading...moreless
  • Jeff and Audrey back out of a party, but get caught in their lie.

    Glad to see that Orlando Jones and Russell's assistant may be becoming recurring characters on this show. They add a certain freshness that the last season was missing and hopefully add to the quality of this shortened year.

    Jeff was really on his game here as Patrick Warburton's unique voice helped to make his jokes even funnier. But his sarcastic behavior is always enjoyable and seeing him lie for a good half hour promised to be entertaining.

    Jerry Rice was not what you would call an Emmy-winning actor, but his storyline with Russell was simple and harmless, and did get a few laughs out of me.

    Not one of the season's best, but still one of the top laffers on TV right now.moreless

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