Rules of Engagement

Season 5 Episode 5

Play Ball

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Aired Monday 8:30 PM Oct 18, 2010 on CBS
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6.2
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Episode Summary

Audrey is unhappy at her job and wants to quit. Allison wants Timmy to take things slow in their relationship.

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  • play ball

    6.5
    A softball episode? Really? Well, I guess it was inevitable for this show as we are now five seasons in.



    Not a lot of laughs here tonight, other than Patrick Warburton showing why he gets so much voiceover work with his yelling at the other player. The whole Timmy in a relationship thing needs to stop, although I suppose him acting like Russell in the beginning was mildly amusing.



    Rules of Engagement just needs to focus on what this show wants to be. A bunch of cliched marriage jokes, or something that can be looked back on in 10 years as a memorable sitcom.moreless
  • 505

    7.5
    Another absolutely hilarious episode of Rules of Engagement, this show has really impressed me lately no matter what the ratings are on this site. The softball scenes didn't quite suit this show, but we got some funny one liners here. From Jeff yelling at Audrey when she was enjoying the day like Jeff told her too, to Audrey revealing she's quitting her job and everyone coming as Jeff is having a discussion with her.



    It was just hilarious, the whole plot really was, and we also got some development now that we know Audrey is in fact quitting her job. Adam & Jen continue to be the weak links of the show, we learned from the last episode, they're not very necassary additions to the cast, and these plots just show that the writers have no idea what to do with them. Creating a new story on how you met, yeah that's original, I'm being sarcastic.



    Timmy not getting sex was quite funny and it was entertaining to see him frusturated and taking it out on David Spade's character. I definitely think the characters need to branch out though. Like why can't Jen interact with Timmy, or Audrey interact with Adam, that's definitely what the show is missing at this point.



    Overall a good episode, with some really laugh out loud moments.moreless
Taryn Southern

Taryn Southern

Allison

Guest Star

Patrick Robert Smith

Patrick Robert Smith

Opposing Coach

Guest Star

Antonio Todd

Antonio Todd

Bob the Ump

Guest Star

Diane Sellers

Diane Sellers

Doreen

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (6)

    • Adam: Where's Audrey?
      Jeff: Oh, big surprise, she's stuck on another work call.
      Jennifer: Lately all she does is work. She even missed our Girls Night last night.
      Adam: We still had fun.
      Russell: Did you? Did you enjoy your daiquiris?
      Adam: The first one. I don't remember the second one.

    • Jeff: (looking at phone) Oh, great.
      Adam: What? The hat store run out of Extra Large Square? (laughs)
      Jeff: Clever. How long you been working on that one?
      Adam: I just thought of it.
      Jennifer: Two days ago.

    • (Timmy walks in with the mail.)
      Russell: Oh, hey Timmy, is the mail here yet?
      Timmy: WHAT DO YOU THINK THIS IS? WHAT DO YOU THINK?
      (Throws newspaper then bundle of letters at Russell, and storms out.)

    • Russell: Alright! Daddy's lunch is here, bring it in!
      (A bag of lunch hits him in the chest, then he narrowly ducks a can of drink.)
      Russell: You can keep the ch--
      (Ducks as he's pelted with coins.)

    • Jennifer: (ordering) Tuna sandwich, please.
      Adam: (looking through the menu) You guys have popsicles?
      (Waitress gives him "the look")
      Waitress: No.
      Adam: Okay. Do you have comment cards?

    • Russell: Jen, it's kind of common knowledge that you're always good to go.
      Jennifer: Ouch. Insulted by someone who looks like they're in the middle of gender reassignment.
      Adam: But, the question is: which way is he going?

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