NBC (ended 2006)
Well, I'm a week late (due to work and that I'm about to move out of state) and still no one chimed in on this-- either you guys really dislike it or you've been busy, too!
Overall, this episode isn't bad, at least not by season 7's standards. A few of the scenes were slow in spots and the writing and acting wasn't phenomenal, but I liked the exploration of Grace's relationship with her father. It's too bad he wasn't introduced earlier in the series because I like Alan Arkin's chemistry with Debra and Debbie. I much prefer the A-story as opposed to the "Pink'd" B-story.
Best Performance - Megan
Favourite Scene - Scene with Grace, Karen, Bobbi & Martin Adler and Scene with Grace and Martin (where Grace falls through the chair)
Rating - 7.9/10
Grace - Daddy, you remember Karen?
Martin - How can I forget Karen? She arm-wrestled me for beers then stole my heart medication!
Karen - That was a good buzz... I talked to Jesus.
- - - - - -Martin - So, how's work? They like you there?
Grace - Um, Dad, it's just me and Karen.
Martin - Ah
Karen - And the answer is 'no'.
Even though it's not Thursday, I'll go ahead and pick the next one since we've already had close to 2 weeks for the current one. Oops!
Up next: "Will Works Out" from season 1!
Hmmm, I forgot how lackluster this episode is. The apparent overuse of a laugh track for this episode is distracting and irritating. Like the last episode in the challenge, I prefer the Grace/Karen storyline much more than the Will/Jack storyline. The whole Will's-embarassed-by-Jack's-flamboyancy is a bit too preachy and "afterschool special" for me. (Although Jack's impression of a dumb jock is funny!)
Best Performance - Debra (I seem to be picking her a lot lately...) and Megan
Favourite Scene - Grace and Will at apartment (with fireplace going) which leads into Karen and Grace doing shots
Rating - 7.1/10
Favourite Quote(s)Grace - Look, what you called Jack was pretty harsh. I mean, what do you say about me behind my back?
Will - That you should never wear capri pants.
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Grace - So what was your first time like?
Karen - Oh, it was awful, he kept twisting like he was trying to open a jar of peanut butter!
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Thanks for the welcome! I'll watch that episode tonight and come back tomorrow with my comments. ^__^
Here are the things I liked from this episode:
• Grace's reaction to Jack's belly flash.
• "Oh, that reminds me - Will, we're out of ricotta cheese.
• Jack "blocking" Will's mean comment.
• The way Jack says illegal.
• The name "Juan Mendez" is cute.
• Grace's deep "ow."
• Jack's exit during the first scene.
• "Hellooooo, press this."
• Jack wiping his mat.
• "You're my husband! Who the hell else am I supposed to yell at!?"
• Karen banging the phone & pretty much the entire scene in Grace's office.
• Karen's face when she says "Say... something... back?"
• Grace and Will's exchange over Grace's body.
• "O geez, I overheard it in the salon. Those gay fellows are a real hoot!"
• Jack acting straight. ♥
• "Can't be national butch day, 'cuz the banks are still open."
• "Hey, Betty, nice rack." "You're an idiot." "Ha. Thanks."
• "You know the old sayin, Will. A rolling **** gathers no moss. Yeah, you can lead a **** to water, but you can't make him drink. A penny saved is a **** earned."
• The face Jack makes when he says "****".
• "You're pathetic and gross and there's nothing wrong with my tone!!!"
• Mr. One-time-at-sleepaway-camp-doesn't-count
• "Everytime you open your mouth, a purse falls out!"
• "I have girlfriends. Besides you."
• "Bad gay man!! BAD GAY MAN!!!"
• "That is so wrong. There's at least 25."
• Disco Will ♥
• Grace's reaction to Will's capri pants comment.
• "Oh, you didn't surprise me."
• "Uh, my mother told me never to show up empty handed, but I didn't have time to shop so... here's a dozen shares of GE." / "Great. I'll go put them in water."
• Gagaga. Gaga. Gah!
• "I dont' know if there are people named Ira, either, but that was his name."
• "Ira's a nurse." -_-
• "I love you. Ah!"
• Won't you take me to... FUNKYTOWN! ♥
Definitley not the best episode from the series, but a nice cute way to pass the time.
Definitely one of the more serious episodes, although it pales in comparison of seriousness to the follow-up, "Bed, Bath & Beyond". Overall, it was a solid, well-acted episode. Sean and Megan aren't given too much to do in this episode, but they shine in their brief moments. Debra gives a really good performance here, IMO. Eric is just kind of there in this one.
Best Performance - Debra (again!, I swear I'm not picking Debra-intensive episodes on purpose)
Favourite Scene - Scene following opening credits with Grace and Nathan talking in the living room while "wearing" blankets
Rating - 9.5/10
Grace - (about the during-sex-marriage-proposal) I can't believe you did that, like that, while we were doing that.
Nathan - Why, was it not a happy time for both of us?
Grace - It was a happy time for you, it was on the way to happy time for me!
Grace - That's just not how I ever imagined being proposed to, OK? I'm supposed to be holding a bouquet of wild flowers, not my own ankles!
Here's my comments on the last couple of episodes I've missed.
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
• "Shh! We are trying to listen to Grace and Nathan have sex, which is kind of hard with you yammerin' on."
• "I'm unethical?"
"Thank you! At least you admit it."
"I'm not admitting it, I'm being incredulous."
"Isn't that just another word for 'unethical'"?
• "It's like lying or stealing." (Jack and Karen stare blankly.)
• "It's a victimless crime. It's like tax evasion or public indecency."
• "Who goes on a date hoping someone will kiss their cook?"
• "Now get back to your desk, we've got a lot of work to do today." *Scurries off*
• Grace's whole dinner party scenario was cute.
• "Grace, it's supposed to be inappropriate, that's why they call it sex."
• "Tell us everything! How did she do it?! Did she get down on one knee!?"
• "I am sorry, but homo don't play that."
• "That's an O!?"
• "Whoever said money can't buy happiness never had this mother around their neck."
• "Oh, God, if you're gonna' tell me he's gay I'm gonna' have a freakin' heart attack."
• That 'little slice of heavan-n-hell' was pretty cute.
• Will says the diamond engagement ring was "a little too traditional" for him, but in season 6, he says he's always wanted a traditional wedding.
• Grace's proposal was emotional and beautiful. I was very angry at Nathan for turning her down.
WHOSE MOM IS IT ANYWAY?
• "What are you looking at, side-burns? Never seen anybody with money and soap?"
• Jack's dancing.
• "Mom, you do realize that parade is only in your head?"
• Bobbi's impression of Andy as the woodchuck.
• "Since the dawn of time..."
• "That's like saying... vodka is just a morning beverage."
• "Rosario is my mother."
• "Don't they teach you anything in homo-school!?"
• The idea of a blind date at Arby's.
• "...but he gave her up for the good of the resistance."
• "Have you been swinging from power lines?"
• "The Program - formerly known as The Master Plan..."
• "I've been saying that ever since you snuck falsies into my band uniform."
• "You're a mother - you're not supposed to listen!"
• "The gays are so much easier."
• Will's knee-jerk apology.
• Grace's rambling.
• "Come on, Will/Jack, he's right here."
• "I love my mommy!"
• "Aint that a kick in the head."
• "It was code."
"For what? I'm twelve?"
• I was kind of expecting someone to make a comment about Jack's being gay and Rosario being manly.
• I didn't really like the fact that a joke was made about being gay just because you sleep with men. There is such a thing as bisexuality and sexual experimentation. The joke sort of rubbed me the wrong way, but it wasn't really a big deal.
Is this game still going on? Because it seems really fun and I'd like to take part! So should I post my thoughts on Whose Mom Is It Anyway? or just wait for a new episode??