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    pisceandreams

    [41]Sep 4, 2008
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    Guess they're not fans of this ep? I'm running behind with work. I'll weigh in on this ep tomorrow and select the next one.
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    Matt_Purosky

    [42]Sep 4, 2008
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    Yeah, I wouldn't be surprised if they weren't fans of this episode. Lke I said before, I couldn't sit through the whole thing.
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    pisceandreams

    [43]Sep 10, 2008
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    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

    Favourite Quote(s)

    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'.

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    pisceandreams

    [44]Sep 10, 2008
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    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!

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    xxsitcomsxx

    [45]Sep 14, 2008
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    Okay, the next three posts following this one are going to be me, catching up with my reviews. School has been hectic and things have prevented me from watching.

    XxkissessxX
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    pisceandreams

    [46]Sep 15, 2008
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    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.

    - - - - - - -

    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!

    Edited on 09/15/2008 8:30pm
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    ValBassett

    [47]Sep 15, 2008
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    I'm a new user (this is my first post on TV.COM) and I just wanted to say I'd like to join this activity. This week's epi is "Will Works Out", right?
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    Matt_Purosky

    [48]Sep 15, 2008
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    Yeah, it is.

    I liked this one, just haven't had time to watch it yet.

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    pisceandreams

    [49]Sep 15, 2008
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    Welcome to the weekly challenge, ValBassett! There are no formal rules, just watch the episode of the week and come back here with your thoughts. I guess the only rule is, HAVE FUN!
    Edited on 09/15/2008 8:32pm
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    ValBassett

    [50]Sep 16, 2008
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    pisceandreams wrote:
    Welcome to the weekly challenge, ValBassett! There are no formal rules, just watch the episode of the week and come back here with your thoughts. I guess the only rule is, HAVE FUN!

    Thanks for the welcome! I'll watch that episode tonight and come back tomorrow with my comments. ^__^

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    ValBassett

    [51]Sep 18, 2008
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    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.

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    pisceandreams

    [52]Sep 19, 2008
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    UP next, "Rules of Engagement" from season 4!
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    xxsitcomsxx

    [53]Sep 23, 2008
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    LET THE CATCH-UP BEGIN! !

    It's a Dad, Dad, Dad World. Wasn't too keen on this episode to be honest. It wasn't really all that funny and all of the laughter from the audience seemed a bit forced because when it happend I was like; "Say what?"
    The B Story was definatly better than the A story and I really didn't like Grace in this episode. She didn't seem as real in this episode as she does in the others. Also, I thought Karen was being too helpful for Karen, it didn't seem right.
    Positives! !
    Bobbi Adler was in the episode and I love her, she really makes me laugh every time. The coffee names was a slight giggle and so was the getting out of going to your parents house names. Ah, Tyler and Patrice! !
    I thought Jack was VERY funny in this episode, definatly one of his best in Season 7. Still, not my favourite episode. A little bit dulls-ville.

    Best Performance: Karen or Jack

    Best Scene: The Pink'd scenes, even though they weren't hilarious either. Rating: 5.5/10 Best Quote(s)

    Karen: Karen Walker, Semi-hard.
    Karen: That was a good buzz, I talked to Jesus.
    Karen: It's funny coz it's awkward.
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    pisceandreams

    [54]Sep 24, 2008
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    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

    Favourite Quote(s)
    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!

    Edited on 09/24/2008 7:23pm
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    pisceandreams

    [55]Sep 26, 2008
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    Next up: "Whose Mom is it Anyway?" from season 2!
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    tennisrobe26

    [56]Sep 28, 2008
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    did you get this from the Xena forum
    i made it happen over there
    i was soo happy when a lot of people started doing it over there.
    i won't take part cause i just got season 8 and i've never seen it so i'm trying to watch it
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    pisceandreams

    [57]Sep 30, 2008
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    Actually, I got it from the Buffy forum, but it's proving to be unpopular here. I'll give it a few more weeks before abandoning it.
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    ValBassett

    [58]Nov 10, 2008
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    Nooo! I love this! I've just been busy. I'm retreating to my room right now to watch "Whose mom is it anyway?"

    But, how about you change the system to the first person who posts their review/comments gets to pick the new episode OR you will pick a new episode after a certain number of comments is reached. OR extend the time limit. An episode every two weeks?

    Whatever, just don't get rid if this thread. Its fun and feels like W&G is still on the air. Watching an episode, then going online to chat about it.
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    ValBassett

    [59]Nov 19, 2008
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    Here's my comments on the last couple of episodes I've missed.

    RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

    FAVORITE BITS:
    • "Shh! We are trying to listen to Grace and Nathan have sex, which is kind of hard with you yammerin' on."
    "Rude!"
    • "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.

    HONORABLE MENTIONS
    • "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."

    COMMENTS/OBSERVATIONS
    • 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?

    FAVORITE BITS:
    • "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.

    HONORABLE MENTIONS:
    • Grace's rambling.
    • "Come on, Will/Jack, he's right here."
    • nicejewishchiropractors.com
    • "I love my mommy!"
    • "Aint that a kick in the head."
    • "It was code."
    "For what? I'm twelve?"

    COMMENTS:
    • 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.

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    mashi_maro8

    [60]Nov 29, 2008
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    Hi,

    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??

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