In case longtime readers are curious, no I have no intention to rush these out, The Critic ended decades ago, it wasn’t an especially long show, so I’m free to take my time on it. I guess I should try to do a more consistent and regular schedule but look, it’s hard enough trying to do plenty else on top of my paying job, still I do think it’s fair to do more for all of you so I’ll try doing one of these weekly, it’s only fair. Now on to the episode.
This episode focuses more on Jay’s sister Margo, than it does on Jay, which isn’t bad by any means, just a tad forgettable. Margo is getting older, so her mother thinks it’s time for her to be in a debutante ball, despite Margo hating the sexist and regressive nature of such occasions. Meanwhile, Jay finds himself struggling in the ratings department (what else is new?) thanks to a Barney-esque performer eating up his viewership (that’s new... wait why’s a preschool show in competition with- never mind). It’s a cute sub plot that ends on a funny, but ultimately weak punchline.
And that’s what this episode is, weak. It’s not bad per se, but it’s a collection of funny jokes connected by an episode that doesn’t really have much going for it. Margo is forced to the debutante, hardly gets a victory, Jay finds love but doesn’t mess that up, it just happens which is this episode in a nutshell, things just happen, funny stuff but there’s no greater reason to hold it together as a highlight for the show.
It’s a weak episode with some good jokes thrown in to make it passable, I laughed but I can’t see myself watching this one much. I’ll be back next week... I hope.
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Written by Octaviano Macias