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 Posted:   Dec 16, 2023 - 9:13 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Finishing SEASON 3:




"Softball"
https://ok.ru/video/3076232907450

Even though it had a number of good lines, the who episodes feels a little out-of-place and seems to force the whole thing down just so there is a baseball episode.

Nina has a dead husband. Don't recall this being mentioned before. I seem to recall divorces being mentioned, but not being widowed.

Special note to the small ensemble arrangement of Take Me Out to the Ball Game the composers do, starting about 3:40 in. And the enjoyable music while playing baseball, starting somewhere around 15:00 in.

Dennis used to be a competitive figure skater; we see a flash back.

Rating: *** ***.5

Office Nerd (don't recall his name, seen before a few times): "I for one don't enjoy looking like a fool."
Dennis: "Hum, well, you'll have to take that one up with God."

Dennis: "It's figure skating -- ice skating is for panzies!"



"Shaking Private Trainer"
https://ok.ru/video/3076232317626

The movie script Maya describes in the open, would have Netflix and other studios throwing money at to get the rights and make. "No, let me make this flop!", followed by "No, let ME make that flop!".

I guess Maya has never seen the TV series "Forever Knight".

Continuity: Dennis once again claims to have been "the original Nicholas on 'Eight is Enough'."

Trivia: There is no movie producer named Charlie Gold, best I can tell. The guy was played by actor Alex Rocco. Surely a show like this could have gotten a real producer to play himself, but I guess not.

Rating: *** ***.5

Maya: "Can I trust you?"
Dennis: "As long as you're not drunk and wearing a tube top."

Charlie Gold, movie producer: "What if he was a talking horse from the future?"
Elliot: "Even better."
(wow, he's just like a real movie producer!)



"Nina's Choice"
https://ok.ru/video/3076233562810

What really made the episode was the betting. Also enjoyed the unusual hunger of the inept F.B.I. agent.

What if in a maybe revival, Maya does the bagel sniffing thing, too...

Nina says "most of my marriages have ended in death".

Nina is not allowed in Mexico anymore (reason[s] not specified).

Rating: *** *** **

Jack: "You came through for me like the predictable little monkey you are." (to Dennis)



"The Odd Couple ()"
https://ok.ru/video/3076232186554

Finally nice to see Dennis get some with a model. But I hated how it ended.

Rating: *** *** **

Jack: "Dennis, get me a doughnut. Oh, and make sure they don't rip me off with a big hole -- I'm not paying for air."
(Damn right, Jack, damn right!)

Dennis: "Oh my God, you actually gave me your real address."



"The Odd Couple ()"
https://ok.ru/video/3076232972986

That scene of the hot blonde massaging Dennis' feet -- that's the opposite of how it should be.

True story: We got a crazy lady here. She's a phony nutjob who spends her days watching Moonies on Youtube. Yeah, that cult. One video in particular over and over again because she's in it getting married along with like a hundred other women, to one guy. The same day she met him.

Rating: *** *** *

Jack: "Are you on the crack, boy?"

Jack: "There's nothing like the magic of marriage number one."

Nina: "Cult? You know, when the mothership returns to rescue everyone, you're not invited."

 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2023 - 11:24 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

SEASON 4:




"A Divorce to Remember"
https://ok.ru/video/3077286333114

Dennis' cat's name is "Spartacus". And yes, we finally see his cat.

Special note to the score cue at about 15:50 in. Almost two minutes long.

Rating: *** *** *

Adrianne: "How could you lie to me, Dennis? Didn't they teach you the honor system during your four years at Oxford?"



"When Nina Met Elliott"
https://ok.ru/video/3077287381690

Rating: *** *** *.5

Dennis: On the phone, "Say 'D. Finch is the man'. Say it ... SAY IT. There you go. Okay, thanks grandma, I'll talk to you soon."

Adrianne: "Is it so hard for you to believe I could love this man?"
I.N.S. Agent Bob Whiteman: "Yes, it makes my head hurt."

Dennis: "Oh, tonight I'm going to climb you like a redwood."



"Blackmail Photographer"
https://ok.ru/video/3077287643834

I can't quite figure the ending out. Where did that photo come from? WE know it wasn't in there the whole time, since Elliot was showed the original photo in the open. And it can't be the photo Drake signed, because it was Dennis who said -- not Elliot -- that Elliot slept with Drake, so the photo had to give some indication of such a thing.

And then we still don't know what exactly that photo was of Jack, only something about baseball and being nude.

Boom mic': seen for about five seconds starting about 11:13.

Trivia: As best as I can tell by a quick search, there was no Colonel Alan Drake who walked on the Moon. And if there had been, I imagine he'd be in this episode and not played by actor John Mahon.

Rating: *** *** **

Maya: "A difference of opinion? This is not some trivial thing like which is better? Cats or dogs?"
Dennis: "Right, because we all know cats are better. Right, gang? Cats rule and dogs can burn in Hell." (gives them a thumbs up)

Dennis: "You gettin' an ear full there, uncle pervy?"

Colonel Alan Drake: "In NASA we had monkeys doing your job."



"Finch Gets Dick"
https://ok.ru/video/3077287840442

Andy Dick guest stars in a role that was obviously written for Andy Dick, considering what we learned about him around that time and since. He's one sick grabby pervert, men or women! Looks to me like he had little acting to do -- it was all him, from the heart. And the penis.

Dennis' middle name is Quimby -- named after his grandmother's sewing machine, which is his now.

Rating: *** *** **

Adrienne: "Blow, Dennis, blow!"

 
 Posted:   Dec 30, 2023 - 9:47 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Continuing SEASON 4:




"Jack Vents" (5)
https://ok.ru/video/3077287774906

Jack has a brother named Eddie. Not seen. Though we do get to see his mother.

Trivia: Dennis says he's Norwegian. In real life, according to an website that lists such things for celebrities, Spade is not. He is: "Ethnicity: German, English, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Swiss-German, Dutch"

Rating: *** ***.5

Nina: "There's a problem with the limo. It's out of a brandy."



"Hello Goodbye"
https://ok.ru/video/3077286726330

First episode to feature comedian Brian Posehn as the office mailman Kevin.

Rating: *** *** *

Adrienne: "Oh my God, Dennis -- what are you downloading?"
Dennis: "Oh, that's porno, honey, don't worry it's free."

Adrienne: "Hi. I've never met one of Dennis' friends before."
Kevin: "You smell like a rainbow."
Adrienne quietly backs away.

Dennis: "Honey, you put all your panties in an unlocked drawer, you're dancing with the Devil."

Jack: "Dennis, you're a young person -- why did I see Maya measuring her head?"



"An Axe to Grind"
https://ok.ru/video/3077286857402

This episode takes place three days since the last one, in-universe.

Dennis' cat can play checkers.

Kevin Sorbo guest stars.

Rating: *** *** *

Jack: "Larry King is an ass!"

"Say, don't I recognize him? Isn't he that little elf that got dumped by the super model?"

Maya: "I'm going to have my father fire that bitch."



"First Date"
https://ok.ru/video/3077287447226

Maya's annoying assistant Cindy, returns. An extra star just for her funny crazy.
That was the second episode of season two, titled "The Assistant".

Rating: *** *** **

Cindy: Walks towards Dennis, "Who else wants a hug?!"
Dennis: "I'll go ask around," leaves.

Nina: "What about me, Maya? Who warms the Sun?"

Cindy: "Last chance to see my underpants."
Dennis: "Let's go."

 
 Posted:   Jan 6, 2024 - 8:58 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Continuing SEASON 4:




"Love is in the Air"
https://ok.ru/video/3077287185082

This episode really feels like filler.

One of Jack's ex-wives is seen. Her name is Roberta.

Kevin says he's worked there for three years, but prior to the above episode, he's never been seen before or referenced. In fact, the opposite has been a thing; Dennis usually hands out mail. And one time I think some other person was doing it.

8:22 in: mystery scoring. Completely atypical for the show.

Rating: *** *** *



"Jack Gets Tough" (10)
https://ok.ru/video/3077286464186

Robert Conrad guest stars as himself.

Rating: *** *** *.5

Jack: "You boob. You assured me Conrad was dead."
Dennis: "He has to be, why else would they cancel 'Jake and the Fatman'?"
Jack: "That's William Conrad!"
(Robert would go on to die in 2020 -- just over twenty-one years later)

Elliot: "Whoa, do you bring greetings from the future?"
Dennis: "Yes, and there's no cure for baldness."

Elliot: "Finch, you have a body built to assist Santa Claus."

Robert Conrad: "I don't know about this one. It looks like something Will Smith would wear."



"Prescription for Love"
https://ok.ru/video/3077286595258

Continuity Error: Jack didn't smell the bagel.

Continuity Error: Why is Nina living in the office? Her friend Vinney is not an excuse because we saw Vinney staying at Nina's place in another episode, so Nina has her own place and nothing has been said to indicate that has changed.

Continuity: We actually do see the super old security guard referenced in another episode. Yeah, the writers actually remembered that!

About 11:20 in: fun montage cue.

Rating: *** *** **



"When Nina Met Elliott's Mother"
https://ok.ru/video/3077287578298

I actually appreciate the ending of this episode. Had this been in the 1980's, we all know how it would have ended.

R.I.P., Spartacus.

Nina was in a cult for three years.

Jack also sniffs new cans of tennis balls.

So, Elliot walked right passed a police office just standing there monitoring people at the bus station. He stopped at his mom maybe half a dozen feet from the cop, who would just be out of frame. Yet Nina runs over, screams, tackles Elliot and leaves him unconscious and the cop ... nowhere to be seen.

Rating: *** *** *.5



"Dial 'N' for Murder"
https://ok.ru/video/3077287709370

Dennis has asthma.

Rating: *** *** *

Dennis: "Our D.N.A. likes the T.N.A.."

Maya: "You were saying, boys..."

Dennis: "Me likey da freaky!"

 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2024 - 8:08 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Continuing SEASON 4:




"Paradise by the Dashboard Light (Part I)"
https://ok.ru/video/3077286660794

Jack says the previous year Nina took 82 personal days off. Apparently not a single one of those occurring in any of the episodes.

The beautiful blonde model Kaylene, was played by actress Cassidy Rae. In real life the actress was also a model. And she also played a model as one of the leads in the "Melrose Replace" spin-off series "Models Inc" (and MP was a spin-off of "Beverly Hills, 90210"). This two-parter was one of the last four things she did before she took a ten year break from acting to concentrated on her family. She recently did two short films.

It just occurred to me: almost half of the leads have been implied or said inaccurately to be homosexuals: first was Dennis with his dad saying he was gay, then Dennis saying Nina has been with women, and now multiple people (including Nina) saying Maya is a lesbian. Can we reach the end of the show without anybody else?

Rating: *** *** *



"Tea & Secrecy (Part II)" (15)
https://ok.ru/video/3077286529722

Maya's character is really really irritating in this episode.

Continuity Error: Who can Dennis and Nina both live in the office when there are eight night janitors? IT makes sense they were able to get passed one elderly security guard, but not eight janitors.

Rating: *** *** *** *

Dennis: "That's an I got an inch to snitch twitch..."
Nina: "And who are you -- Dr. Seuss?"

Dennis: "I think the first question on America's mind is: Are they real? You're right, what's the difference -- either way they're splendid!"

Jack: "You do realize that if you break her heart you'll be taking pictures at Sears..."



"The Pirate of Love"
https://ok.ru/video/3077287250618

This is the final episode for actress Rebecca Romijn, despite the implied ending of the episode. So, what did happen with Rebecca Romijn in real life? She divorced John Stamos less than a decade later -- whom she was married to during the show. And her acting career has been busy and steady ever since, having re-occurring roles on a number of shows including "The Librarians" and most recently "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds". 51 now, she's is still married to "Sliders" star Jerry O'Connell.

Rating: *** *** *



"With Thee I Swing"
https://ok.ru/video/3077286398650

Donald Trump name dropped again. Been a bit since he was. Jack is trying to get Trump a birthday present, as they try to one-up each other each year. And Jack's birthday is "the same week" as Trump's. Best I can tell, by doing a look online, we never do find the precise date of Jack's birth during the show. Donald J. Trump was born June 14, 1946, so at least we know the month of Jack's birth.
Dennis is friends with Trump's assistant, Martha Stewart's assistant, and Larry King's assistant, both of whom we see, but I'm not spending the time researching if they are based on real people and the real names.

Rating: *** *** *.5



"Blackjack"
https://ok.ru/video/3077287316154

"Tad Gallo" or what ever his real name was, will not be seen again.

Continuity Fix: This episode address why we had next-to-never seen Dennis sitting at a chair at the desk -- he says people keep stealing it. Clever way to fix that continuity hole.

Rating: *** *** *** *

Nina: "Finch, how do I look?"
Dennis: "Like a desperate woman hanging onto her youth that she can't even remember."

"And that, sir, is how I pull it off..."

 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2024 - 8:18 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Fnishing SEASON 4:




"Blinded by the Right"
https://ok.ru/video/3077286922938

Trump named dropped again.

Continuity: The writers remember that "Nina Van Horn" is a stage name, and user her real name.

Rating: *** ***

Nina: "It's Nina Van Horn now; I pushed Claire down a well and shaved eight years off my life."



"Hot Nights in Paris" (20)
https://ok.ru/video/3077286988474

Something was just ... off about this whole episode. Can't say I hate it, but I also did not like it. And I can't imagine watching it ever again.

Rating: *** ***



"When Nina Met Her Parents"
https://ok.ru/video/3077287512762

Dennis is hung a little more than a porn star.

Rating: *** *** *.5

(NtM: 14:16/gif)

Dennis: "Let's just say I put my pants on three legs at a time..."



"Finch on Ice"
https://ok.ru/video/3077286791866

Ed McMahon has a bit part playing himself. He died in 2009. I know, it seems like he's still around.

Continuity Error: The show has already established that Blush only has one security guard, an old guy, who we aw episodes ago finally. But these last two episodes have changed that: now there's a cop in a security room watching cameras and tall security guard named Ken.

Continuity Error(?): This episode forces a rather ... TMI question: If Dennis is hung just a tad more than a porn star, as the prior episode tells us he is, than how could he wear the tight cloths for figure skating, like he did here, and not be bulging and jiggling around like crazy?

This episode does not have the end credits song. Instead it has the source cue that was playing when the episode shut, but complete and SFX free. But it's nothing worth wild.

Rating: *** ***.5



"A&E Biography: Nina Van Horn"
https://ok.ru/video/3077287119546

About 1:00 in: Funky music for a fake 1970's movie.

Trivia: In real life the actress who plays Nina (Wendie Malick) started her acting career with a TV movie in 1978 and never had a chance to do a 1970's sexplotation-like film.

About six minutes in, I had to give up on the episode. I appreciate the idea and what it was doing, but it just wasn't something I could stick with for twenty-two minutes. Your mileage may vary.


Rating: NO RATING



"Fast Times at Finchmont High"
https://ok.ru/video/3077287054010

This is the first episode where Kevin gets his own storyline.

Man oh man, did NOT like the end of this episode.

Rating: *** *** *

: "I'm telling you he has the voice of an angel!" (referring to Kevin)
Elliott: " Ah huh, and a basement full of hitchhikers."

 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2024 - 11:59 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

SEASON 5:




"Hit the Road, Jack"
https://ok.ru/video/3079725124282

The season premiere takes place right where the season five finale left off.

Continuity: The Jack sniffing things idea continues: now he knows what brand tennis balls are by sniffing the can when it's opened.

Jack's marriage is over. We never did get to see the young wife we were told was super hot that even Dennis wanted.

Rating: *** *** *

Dennis: "It's very nice, but not for me."
Nina: "That's insane, I'm for everybody."

Nina: To Dennis, "You smug little hamster of a man..."



"A Night at the Plaza"
https://ok.ru/video/3079725583034

I found this entire episode to be really annoying.

Rating: *** ***

Jack: "Dennis, who do I call to buy this glorious day?"
Dennis: "Ah, the Weird Rich Guy store?"



"Mum's the Word"
https://ok.ru/video/3079724534458

Elliott is a convicted felon. He spent a month in a Federal correctional facility for stealing a mail truck. So, he can't vote.

19:55 in: Latin source music. I have no idea if this was a pre-existing piece or if this was done for the show by the composers.

Rating: *** ***

Jack: "You know what's a great show? "MacGyver'."



"Donnie Returns"
https://ok.ru/video/3079725648570

I'll give it the the writers: they retread the same ground with only some new elements, and it was till enjoyable.

Rating: *** *** **

Dennis: "I called a phone sex hotline one time ... for six hours."

Maya: "Elliott, people don't change."
Elliott]: "Then why do you go to therapy?"
Maya stands there, unable to come up with a reply.
Elliott: "Oh yeah."



"Choosing to Be Super" (5)
https://ok.ru/video/3079725451962

Andy Richter guest stars.

This episode was good and had two things going to it: Andy guest starring, and Jack being afraid of Kevin.

Special note to the mystery scoring starting about 5:50 in (which is to riddled with SFX for suite use).

Rating: *** *** **

Nina: "Listen -- we all have bad dreams about Kevin."

Maya: "I can't believe I used to watch 'Dynasty' over the phone with you."

Kevin: "Ummm, salty."

 
 Posted:   Feb 3, 2024 - 9:28 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Continuing SEASON 5:




"Brandi, You're a Fine Girl"
https://ok.ru/video/3079725058746

Another good episode. This season was shaky up until these last two episodes.

I hope I don't have to point out that Jenny McCarthy (now Jenny McCarthy-Wahlberg) who plays Dennis' old friend Burt who iis now a woman named Brandi, that Jenny has never been a man in real life...

And as there are no other TV series after this that she was in that I'll will be covering, here is a look at what she's been up to since this episode: plenty of TV and film. Some small re-occurring roles on various shows. She appears to not have done any acting since 2017. She married in 2014 and it's to ... Donnie Wahlberg. Her husband has the same name as Elliott's brother. She recently celebrated her 51st birthday.

Rating: *** *** **

Maya: "Hey, what's going on?"
Elliott: "Finch lost his penis on the way to work."

Maya: On the phone. "Hello? Oh my gosh , I can't believe I got threw. Do you have any tickets left to the feminist puppetry series? Really, you have every ticket left?"

David Carradine: "Sorry, I'm so horny I can't even think."



"The First Thanksgiving"
https://ok.ru/video/3079724665530

Dennis still actively practices magic tricks.

Nina says she was married to Gary Busey.

I haven't pointed this out before, but Elliott's mom's name is Rhoda. That's actually the real first name of the actress who plays her: Rhoda Gemignani. She's still alive and 83 years old. Her acting career slowed down to just about non existent after this series ended.

Continuity Error: just a few episodes Donnie went back to living with his mom, and she said he'd be living in a room with grandma. But here, where is Donnie? Where is grandma? Nothing is said.

Rating: *** *** *

Maya: "There aren't enough days in the week for the therapy I'm going to need."



"Slamming Jack"
https://ok.ru/video/3079724599994

I have to say: Jack was really an asshole in this episode. He had coming the outburst Dennis did.

Mr. Trump named dropped again.

Continuity Error: Dennis says he's been working for Jack for "nine years". But in the season two episode "Rescue Me" (where we see how the two met), he says he's been working for Jack "about nine years". The more accurate description would be either "about twelve years" or "over eleven years".

Rating: *** *** **



"Dog Day Afternoon"
https://ok.ru/video/3079724993210

The whole plot of Dennis and Jack's lottery ticket, really made this a good episode and all was going well until Elliott stole that dog.

Rating: *** *** **

Dennis: "Is that a dog?"
Nina: "Oh, thank God -- you see it, too."

Dennis: "Dogs are the whores of the animal kingdom. Look it up."



"Finch and the Fighter" (10)
https://ok.ru/video/3079724796602

In what is surely the writers subverting our expectations, instead of Dennis turning a woman into a lesbo, he converts a lesbo.

Trivia: Best I can tell, there is no owl sanctuary in Finland called Hoot Island.

The sexy blonde boxer with the pretty face was played by actress Sami Reed. Her acting career has been really really short and sporadic. She has also not done anything since 2017 according to her IMDb credits:
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0715419/fullcredits

I couldn't find what she's doing now or how old she is. I would say she was in her early 30's in this episode.

Rating: *** *** *

Jack: "Dennis, here's a hundred bucks; I want you to go out and get yourself a hooker -- it'll be the most normal relationship you've ever had."

: "That's different -- Jack's old," sees Jack looking at her, "In a sexy way, like a vampire."

Jack: "Courage is being afraid and doing it anyway."

Dennis: "I'm a total wimp! I have a porcelain cat in my gym bag!"

 
 Posted:   Feb 10, 2024 - 9:59 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Continuing SEASON 5:




"The Gift Piggy"
https://ok.ru/video/3079724272314

Nina is apparently committing crimes and involved in crimes like crazy when not at work. In the passed few episodes: wanting Elliott to be an alibi, wanted a picture frame to cover a bullet hole in her apartment, and now sees her asked to join friends/people in a crime raid.

Jack is really callus about killing employees pets. He was co-involved in killing Dennis's cat, and here he thought he had killed Kevin's tarantula and even wanted tobe sprayed again incase it lived. I wonder, as the series progresses, how many other pets he'll kill.

Rating: *** *** *** *

Elliott: Yelling at Dennis, "You're like Napoleon, only shorter and with no girlfriend!!!"



"The Proposal (Part 1)"
https://ok.ru/video/3079725255354

Man, this entire episode annoyed me. And the ending just pissed me off.

Rating: *** ***

Dennis: Referring to Maya, "She's like a busty ninja, that one."

Elliott: "You're going to feel just as bad tomorrow; can't we cheer you up then?"



"The Proposal (Part 2)"
https://ok.ru/video/3079724862138

And I hate this episode even more. If this had happened in season three, it would have been handled properly and written better.

Continuity Error: Since when does Elliott need help finding a girl? He finds them like crazy as the photographer, as already established for just over five seasons now.

Penn Jillete makes a small guest starring appearance as a porno maker.

Rating: *** **.5



"The Auction"
https://ok.ru/video/3079725386426

It's been two weeks since the last episode, in-universe, and so that bad two-parter continues to foul up the series. Though thankfully not so much this episode.

Lucy Lawless guest stars.
I hope Dennis got "thee greatest sex you've ever had".

Rating: *** *** *



"Maya's and Tigers and Deans, Oh My" (15)
https://ok.ru/video/3079725189818

I really don't like this episode.

Pamela Anderson makes a short guest appearance as herself.

Rating: *** ***.5

Jack: "Can't it wait until after the show? He's not getting any gayer."

Zigmund: "But I'm not gay -- I'm British!"
(that reminds me of part of a Norm MacDonald joke from The Fake News on SNL: How do you exactly tell if a British guy is gay?)

 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2024 - 8:26 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Continuing SEASON 5:




"Sid & Nina"
https://ok.ru/video/3079724403386

I don't really like this episode either, though it's better than the above one.

The crimes Nina is involved with after work continue, as she says she can't go home because of the police tape.

Special note to the funky source music cue starting about 13:45 in. Reminds me of a source cue by Shorty Rogers from a short-lived series called "Tabitha". There's a short reprise of the ideas after the commercial break for the magazine close up.

We finally learn Nina's secret age: 50.

Rating: *** *** *

Dennis: "I'm not saying there will be a Hokey Pokey, but it can and will happen at any time."

"Oh my God -- is that Nina Van Horn?
Dennis: "Ahhh, about twenty percent. The rest is an experimental plastic brought to you by NASA."



"Where's Poppa?"
https://ok.ru/video/3079724468922

Plot Hole: Elliott didn't call the police to have them look it over and make the report? Nothing is insured? I know we find out later Elliott knew early on, but in-universe, Dennis didn't know.

Rating: *** *** *.5

Nina: "Go to the bathroom, shut the door, run water, this isn't about you -- I swear."

Jack: "That explains the laughter during the hernia examine."



"Erlene and Boo"
https://ok.ru/video/3079724927674

The opening credits has been updated and now features videos in the camera stills.

This episode comes with an out-of-left-field surprise ending.

Rating: *** *** **

Dennis: "Should I book you into a cell with the Riddler and the Penguin?"

Nina: "She's never worked in an office."
Jack: "Who cares -- she bakes cakes."



"Fanny Finch"
https://ok.ru/video/3079724337850

If Maya and Elliott are still together for a hypothetical revival of the series, that photo should be hanging in the living room of their house/large apartment.

Special note to the score cue starting about 10:10 in (a montage cue).

Rating: *** ***.5



"Sugar Momma" (20)
https://ok.ru/video/3079724731066

Rating: *** *** *

 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2024 - 7:35 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Finishing SEASON 5:




"Maya Stops Thinking"
https://ok.ru/video/3079725320890

.

Rating: *** *** *

Nina: "Like a dirty dirty movie locked away in your heart."

Maya: "Your chance to put things anywhere, is over."

Jack: "Maya, I've had six sugar doughnuts, there's no stopping this train."

Nina: "How do they make candy?"
Elliott: "I don't know, ask Finch -- he's the magic elf."



"At Long Last Allie" (Part 1)
https://ok.ru/video/3079725517498

We finally meet Jack's ex-wife, the one mentioned over and over again, who he was married to when the series began, the one that Dennis thinks is hot and wants.

That really is Brande Roderick, Playboy bunny, playing herself.

Dennis watches "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".

Why is it I keep coming across TV series where they want to set up main leading male character with ugly boring girls with short hair and/or man names?

Rating: *** *** *

Jack: "Why do they get smarter after the break up?"
Maya: "Because you find them in high school."

 
 Posted:   Mar 2, 2024 - 7:32 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

SEASON 6:




"Finch in the Dogg House" (Part 2)
https://ok.ru/video/3080076462778

The murder of employee pets continues, only this time it isn't Jack: Nina says she shot his yorkies one time. I guess she killed them, as we never saw them and they have never been referenced prior to this episode.

Nina confesses she has slept with one of Jack's ex wives. I've lost count, but it was four or five he's had, and she started working for him about a decade ago, so it's likely the one before Allie. Though it is entirely possible she slept with one before she met Jack and didn't realize it until much later. Man, Nina is becoming a lot like Roger from "American Dad!" for me: started out funny, but slowly but surely became too disgusting to really like anymore based upon all the things he had done up until I reached the last set of episodes available in my thread for that show.

Rating: *** *** *



"The Two Faces of Finch ()"
https://ok.ru/video/3080075545274

Dennis is a natural brunette. He dyes his hair.

I kind of don't like this episode because I think Jack was unreasonable, to the very end and never changed.

Rating: *** *** *

Dennis: "Gather around -- Jack is too old and too wealthy to walk to other people. Come on."
Jack: "Thank you, Dennis"



"The Two Faces of Finch ()"
https://ok.ru/video/3080075872954

Elliott really isn't into porno. Or threesomes.

Rating: *** *** **

Nina: On not getting a raise, "... I may have gotten nothing, but at least I earned it!"

Jack: "The box doesn't fill itself, Maya..."
(I think the writer's, missed the obvious joke -- Jack should have put a photo of himself in there, that was he can brag with a dad joke about giving them Jack in the Box)



"Bye Bye Binnie"
https://ok.ru/video/3080075414202

Man, I'll admit -- I swear every single episode up until now, Nina was saying "My friend Vinney [or Vonnie]". Turns out to have been Binnie this whole time. Go back, check out it -- you hear "Vinnie" too, right?
Binnie has been binned.

It's easy to forget that Jack's daughter Hannah, was born on the first [aired] episode of the series and that in-universe she's a little over five years old now, though we haven't seen her yet (we met her mother a few episodes ago, but where was the kid???).

Rating: *** *** *** *

Dennis: "Let the minutes reflect that Nina has put a dead person on the table."



"Maya Judging Amy" (5)
https://ok.ru/video/3080076135098

I know it's a horrible thing to say, but comedian Brian Poshen has made a career out of making fun of himself and the way he looks -- even saying "I look like I'm made of farts" -- so his character Kevin going on a date with a girl in this episode got me wondering: is he married in real life? Is she ugly? Well, he's married to film producer Melanie Truhett, and back when they got married, she was a fairly attractive blonde woman. So, in real life he actually didn't get the short end of the stick.

Love the ending of the episode.

Rating: *** *** **

Jack: "Buzz me if she takes off the jacket."

Elliott: "I've got butterflies in my stomach."
Kevin: "Kevin, that's just nerves."
Elliott: "No, they're real butterflies. It's a long story."

 
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