Marry Me – Scary Me

Marry Me – Scary Me

Marry Me Scary Me

Marry Me – Scary Me

I haven’t been posting nearly as much as I should have, well, let’s face it, it’s been years other than my Blood Punch post.  It’s time to start things back up since the fall programs aren’t too far into their seasons!

I’m LOVING the new show Marry Me!  I like the way it’s presented and I love the characters!  I also, for whatever reason, love that there’s no real or fake audience laughter!  For me, shows that do this, are coming across on their own talent and not a “tell when to laugh” type of thing.

This episode is Marry Me – Scary Me.

Annie and Jake find out that the Halloween party that is their go to for Halloween, left them off of the guest list.  Instead of contacting the person in charge of the list, Kyle, they opt for a more mature and grown up way to celebrate Halloween.  The “mom to the bone” tenant in their building, Julie, runs the heavy handed, micro managed Halloween for the building.  Annie and Jake would like to have a haunted house but quickly get shut down by Julie.  Let’s face it, anyone that won’t allow a haunted house with one of the reasons given being that you can’t let kids feel grapes making them think it’s eyeballs because grapes are a choking hazard…*bleh*.  Julie is the type of personality that thinks that a non-mom has no place in arranging anything for kids because a non-mom can’t have maternal instincts.  Come on, Jules, there’s a reason kids play with baby dolls…it’s our built in nature to nurture!  With their haunted house idea dashed to bits, Annie is upset and is ready to prove Julie wrong but Jake seems find an suggests they try to get on the list for the HallowRage party that they didn’t receive the invite to for this year.  Annie suggests that Jake call Kyle and tell him that they’re going to have a haunted house “because Julie’s a bitch!”.

Annie and Jake have it all planned out.  If Julie shows up at their apartment for Halloween, it looks like they’re just handing out candy but, behind the curtain, is their haunted house…their “world of terror”.

In the meantime, Gil and Kay are making arrangements to trick-or-treat but they need costumes that hide the fact that they’re adults.  Gil has found the street that gives out the best candy…full sized candy bars, people!  The street has so much candy that the New England Journal of Medicine has named it the Diabetes Cluster.  Kay admits that she’s always had dreams of full sized candy bars and knows she could always buy them herself but she says the candy tastes better when you beg for it.  They are Spiderman and…what is that?  I can’t tell what Kay is.  They get to the neighborhood and are disappointed.  One house gives them pickles.  Turns out that Gil’s ex-wife lives in the neighborhood and he just wanted to go their to see if she’s lonely.

Annie and Jake are dressed as Lucy and Ricky.  Kids ring the doorbell and are quickly invited into the haunted house where they’re completely thrilled and Annie and Jake are very pleased with themselves.

Gil and Kay approach the house of his ex-wife…whom he worries is lonely.  They get to the door and his ex opens the door…she’s having a party.  Kay points out that it’s good his wife is happy but Gil thinks she’s “too happy”.

Back at the haunted house, Annie is telling the kids she’s going to cut the food into sizes that they can’t choke on but the kids are quite rowdy.  She realizes that the kids are 5 minutes over the time that trick-or-treating was to end per Julie’s rules.  The kids head out.  HOWEVER, Julie is at the door!  She walks in and sees “11 choking hazards”.  Annie quickly shuts her down pointing out nothing happened and Jule’s leaves with her bee-tail between her legs.

Dennah calls (she’s dressed like a slut…her words not my judgement).  It turns out that Gil and Kay ARE indeed invited to the party but they’ve lost interest in coming.  Dennah says that it’s too loud.  Odd what age does to use, isn’t it?  Two other girls are dressed like Dennah.

Annie and Jake are about to have sex when they discover a little boy, dressed as a robot, in their bedroom.  Aaannnddd, he wants a sleepover!  Talk about a scary Halloween!  Jake tries to get the little boy to tell them where he lives so that he can take him home but the kid is tight lipped until Annie gives him $20.  Turns out, he gives them an apartment number that doesn’t exist.  He refuses to tell them where he lives.  Jake tries to sweat it out of the boy and tries to “bad cop” him into telling here where he lives.  Turns out that he doesn’t even live in their building but lives at the end of the block.

Back with Gil and Kay, Gil doesn’t think that the divorce hurt Cassie at all.  Let’s face it, we all want our ex’s to suffer a bit.  I still can’t figure out what Kay is…a TMNT maybe?  Kay takes Gil trick-or-treating to cheer our little man up.

Turns out our little haunted out robot boy lied about where he lives again.  Annie is crushed that Julie would know how to solve the problem because part of her looks up to her because she’s a super mom and Annie admits that she’s worried she won’t be a good mom.  Jake gives her the pep talk of all pep talks about what a great mom she’ll be.  Reluctantly, they decide to call Julie but quickly come up with a way to get him home…they make him think that they’re just going to leave him.  He runs off after them and admits that he does indeed live in their building.

Gil is back to spying on Cassie house.  He watches from the bushes as Kay goes back to Cassie’s house to steal the candy bowl.  It’s bowl that Gil purchased with a $12 gift card he received as “compensation” for falling at a store.  Kay rips it out of Cassie’s hands and Cassie announces that her husband bought her that bowl.  Spiderman Gil tackles Kay and recovers the bowl and then returns it to a grateful Cassie…he is the super hero!

Holy smokes!  The little robot trick-or-treater is JULIE’S SON!  Julie is ticked but the little boy admits that he stayed because Annie and Jake are so much fun and he wishes they were his parents.  He slams the door leaving Julie in the hall with Annie and Jake.  The girls have a moment but I have a feeling that it won’t be long lasting…assuming that Julie is in more episodes!

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The Mindy Project Josh and Mindy’s Christmas Party

The Mindy Project Josh and Mindy’s Christmas Party

The Mindy Project Josh and Mindy's Christmas Party

The Mindy Project
FOX
December 11, 2012

The Mindy Project Josh and Mindy’s Christmas Party – This show gets funnier with each passing week and I OH SO HOPE that it’s doing well in the ratings!

Josh takes Mindy iceskating and, to start, they’re the only people on the ice, Norah Jones, Don’t Know Why plays in the background.  It’s a romantic setting as the two embrace for a loving kiss when a buzzer sounds, and Space Jam Theme, Y’all Ready For This comes over the speakers as a hockey team comes to ice zooming around the couple.  Mindy tries to say that it’s romantic as long as she is with him…then the two land on their backs and ice shavings hit Mindy in the face.

Mindy meets with Jeremy and Danny to discuss the company Christmas party.  Christmas music is playing as they sit in her office.  Mindy dances away in her chair.  Jeremy does a little head be-popping but Danny is, well, he’s Danny.  “So we’re just going to sit here and listen to your Christmas music?”.  She has the music going to set the mood.  Danny informs her that he doesn’t need to be put in the mood for things, he just does them.  Since it’s the first year that the 3 of them are in charge, they need to do the party right…this is why she and Josh have offered to host the party at her apartment.  Jeremy thinks that Mindy being in charge of a party may not be the best call because at last year’s party she passed out inside of the food drive box.  She was only resting there because she had too much drink, she explains.  Danny points out that what she said isn’t a defense it’s just a description of what happened.  She continues that she’s a different person this year.  For one thing, she’s an owner of a small business.  “CO-owner” the men point out.  Mindy continues…she’s also in a stable relationship with a “handsome, wealthy, attorney at law, esquire”.  Danny brings up the point that none of them have even met Josh and they aren’t even sure whether or not he’s real.  “Maybe he’s real in the same way that Santa Claus is real”, Jeremy wonders.  Mindy points out that he IS, indeed real because she had sex with him that morning.  Danny has heard enough and tells her to go ahead and post the party at her “Hello Kitty dorm room” because he won’t be going anyway and gives her (I think) $60.  She tells him that as a partner, he has to show up and to stop throwing 20’s at her like she’s doing lap dances.  She tells him that he should do more than show up, contribute something.  Music?  Nope, the last time he did music he got in trouble for not playing enough Rihanna songs.  Mindy points out that there was NO Rihanna music and all they listened to was Jakob Dylan‘s dad.  “BOB Dylan”, Danny points out. Danny, then, out of the blue, offers to bring a gingerbread house.

Morgan shows up at the Christmas party, that’s already hopping, with a karaoke machine…that will only do Spanish songs because he found in the trash behind a Mexican restaurant.  Shauna shows with her boyfriend, Officer Stanson (I think she says).  Danny arrives carrying the most gorgeous gingerbread house, that he made!  Mindy is in awe of the little house saying she didn’t think he would show up at all…let alone bring the best gingerbread house she’s ever seen.  Danny says is his take on the cottage in Hansel and Gretel.  He says he came to drop it off.

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Guys With Kids Christmas

Guys With Kids Christmas

Guys With Kids Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guys with Kids
NBC
December 5, 2012

Guys With Kids Christmas – This episode starts with Marny passed out on the couch, the apartment is, what my grandma would have called, a T Total Mess.  Marny comes to and rubs her while calling to Gary.  Gary pulls himself up from the kitchen floor and says he hurts everywhere and then informs Marny that he passed out on the kitchen floor and used the rotisserie chicken for a pillow.  Marny stumbles over to Gary asking what they did.  The last thing Gary can remember is trying to climb the Christmas tree.  When the tree fell over he attempted to ride it like a bull.  He turns the faucet on and starts lapping the water like a dog.  Marny tells Gary that she thinks she’s going to die.  Gary asks “Where are our children?”.  Marny is “pretty sure” they left them with Nick and Emily.  “Oh come on, baby, these are things we should know”, Gary decides.  She remembers going over there to pick the kids up the night before and Nick and Emily offered to keep the kids.  Marny just hopes that they didn’t do anything to embarrass themselves.  There’s a pounding on the door.  Nick and Emily, obviously, upset come in with Gary & Marny’s boys.  “Here are your children”, Nick states.  Emily, with a more unique return, “Here is your bra”.  Marny grasps her boobs and takes the bra.  The shoves it down the front of her top.  Gary offers Nick and Emily coffee.  “After what happened last night?  We are so not talking to you!”….Emily doesn’t think so!  One of Gary & Marny’s (unfortunately named) children calls from their bedroom “AWESOME!!!  Somebody threw up in my bed!”.

A Week Before Marny Lost Her Bra

Gary is anxiously awaiting Nick and Emily to arrive at their apartment because they’re bringing cheese and he’s having a hard time handling the madness of only having cheese.  Chris informs him that they’re taking their Christmas card photo and should be there after.  Gary, Marny, and Chris all do little fun jabs at how over the top Nick & Emily always make their Christmas cards…just too cute and Marny doesn’t believe they can top the prior Christmas card which was the family dressed as reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh with the caption “It’s Raining Deer, Hallelujah!  It’s Raining Deer” (Get it?  “Raining Deer”…reindeer…oh stop!).  But wait…enter Nick, Emily and their children wearing Charles Dickens style of clothes, dressed as carolers.  Nick points out that the rumor that he can’t pull off wearing green velvet can be put to rest.

Nick

Photo Courtesy Of http://www.nbc.com/guys-with-kids/photos/christmas/12229/

Sheila comes in right behind them apologizing for being late…she was finishing up her shopping.  Shopping?  Nick is surprised.  He figured she just stole all of her gifts from Whoville.  She asks Nick if he is a pimp, a leprechaun or both.  Sheila sits beside Chris to take little Ernie.  As he hands the baby over he asks “Do you remember what we got each other last year?”.  She does, it was a divorce.  Nick sets the stage and asks Chris to “tell it again”.  He’s as excited to hear the telling of the divorce story as a little one is to hear The Night Before Christmas.  Nick sets the stage:

“They had just had a baby, hoping it would repair their marriage…it didn’t.  Aaannnddd go!”

Nick plops himself down on a comfortable chair and curls up under a blanket.

Chris remembers like it was yesterday.  He and Sheila were getting ready for his company Christmas party and Sheila hated his tie…”grinding my spirit down to a fine powder”.

Nick, still feeling like an excited child, pipes in “…and then Sheila said?”.

Sheila joins in:  “If that’s the way you feel…”, Nick interrupts saying he does a better Sheila than Sheila.  He uses his best demonic voice, “If that’s the way you feel, then maybe we just shouldn’t be together”.  Nick tells Chris and Sheila that their divorce was the best gift of all time.

We find out that last Christmas, for Emily’s gift, Nick made Emily’s a scrapbook out of mementos he had collected from every date that they had been on.  Emily says Nick is romantic…Gary says Nick is desperate.  Nick tells Gary not to look too deeply into his eyes because he might just fall in love.  Marny says that she and Gary have gone all out for Christmas this year.  The two have gotten a new dishwasher.  They two are VERY excited and want to show it off.  They love how quiet it is.  Emily isn’t pleased because the gift isn’t romantic.  The couple be to differ.  But Emily, for the couples Christmas gift, is going to spice up Gary & Marney’s marriage.  But the two are happy.

Sheila enters Chris’ apartment and says “Good, the idiot isn’t here”.  Nick comes out from the back and says “Oh yes he is!”.  Sheila says that she’s been thinking it’s wrong for her to keep the engagement ring.  Chris says she should keep it.  “I gave this to you as a symbol of my undying love, which died” and hands the ring back to her.  She tries to hand it back saying he knows she always wins but he says no.  She walks to the door and yells “Think fast” and throws the ring at Chris and leaves.

Nick & Emily with their kids go to the park and see Marny and Gary with their kids.  Marny tells them that they had a bit of a date the previous night.  They sat in bed and read to each other.  The only thing is, what they read wasn’t romantic poetry…the read the instruction manual for their new dishwasher from cover-to-cover.  “You’re right honey,”, Nick says to Emily, “their marriage has stalled”.  Emily tells them that they’re turning into her parents.  Marny tells Emily that they’re not in a rut and that they do go on dates.  When asked what dates, they went to a home supply store and had a hot dog combo outside, they took in some jazz music in the pediatrician’s office.  Emily says she’s an expert at planning dates and wants to plan a date for them.  She’ll leave them alone if they’ll let her do this.  The two concede.

Sheila is cranking, and cranking, and cranking a Jack-In-Box for adorable little Ernie…it’s taking forever for Jack to be out of the box and Ernie’s expressions are just far too cute!  He’s looks like I would imagine Alfred Hitchcock looked as a child.  His expressions are that of an old soul.  When Jack finally makes his debut, the boxed engagement ring is attached to his head.  Sheila tells Ernie “Once again your father has chosen the wrong person to engage”.  The next few cuts are with music and show creative (and to me, flirty) ways that Chris and Sheila try to give the other the engagement ring:  Chris gets in his mail and finds a package labeled “Urgent”.  The ring is in the package.  Sheila pours a bowl of cereal and the ring comes out of the box.  Chris is pushing Ernie in the swing and dog brings him a frisbee.  Chris throws the frisbee.  When the dog returns, he has the ring in his mouth.    Sheila gets a box containing a Russian doll.  I’m thinking that ring box can’t fit in there but we’re watching her take the dolls down from one size, to the next, the next, etc.  She gets to the final tiny doll and she looks at it.  Chris rounds the corner behind her and yells “Hey”.  Sheila turns around and he tosses her the ring box and leaves.

Gary & Marny are on their date set up by Emily…a horse drawn carriage…Nick and Emily’s favorite date.  Gary offers to pour Marny some wine but in the bumping of the buggy, it spills.  Gary and Marny are NOT enjoying this.  They’re cold, wet and the horse smells.  They want to go and find out if their new dishwasher gets spaghetti stains out of their Tupperware.  Gary points out that Nick and Emily have the kids, they should “tear it up” like they used to.  Go to bars.  Marny asks if he wants to do cleavage body shots.  Gary isn’t sure he still has the boobs for it but yeah, they can give it shot!  Instead of asking the driver to stop, Gary tucks and rolls from the buggy.  Marny, much smarter, asks the driver to stop.

We see one bar entrance after another and we know Gary and Marny are tying one on.

Gary & Marny, stumbling drunk, show up at Nick and Emily’s to pick up the kids and thank the two for keeping the kids.  Marny takes off her bra because it’s driving her crazy and hangs it on the Christmas tree.  Nick points out that part of the tree was too kid friendly anyway and they offer to keep the kids for the night.  Gary thanks them and says that he and Marny are going to have sex.  Emily is proud to take credit for a fun night…because of the carriage ride setting the mood.  Like most drunks, Gary and Marny don’t know how to keep their mouths shut and stop talking.  They tell Nick and Emily what a horrible time they had on the buggy ride.  Emily is surprised..and hurt.  It was a “Nemily” date (Nick + Emily) they’re informed…and are then informed that they all call them that.  Gary tells the couple that they try too hard and let them in on a little secret….sometimes they’re too cute and everybody thinks it’s ridiculous.  Emily asks who everybody is.  Nick tells her not to worry because Gary & Marny are drunk.  Gary informs them that he doesn’t get drunk, he gets awesome.  Marny says that SHE IS drunk and tells the couple she loves them.  They leave and Nick says that they were the rudest carolers of all time.

We now pick up where the episode started…the kids being returned home.  Marny tries to apologize but Emily won’t hear of it.  Gary attempts it again by saying “Emily”…but gets interrupted; “Don’t you mean, Nemily?”.  The boys come out and say that Nick promised them that their dad would take them on roller coasters   Gary ATTEMPTS to bow out but is SHOUTED at (lucky for these kids, they aren’t mine) “HE PROMISED”.

Nick and Emily go to Chris’ apartment.  Chris is sitting down and eating a bowl of cereal.  They burst in and ask if he calls them Nemily, if he thinks they’re ridiculously cute, does he think they’re annoying.  All Chris manages to get out before the next question is thrust upon him is “uhhhhhhhh”.  “Oh come on”, Emily states and storms out.  “Thank you, you’ve said enough”, Nick says and turns and leaves.  Chris is still sitting there with a spoonful of cereal half way to his mouth and saying “uhhhhhh”….and then gives up.

Emily is killing applies by stabbing them with sticks for caramel apples as she vents about people finding them silly.  Nick removes the “stabby things” from her hands before he talks to her.  He actually doesn’t enjoy the carriage rides.  Guess what?  She doesn’t either.  They both were doing it just because they thought the other liked it.  Emily does it because it’s something her parents never would have done.  Her parents are just 2 people sharing the same space and she promised herself she would never have a marriage like theirs.  Nick tells her that they’ll never be her parents.  They decide that they don’t have to be over-the-top to avoid being her parents.

The gang has met at Chris’ apartment.  He offers them wine.  Marny threatens to beat Chris to death if she smells wine.  Sheila comes in and Chris checks her for the ring.  She says she doesn’t have it and is tired of the game.  Gary and Marny apologize for everything including calling them Nemily.  Sheila is excited thinking they can call them that to their face no.  Marny thinks they’re a great couple and romantic.  Emily admits that they need to “calm the hell down” and they aren’t upset.  She apologizes for saying Gary & Marny were in a rut.  Marny says it was fine…they at least got out of the house.  Sheila smiles at Chris as he cuts into a fresh baked loaf of bread…the ring is baked in the bread!  She giggles when he hits it and runs out.  Chris follows her and they have a discussion about the ring.  We find out that Sheila feels guilty about keeping it because it symbolizes their divorce and she realizes it was her fault and it’s a reminder.  She says she knows she isn’t easy to get along with and she apologizes.  It’s as nice as we’ve ever seen her.  Chris points out that they games they’ve been playing with the ring is as much fun as they’ve had in a long time and he wants her to have it.  He hands it back to her.  She thanks him for letting her keep the $45,000 ring and the elevator doors close.  “That’s what I told you”, Chris says when she can’t hear him.

The show ends with Nick, Emily and their kids enjoying a hot dog combo outside of the home supply store.

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