Posted Sep 24, 2008 @ 10:28 PM
Any title I would suggest would be "Mohr Jay than every before" or something involving how a Paula Marshall show won't last long enough to come up with a thread title.
That said...I laughed out loud more than once, which didn't happen at all during the lead-in show. Mohr's slightly bitter divorced dad had some good lines and I felt he played it well. The engagment to the therapist thing...I can think of ways I'd like to see that go (ie, she's rebounding and it's not so slapsticky as it appears) but it earned a repeat look.
Posted Sep 24, 2008 @ 10:43 PM
Good companion to Old Christine.
Posted Sep 24, 2008 @ 11:04 PM
Posted Sep 25, 2008 @ 9:15 AM
But Paula Marshall needs a cheeseburger tout suite. From Seinfeld to this show, it's like she lost a whole person!
Posted Sep 25, 2008 @ 9:53 AM
Posted Sep 25, 2008 @ 10:09 AM
Posted Sep 25, 2008 @ 1:23 PM
I know Mohr divorced a while ago, but I don't think he had kids. I used to hear him on a local radio show all the time when he & his wife were so lovey dovey with each other. I'd love to know what happened there. James King will always be the chain smoking 17 year old model who had a huge spread in the NY Times magazine about 12 years ago. I think she's had three careers since then.
I thought Mohr & Marshall's son was 11 or so, not 14.
Posted Sep 25, 2008 @ 1:44 PM
Actually, he has a son from that marriage (who I think is now about three or four years old.) Back when he was first doing Last Comic Standing, he used to joke about the agony and the ecstasy of being a new father on his show-related online blog.
I know Mohr divorced a while ago, but I don't think he had kids.
Edited by legaleagle44, Sep 25, 2008 @ 1:46 PM.
Posted Sep 25, 2008 @ 2:49 PM
Posted Sep 25, 2008 @ 2:53 PM
Thanks, I guess I was hearing him and the Mrs about 8 years ago or so.
he has a son from that marriage (who I think is now about three or four years old.)
Posted Sep 25, 2008 @ 8:15 PM
Edited by sarapea08, Sep 25, 2008 @ 8:16 PM.
Posted Sep 28, 2008 @ 9:42 AM
Posted Sep 30, 2008 @ 12:04 PM
I know that this is just a comedy and therefore must not be taken seriously. Having said that, I have this burning question. For a marriage counselor to have a relationship with one of his patients, isn't it a major major conflict of interest as well as breach of ethics? Not to mention blurbing out facts conversed in confidence?
Definitely, especially just 3 months after the divorce. Of course she's going to find him amazing and sensitive because he listens calmly whilst she bitches about Gary. Next year she might not like him so much. I wonder if we're supposed to ignore it brcause it's comedy or it will come up?
Certainly nothing new or particularly but I didn't find it that bad either. I definitely enjoyed it more than "The War at Home" (and many many others) which was the same thing without the divorce. Might not stick around that long though, considering the ratings.
Posted Oct 1, 2008 @ 8:17 PM
Posted Oct 1, 2008 @ 9:55 PM
Wasn't there an older\darker haired child playing his daughter last week?
I was just going to post the same thing. I barely paid attention to the first episode of this show, and this jumped out at me immediately. They didn't even try to find a girl who looked somewhat the same.
It's not weird to recast a role like that, but usually they go back and reshoot the pilot so that the change isn't so glaringly obvious.
Edited by Phishbulb, Oct 1, 2008 @ 9:56 PM.
Posted Oct 2, 2008 @ 2:54 AM
Edited by vampdeath, Oct 2, 2008 @ 2:54 AM.
Posted Oct 2, 2008 @ 9:29 AM
Posted Oct 2, 2008 @ 12:22 PM
Posted Oct 2, 2008 @ 5:06 PM
But the one kid we have gotten to know is like watching According to Jim in larval form - dumpy boy complains about his hot girlfriend. And he's either not a good actor or being directed badly - his line readings don't punch the right words.
PS: Did Ed Begley ever act? Lately all I've seen him in, he seems to be playing Ed Begley. (Jay Mohr is almost playing Jay Mohr in this, but he's like the domesticated version instead of feral Jay.)
Posted Oct 2, 2008 @ 8:23 PM
The actress who played April (Vanessa Marano) is actually the older sister of the actress (Laura Marano) in this show's pilot. You might recognize Laura from last season's Back to You, on which she played Patricia Heaton's daughter.
Ok, so it's not just me going crazy, then. I thought the daughter last week was played by April from Gilmore Girls
Anyway, I actually thought the pilot was stronger than the second episode, despite the extra helping of Paula Marshall in the new one. (Love Paula Marshall.)
Edited by macrone, Oct 2, 2008 @ 8:24 PM.
Posted Oct 3, 2008 @ 9:10 AM
Posted Oct 3, 2008 @ 9:39 AM
Posted Oct 3, 2008 @ 9:04 PM
Kind of odd that they didn't re-shoot the scenes with the first daughter in the pilot. I heard Larry Miller originally played the part Ed Begley plays and they re-shot that stuff.
Oh, and Jay Mohr with his shirt off... no Jay, no. lol.
Posted Oct 11, 2008 @ 8:16 AM
Edited by My Wurst Fierce, Oct 11, 2008 @ 8:17 AM.
Posted Oct 15, 2008 @ 8:09 AM
That said, overall, I find this to be pretty stereotypical sitcom...it's funny enough, but so far, I don't really see anything much distinguishing it from dozens of other shows. (That'll be important, come chopping-block time....)
On a side note, did anyone else see Gary and his kids eating on those Frisbees and think it looked like fun? LOL
Posted Oct 16, 2008 @ 1:16 PM
Posted Oct 16, 2008 @ 8:48 PM
Seriously. But at least they seem to be adding a few more dimensions to Paula Marshall's character. It was looking at first like she might wind up as Judith redux (Marin Hinkle's increasingly shrewish, blood-sucking, and two-dimensional character on Two and a Half Men.)
It's right up there with fart jokes in the "things CBS thinks are really funny" that I just can't find amusing.
Posted Oct 17, 2008 @ 3:05 AM
Posted Oct 22, 2008 @ 2:04 AM
Posted Oct 23, 2008 @ 11:07 PM
This moronic man-child is able to come up with occasionally clever insults.
This ex-wife admits that she liked his flawed personality at one time [drunken confession] and that she treasures the truly good times they shared [including the pool table]. Plus I've had a crush on Paula Marshall since Cupid ten years ago.
Will it go the full season, possibly two?
Edit: I think my point was that the show seems punchline-driven rather than plot/character-driven where punchlines are the reward. Some of these punchlines feel cheap and undeserved.
Edited by Toy Purple Belt, Oct 23, 2008 @ 11:09 PM.