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Posted Mar 19, 2014 @ 9:30 AM

I think that M & M fitting into that bed has become a 'running joke'


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Posted Mar 20, 2014 @ 5:33 AM

I was watching an episode of "Samantha Who" over the weekend and I can't believe how big Molly has gotten. Yes, she was big on SW, but she has really ballooned up. I loved her character on that and also of course, Sooki on Gilmore Girls.


Holy crap. You're right! I never realised until now.
 
Here she is in 'Samantha Who?' Season 2:
http://oi59.tinypic.com/x6a6i8.jpg
http://oi58.tinypic.com/2q0plzr.jpg
 
Then here she is in 'Mike and Molly' Season 4:
http://oi58.tinypic.com/20fcilz.jpg
http://oi61.tinypic.com/2agrmo3.jpg

Edited by TWoP Howard, Mar 21, 2014 @ 1:05 AM.
Please link to images rather than post them

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Posted Mar 20, 2014 @ 9:05 AM

Is she pregnant in the picture of  "Samantha Who ? "


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Posted Mar 20, 2014 @ 12:12 PM

You're right...even her face looks different now compared with then.


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Posted Mar 21, 2014 @ 1:06 AM

A reminder: we don't allow images to be posted on threads. Please link to them instead.

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Posted Mar 25, 2014 @ 8:47 AM

Well it felt like we went right back to not-funny Molly.  Enjoyed Mike's storyline very much. 


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Posted Mar 25, 2014 @ 12:59 PM

I half-watched it live. I haven't bothered with the recording yet. Molly lost a ton of money but made it back again (as happens so often in gambling), and her mom drank some wine.  (Okay maybe I one-eighth watched it.)


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Posted Mar 26, 2014 @ 11:31 AM

If you have a spending problem as obvious as Molly's, Las Vegas is probably the last place on earth you should go. Even Molly seemed self aware enough to stay away from the casinos until Joyce and Victoria pushed her into playing craps with them. That's like daring an alcoholic to join a chugging contest. There's really nothing funny about Molly's spending/shopping addiction and heavy debts, I wish they'd cut it out.


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Posted Apr 15, 2014 @ 1:23 AM

Well, there is earning an emotional payoff....and then there is this episode.


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Posted Apr 15, 2014 @ 8:14 AM

Last night's show was just terrrible.  I think this is the worst written show on TV sometimes. 


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Posted Apr 15, 2014 @ 8:25 AM

I have to say that last night's show was one of the best episodes they've done.  I found myself laughing out loud and I thought Carl's character and Nanna were wonderful.  Funny, heartwarming, heartbreaking.  Good job M & M !!


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Posted Apr 15, 2014 @ 9:17 AM

I never like it when writers have someone lie about a parent dying, it's too big a lie and it makes whoever tells it look bad forever.  Because really, there is no justification for that.  "I thought you'd be hurt," that's just crap.  You would always, always know that one day they'd find out and be hurt a million times worse by you.

 

But, that's not the fault of the actors and I thought they did the best job with it that they could.


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Posted Apr 15, 2014 @ 1:52 PM

My God I felt so bad for Carl when he got to the hospital only to find that his mom already passed away an hour earlier.  This is too much like real life where mostly there is no real closure and the things you want to say to your loved ones before they pass will never be said.  Really got too real for me.

 

I also think it was shitty that Carl's grandma didn't tell Carl his mom was still alive.  That's got to hurt Carl something fierce.

 

Loved it when Carl sat down next to his grandma as she played the piano and they sang together.  It was lovely.

 

One of the saddest episode of Mike & Molly I've ever seen.


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Posted Apr 15, 2014 @ 3:24 PM

After the string of "fat lady falls down" slapstick plots earler in the season, I found it interesting that the show went in such a serious direction with Carl's rediscovery and then loss of his mother. Too bad she waited so long to call him.


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Posted Apr 15, 2014 @ 4:43 PM

Kinda says a lot about Carl's mom that she waited until she was only hours away from actual death before she called her child. It's a case of "I'm sorry she's dead and all, but Carl was better off not knowing a woman who would DO that." The only reason she finally contacted her child was that she was about to leave this world.

Not cool BIo-mom, not cool at all. It wasn't right G-ma not telling him his mother was alive, but I get why she didn't.

 

Like she said last night, "How do you tell a child his mother never wanted him, wants nothing to DO WITH him?" How do you tell a kid that? How????

 

I can't honestly say I'd be able to hurt my boy that way either. When do you tell him? When he's 10 and wanting his real momma? When he's 20 and wondering where his momma is? How do you HURT your CHILD that way???

 

I get it....I get why she never told, and I get why he forgave her so quickly. Grandma is his momma. The only one he's ever known, and the only one he ever NEEDS to know.

 

One of the better, real-er episodes.

For the first time in forever, I watched an episode all the way through without changing the channel. It's been like 2 years since I've done that.


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Posted Apr 15, 2014 @ 7:43 PM

I would not be as forgiving, because to me it would mean that someone I trusted lied to me my whole life, and I would always wonder what else they lied about.  Granted I'm looking at this from the perspective of someone who was over-protected and over-shielded as a child, so I only know how that approach worked out (not well), but if it were me I'd tell my grandchild. 


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Posted Apr 15, 2014 @ 8:49 PM

I haven't watched this show since it became "Fat Woman Falls Down and You're Supposed to Laugh," but I was too lazy to change the channel last night. I thought the episode was very sad and touching, and I was shocked at how much better it was with Melissa McCarthy relegated to relatively few scenes. I don't find her funny, and I think it's sad that if she's as talented as "they" say, she's stuck with obnoxious fat girl roles in movies.

 

Billy Gardell and Reno Wilson were fantastic in their scenes once Carl found out his mother was still alive and everything after that. If they wanted to focus the show on Mike and Carl in the workplace (maybe with Victoria as the funeral home cosmologist after they're done investigating murders), that would be fine.

 

I get it....I get why she never told, and I get why he forgave her so quickly. Grandma is his momma. The only one he's ever known, and the only one he ever NEEDS to know.

 

It wasn't just to protect Carl, it was to protect herself. I think Nana says that when she's with the Flynn girls -- she feels she was a terrible mother, and Carl was her chance to redeem herself, to raise him right, because she didn't raise her daughter right. (But Nana's wig kept distracting me. I kept expecting it to fall off; was it always that bad or was the fit just not right?)


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Posted Apr 15, 2014 @ 9:12 PM

In my opinion, Melissa McCarthy is a great physical comedian, which is why the show plays to that strength.  I don't think the show views her as "fat woman" falls down, I think they view her as a comedian who does a great pratfall.  I think that is how she views herself.  That is also how I view her.  Men of all sizes have done pratfalls in comedies for years, and it is not about being fat, it is about being funny.

 

To dismiss her bits as well, the "fat person" did something, frustrates me, because yes, she is fat, but she's not doing anything other than what other comedians do with comedy. And she does does it so well and she does so much more.

 

I think they needed to retool the show this year, because it was flat, and because they have a brilliant comedian in her fronting this show that was stagnant.  I believe in large part it was flat the first couple of years was because they, other than a few episodes here and there, made her the straightman for the rest of the cast.  Which was ludicrous.  So, perhaps they went overboard revamping early on this year, but I don't agree with the notion that they were playing with her being "fat"; they were playing with her gifts (and she just happens to be fat).

 

For example, let's say her cousin, Jenny McCarthy was on the show and had the pratfall with the water jug.  Would one say, well, skinny woman struggling and doing a pratfall wasn't funny, because....skinny?  Or would one say, that bit didn't work for me?

 

Where I find that this show constantly falls flat is that they do not realize that they have comedy gold with her, her sister and her mother.  Crikey, every episode that has me giggling after involves a combination of two or three of the above.


I don't think it is the show that is obsessed with her being fat........I think they are just letting her be her.


Edited by pennben, Apr 16, 2014 @ 2:18 AM.

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Posted Apr 15, 2014 @ 10:03 PM

Seems to me that Chuck Lorre figured out that all four of his shows were mis-firing (although I believe he's given up on 2.5 Men) and he's shaken up his writing staff a bit.  Mike & Molly, Big Bang Theory and Moms have all enjoyed a renaissance of sorts lately.  Truth be told, the emphasis on physical comedy and Molly's odd behavior in the first half of the season made me walk away, but I've caught the last three shows and they've been pretty decent, overall.


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Posted Apr 16, 2014 @ 12:09 AM

I loved last night's episode.  Carl and his grandma were so sweet together.  Mike showed once again what a great guy he is.  


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