Thursday night is b intern Becky Quinn's favorite night of the week for plenty of reasons (hello, Thirsty Thursday!). NBC and its comedy lineup just make it that much better. Rather than taking her time like her roommates to get ready to go out, she would rather sit in front of my TV from 8-10 p.m. and chuckle to herself. Here she picks this week's LOL moments:
"Community": I only have one thing to say about this episode — Chang is not only married to the leg of a mannequin and living in a storage closet, but he is now also the head of security at Greendale. I'm concerned. Oh and the rest of the episode consisted of the study group bickering amongst themselves about lab partners and verbally abusing poor Todd and his turtle.
"Parks and Recreation": In an Obama-esque scandal, the birthplace of Leslie Knope is in question upon the release of her Pawnee memoir. Talk-show-host-turned-yellow-journalist Joan Callamezzo not only sparks the scandal with her signature Gotcha! moment (complete with Gotcha! girl-dancers) but she also proceeds to drunkenly and sexually harass Tom and Ben, which I could only imagine would be the most uncomfortable threesome ever. The best thing to happen was the return of Andy's alter-ego, FBI agent Bert Macklin who unfortunately discovers that Leslie was, in fact, born in rival town Eagleton. "I wonder who else was born in Eagleton. Voldemort probably," she says.
"The Office": The warehouse workers all quit after winning the lottery, so it is up to Andy and Darrell, who is dealing with what can only be considered a mid-life crisis, to hire a new crew. Side note: Dwight, Jim, Kevin and Erin volunteer to work in the warehouse, and you can guess how that worked out. After a failed hiring session with some questionable candidates (including some manly eye-candy provided by Oscar), Andy gives Darrell the ultimate pep talk. The eipsode peaked with Darrell’s post-crisis epiphany: "My future is not going to be determined by seven tiny white lotto balls. It’s gonna be determined by two big black balls. I control my destiny." Whoa, profound.
"Whitney": Although, I have not been entirely won over by loud comedienne Whitney Cummings' self-titled sitcom, the third episode's opening scene will keep me watching. Cummings' on-screen boyfriend Alex has just initiated some sort of weird role-play scenario. He plays Hans, the German foreign exchange student at Whitney's high school, who wins Whitney over with his accent cooing sweet nothings like “Be aggressive, be be aggressive” and “Someone needs some more tutoring.” It was a weird scene, but they're a weird couple, so it worked just fine.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times