Google Something Clever 2.0: Today, I Use My Blog Powers For Good

Mar 25, 2013

Today, I Use My Blog Powers For Good

With great power comes great responsibility. You don't have to have a wise, elderly aunt to know that. Well, I have the power of... hundreds?... of people who sort of care what I have to say, so today, I'm going to use it responsibly. I'm using it to save The Funniest Show on Television.

You read that right. The Funniest Show on Television is in danger of being cancelled. It's called "Happy Endings," and chances are you've never watched it. Shame on you, sir or madam! This show gets no love, for some reason. It's been shuffled all around, from Tuesdays to Sundays, back to Tuesdays, and now Fridays, that no-mans-land where good shows go to die.

"Happy Endings" is calling on their fans to save them. And I am a superfan. They need ratings. They need you. You can help. All you have to do is tune in this Friday. I know most of you are parents. You don't have plans Friday night. Even if you do, you can still DVR it. I'm pretty sure it counts towards their ratings as long as you watch it within a few days.


If you like my brand of humor, I guarantee you will like this show. Yeah, I said it. Guarantee. I'll give you a quick rundown:

Dave (Zachary Knighton) and Alex (Elisha Cuthbert) were engaged. Then she left him at the altar. They became friends again, and now they're back to dating. Dave owns a food truck called "Steak Me Home Tonight," and Alex owns a boutique, somehow, because money is no object for people on TV (except on "Roseanne"). Also, Alex is impossibly stupid, but in an endearing way.

Their group of friends includes Alex's sister, Jane (Eliza Coupe, who you might recognize as the only good thing on that last, unfunny season of "Scrubs"), who's super type-A and pretty much the "dude" of her relationship. She's married to Brad, who is kind of the lady. He is played by Damon Wayans, Jr., who is a funnier, better-looking version of his father.

The other friends: Max (Adam Pally) who is gay, but doesn't have a gay accent. And he likes sports! What?! Where else on TV can you find a gay guy who's not a caricature? Nowhere, that's where. Rounding out the group is Penny, Max's best friend (who he dated before coming out). Penny is a hot mess, but she owns it. She also pronounces words all crazy, like "a-mah-zing." It's cute when she does it, I swear.

Oh, and if you're looking for eye candy, and Elisha doesn't do it for you, Penny has this boyfriend with impossibly perfect skin. I think he's somehow airbrushed in real life.

If you're super-rad and your kids are napping, and you want to watch an episode right now, there are a few episodes available on Hulu. I recommend "The Marry Prankster" to start. Just trust me, please? Unless you want to read nothing but my complaints about this show getting cancelled for the next year or so.

I thank you, and "Happy Endings" thanks you.