Ed - 11/5/2003

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  1. Ken_McAlinden

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    Ugh. This was easily the worst episode of the season. It was 95% un-fun to watch relationship stuff with Ed and Carol and Molly and "Biff". Even the legal case was boring and had a lame pay-off that should have Ed facing wrongful imprisonment charges. Yawn. It was like a Ross and Rachel heavy episode of Friends. I hope this mess is all played out by the end of sweeps. It's like they are chumming for the sharks getting ready to jump.

    The only highlights were Dr. Mike working on a new best friend and a nice gesture by the Stuckey-boss to his employees that I hope comes back to bite him in the next episode.

    P.S. Will a kindly moderator please revise the date on the thread title to 11/5 - Thanks

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  2. Mike Brogan

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    This whole season has been pretty weak but I agree, this was the weakest. Too much, will they or won't they? You're right about the case too, I don't even know why they bothered.

    Maybe they'll sue Ed for ownership of Stuckey Bowl and he'll have to rent out his law office from them.
     
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    I just watched this one last night.

    Here we go. Again. Somewhere there's a rule for the "Ed" writers that says E&C have to be in some sort of will they/won't they situation at ALL TIMES. Why can't they just leave well enough alone? Get back to them all living their lives, let E&C become just another normal couple like Mike & Nancy. I know this whole NY thing will probably blow over by the end of the sweeps period, but it just gets annoying.

    What did I like?

    Mike Burton deserves an emmy. (OK, well, the actor that plays him does, I just can't recall his name right now) I was cracking up and yet at the same time felt so sorry for him as he tried to find another buddy to hang out with. Such a great performance from him.
    Molly's back on the scene, again. I guess playing video games and watching reruns on the couch with Biff just didn't do it for her and I can't say that I'd blame her.
    The handling of Stuckeybowl was creative, and it will be interesting to see how that all works when Ed comes back. Like Mike said above, maybe he'll have to rent it from them?

    All in all, I'm looking forward to the time when the gang's all back in Stuckeyville.

    -Brett.
     
  4. Patrick Sun

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    I dozed off trying to watch this episode last night. I'll try again this weekend.

    (thread title amended as requested.)
     
  5. Patrick Sun

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    I liked how Ed's court case parallelled his relationship with Carol, and how the 2 resolutions was to let the other one go (for the time being).

    Overall, while a bit somber (as goodbyes go), still some good comedic mileage was achieves (Mike should get an Emmy for some of the work he does on the show).
     
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    I saw Tom Wilson (herein referred to as "Biff") at the Denver International Airport about two weeks ago. As he walked past me at a distance of about 4 ft, I thought of the following things to say to him:

    • Ask him to do a "Hello! McFly!" noogie on your head.
    • Tell him that "Freaks and Geeks" is probably your favorite show of all time and then call him a "butt patter".
    • Ask him what the hell they're doing with his "Ed" character.

    I didn't say anything to him. [​IMG]

    I did like looking at Julie Bowen's ass when she climbed on the bed. Otherwise, I agree with the overall sentiment that this episode put the Ed/Carol conflict thing way over the top - and the previews suggest it's still climbing.

    Brad
     
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    So...does this mean that Ed works for Eli, Phil and Shirley, or just co-opts his office at the bowling alley now?
     
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    the first law of tv: when the main characters finally get together, the show will inevitably jump the shark....

    when will the writers learn this?
     
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