Fall Pilot Season: Do Not Disturb
Neal stands at the for-some-reason-unmanned front desk as Tasha descends the stairs in an incredibly short skirt. Not only is it short, I think it has a slit in it. Oh, and she has a lot of cleavage on display, too. What kind of kinky love hotel is this? Do they have hourly rates? Tasha calls Neal cute and funny, which he takes as a signal to introduce himself and give her his business ca-- whoa, whoa, whoa! Neal realizes that he's doing his routine moves on her, and stops himself, remembering the solemn promise he made while his fly was down. He goes to leave, but she chases him, and asks him to join her on her break -- even though that would leave the front desk totally unmanned -- so they can "get to know each other['s genitalia] better." Neal awkwardly turns her down, saluting her as an employee. Literally, he salutes her. A Different World cue.
Break room. Nicole complains that she has too much responsibility, calling herself the "President of the Inn." Molly, the heavyset girl who works downstairs in reservations, offers to set her up with her modeling agency -- apparently, Molly is a plus-sized model? Nicole must not watch America's Next Top Model, because she doesn't think she's using the word right. Larry is upset because someone has changed his negative three score to a negative four; Nicole posits that he doesn't put out a sexual vibe ever since he started dating Victor. (Apparently, Larry is gay, which may explain why he reminds me of Daniel from Shear Genius, but, you know, not Texan.) Larry tries to hit on Gus to prove himself, but Gus sees through his sham, and tells him that he needs to see himself as sexual in order for others to. Sage advice from such a young poonhound.
After getting hit on by Larry, security guy Billy goes into Rhonda's office and tells her he might have an office romance situation. He starts to explain it, making her start to believe it's her he likes, and the tension builds, and just when I'm ready for the comedic twist... it's her. Yeah, he likes her. I was totally expecting it to be Molly or something, but no, the one black guy on the show likes the one black girl on the show. They kiss, and then say they can't do it, then agree to keep it on the DL and kiss again. Is this a daytime soap opera or something? Isn't this supposed to be a comedy? I'm failing to see the inherent humor in this situation -- in fact, I can predict there will be several attempts at comedy as they try to hide their relationship from the others. Someone will end up naked, hiding in a closet. Bet on it. Commercial.