Back in Jackass's office, I'm starting to get the feeling the guy hardly ever leaves his chair. Carol walks in and says that they should pretend she never asked him to read the story, and that he won't have to read it. Jackass says he already read it and that he didn't hate it. He says there was actually a lot of good stuff in there. Carol grins and says, "Really?" and he admits that no...actually, he hated it. Carol doesn't grin and repeats, "Really?" a little less enthusiastically than the first time. Carol wants to know what Jackass hated about the story. He says the characters weren't defined as well as they could have been. She wants to know which characters, and he says the sister and mother, which I'm guessing are all of the characters. He doesn't see this criticism as being constructive in any way, but she does. She says she deserves his opinion. So Jackass tells Carol that her plot was clichéd and dull, the language was forced and precious, there was no particular style, and the story never evolved as a whole. I grin from ear to ear because I take this as yet another shout-out from the writers to me regarding my recaps. Carol's a bit overwhelmed by this parade of hatred and says, "Wow." She thanks Jackass for his honesty, and he tells her that it was a bad idea ever to ask his opinion; he asks if she's okay with this. She's still shell-shocked as she says, "Sure." (Which is a helluva tongue-twister I just concocted; my language may be forced and precious here, but I come up with a shitload more tongue-twisters in my recaps then those damned Ed writers could ever come up with in a season of episodes. In your face, scrubs!) Jackass asks if they're still on for a viewing of the videotape Mrs. Doubtfire later on, and she says, "You bet," as she walks out of the room like a zombie who was just forced to watch a barrel full of kittens being force-fed into a paper shredder.
Episode Report CardUncle Bob: F | 472 USERS: C+
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