Erwin and Godwin (Reliable EEFP El Guapo: "There should be a third brother named Cubswin") are brothers with great big arms. Not that I don't like a nice arm, but I could definitely do without the shot of Godwin sloppily smooching his own bicep. That is just not okay, even ironically. Rainn Wilson already killed that joke for all comers, and all you can do is hurt yourself. Godwin tells us that he studied for his graduate degree at NYU, like it's supposed to be all impressive. I am here to tell you, there are plenty of people studying for graduate degrees at high-ranking academic institutions who couldn't common-sense their way through a trip to the grocery store and don't have the social skills to survive a book-club meeting without making everyone so uncomfortable that they all simultaneously pretend to get phone calls saying their houses are burning down and they have to leave immediately, so it's going to take a little bit more than that to crank me up. Erwin adds that he doesn't think anything can be thrown at them that they can't figure out. Book smarts uber alles!
Duke and Lauren are father and daughter. In their interview, Duke says that he loves Lauren "to death," but he says, "There's just a teeny bit of disappointment, as a father, looking at Lauren." And then he starts crying, and he reaches over and puts his hand on her knee. And why is he disappointed in this seemingly intelligent, lovely, pleasant young woman? Well, Lauren is gay, you see, and this has been a problem for him, to the point where they went for a while without talking at all. It's obviously really depressing that he would react this way to something she has no control over, but to his credit, he's at least trying to repair their relationship. What struck me about that interview was that even as he knew he was saying something really hurtful to her, he reached over to touch her, like he's crying not because she's gay, but because he knows how stupid it is that he feels that way and he's trying to not to feel that way. It's still wrong, and I still obviously mostly feel for her, but the fact that he's making the effort makes it a really different situation from the cold-staring parent who just disinvites the kid from Christmas permanently. There is a shot of Duke and Lauren walking on the beach with Lauren's (presumably) girlfriend, too, so... it's interesting. It's not like, "Congratulations for not being a bigot," but he clearly loves her.