NYFD cheers for Lee, coming back live, and Trump arms his clichÃ© cannon and fires the fuck at will about how it's "crunch time," and will their teams "step up"? Sean welcomes the Barenaked Ladies to the venue and interviews how "sexy" that whole experience was, because apparently he thinks they are relevant and/or a rock band. I was watching an old episode of Once & Again the other day and that "One Week" song was playing in one scene. While Once & Again is in fact one of the best TV shows ever written, the fact remains that it was canceled during the first George W. administration. Think about that for a second as I tell you that that's the song they're going to play tonight. Why not just have like "Pontiac Presents Paula Cole's Armpits"? "The World Wildlife Foundation presents Tuck & Patty." "The Pontiac Dishwashing Liquid Variety Hour with Special Guest Duke Ellington." Sean smarms with a Barenaked Lady who tells him rock shows are "easy," or so he's heard. Tarek introduces George and the reps from SLS Speakers, because he's in charge of that event. Because Tarek is awesome and pretty, there are live studio screams on the Hard Day's Night level whenever he appears. Much talk is talked about the awesomeness of the speakers and about Quincy Jones being involved in something or another and George tells us straight up that Sean is not spending enough time with his team. "A good leader has to be sure they're operating how they should." Sending Tarek, even though he should by rights be in the Final Two, frankly, into the field all alone is "not right." George looks awesome, frankly, wearing all-monochrome and a cute argyle sweater. He gets older and smaller every year, but clothing-wise he is on target. Tarek is totally smooth and awesome with the SLS people, but I guess all these problems are to make us wonder whether Sean is going to win, and keep up from falling asleep at the very idea. The thing is, though, that because none of these things are actually problems, and so they should make us feel better and not worse about Sean's chances, they're so hysterical about the suspense that it kind of means that when he does win, it will have certain aggressive undertones of incompetence attached to it. Somnolent and unimpressed is not how I wanna feel at the end of this crap. You know I'm happier with sexism and racism to complain about, and I simply cannot get exercised about, like, "I fell asleep at some point, but I'm almost sure that one loser won and the other loser lost and Roxanne was dressed as the Princess of Pirates on the High Seas."
Episode Report CardJacob Clifton: C | 618 USERS: B-
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