Fall Pilot Season: Worst Week
It is at this point that I realize that I hate this show. With a passion. I know there are some out there that find this series funny. I am not, or will not, ever be that person. The characters are all unlikable so far (excepting Dick) and then they throw in scatological humor on top of that. One or the other, people. I can't handle both. And how has this man gotten to be whatever age he is, if he's so remarkably unlucky or idiotic?
The next day, Sam's eating cereal. Mel sits down with him. Sam outlines his plan to be on his best behavior. Which doesn't involve urinating on the birthday dinner again. Then, according to his plan, because he likes a plan, at dinner, they'll tell them their news about the baby/marriage. I'm so sure that they will just be thrilled. Beyond belief. What a catch that Mel has landed. Mel has the sense to get in a dig at Sam by asking if he'll be on time for dinner. He says he's apologized a lot and he's feeling sensitive and wants to make sure she's cool. Um. She should have ripped him a new one. Instead she tells him that she still gets lost in the house. Everyone makes mistakes. She's always peeing in places that don't have bathrooms, she jokes. To which he responds, "I'm going to punch you in the face." Because that's exactly what you say to the person you love when they are forgiving you and just barely teasing you for a dumpable offense. Of course, Dick and Angela walk in and overhear this touching endearment. "Explain to me the context in which punching my daughter in the face is funny," says Dick. Mel changes the subject. Dad apparently has been at the hospital all night with Mom. Dick's got a concussion, the hospital wanted to keep him, but he stubbornly left. Because he's got a luncheon. He hasn't missed it in years. He's just got to go rinse the urine out of his hair before he goes. I never realized what an icky word urine was until this show. I'm guessing that pee, or other terms for urinating were axed by the censors.