Oh, gosh. We’re back to a point where the amount of comedy we watch on TV is overwhelming, and I don’t even know where to begin. I guess I’ll begin with the one that’s ending: It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia! BYEEEE. You just got here, I feel like, but byeeee! The show’s season finale, “The Gang Squashes Their Beefs,” followed the gang attempting to squash beefs after not being able to rent the unrated director’s cut of Thunder Gun Express from the McPoyles, who own the only video store in Philadelphia, or pick up their Thanksgiving Gobblers from the Wawa where Gail the Snail works. They invite a bunch of our old It’s Always Sunny friends to a Thanksgiving dinner to make peace and, when that doesn’t work, end up locking them inside of the burning building. Hahah. It is a funny and very season finale-appropriate premise, but felt a bit underwhelming for overwhelming it should have been. Maybe because what is funny about each of the beefs is the focused intent on ruining the person with whom they have the beef, and having a bunch of them in one room kept us from focusing enough on anyone? I don’t know. Maybe that. I will say, though, that I laughed every single time they showed Liam McPoyle’s eyepatch with the eye drawn on. Hahah. That was very good. NEXT. Bob’s Burgers was great this week, it’s basically always great. “I was going to punch you, but I’m holding wine” is so good. So was Comedy Bang Bang. Scott Auckerman is always very funny when he is opposite a pretty lady. Speaking of pretty ladies, Taye Diggs was on New Girl and he is a very pretty man! (Let’s take a jump and then keep talking.)

I really liked Jess’s giggling interactions with Taye Diggs. Also I really appreciated that after Jess listed her complains about Nick’s man-boyness and one is that he is out drinking on a Tuesday or whatever, that Cece pointed out, “So are you, and you’re a teacher.” Hahah. THANK YOU, CECE! I wish you and Jess would talk to each other more! U guys are funny 2gether! Coach is back! AND HE’S STAYING! I hope the fact that Coach will continue to be around doesn’t mean that Winston will get pushed further into weird, nothing story lines. That poor guy! GIVE HIM A REAL THING! WE LIKE HIMMMMMM. Okay what else. I didn’t watch The Greatest Event in Television History 3 because I had to go to bed. How was it? Ummm. Oh, Brooklyn Nine-Nine was good. Trophy Wife was “actually pretty good,” as it tends to be. Chris Christie was on the Michael J. Fox Show. The League continues to make me feel bad and uncomfortable even though I love everyone on it. WHAT DID YOU THINK?

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  1. Eastbound and Down was great, even without Kenny’s robot making an appearance

  2. I’m really liking Brooklyn Nine Nine. It’s still finding its feet, but the characters are so great. And while the pie subplot was kind of weak, man did it make me want some pie.

    Bob’s Burgers is perfect. I love that even though Bob and Linda’s marriage is obviously played for laughs a lot, they clearly love each other and there’s no tired “Marriage! WHAT A DRAG, amirite???” type jokes.

  3. The Greatest Event in Television History 3 was pretty good. There were a lot of sports happening and it was on right after the sports, so I think Adam Scott should team up with all the Sports Commissioners to make that a more regular tradition.

    I am confused about New Girl’s direction. I think everyone anticipated that Damon Wayans’ return would mean a conflict with Winston, given how his season was going so far. But it seems to be more of a Nick/ Jess barrier. I thought the conflict between them was going to come from Nick growing up a bit and Jess not being sure if she liked grown up Nick as much. However, I am not a New Girl writer!

    Remember in the pilot when Coach goes to Jess and asks her to help him be more understanding and civil to the women at his personal training job? I wonder if they will bring that back.

    Speaking of former Happy Endings cast members, it’s always good to see D-Rose on TV and by D-Rose I mean Dave Rose and I mean he showed up on Always Sunny.

  4. This is the week that cinched it. I am Linda from Bob’s Burgers. When she said “I would have punched you, but I’m holding wine,” I knew that we were the same person.

  5. Elementary was the funniest show I have seen this week. Johnny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu and Rhys Ifan are all super great. And it’s just such a different tone and take than Sherlock, that it feels like a totally different entity. Honestly, it feels more like Sleepy Hollow than anything as it’s two super attractive leads who are best friends and solve crimes and squabble about silly stuff. And Elementary and Sleepy Hollow writers have little Twitter wars, so they are both aware that the shows are pretty similar. Oh and a bunch of my favorite British actors show up to do stuff or cause trouble, which is always fun. But Johnny Lee Miller’s antagonistic relationship with his brother is so damn funny and maybe too relateable… but I was just dying at the subtle goofiness.

    And man oh man, Johnny Lee Miller is *oh wow* crushable and has been since 1993. Sorry, Bennie.

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