The guys try to make Halloween special for their kids, but when the landlord, played by a much skinnier Marisa Jaret-Winokur, says the decorations are not within the fire code, the jig looks like it is up for them. But, luckily, she finds Chris attractive so he agrees to go on a date with her if Nick and Shelia give friendship a try.
Also, Gary and Marny try to buy the apartment next door when the tenant dies so they can expand and have more room for their kids so they try to chase away potential buyers with scary ghost stories with the help of Yoda and Clark.
In this episode, Gary has a stand off with Yoda that lasts hours about him not eating his dinner. Also, two of the dads go head to head in a 1st grade bridge building project to see who can build the best bridge.
Looks cute. That’s about it though….cute. Looks like another baby comedy, nothing horribly special.
Wrong! It wasn’t just cute, it was ADORABLE. Jesse Bradford has been melting my heart since Bring it On, I don’t know about you guys, so it was equally as adorable to see him with a baby nearly as cute as him. Although there was some predictable humor and dialogue in the pilot episode, I think this show is going to be different than other baby dramas we have seen.
NBC has really been exploring different outlets of comedy this season. With the groundbreaking The New Normal, we see a surrogate/homosexual couple relationship and in this show we are exploring the against the grain stay at home dad/dad demographic. I think this is a good thing because families are definitely not black and white like they used to be years ago, and NBC is really doing a good job to convey that to its audience.
The mix between humor and touching moments is really splendidly done in this show. I loved the “Titanic” scene and the bathroom scene between Anthony Anderson’s character and his wife. “WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN THERE?!” Hahahaha.
Another notable line “You need to chill out, Kareem Abdul Jabbar.”