“Kimmy Can’t Help You”
Just as Kimmy fills out her application for college, she gets an unexpected visitor.
If there was one thing about this episode that I enjoyed it was watching Kimmy and Titus deal with this kind of situation. When Kimmy is filling out her application for college, getting help from Titus on acting, and he made her think he was having a spell. Then a knock on the door came, and it was the Reverend’s fiance aka the Mystery Bitch, played by Laura Dern.
Dern’s character delivers the divorce papers for Kimmy to sign, and she talks about how they met and how she falls in love, in a way like women are with Charlie Manson in prison. Kimmy feels bad and tries to tell her how bad the Reverend is. But she doesn’t listen, and Titus doesn’t care what she does with him as he tries to get Kimmy to sign the papers and move on.
Kimmy eats the papers and they had to wait a whole night for the papers to get printed. Titus sends Kimmy out to get away from the woman to get her application done, which she did, from dance team to debate why people throw urine at Al Roker. As the next day comes, the tables have turned. Titus cares for the woman and Kimmy doesn’t, but with Titus having a way to change her mind, she doesn’t sign the papers. Oh yeah, the fiance is upset about it, but Kimmy knows it’s for the best. Now she will have to try to find a way to make money.
Meanwhile, Jacqueline and Russ try to convince Russ’ father to rename the Washington Redskins, as they plan to do it at the old man’s birthday party. The tables turned when Russ’ father announced that his better son, Duke, will take over ownership. The plan backfires, and Russ asks Jacqueline to marry him. But that didn’t work out. What also didn’t work out is that no one stopped backing into Russ and landed him in the hospital with a full body cast. The good news: he does marry Jacqueline with Duke and their father’s blessing so they can have Jacqueline as part of the family business. The bad news is that Jacqueline’s parents don’t approve.
“Kimmy Can’t Help You” is a fine, good episode. Laura Dern was not only hilarious but amazing as the crazy fiance of the Reverend. I just love watching Kimmy and Titus handle these kinds of situations. Just watching them in those scenes puts a smile on my face whether it’s bad or good. I did love when Titus tells Kimmy to go finish her college application and buttons her coat all the way up, and she didn’t like it. Titus replies to Kimmy how she lost that scarf and this is what happens. Jacqueline and Russ’ story was good. I did enjoy that moment when Jacqueline told Russ’ father how Russ can poop but wishes that they knew about it before placing the body cast on him. I thought the writing was good. Overall, I give this episode an 8/10.
“Kimmy Goes to College”
In order to earn money for college, Kimmy signs up for the task app and bumps into a familiar friend.
“Kimmy Goes to College” was very funny and enjoyable. When Kimmy signs up not only her, but Titus, on the task rabbit app, they get chosen for tasks. Titus gets to sing out some background stuff for an artist that doesn’t freak him out. But on the last task it does, and it turns into one of the catchiest tunes so far.
Meanwhile, Kimmy does a lot of tasks, from lifting refrigerator up the stairs to even putting together a rowing exercise machine at Columbia University. But when she goes to the room of the requester, it turns out to be Jacqueline’s step-daughter, Xan. She wasn’t the one who requested that; it was her roommate.
Xan tells Kimmy that when she was in high school everyone looked up to her because she came from a rich family, but now in college no one cares. They make fun of her and her rich family. After trying to be bad ass like she thought they were, turns out they’re not like that. But Xan’s roommates are amazed at how Kimmy can row on that exercise machine. In fact, they talked to their coach and demanded that the dean grant Kimmy a scholarship, which she did.
Also in this episode, Lillian tries to filibuster an owner for planning a store in the neighborhood. Lillian tries her best to stop the owner, but he’s one up on her when, at the end, he tells her that she has a job. Nothing goes by her unless she says so. The two seem to probably have a nice relationship.
Overall, I enjoyed this episode. I loved the short tunes that Titus was singing, including that older people should have an expiration date like milk does. Also that California song is a hoot!! Please! Please let there be a soundtrack coming soon!! I would love to listen to this on the road! That was probably my favorite thing of the episode. The writing was good and so was the performances from Carol Kane and Burgess. Overall, I give this episode an 8/10.
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