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The boyfriend making the house for the daughter was touching, and the bit with Colin Powell at the end was mildly amusing, but otherwise, I thought it was awful. Annoying and unfunny.

The Jesus bit was not as clever as they thought it was.

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Well...I didn't hate this. I can see it getting better...only to be cancelled after this one season.

It's actually refreshing to see a cartoon family where everyone doesn't outright hate each other for once. 

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7 hours ago, Galileo908 said:

It's actually refreshing to see a cartoon family where everyone doesn't outright hate each other for once. 

The Belchers from "Bob's Burgers" love each other and have demonstrated it. 

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"Hug N' Bugs".

Jenny discovers a secret of Betty's that may help her pay off the family's overdue bills. Meanwhile, Wayne, Jenny's boyfriend, is hurt when he discovers that Jenny's daughter Violet is featuring her biological father in her comic book.

It was OK, so I'll keep watching.

What was the deal with Jesus? It seemed like something that was thrown in to be "edgy".

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In typical FOX fashion, this was episode 103 in production order, with episode 101 airing this Sunday. So why they would start off with the third episode is beyond me. I can only assume the first episode produced will be a better introduction to all the characters.

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I'm not in love with it, but it's okay. I like the characters (& I don't want every single person to die in a blazing fire like I do with Family Guy). It'll do for now.

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"Can't Get There From Here".

When money gets tight, Jenny takes on an undesirable second job to help fund Violet's art school tuition. Meanwhile, Wayne comes up with an entirely different plan to make money.

I see why this wasn't played first. I just didn't find it very interesting.

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I chuckled at the drive-thru, when they figured out that they could write a check and it wouldn't bounce because it wouldn't hit the bank until Saturday.  Been there, done that.  Love seeing how people with cash flow issues work the system, without resorting to crime.  /smile/

A friend used to "forget" to sign checks, back in the day when a bank would return an unsigned check.  It would give her a few more days to pay the light bill.  She'd also smudge the routing number on the check -- that would take the check out of the automated system, another delay.

And she'd pay her Visa with her MasterCard.

Sometimes Violet speaks too quickly for me to pick up what she's saying -- that's my only gripe.

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23 hours ago, AuntiePam said:

A friend used to "forget" to sign checks, back in the day when a bank would return an unsigned check

I think "Roseanne" did that as well 🙂 

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"Jenny Unfiltered".

When the town has split opinions over a controversial statue, Jenny learns to play both sides to appease her customers and make some extra money. Meanwhile, Violet accompanies Betty to visit a blast from the past that does not go as planned.

I lost interest in Jenny's story very quickly, then found myself changing the channel and returning to watch Betty's stuff. Not a good sign.

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1 hour ago, Ubiquitous said:

No comments on the last ep yet? This is a bad sign...

I liked it.  These people have heart (sorry). 

But I thought the answer to the statue problem could have been to just remove the giant cigarette, or disguise it as something else.

It did help me see that there are two sides of the issue.  If we removed all monuments to people and events that weren't worthy of praise, we'd have very few monuments left.  Maybe that would be okay -- it costs money to take care of those things -- but it's too much like rewriting history. 

On the other hand, many of those monuments involved rewriting history (or ignoring it) at the time they were erected.

It's a quandary, for sure.

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"Cremains of the Day". When Violet, David and Leonard learn that Wayne is afraid of ghosts, they take him on a ghost hunt to cure his fear. Meanwhile, Jenny and Betty try to honor Jenny's late father on his favorite holiday.

Eh, it was OK, I guess.

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Meh for me too.  I shouldn't expect realism from animation, but if we're supposed to think of these figures as people, then their situations should be realistic, or at least possible.  It lost me when the tent went up in flames, and when Jenny seemed to consider riding that motorcycle up that ramp.

I did like the Brendas, and I liked the basic premise -- that it's hard to let go. 

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9 hours ago, ShortyMac said:

Seeing Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives and Guy Fieri parodied was funny.

Yes.  And the band.  You just know those were modeled on real people. 

And Jesus trying to explain the Footsteps philosophy (or meme or whatever it's called) -- that was great.

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I've watched this show a few times, and it's really not good. The characters as drawn remind me of how characters were drawn in the old Mad Magazine, which makes them slightly surreal and exaggerated.

The grandmother seems a ripoff of Annie Potts's Meemaw from Young Sheldon. The granddaughter is every single teenage girl stereotype ever.

I can't figure out Jenny. At times it seems like she's supposed to be above the rest of them, but other times, she's as white trash as they are. As I said previously, the talking-to-Jesus thing is not as clever as they think it is, but I like that he's voiced by Kumail Nanjiani.

I've always liked Ike Barinholtz, but too bad Wayne is the stereotypical redneck idiot. At least he's "hot."

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"Myrtle Beach Memoirs".

When The Last Supper closes for repairs, the Harts take a family trip to Myrtle Beach where Wayne and Betty sit through a timeshare presentation, while Jenny competes in a mini-golf tournament with help from Violet.            

This one wasn't bad, but once again, I found myself losing interest before the end. Wayne and Betty ending up buying timeshares but getting released from their contract within a couple minutes was dissatisfying. At least Jenny won the tournament, although to be honest I am not sure why it took so long to realize something was wrong or how magnets only worked for her or why she didn't call "shenanigans" on them.

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"Mega-Lo-Memories"

When the Harts want to continue their Thanksgiving tradition of Black Friday shopping instead of eating a meal as a family, Violet tries to show them the error of their ways. Meanwhile, Jenny and Wayne recall how they first met.

I liked the insanity of Black Friday, Violet's first drawing, and how Jenny and Wayne met.

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