Jump to content
Forums forums
PRIMETIMER
Pallas

S02.E07: Slappy Holidays

Recommended Posts

1 hour ago, RocknRollZombie said:

Now I have to to stop you there. If I remember correctly Becky did want to go back to school/college back in S8 of the original series. But that storyline was dropped because of the dang Disney episodes, and chalke back in place of lecy.

Also if I remember I think it was S10 of Roseanne, Becky spoke of wanting to take some business management classes. But since the transition of it being Roseanne to the conners that storyline/idea was probably dropped as well.

I get what you are saying but the dropping of the storyline made it seem like she was not serious. 

In real life, I have seen women in much worse situations than Becky go back to school and become successful because they had both the determination and the smarts.

If I did not know their backstory, I would think Darlene was the more intellectual one. Of coarse, Darlene’s life is also a mess and sleeping, than cheating on her boss did not help things.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post

17 hours ago, NeenerNeener said:

Yeah, if her parents have really been gone for 5 years, who is paying her mortgage, property taxes, utility bills, grocery bills, etc?

Maybe Odessa is really a Russian/Ukraine spy hiding out in lil ole Lanford. 

12 hours ago, ItsHelloPattiagain said:

With respect to my fellow posters, IMHO I think the Lunchbox 2 story line will actually be a good one. Think about it. We will have Becky and Jackie working under the same roof, with visits from all the family during the day. When Harris screws up (and you know she will), they will have her working off her "penance" at the Lunchbox. (like when Darlene drew dead cows all over the sidewalk or when Roseanne wanted to be closer to DJ and made him wash the floors). I see the writers taking a page from the original show and giving the cast a central location for them to work/hang out/ react to. Plus there will be visiting guests I'm sure. Maybe the elusive Andy will show up at his mother's restaurant. (Go Team Andy). Or the vaguely "I'm on a fishing boat" Jerry Garcia Conner.  After all, this is a sitcom and not real life - even though Darlene caved to some stupid family pressure, somehow it will be a success, at least for a while. 

I really hope this is the case!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

I was enjoying this episode at first because it had me laughing, which isn't always the case.  Then boom!  The brutal argument and the The Slap.

Did anyone catch Odessa's parting words, "Peace out, bitches."?  That was kind of rough too.

Harris finally actually had a good point about wanting to leave the house due to the adults' behavior.

The best part was Dan and Louise together in each scene.  They are really nice for each other and I love how Katy plays  her role.

Meanwhile, Dan needs a new toaster and a new oven!

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
1 hour ago, CrystalBlue said:

The best part was Dan and Louise together in each scene.  They are really nice for each other and I love how Katy plays  her role.

Definitely the best parts of this episode! 

  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post
Quote

Maybe in Lanford it would be less, but even hundreds of thousands of dollars is a lot.

Again there are too many missing pieces of this puzzle, like whether the location of this building is the primary reason businesses aren't succeeding there. If there have been a string of unsuccessful businesses run out of that location it's going to make it hard to sell to anyone, and if the location stinks nobody might even want it just for the land. I'm still waiting for someone to say "Well, the Lunchbox failed because XYZ, whereas we will succeed because of ZYX." The show just isn't explaining this very well.

Whatever the property is worth, it might not sell for that, or at all, and ultimately won't add up to a lot split among Jackie, Darlene, Becky, DJ, Mark, Harris, Beverly Rose, and Mary. Oh, and I assume, Jerry Garcia if he's still out there somewhere, and any children he might have. And don't even get me started on Andy. 😠 

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
On 11/21/2019 at 6:28 PM, bobalina said:

The other thing that irks is the total disregard of Bev's wishes for her own property.

The whole thing is a little confusing to me.  My grandmother gave my mother Power of Attorney when she began declining in health, but the POA specified that my mother being able to exercise the POA was contingent on my grandmother being unable to make her own decisions.  It wasn't just that my mother had POA and suddenly could go to town with my grandmother's assets.  I mean, I suppose you could do a POA without any contingencies, but given Bev appears to still be competent, it's very strange that Darlene is making these kind of decisions without her input.  

Maybe the episode would have been better all around if Jackie and Becky's idea seemed better developed.  I mean, a diner selling comfort food could be successful, but the focus on stew just seems odd to me. 

  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post

3 hours ago, txhorns79 said:

The whole thing is a little confusing to me.  My grandmother gave my mother Power of Attorney when she began declining in health, but the POA specified that my mother being able to exercise the POA was contingent on my grandmother being unable to make her own decisions.  It wasn't just that my mother had POA and suddenly could go to town with my grandmother's assets.  I mean, I suppose you could do a POA without any contingencies, but given Bev appears to still be competent, it's very strange that Darlene is making these kind of decisions without her input. 


What you can do with POA is contingent upon a number of factors, including state laws and the wording/type of POA document. You can limit what areas a POA covers, have multiple POAs that are required to act jointly and sometimes specify particular circumstances when the POA can act on your behalf. IANAL but I do work in banking dealing with this on a regular basis. And I have seen just this type of situation the show depicts. In fact just this past week I was nodding sympathetically while a customer was complaining that his father was perfectly mentally competent, but didn't want to deal with paying his bills anymore even though he was happy to spend his money himself and let him do all the work and deal with all the grief. I can totally see Bev as the type to do this sort of thing - sign and then make Darlene do everything and only occasionally complain or blame her. It's totally consistent with her character and isn't impossible at all. And I can totally see Darlene going along with it given that she seems to have inherited some of her mom's controlling tendencies and tell everyone (and herself) that she has no choice.

  • Like 6
  • Useful 2

Share this post


Link to post
On 11/24/2019 at 2:28 PM, txhorns79 said:

The whole thing is a little confusing to me.  My grandmother gave my mother Power of Attorney when she began declining in health, but the POA specified that my mother being able to exercise the POA was contingent on my grandmother being unable to make her own decisions.  It wasn't just that my mother had POA and suddenly could go to town with my grandmother's assets.  I mean, I suppose you could do a POA without any contingencies, but given Bev appears to still be competent, it's very strange that Darlene is making these kind of decisions without her input.  

Maybe the episode would have been better all around if Jackie and Becky's idea seemed better developed.  I mean, a diner selling comfort food could be successful, but the focus on stew just seems odd to me. 

If Bev can still think of awesome burns like "Get poor quick", scams she can still make her own decisions.

On 11/24/2019 at 5:48 PM, wknt3 said:


What you can do with POA is contingent upon a number of factors, including state laws and the wording/type of POA document. You can limit what areas a POA covers, have multiple POAs that are required to act jointly and sometimes specify particular circumstances when the POA can act on your behalf. IANAL but I do work in banking dealing with this on a regular basis. And I have seen just this type of situation the show depicts. In fact just this past week I was nodding sympathetically while a customer was complaining that his father was perfectly mentally competent, but didn't want to deal with paying his bills anymore even though he was happy to spend his money himself and let him do all the work and deal with all the grief. I can totally see Bev as the type to do this sort of thing - sign and then make Darlene do everything and only occasionally complain or blame her. It's totally consistent with her character and isn't impossible at all. And I can totally see Darlene going along with it given that she seems to have inherited some of her mom's controlling tendencies and tell everyone (and herself) that she has no choice.

I think your post has hit the nail on the head of Jackie's anger. Jackie was supporting her mother (who she hates) and she should be the one doing the POA, now that Roseanne's gone.

Instead it goes to her sister's youngest daughter, whose life is a mess. 

Is anyone surprised that Bev did not make Becky the POA, since Becky was always her favorite? Becky was at least living on her own and supporting herself when the show started.

However, Bev has the right to give POA to anyone she wants and Jackie is not entitled to a restaurant.

Edited by qtpye
  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
28 minutes ago, qtpye said:

If Bev can still think of awesome burns like "Get poor quick", scams she can still make her own decisions.

I think your post has hit the nail on the head of Jackie's anger. Jackie was supporting her mother (who she hates) and she should be the one doing the POA, now that Roseanne's gone.

Instead it goes to her sister's youngest daughter, whose life is a mess. 

Is anyone surprised that Bev did not make Becky the POA, since Becky was always her favorite? Becky was at least living on her own and supporting herself when the show started.

However, Bev has the right to give POA to anyone she wants and Jackie is not entitled to a restaurant.

Given that Jackie hates her mom she's the last person who should have the DPOA. She cannot be trusted to look out for Bev's best interest.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
1 hour ago, bobalina said:

Given that Jackie hates her mom she's the last person who should have the DPOA. She cannot be trusted to look out for Bev's best interest.

Heck, at this point I do not know if Jackie can be trusted to look out for Jackie's best interests. Maybe she is the one who need a DPOA.

Edited by qtpye
  • Like 4
  • Laugh 1

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Customize font-size