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 Barry enlists the JTP to help him break up Beverly's group of friends so Barry can have all the attention but soon realizes he made a major mistake when Beverly gets into a fight with her friends.

Nice to see Flo from the Progressive commercials playing Essie of Beverly's "Frentas".

I couldn't believe how much the real JTP and their actor counterparts looked alike at the end.  They all seemed to at least share a similar facial feature.

I liked seeing Adam learn to appreciate hockey.  Too bad dad was too sleepy to appreciate the theater.

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I really liked this episode, LOL funny to dewey-eyed sweet. The JTP pack of raccoons attacking the bag of bagels had me burst out laughing. Adam and Murray connecting, Bev and her posse reconciling had me reaching for a tissue. So many surprises. Sean Giambrone is so talented. And hyper. All of the actors are so like their real life counterparts in the home movies. Great show.

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I always LOL seeing modern-day vehicles in a period that's supposed to be 1980-something.  It was so blatantly obvious when the "Frentas" were power walking up the street in their neighborhood.  I'm guessing actual people reside there.

I've never seen the movie Colors (1988) so I can't really comment on it.

Loved learning more about the real JTP.  JTP!

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Matt Bradley peanut gallery for life! (plus, so good looking! Haha) His commentary about the bad ideas is always fun. 

 

I'm glad they didn't go the route of Murray suddenly loving the theater. The show can get a little too sentimental at times, so having to work through that was a nice third act twist. 

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So Adam is around fourteen at this point, and his dad and brother both love hockey, but this was somehow the first time he went to a game? Or the first time he actively tried to enjoy a game? Sounds fake, but okay.

 

I loved the meta joke about Erica having no reason to come down every weekend. And Matt Bradley being the ever silenced voice of reason.

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The meta joke about Erica being in college cracked me up. Oh, I am such a sucker for meta. 

It was really sweet seeing Adam find out he loved hockey and he and Murray bonded over it. And I actually like that Murray didn't fall in love with theater, but he finally understood why Adam loved it so much, and decided to support him even if he doesn't like it himself. I really like how that all played out. 

Wow, real life JTP really do look like older versions of the actors who play them as teens! That was so awesome! Loved the whole JTP vs. Moms plot (JTP as raccoons made me howl with laughter!) especially with poor Matt Bradley as the ignored voice of reason. "Again, nothing to do with colors." "I am so sorry". 

"They did a call and respond! It took us ages to get that down!" 

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6 hours ago, incandescent said:

So Adam is around fourteen at this point, and his dad and brother both love hockey, but this was somehow the first time he went to a game? Or the first time he actively tried to enjoy a game? Sounds fake, but okay.

Episode after episode, the most unlikely situation turns out to be based on true events -- with Adam's video evidence as proof. So, maybe so. Real life continues to be more entertaining, more incredible than fiction.

Equally unbelievable, a half dozen teenage characters who have matured over 5 seasons, but haven't aged, a bane of other series. Lucky casting? Makeup? Camera work? Magic?

I like shows that give performers a chance to show off unique talents, like singing, dancing, magic. A mastery of tongue-twisters.

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I liked the Adam/Murray storyline, but I didn't care for the JTP vs frentas plot. I think it was mostly because of the way Barry behaved. His selfish entitlement just rubbed me the wrong way. I LOVED the real JTP at the end!!! You could totally see how much fun the real JTP are having watching "themselves."

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On 3/29/2018 at 6:53 PM, Bobbin said:

Episode after episode, the most unlikely situation turns out to be based on true events -- with Adam's video evidence as proof. So, maybe so. Real life continues to be more entertaining, more incredible than fiction.

I'm wondering if they are running out of "real" story ideas though, because they haven't had footage of the episode's storyline for several weeks now.  This week was just an interview with the JTP, last week was an interview with the current real Coach Mellor (inexplicably wearing a neck brace), and I don't remember what was before that.

I could believe that Adam had never been to a hockey game before, if he had never had any interest in it.  Maybe he never had any reason to go before this.  They had good seats though!  

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On 3/29/2018 at 8:52 AM, incandescent said:

So Adam is around fourteen at this point, and his dad and brother both love hockey, but this was somehow the first time he went to a game? Or the first time he actively tried to enjoy a game? Sounds fake, but okay.

Adam has been to a Phillies game before (where he got lost in the stadium) so I don't know why he was all anti-sports for this episode.

But as one poster said in TWoP ages ago, this show "has the continuity of an Archie comic."

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11 minutes ago, niklj said:

Adam has been to a Phillies game before (where he got lost in the stadium) so I don't know why he was all anti-sports for this episode.

But as one poster said in TWoP ages ago, this show "has the continuity of an Archie comic."

Adam didn't want to go to the game and wasn't a fan. He only went because Bev didn't want to leave him home alone when she was going  to see The Lost Boys with Erika and Barry after she guilted them into hanging out with her, so she forced Murray to bring him to the game to watch him.

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41 minutes ago, biakbiak said:

Adam didn't want to go to the game and wasn't a fan. He only went because Bev didn't want to leave him home alone when she was going  to see The Lost Boys with Erika and Barry after she guilted them into hanging out with her, so she forced Murray to bring him to the game to watch him.

Dang, good memory! I stand corrected.

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15 minutes ago, niklj said:

Dang, good memory! I stand corrected.

Not that good I caught it on syndication not long ago when tv options were limited! 

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8 hours ago, biakbiak said:

Not that good I caught it on syndication not long ago when tv options were limited! 

I didn't know they made a Lost Boys reference. I would probably have to see it on one of the syndicated programs for now on. You know, for 5 seasons they never touched upon any of the 80s classic horror films like Near Dark. It has the dialogues of all dialogues uttered by the late Bill Paxton: "It's finger-lickin' good!" I was surprised Adam doesn't do much for the other 80s horror films like Hellraiser or any obscure 80s flicks that should be mentioned. Knowing Halloween is around the corner for next season, a Lost Boys tribute would be awesome. Just my thought. They did a Breakfast Club Tribute for Season 4 and a Weird Science one for Season 5, so maybe they do one for Season 6?

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4 hours ago, Robert Lynch said:

didn't know they made a Lost Boys reference.

The episode is called The Lost Boy. The only real reference to it is that's the movie Bev, Barry, and Erika go to.

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3 minutes ago, biakbiak said:

The episode is called The Lost Boy. The only real reference to it is that's the movie Bev, Barry, and Erika go to.

Ah, thanks. It's been awhile since I seen that episode. 

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