MR. SUNSHINE: 1.06 “Lingerie Football”
I chose my headline for this post based on a James Taylor song. I thought for sure that I’d click over to IMDB and find out that we chose the same title. Then I saw that it was called Lingerie Football. Mr. Sunshine could use a little more depth in the episode titles, methinks, but I’ll let it slide this time with a mere reference and note in my blog post. Aaaaaaand done.
Anyway, I thought this was one of the better episodes of Mr. Sunshine. It had a great use of the characters, using one major storyline alongside two minor ones, without too many distractions. Roman and Heather were cute, while making you wonder if the lingerie quarterback would be tormented by Heather in some horrible way. Roman was over-the-top enough to fit his character while not being obnoxious, and ultimately, it was entertaining.
Alonzo and Alice seemed to hit their stride, while finally showing why we even have Alice on the show. She’s actually good at something, and the way she pitted the two jackass investors against each other was quite entertaining. Honestly, I really enjoyed watching Alonzo struggle, since he seems to be so good at everything based on the episode before this one. It was a nice role change.
Finally, Ben and Crystal. At first, I wasn’t all impressed with the storyline that she was audited and therefore Ben wasn’t able to go on his date. I just wanted him to go; in the real world, that’s what he’d do. But the shift was interesting, if nothing else, and it was a pleasure to see James Taylor on the show. Loved the duet between him and Crystal (definitely almost made it on our Moment of the Week if not for the fact that she was our choice last week and ABC killed off the most annoying character in the history of TV this week). The sweetness was made funny only because of the juxtaposition of a sweet song next to realizing that not only was her ex happy, but he was married to a skimpily clad girl half his age, and he had no intention of making that song mean more than just entertainment value for the gifts.
Plus, I enjoyed seeing Crystal in the motorcycle getup.
Anyway, I think this episode was well done. I don’t really have all that much more to add, unless we start analyzing how Ben’s date was waiting in his office while Alonzo and crew were watching the “game” at the same time. Apparently she can be in two places at once. She’s just that good.
No wonder it was such a sacrifice for Ben.