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Old 01-29-13, 09:58 PM
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Happy Endings -- "The Marry Prankster/Our Best Friend's Wedding" -- 1/29/13

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"The Marry Prankster" - When the gang pranks Max into thinking he won a big lotto jackpot, he vows revenge when they least suspect it. Everyone dreads what might happen next; Alex decides to cut a deal with Max to avoid payback . . . while Max's plotting gets in the way of the big event Penny's been waiting for, a proposal from Pete (guest star Nick Zano). Meanwhile, Brad gets a new job as a CFO, but Jane is not amused when she learns the title is Chief Fun Officer and that Brad is working at a kids' gym, on "Happy Endings," TUESDAY, JANUARY 29 (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.


"Our Best Friend's Wedding" - When newly-engaged Penny learns that Pete wants to elope, would-be wedding coordinator Jane takes the lovebirds and the rest of the gang to a wedding expo in hopes that Pete will change his mind. Meanwhile, Max and Brad are stuck with a "couples" pass and end up in the gay wedding part of the expo, and Alex and Dave are forced to deal with their own unresolved wedding issues, on "Happy Endings," TUESDAY, JANUARY 29 (9:30-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
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Re: Happy Endings -- "The Marry Prankster/Our Best Friend's Wedding" -- 1/29/13

Max going off after thinking he won the lottery KILLED me.
Old 01-29-13, 10:21 PM
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Re: Happy Endings -- "The Marry Prankster/Our Best Friend's Wedding" -- 1/29/13

I don't know how nobody, especially Brad, didn't reference The Fresh Prince episode...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZGxptI3InY
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Re: Happy Endings -- "The Marry Prankster/Our Best Friend's Wedding" -- 1/29/13

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Max going off after thinking he won the lottery KILLED me.
Priceless. Just when you think they're recycling a typical gag they turn it on its head.

Also @ subs for guns.

and at the final reveal with Alex.
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Re: Happy Endings -- "The Marry Prankster/Our Best Friend's Wedding" -- 1/29/13

Burning off episodes two at a time is not a good thing. Man I hope this show comes back. I see no reason why it couldn't draw Big Bang Theory/ Modern Family type ratings once folks discover it.
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Re: Happy Endings -- "The Marry Prankster/Our Best Friend's Wedding" -- 1/29/13

"A fax?"

May have been my favortie HE episode ever.

Second episode was pretty good too. I liked Brad's squealing and then realizes he sounded gay but then realizing that he was in a place where he could sound gay.
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The first one was a classic. The Keyser Soze bit at the end was very well done. The second one was great too.

I'm really going to miss this show when it's prematurely cancelled.
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"It's not a real ganghang until someone takes a shot to the face."

Dave as groomzilla was pretty good. Also like Jane seeing the Trojan horse and coming up with her plan.

Solid, but the first episode was better.
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Re: Happy Endings -- "The Marry Prankster/Our Best Friend's Wedding" -- 1/29/13

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Dave as groomzilla was pretty good. Also like Jane seeing the Trojan horse and coming up with her plan.
The execution of that plan was gold. I did not see it coming.
Old 01-31-13, 03:29 AM
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Both episodes were great, but I loved the prank episode.

Great lines, great references (Real Genius, Usual Suspects, etc.), and I have really started to like Pete!

Agree that Dave as a BrideZilla was inspired. His reaction when Pete first said he wanted to elope was excellent.
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Re: Happy Endings -- "The Marry Prankster/Our Best Friend's Wedding" -- 1/29/13

Easily the smartest written comedy on TV right now. Pure Genius. The dialog rolls off so effortlessly that you have to hang on to every word because there is gold comedy at its best just spewing from their lips!

Penny talking about when Max pranked her...

He once oiled my yoga mat, and my bath mat....and my friend Mat.
I lost it.

This show is rewatch worthy. You will catch something new all the time.
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Re: Happy Endings -- "The Marry Prankster/Our Best Friend's Wedding" -- 1/29/13

First episode was pretty fantastic.

Who the hell is Pete anyway? He was in what, three episodes previous to getting married?
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Re: Happy Endings -- "The Marry Prankster/Our Best Friend's Wedding" -- 1/29/13

Subs for Guns might be the best joke on this show... Loved them both. Going to miss this show
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Re: Happy Endings -- "The Marry Prankster/Our Best Friend's Wedding" -- 1/29/13

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Subs for Guns might be the best joke on this show... Loved them both. Going to miss this show
Um, is it def not being renewed? Because that will cause me great TV watching distress. And I will need an answer to how Broke Girls is still on the air.
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Re: Happy Endings -- "The Marry Prankster/Our Best Friend's Wedding" -- 1/29/13

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Who the hell is Pete anyway? He was in what, three episodes previous to getting married?
Yeah, doesn't make a whole lotta sense but kudos to the writers and the guy that plays him cause he fits right in.
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Um, is it def not being renewed? Because that will cause me great TV watching distress. And I will need an answer to how Broke Girls is still on the air.
I dont know, I just go by what everyone else is saying...
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Yeah, doesn't make a whole lotta sense but kudos to the writers and the guy that plays him cause he fits right in.
agree, his interactions with Penny are spot-on, and he is perfect for her.

When she was explaining what happened with the party:

"tell the truth... not a half-truth... not a quarter truth..."
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Re: Happy Endings -- "The Marry Prankster/Our Best Friend's Wedding" -- 1/29/13

I found this. It looks worse for "Don't Trust The B___" than for Happy Endings.

ABC Yanks 'Apartment 23' From Schedule, Doubles Up on 'Happy Endings'
11:57 AM PST 1/22/2013 by Michael O'Connell, Lesley Goldberg


UPDATED: Eight episodes of the low-rated sophomore comedy will remain unaired, while its lead-in will air the rest of its order ahead of "Dancing With the Stars" taking its slot in March.

Happy Endings Don't Trust The B in Apartment 23 - H 2013
ABC's "Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23," left, and "Happy Endings"

There's bad news and good news for fans of ABC's Tuesday comedy block. Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23 has been pulled from the schedule, effective immediately, and Happy Endings will start airing back-to-back original episodes starting Jan. 29.

A network rep confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that the change takes place next week, following Tuesday night's special two-hour premiere of The Taste and weeks of shuffling for both Apt. 23 and Happy Endings.

After the two comedies were given an early end date in March to accommodate ABC's midseason schedule, the network announced plans to air three "bonus" episodes of each in the vacated 10 p.m. Sunday slot, before ditching the third round for an encore of Shark Tank after low ratings.


This latest development also comes two weeks after ABC Network Groups president Paul Lee told reporters at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour that a decision on the future of both Apt. 23 and Happy Endings had yet to be made.

"We love those two shows. They're incredibly distinctive, and they’re water-cooler shows," he said, noting that he planned to continue supporting the series throughout the season. Lee stopped short of commenting on whether either show would live beyond its current order (22 episodes for Happy Endings and 18 for Apt. 23).

For Apt. 23, starring Krysten Ritter, the move marks the latest in its wonky scheduling. The series launched last year as a midseason show, with multiple episodes shelved to run out of sequence this season, including a story line involving co-star James Van Der Beek as a Dancing With the Stars contestant that only recently aired.

And Happy Endings, itself a midseason show in 2011, saw its full order come to a quick close last season to accommodate new entries. An unaired season two episode finally made it to air two Sundays ago.

Happy Endings, airing at 9 p.m. Tuesdays, has performed significantly stronger than Apt. 23 since the lineup launched earlier this season. It's currently averaging a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49 and 4 million viewers in Live+Same Day returns. Apt. 23 has a season average of a 1.2 adults rating and 3 million viewers.

No decision has been made on when or where the eight unaired episodes of Apt. 23 will land.

Van Der Beek took to Twitter on Tuesday to express his gratitude to ABC for taking a chance on the series.

"Sad to say ABC has pulled #Apt23 and will not be airing the 8 remaining episodes any time soon. Translation: we’ve basically been cancelled," he wrote. "And please, no bashing ABC. While I’m sure no one there would say they think they nailed it when it came to programming #Apt23 this year...You've got to give ABC props for ever picking us up in the first place. They took a shot at something original & edgy. I respect them for it."
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And then there's this:

[01/30/13 - 08:39 AM]
ABC's "Happy Endings" Catches NBC's "Go On" and Beats "The New Normal"
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 29.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC's "Happy Endings" Catches NBC's "Go On" and Beats "The New Normal"

Shifting back to a 1-hour format (from last week's 2-hour debut) against an original of CBS' top-rated NCIS, ABC's The Taste tied Fox's first-run installments Raising Hope in Adults 18-49 and drew 33% more overall viewers. In addition, the new ABC cooking competition finished #2 in the hour with Adults 25-54.

At 9pm, ABC's Happy Endings tied NBC's Go On for the first time ever in Adults 18-49. The ABC comedy held the distinct edge in Adults 18-34, leading the NBC comedy by 50%.

Building 8% at 9:30pm, a second episode of Happy Endings beat NBC's The New Normal by 18% in Adults 18-49. In addition, the ABC comedy earned its 2nd-highest Adult 18-34 rating this season.
Read more at http://www.thefutoncritic.com/rating...hlQPbDAhAS5.99
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Well, that's certainly encouraging
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Re: Happy Endings -- "The Marry Prankster/Our Best Friend's Wedding" -- 1/29/13

Face it, it's going to be a perennial bubble show like Community, Scrubs & Chuck.

Enjoy it while it's on and if it gets canceled it gets canceled.
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ABC Banishes Happy Endings to Fridays
Happy news it’s not: ABC is exiling Happy Endings from Tuesdays to Fridays beginning in March, the network announced very late Wednesday.
ABC’s revised Tuesday schedule (which bows on Feb. 26) will consist of Celebrity Wife Swap at 8/7c leading into The Taste at 9/8c.

Happy Endings, which aired its final Tuesday episode last week, makes its Friday debut on March 29, airing back-to-back original episodes from 8-9 pm. (The current Friday-night comedy block of Last Man Standing and Malibu County will have finished their seasons prior to the Happy takeover.)

On the bright side for Happy Endings fans, at least ABC is allowing the ratings-challenged comedy to finish out its season. The same can’t be said for the show’s former Tuesday companion, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23.
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This needs to be back on after Modern Family where it can actually hold on to ratings unlike The Neighbors and Suburgatory.
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Celebrity Wife Swap? We get closer and closer to this everyday:

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Re: Happy Endings -- "The Marry Prankster/Our Best Friend's Wedding" -- 1/29/13

Bumping the thread:

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