ABC's hangout comedy Happy Endings, starring Coupe, Cuthbert, Casey, and Wayans the Younger

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because it's earned it

encarta it (Gukbe), Thursday, 3 November 2011 01:59 (eight years ago) link

tonight's didn't feel as funny as the other recent episodes but it's definitely on a roll this season

prettyliketynandelong (some dude), Thursday, 3 November 2011 02:01 (eight years ago) link

It was the weakest episode, but I still laughed a number of times so it passes the test.

The puns on this show alone: Dogs in Heat, Yeah Buoy, etc...

encarta it (Gukbe), Thursday, 3 November 2011 02:06 (eight years ago) link

not to make a comparison it can't possibly live up to but at its best Happy Endings gives me the 30 Rock feeling of a writer's room just shamelessly and gleefully cramming in every gag they can think of

prettyliketynandelong (some dude), Thursday, 3 November 2011 02:10 (eight years ago) link

Brent Musburger and Fred Savage cameos were pitch-perfect!

Also, I've learned that anytime Savage is directing an episode of anything, I'm going to like it.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 3 November 2011 02:10 (eight years ago) link

yeah savage has direct episodes of so many great shows over the years

prettyliketynandelong (some dude), Thursday, 3 November 2011 02:11 (eight years ago) link

kinda loved how aimless and chill this episode was even if the brent musberger thing never evolved past wtf

'i guess you can call me a knitter with attitude'

brief pause

'what can i say penny my comedys always been edgy'

RR (Lamp), Thursday, 3 November 2011 05:39 (eight years ago) link

The Coupe/Wayans double act is probably my favourite thing about this show.

encarta it (Gukbe), Thursday, 3 November 2011 05:53 (eight years ago) link

coupe just fucking kills on this gd show man

RR (Lamp), Thursday, 3 November 2011 05:59 (eight years ago) link

Gukbe and Lamp are both OTM.

They are all hilarious, but Coupe and Wayans are all-stars.

some dude also OTM re: not to make a comparison it can't possibly live up to but at its best Happy Endings gives me the 30 Rock feeling of a writer's room just shamelessly and gleefully cramming in every gag they can think of

dense macabre (DJP), Thursday, 3 November 2011 15:57 (eight years ago) link

Dave with the steak truck is really the weakest link in the show, imo. He's the David Schwimmer.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 3 November 2011 16:16 (eight years ago) link

i don't know where else to put this but i had a really weird dream last night that i was chatting with damon wayans and explaining that i think my wife and kids was unfairly reviled and is due for a critical reevaluation.

Mordy, Sunday, 13 November 2011 15:07 (eight years ago) link

"hangout comedy" -- is this a genre specialized in by people who can't write plots?

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 13 November 2011 15:29 (eight years ago) link

it's got about as much of what passes for plot in most other sitcoms, it's just more in the Seinfeld/Friends tradition of a bunch of friends hanging out in apartments and diners or whatever rather than being about a workplace or a household

some dude, Sunday, 13 November 2011 15:48 (eight years ago) link

Seinfeld often had intricate farcical plots that were classically structured, just with shorter scenes.

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 13 November 2011 15:54 (eight years ago) link

that's what i meant by 'what passes for plot'

some dude, Sunday, 13 November 2011 15:59 (eight years ago) link

'hangout comedy' vs 'workplace comedy' or 'family comedy'

encarta it (Gukbe), Sunday, 13 November 2011 16:52 (eight years ago) link

also i told him that 'claire's boyfriend stories' were a total waste of the show but junior was a comic genius.

nb i haven't seen this show in years and i certainly don't think any of it was funny and i don't remember a single claire boyfriend story.

Mordy, Sunday, 13 November 2011 16:54 (eight years ago) link

gd this show

Lamp, Thursday, 17 November 2011 04:30 (eight years ago) link

i really love the direction they decided to go with elisha c's character btw - so many killer lines this episode but 'i thought it was the european spelling' was a++++

also i wanna find max's post abt early how i met your mother being like his actual friends cuz i sorta feel that way abt this show rn

Lamp, Thursday, 17 November 2011 04:41 (eight years ago) link

Jokes about Dave's perm were all hit, no miss.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 17 November 2011 06:54 (eight years ago) link

"John MacEnroe's Sister!"
"Temple Grandin!"

are the only ones I can remember, but yeah, all quality.

encarta it (Gukbe), Thursday, 17 November 2011 07:04 (eight years ago) link

i support all reasons to put elisha cuthbert on television

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 17 November 2011 07:05 (eight years ago) link

Wayans' "It's Pat!" + Patvoice is getting slept-on. Show is killing it.

all the other twinks with their fucked up dicks (billy), Thursday, 17 November 2011 16:03 (eight years ago) link

I haven't seen last night's yet but Eliza Coupe is pretty much my favorite person on television at the moment

Much Ado About Nuttin (DJP), Thursday, 17 November 2011 16:16 (eight years ago) link

She was the Abed-stalking federal agent in Community.

Let A Man Come In And Do The Cop Porn (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 17 November 2011 16:43 (eight years ago) link

She was also the emotionless intern on the last 2 seasons of Scrubs

Much Ado About Nuttin (DJP), Thursday, 17 November 2011 16:47 (eight years ago) link

"you look like a Jonas uncle"

Detrius "The-Dream" Nash (symsymsym), Thursday, 17 November 2011 17:05 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

i was holding out on whether i like this show or not, but i totally like it.

horseshoe, Friday, 13 January 2012 17:31 (eight years ago) link

i really love the direction they decided to go with elisha c's character btw

― Lamp, Wednesday, November 16, 2011 11:41 PM (1 month ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

otm, she is so much funnier than at the beginning of the season

horseshoe, Friday, 13 January 2012 17:33 (eight years ago) link

when she scratched her forehead with a chicken foot I just about died

Bam! Orgasm explosion in your facehole. (DJP), Friday, 13 January 2012 17:37 (eight years ago) link

i've only seen some of these (weird hulu embargo/backlog), but the faces they make are so weird and unreal.

still, i laughed.

j., Friday, 13 January 2012 17:38 (eight years ago) link

the whole show is weird and unreal. that's why it took me so long to decide if i liked it; i had to get used to the artificiality and rhythms of the patter. but my verdict is it's awesome.

horseshoe, Friday, 13 January 2012 17:39 (eight years ago) link

Yeah the slang and facial expressions are so far removed from anything actual real live people do that it makes Friends seem like a documentary by comparison, but its still consistently funny. The racist parrot was hilarious.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 13 January 2012 17:41 (eight years ago) link

the somewhat scary thing is that, for all of the weirdness and unreality, I feel like this show captures the essence of my interactions with IRL friends more than any other show on television

Bam! Orgasm explosion in your facehole. (DJP), Friday, 13 January 2012 17:41 (eight years ago) link

Were Jane and Alex sisters at the beginning, or is it just a plot device they added later?

Johnny Fever, Friday, 13 January 2012 17:43 (eight years ago) link

the somewhat scary thing is that, for all of the weirdness and unreality, I feel like this show captures the essence of my interactions with IRL friends more than any other show on television

― Bam! Orgasm explosion in your facehole. (DJP), Friday, January 13, 2012 12:41 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

the weirdness and unreality are all surface. the relationships are realistic.

horseshoe, Friday, 13 January 2012 17:44 (eight years ago) link

The "rotary dial" joke killed me dead for a good couple minutes.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 13 January 2012 17:44 (eight years ago) link

^^^ otm

I'm pretty sure they referenced them being sisters way early in Season 1.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 13 January 2012 17:44 (eight years ago) link

Dave on the floor of his old room was pretty great, too

annoyed this isn't on Hulu

Bam! Orgasm explosion in your facehole. (DJP), Friday, 13 January 2012 17:49 (eight years ago) link

it is on hulu! that's how i've been watching it.

rayuela, Friday, 13 January 2012 17:58 (eight years ago) link

O_O I looked for it yesterday and couldn't find it!

stupid "smart" tv

Bam! Orgasm explosion in your facehole. (DJP), Friday, 13 January 2012 17:59 (eight years ago) link

oh -- yeah it's not available to watch on devices, only through the website interface

rayuela, Friday, 13 January 2012 18:01 (eight years ago) link

they're updating them though -- i remember a while back community wasn't available on devices either, but now it is

rayuela, Friday, 13 January 2012 18:02 (eight years ago) link

i thought the best joke in the last episode was the A. Ryan 4✧✧✧@prod✧✧✧.n✧✧ one.

404 (Lamp), Friday, 13 January 2012 18:17 (eight years ago) link

lol yeah largely because of damon wayans jr <3 <3 <3

horseshoe, Friday, 13 January 2012 18:23 (eight years ago) link

haha ilx autofilter!!

watching the lastest episode did make me realize that this show is like the epitome of everything that whiney and other sitcom classicists hate abt the modern sitcom tho like how many jokes are people making ::groans:: puns and saying things in a oddball wayyyyy out of left field with add style patter

404 (Lamp), Friday, 13 January 2012 18:28 (eight years ago) link

lol @ "Room & Hoard"

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 19 January 2012 02:35 (eight years ago) link

omg "Blackass"

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 19 January 2012 02:38 (eight years ago) link

Tonight was great, loved Jane's 90s outfit.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 19 January 2012 04:54 (eight years ago) link

Dave's 1/16th Navajo schtick during the Thanksgiving episode was amazing

πŸ’ͺ😈⚠️ (DJP), Monday, 20 October 2014 23:50 (five years ago) link

Ross was a crap character in Friends until they made his inherent lameness the joke in later seasons. See Dave as kind of the same

kinder, Tuesday, 21 October 2014 12:20 (five years ago) link

three weeks pass...

If you want to hear COUPE! talk about shit for half an hour (and do it hilariously), here's the podcast episode for you: http://doodiecallswithdougmand.libsyn.com/doodie-calls-eliza-coupe

Johnny Fever, Friday, 14 November 2014 16:19 (five years ago) link

Also, Adam Pally (but I haven't listened to this one yet): http://doodiecallswithdougmand.libsyn.com/doodie-calls-with-doug-mand-adam-pally

Johnny Fever, Friday, 14 November 2014 16:24 (five years ago) link

The Pally one is one of the funniest ever iirc.

the incredible string gland (sic), Friday, 14 November 2014 22:05 (five years ago) link

It was quite good. I was trying not to just completely lose it at my desk.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 14 November 2014 22:17 (five years ago) link

Watched the first two episodes of Benched. Coupe is as lovely as ever but it's got that familiar USA veneer of mediocrity. Hope it gets better and they give Maria Bamford more to do.
Marry Me pilot was a better start, glad it's doing OK ratings-wise for NBC.

Nhex, Sunday, 23 November 2014 20:09 (five years ago) link

two months pass...

omg what does this meeeeeaaaaannnnn https://twitter.com/happywrites/status/563844694820405248

like, half of the Happy Endings cast have left their post-HE shows (Wayans, Pally) or their shows have been cancelled (Coupe)

though there's still the other three, but honestly save Wilson, who I also liked, the other two who have work lined up were the weakest so I'm fine with a new, streamlined Happy Endings with just Wayans, Coupe, and Pally

I realize I'm getting far too ahead of myself here

Tay-Tay Brooklynpants (Murgatroid), Saturday, 7 February 2015 19:55 (five years ago) link

If anyone thinks that series Elisha Cuthbert is on will last beyond a few airings, they're mistaken. And I haven't been following Marry Me at all, but I'd have to think Casey Wilson could pull double duty since her husband's the boss and also created Happy Endings.

I haven't seen Zachery Knighton since the last episode of Happy Endings.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 7 February 2015 20:21 (five years ago) link

As one commenter pointed out, this might just be the day that Happy Endings shows up on streaming platforms.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 7 February 2015 20:25 (five years ago) link

It warms my heart to think that Wayans and Pally left their much more successful shows to do Happy Endings again

Tay-Tay Brooklynpants (Murgatroid), Saturday, 7 February 2015 20:26 (five years ago) link

As for the show appearing on streaming platforms, it is, or was, on Netflix, at least here in Canada. I know because I tried to convert some friends with a few episodes, they weren't into it :((((

Tay-Tay Brooklynpants (Murgatroid), Saturday, 7 February 2015 20:34 (five years ago) link

shoot, didn't know Wayans Jr. was leaving New Girl again. bummer.

Nhex, Saturday, 7 February 2015 20:52 (five years ago) link

Pally was one of the few revolving door supporting players on The Mindy Project who really fit into the show and was used well, shame to see him go. and New Girl w/ Wayans is so great, bummed that he's doing too. they better both be doing lots of good shit in the near future to justify all this.

some dude, Sunday, 8 February 2015 03:57 (five years ago) link

this was truly a great tv show

in de rawk (Lamp), Sunday, 8 February 2015 04:11 (five years ago) link

two months pass...

weird loners is really good

entry-level umami (mild bleu cheese vibes) (s.clover), Wednesday, 6 May 2015 18:57 (four years ago) link

Is it? I haven't watched (and neither has America, it appears).

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 6 May 2015 18:59 (four years ago) link

watched it last night; I loved it, my wife hated it

DJP, Wednesday, 6 May 2015 19:00 (four years ago) link

i thought the pilot was all right. forgot about the show though, i should catch up

Nhex, Wednesday, 6 May 2015 19:08 (four years ago) link

Umm, so I liked Marry Me more than most people (which is to say I liked it just fine, and most people I think just hated it), is it coming back or what? I think it was just put on "hiatus" by NBC but it hasn't been cancelled yet so it's been in limbo for months now.

Tay-Tay Brooklynpants (Murgatroid), Wednesday, 6 May 2015 21:47 (four years ago) link

5 minutes of the weird loners pilot was more than enough

adam, Wednesday, 6 May 2015 21:47 (four years ago) link

hey wait shit, what happened with the countdown?

Who M the best? (Will M.), Wednesday, 6 May 2015 21:53 (four years ago) link

It was the dumbest april fools joke ever.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 6 May 2015 22:09 (four years ago) link

Marry Me silently reappeared on the schedule a few weeks ago. I like it enough, but it's probably not coming back.

Nhex, Thursday, 7 May 2015 05:13 (four years ago) link

where do you live? they aired the last 4 produced episodes in the UK but they haven't aired at all in the US.

some dude, Thursday, 7 May 2015 10:39 (four years ago) link

in the US - i didn't see the eps on air but I think I saw them get added to my cable On Demand service
but in all honesty i could have imagined it

Nhex, Thursday, 7 May 2015 14:02 (four years ago) link

ok i checked, and i TOTALLY imagined it. damn. i must've been glancing at a tv schedule site or app

Nhex, Friday, 8 May 2015 06:18 (four years ago) link

well, both Marry Me and Weird Loners are officially cancelled

Nhex, Wednesday, 13 May 2015 14:03 (four years ago) link

waaaaah

entry-level umami (mild bleu cheese vibes) (s.clover), Wednesday, 13 May 2015 19:43 (four years ago) link

Pally was on @midnight Monday and it looked like he'd neither been working recently nor had any plans to do so in the near future. Suspect he hadn't even showered in a couple days.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 13 May 2015 19:44 (four years ago) link

now with the mindy vanity project canceled AP is truly outta work :/

slothroprhymes, Wednesday, 13 May 2015 19:56 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

The best thing about this show was everyone

― πŸ’ͺ😈⚠ (DJP), Sunday, October 19, 2014 4:50 PM (7 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

just sayin, Tuesday, 16 June 2015 08:49 (four years ago) link

i love rewatching this show

just sayin, Tuesday, 16 June 2015 08:49 (four years ago) link

five months pass...

today i was thinking abt how if they remade friends today one of the characters wld have to be black and was wondering which one and then i realized happy endings had already answered this qn w/ the only obv solution.

LEGIT (Lamp), Monday, 23 November 2015 17:56 (four years ago) link

So who is Brad? Is he Chandler or Ross? Because Max is obviously Joey.

β’Ήβ“‘. (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 24 November 2015 01:05 (four years ago) link

brad identifies himself as chandler in the valentine's day episode

1staethyr, Tuesday, 24 November 2015 01:38 (four years ago) link

Coupe is on that show Casual on...Hulu?, I think. Anyone seen it? Might have heard okay things but if it's the Jason Reitman-connected thing I'm not sure I believe them.

Insane Prince of False Binaries (Gukbe), Tuesday, 24 November 2015 01:41 (four years ago) link

this show was one of the v few times i loved a character who shared my name

insufficiently familiar with xgau's work to comment intelligently (BradNelson), Tuesday, 24 November 2015 01:43 (four years ago) link

six months pass...

Adam Pally is in a new Lord & Miller sitcom this fall that looks appropriately ridic (travelling through time in a duffel bag and using ham for money).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-TVyOqCkr0

Wet Food (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 24 May 2016 14:06 (three years ago) link

I don't even care if the whole cast reunites. I just want more Jane and Brad.

β’Ήβ“‘. (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 24 May 2016 14:17 (three years ago) link

eight months pass...

there was nothing amateur about the beating i took that night.

j., Tuesday, 21 February 2017 07:38 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

https://youtu.be/GCfUf8kwAnY

I miss this show.

Rachel Luther Queen (DJP), Thursday, 13 April 2017 16:00 (two years ago) link

same :(

years of immersion in the seduction community (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 13 April 2017 16:38 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

we've been gradually rewatching this show, i love it.
did anyone ever watch "marry me" (the david caspe show with casey wilson and ken marino)? was it any good? doesn't seem to be available on hulu

na (NA), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 14:43 (two weeks ago) link

it was amusing, def a step down from Happy Endings, but i remember liking it well enough

Nhex, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 14:50 (two weeks ago) link

never even heard of that, but "Black Monday" is quite good

rob, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 15:42 (two weeks ago) link

β€œMarry Me” was okay.

DJP, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 16:13 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX6zZrRLma0

symsymsym, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 16:29 (two weeks ago) link

crazy how good that table read is imo

symsymsym, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 16:30 (two weeks ago) link


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