Perhaps I’m getting old, but five years ago you would have never heard me utter the following sentence: CBS Monday is pretty darn funny and is oh so close to providing viewers with one fantastic night of comedy. Starting at 8PM we had another hilarious installment of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, followed by the brilliant Julia Louis-Dreyfus and her NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE, a silent pause representing zero laughter for TWO AND A HALF MEN (the ‘half’ being the amount of times I laugh during an episode, assuming I could sit through an entire one — which I can’t), ending off the night with the quietly improving RULES OF ENGAGEMENT.
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER started off on the right foot and kept getting stronger throughout the episode. As usual, Barney stole the show (and most of Ted’s belongings) as he did everything in his power to ensure that Ted and Robin didn’t move in together. Honestly, who would have ever expected Barney to be so right? Ted and Robin moving in together would not only have been bad for the relationship, but it would have hurt the show as well. The Ted—Marshall—Lily dynamic is one of the aspects that make the show great, and having Ted move out would have taken some of that chemistry away. Additionally, it would have created two solid couples with one single, sarcastic womanizing outcast (Barney) — CBS already has RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, and let’s face it, single and sarcastic is all David Spade knows.
Over on the NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE, I quite literally laughed out loud as Christine took more pleasure in voting for AMERICAN IDOL than her local election. Julia Louis-Dreyfus is comedic gold, add to the mix Wanda Sykes and the two mean mommies and you’ve got me laughing everytime.
[Moment of silence for TWO AND HALF MEN. The silence representing the fact that I detest this show with every fibre of my being. How great would THE CLASS look at 9PM next season?]
CBS ended off the night with RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, a comedy that’s slowly grown on me simply based on the like-ability of the cast. I’ve always been a David Spade fan (I can’t help it, he makes me laugh) and I have really grown to appreciate the chemistry between Patrick Warburton (Jeff) and Megyn Price (Audrey). Was Audrey’s idea to take all Jeff’s old tshirts and create a quilt not brilliant? Missed the episode and looking to make your husband really happy? (or make room in your closet for all your shoes?) Check out Jeff’s Quilt