Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sunday Speculations- Curb Has a Little Chinese

Family Guy
So our good friend Seth MacFarlane decided to rip on Disney in this week's episode. As Stewie and Brian were making their way through all of the different Universes, they fell upon the Universe in which everyone is drawn as a Disney cartoon. As one of the biggest Disney guys out there, I loved it. MacFarlane captured the true essence of Disney animation and it was awesome. He really didn't trash on Disney at all, except for the final dig that Disney hated Jews. Peter was my favorite because reminded me of Gaston's lackey, Lefou, from Beauty and the Beast. All in all it was a good start to the season.

Curb Your Enthusiasm
We got the first "Pretty, pretty, pretty" of the season during this episode, but that wasn't even close to the best part of the episode for me. It's the subtleties to Leon's comedy that drive me crazy. At the end of the episode, when Loretta and the rest of the Black family is driving away from LD with steam coming out of their ears, Leon shows up at the driveway next to Larry. After LD explains to him that there was a huge blow up and Leon's whole family is leaving and never coming back, Leon explains calmly, "That's some sh*t." Larry, wanting to make sure Leon is going to join his fam, prods, "Now you're going tooo...?" And Leon steals the show with "Go upstairs and eat this f*ckin' Chinese food...in my room." Fantastic.

Amazing Race
Two teams have garnered my affection after the two-hour season premier. Zev and Justin are a dude with Asperger's syndrome (Zev) and his friend Justin. Zev has already given me more laughs than anyone from a year ago. His boy Justin is just the straight man at this point. Flight Time and Big Easy, the Harlem Globetrotters seem laid back, but once they found out the poker playing girls lied to everyone the claws started to come out. I hope both these pairings go a long way.

Best comp of the ep, Japanese Game Show. The energy from the fans and the host was fantastic. I hated that this comp was basically luck. Whenever the roulette wheel lands on you, you get to do the challenge? Dumb. That being said, the challenge did look a bit difficult. Eat a wasabi bomb in two minutes. Now I've never even thought about eating wasabi, but if I were in this competition I know who I would want for my partner...Lar. I enjoy hot foods a good amount, but when we got suicide wings from Planet Wings, I was downing milk after one bite. Lar put down six to eight of those things like it was nothing.


  1. i couldnt agree more about leon. he was hilarious this episode. the interaction btwn leon and larry in the hardware store was great