Up All Night Grade: B+. It was the first week when Maya Rudolph’s Ava didn’t annoy the hell out of me; Mr. Bob’s class was hysterical; and the only thing missing from the stroller destruction scene was, “Damn It Feels Good to be a Gangsta.” Plus The Dangles, the Transvestite Bangles cover band. It could be that “Up All Night” is beginning to find its groove.
“Yeah, he’s apparently got a Master’s in Got-Your-Nose.” —Chris
“And your wife disappeared under mysterious circumstances.” — Ava
“I killed her.” — Reagan
Suburgatory Grade: B-. I really like the characters, and George’s Mom jeans gag was outstanding, but I didn’t like the direction the characters took this week, particularly George. He provides the outsider perspective; he’s not supposed to attempt to infiltrate the inside. Cheryl Hines can do wonders with a stripper pole, though.
Modern Family Grade: B-. Amiable as always, but completely forgettable. But I do love Ed O’Neil in this show every single week.
“It’s the Bieber-ization of America.” — Manny
“What do beavers have to do with anything?” — Jay
Happy Endings. Grade: B. An average episode redeemed by a great Natalie Imbruglia number with Megan Mullally, the Dueling Kennedys, and “Yeah Buoy” as a boat name.