Or, will the “something blue” in tomorrow night’s season finale/Big Gay Wedding episode be the collective balls of its growing fan base?
While the ratings for the ABC sitcom have risen, if not spectacularly, since its first season debut, “Happy Endings” has not yet been guaranteed a third. It’s probably safe to say that the show will be coming back sometime in the fall of 2012 — or, heaven forbid, spring of 2013 — and that’s what the producers are definitely planning for, if their indications for creating a cliffhanger of sorts at the end of season two plays out. Besides the dutiful plugging of Max’s band, Mandonna, reuniting, there’s also talk of the whole Penny/Alex/Dude relationship coming to a head. I could care less about the latter, but as long as it’s funny, and we get to see Max in a cone-bra, the characters can get down to as much relationship hijinks as they want.
But some of that mystery likely lies in how well “The B—— in Apartment 23,” the new show that will replace “Happy Endings” in the 9:30/8:30 slot on Wednesdays, performs as a mid-season replacement. Word on the web is “Apartment 23” ain’t half bad in its own right, and one ought to always pull for the continued success of James “BJ Lover” van der Beek, but I won’t be too sad if it flops. No hard feelings, to the B*tch in question, it would just be nice to have one favorite show that isn’t constantly be on the cancellation button. Oh, if only there was some way to have “Community,” “Happy Endings,” “Parks and Rec,” and, I’d even accept “Cougar Town,” all on the schedule at once. The same night and the same channel would be even more appreciated, but I don’t believe in miracles.
Until then, we can at least enjoy what we already have, which is the first four minutes of the “Happy Endings” season two finale. No, we didn’t smoke weed, it’s true! Okay, you may have smoked and be high right now, but that doesn’t make it not true. Enjoy:
And before you ask, yes, thingsthataregay.biz is real, and it’s sort of spectacular.
Rob Payne also writes the comic The Unstoppable Force, tweets on the Twitter @RobOfWar, and his ware can be purchased here (if you’re into that sort of thing). And before you ask, yes, he was too chicken to make a reference to “balls” in the headline.