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Season 1 | Episode 3 | “God’s Gift to Zebras” | Aired July 25, 2014

So we continue on Axl’s quest to find his Frigg, and the 21-year-old has become a walking Axe ad. Yep, it seems like ever since Axl became Odin, the ladies are just drawn to him. But are they Frigg? Who the heck knows! Though he does spot a very cute librarian who also has a shared interest of Norse gods.

At the same time, Ty meets a lady club owner and says he’s “felt something he has never felt before.” Ty actually feels warm when he is with this woman, a feeling he has not had since becoming Hodor. Whom do two brothers who happen to be gods talk to about their lady problems? Duh, Grandpa Olaf. After calling Axl a zebra and Ty a reindeer, Olaf advises Axl that only he will know if the librarian is Frigg. As for what is happening in Ty’s love life, Olaf has to think about it.

Axl continues to somewhat stalk the librarian, Sonja (Antonia Prebble). Little does he know that he is actually being stalked by Stacey, who reports to the other goddesses everything Axl does.

During one of his encounters with Sonja, they chat about Norse gods and she admits that she is the Frigg. Completely confused with everything that is going on, the four brothers and grandpa head to the library to not so discreetly check out this possible Frigg.

The boys regroup and Axl decides to ask out Sonja for coffee to learn more about her, even after being completely freaked out by the fact that Frigg is the goddess of marriage. During their coffee date, Sonja gives Axl even more reason to believe that she is Frigg.

Ty goes on a date with the lady club owner, Helen (Sara Wiseman), and the two really hit it off. We later find out that the reason the two are getting along so well is the fact that Helen is a goddess. The day after their date, Olaf pays a visit to Ty and informs him that Helen, being the goddess Eve, is destined to be with Bragi, aka Anders. Thus, she leaves Ty heartbroken and forces him to break things off with Helen.

Axl goes back to the library to ask Sonja on another date. Sonja then invites Axl to a god party she is hosting at her flat. Stacy listens to the conversation nearby and goes running off to tell the other goddesses. Agentha (Alison Bruce), who is the leader of the goddesses, informs Michele she will also be attending this god party. The goddesses’ mission is simple: Stop Axl from finding Frigg first.

Axl attends the god party, only to be greeted by another girl who refers to herself as Frigg. It does not take Axl long to realize that these people are not really gods, but a bunch of nerds cosplaying (I mean that in the kindest way). Axl goes to confront Sonja, only to come face-to-face with Michele in the hall. The two put on a very entertaining show for the partygoers as they begin to sword-fight.

Michele runs off after pretty much kicking Axl’s bum. Axl follows her and wrestles her to the ground. Michele then enlightens Axl on why goddesses hate gods; here, in this country, without their full powers, goddesses rule. The brothers are now fully aware that they have a race on their hands.

The Almighty Johnsons airs Fridays at 10/9C on Syfy.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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