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'Undateable' fan recap: The time of my life

Season 2 | Episode 6 | “A Sibling Rivalry Walks Into a Bar” | Aired Apr 28, 2015

What do you get when you take a miserable date, a mountain of hilarious one-liners, a nod to Dirty Dancing, and an old dead man with really nice clothes? Why, an episode of Undatable, of course!

Danny set Leslie up on a blind date that did not go well. How bad was it, you ask? The show is called Undateable. She had to breathe into a tube to start his car, so I’d say that it was pretty bad. Leslie is irritated with Danny for setting her up with such a loser. She’s also upset because she needs a date for a party at work.

It’s time to raise the standards. Unlike Shelly, her suitors do not have to like both human babies and Muppet babies for her to consider going out with them. They just need to have a real job and own a suit. Easy enough, right? Only if your name is Burski.

The next day, Danny extends an olive branch to his sister, convinced that he’s found her the perfect date for her party. Leslie is quick to let Danny know that she already has a date.

Justin: When it comes to platonic dates, I’m your man. I invented the Friend Zone.

Let the sibling rivalry begin! Leslie asks her brother how their night would go. Danny explains that after a few drinks, he would engage in a little inner-office gossip (WE HATE BARB) before asking the DJ to play “Time of My Life.” Then they would execute the famous Dirty Dancing lift they practiced as kids.

Leslie grants Justin the floor. He naturally pulls out the playbook from prom (as we all would) letting Leslie know that he would pick her up at 4:30—the golden hour for photos. They would eat, dance, and turn into pumpkins at midnight.

Leslie chooses Justin’s enchanting night. Danny pulls a Kanye, hijacking the moment from Justin, claiming he is the best brother of all time. Leslie begs to differ. Lately, Justin has been more of a brother than Danny. Mic drop.

Later at the house, Danny is outraged that Justin is trying to steal his sister. We know he’s outraged because he takes his hand and sweeps it across the kitchen counter, spilling its contents all over the floor—just like in the movies. It doesn’t matter that Justin was a Big Brother to a kid named Rafael who later was executed by the state. He insists that Justin make up an excuse not to take Leslie to the party.

UndateableJustin refuses to lie, turns around, and immediately slips on a wayward tangerine from the film-worthy dramatic sweep of the counter top. Leslie doesn’t believe that Justin is truly injured. She thinks Danny made him pretend to be hurt so Danny could play the hero.

That night, Leslie arrives at the bar, ready for her party. (Side note: How great did Bianca Kajilich look in that green dress?) Justin is prepared to twirl the night away in his walking boot, but he secretly hopes that Danny will put on the suit he laid out for him on his bed so he can come and save the day already.

No such luck. Danny arrives in his normal Danny attire, but he does have something in tow—a reformed bad boy named Mike. This guy may have had a past, but Mike is on the right track now. Danny knows that a sleeve of tattoos with a heart of gold is Leslie’s sweet spot. Leslie ditches Justin (just what happened to him at his own prom) and runs into Burski as she leaves the bar. He’s looking fly in a purple suit, courtesy of an old, dead tailor and his grieving son. Leslie notices the effort Burski put into impressing her, and she bestows a courtesy kiss on his cheek before leaving with her bad boy.

Justin isn’t a happy camper. He’s upset that he didn’t get the chance to dance at Leslie’s party. As he slowly starts to hum the chorus of “Time of My Life,” Danny gathers the others around so they can catch a running Justin to raise him up in the signature lift.

Nobody puts Justin in a corner.

Pickup Lines
I assume every compliment is about me. It’s a huge time-saver.

Justin: I’m going to ask you the same thing my mom asks every time I call. What did Danny do this time?

Shelly: Pudding in a retirement home is like cigarettes in jail.

Tailor: Did my dad have any last words?
Burski: He said I don’t need any help in the crotch department.
Tailor [crying]: He was always trying to make people feel better!

Undateable airs on Tuesdays at 9/8C on NBC.

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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