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Top 10 moments from the live 'Undateable' episode

Season 2 | Episode 7 | “A Live Show Walks Into a Bar” | Aired May 5, 2015

I can honestly say that I wouldn’t mind if Undateable was live every week. And it’s not because Bill Lawrence has major celebrity friends on speed dial. I completely enjoyed how each and every person committed to the moment. Sure, there were rough patches here and there, but that just made me appreciate the vulnerability that accompanies live television.

Here are the top moments from Undateable‘s live show. Enjoy!

Undateable 1. Ed Sheeran makes everything better.
The writers generously give Sheeran a solid minute to play his hit song “Thinking Out Loud” during open-mic night at the bar. The good news is that Ed is in town for the Spirit of Detroit Music Festival. The bad news is that Justin has no idea who he is and ushers him off the stage after one song. Ed instructs his 13 million Twitter followers to smack Justin (if they see him) for being so rude. This results in Justin being slapped the entire show. And it was hilarious every time.

2. There’s a new girl in town.
Victoria Justice plays Amanda. She’s a backup singer for one of the bands playing in the festival. She has a lot in common with Justin—young, sensitive soul, and she has a hard time with dairy. Danny is interested in Amanda, too. May the best man win. And may the bolder man act like a gorilla on live television. Kudos to Chris D’Elia for channeling his inner silverback. And thank you, Undateable writers, for giving Amanda so many zingers.

3. It’s a Scrubs reunion!
Zach Braff and Donald Faison are friends of Shelly’s who work at the nursing home. Zach completely steals the show when he compares old people having sex to making eye contact with a dog that’s pooping. Trust me … it’s funny.

4. Trent will rock your world.
Candace’s ex-boyfriend Trent is back. Leslie is concerned that Candace is backsliding. That is, until she sees his ripped abdomen. Leslie shouts for Trent to leave, then instructs him to walk a little slower out the door. Trent was a pleasant surprise. So were his abs.

5. Shelly’s got game.
Minnie Driver (yes, the one and only) and Christa Miller belly-up to the bar to flirt with the black Winnie the Pooh, otherwise known as Shelly. When they leave, Christa smacks Justin (for Ed), and then Minnie clocks him again (for England).

Undateable6. A bet’s a bet.
Justin is upset that Danny thinks there is a world out there where he doesn’t stand a chance with Amanda. So he suggests a wager. The loser has to shave his head. Danny, tousling his luscious locks, takes the bet in a different direction. If Amanda chooses Justin, Danny has to shave his chest. But if Amanda chooses anyone else, Justin has to have his chest waxed. Justin live Tweets: IT’S ON!

7. Get your flirt on.
Justin realizes he needs to warm up his flirt game. After telling a woman that her hair looks like tiny Slinkys, (What if he pushed her down a flight of stairs? Would she keep going and going and going?) Leslie suggests he practices with Candace. Danny tries to silverback him the entire time (which results in a few stifled giggles from Brent Morin), but Candace suggests he just acts like himself. Justin describes his date. There will be wine, a movie, and a big helping of good conversation for dessert. Naturally, Candace falls for his pale, boyish charms.

8. TV’s Scott Foley is hot.
It looks like a pair of Age of Ultron tickets are going to win Amanda over instead of a romantic dinner. Danny finds Justin saying good-bye to his chest hair at the house. He takes Burski’s advice and tries to help Justin win Amanda back. And he has the perfect weapon to give Justin the peppiest of all pep talks—TV’s Scott Foley. Three moments were brilliant about this bit: Scott Foley accidentally calling Justin by the name of Danny, Scott Foley warning Justin not to “get lost in his eyes,” and Scott Foley slapping Justin for Ed Sheeran. Also, I had no idea that if you look into those baby blues for too long, Scott Foley can make you do things. But I’d be willing to experiment.

9. Wax off.
Danny ends up losing Amanda to Trent, of all people. And since she doesn’t pick Justin, that means that Danny gets to rip of Justin’s nipple with hot wax. Just before the ceremonial strip, Ed Sheeran slaps Justin, and then hugs him. He also sticks around to hold Justin’s hand when Danny rips out his chest hair by the roots. KELLY CLARKSON!

Undateable10. Curtain call!
It was nice to see the cast, crew, writers, and special guests on stage in one big, happy group at the end of the show. They all deserve a hearty congratulations on a job well done. Here’s hoping we get a full set of episodes for season 3 after next week’s Undateable finale.

Pickup Lines
You have potential. I just wouldn’t quit your day job, you know? Out of curiosity, what is your day job?
Ed Sheeran: I sing.
Justin: Really. Because I’m a cool college professor all the students still invite to their party. Aww. We both said our dreams out loud.

Leslie: Are you a fan of Scandal?
I’m a fan of oxygen. I need Scandal.

Amanda: When did Jeff Goldblum and David Schwimmer have a baby?
Burski: Good burn, new girl.

Brett: What was the name of the greatest cheerleader movie of all time? Oh yes. BRING IT ON.
Shelly: No matter how this ends, we’re watching that movie later.

Justin: Is it that painful? Getting waxed?
Leslie: Have you ever heard a vagina cry?
Shelly: I’ve heard one whistle.

Danny: Ready to go see The Avengers?
Amanda: I made different plans when you were at the airport with TV’s Scott Foley.

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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