EW Community TV Show Episode Guides and Recaps from EW's Community

Image Credit: ODD MOM OUT -- "Omakase" Episode 104 -- Pictured: Jill Kargman as Jill -- (Photo by: Barbara Nitke/Bravo)

'Odd Mom Out' recap: A mom-friend you don't hate

Season 1 | Episode 3 | “Omakase” | Aired June 22, 2015

Like your weird roommate from your freshman dorm, Odd Mom Out grows on you. It started out a little wobbly, screaming at the top of its lungs, “Look at me! Look at me!” But now that I’m looking, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Recapping this show is hard because every time I go to recount a funny scene or quote the dialogue, I feel like throwing my hands up and shouting, “Oh, you just had to be there.” But I’m going to try, because if you’re not watching this show, you’re doing Monday nights wrong. Just plain wrong.

This week’s episode found Jill trying her best to connect with another mom, Rema, played by Reshma Shetty, who you might recognize from USA’s Hamptons–set Royal Pains. Rema is glamorous and down to earth and has a smart-ish job at National Public Radio. It seems like she and Jill have a lot in common—at least as much in common as shared datebooks can indicate.

Jill makes a double date for them at “the new Japanese place everyone’s  jizzing about.” This is why I love Jill. She can totally work the word “jizzing” into a perfectly polite conversation. She’s a funny girl.

Merely getting to the date is a task in itself, and she has to warn Andy to keep it sake-light; she’s got sex on the brain because it’s been 18 days since their last time. If it gets to 19, it gets weird. Vanessa turns up to babysit and they rush out the door all full of excitement, and hope that this mom and her husband won’t be terrible people like everyone else on the Upper East Side.

Their high hopes of a normal-person dinner are quickly dashed as they enter the restaurant and spot Brooke and the gang, already seated. Jill is hungry since she’s been saving up all day for this meal. She’s all buzzy and fidgety, creating a nervous tension by merely existing. She’s so hungry, in fact, that she threatens the waiter when he’s reluctant about taking her order: “I’m one second away from taking a bite of your beautiful child face.”

ODD MOM OUT -- "Omakase" Episode 104 -- Pictured: (l-r) Abby Elliott as Brooke, Reshma Shetty as Riva, Alice Callahan as Stephanie -- (Photo by: Barbara Nitke/Bravo)

But she doesn’t get to eat. Instead, Brooke orders the 11-course omakase tasting menu, which isn’t enough food to feed anybody. Each course is more ridiculously light than the next. One is merely a glass of water holy water from a monastery in Nagano—which, by the way, is where Brooke skied the slalom event in the 1998 Olympics.

Since Jill is banished to the end of the table with the husbands and a really douchey deaf guy who talks a lot about fake tits, and Rema is being hauled in by Brooke’s tractor beam, Jill can see her mom-date circling the drain. She tries to intervene, but Rema doesn’t even flinch when Brooke shares her dream of sending bouncy castles to Africa. Maybe they aren’t a good mom-match after all.

Jill pops to the powder room a few times—the meal takes, according to Jill, only seven hours, and she has to find sustenance wherever she can, namely in the free mints on the counter. She also needs to check in with Vanessa, who is offering a lot of waaaay too premature life knowledge to her kids about poverty, AIDS, the existence of a higher power, and the possibility of no Easter bunny.

During one of her visits to the powder room, she happens to run into an ex-friend of Brooke who’s been banished from the group because of a little insider-trading situation. Her hubs got nabbed for a few white-collar crimes and now, “Orange is the new buh-bye.” This poor girl hides out in the ladies’ room all night instead of facing the same group that Jill has to endure five more courses with.

Jill tries to get Andy to bail and lures him with the promise of Popeye’s chicken and Broad City on the couch. But Andy isn’t as annoyed by the dinner party as she is, and this, in turn, annoys her. She would like the record to reflect that she tried to go with the flow … and look where that got her.

Even when the party comes to a screeching halt so everyone can search for Brooke’s missing diamond, Andy keeps a smile on. Without Andy to rant to, Jill needs an outlet, so she turns to the finance widow, who’s still stuck in the bathroom stall.

She unloads on the poor girl, making snarky comments about Rema’s husband, who, unbeknownst to Rema, should be “marching down Christopher Street, waving a rainbow flag.” In Jill-speak, that means she thinks he’s gay; of course Rema overhears all of this.

Needless to say, Jill “dirty-bombed that relationship” and is going to have to fend for herself with the mombots and meanie mothers. At least she has Vanessa.

Odd Mom Out airs Mondays at 10/9C on Bravo.

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

You May Like