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'You're the Worst' roundtable: What's up with Gretchen?

Season 2 | Episode 7 | “There is Not Currently a Problem” | Aired Oct 21, 2015

Each week, EW Community contributors chat about the newest episode of You’re the Worst while they watch. This week, Tamar Barbash and Sundi Rose Holt share their thoughts as they watched “There is Not Currently a Problem.”

Tamar: So last week ended with Gretchen crying in her car.
Since when does Jimmy wear a sleep apnea mask? Is that new?
No, I think we’ve seen it before. OMG. “Hakuna Matata.” Jimmy is the best.
I don’t really get her incredulity about Janis Joplin. She’s badass. The Lion King … not so much.
This whole conversation is hilarious. Jimmy thinks he’s so sophisticated.
This Lion King bit is pretty funny. It is really flexing the clever muscle that I love and admire about this show.

: Aaaand Jimmy’s talking about masturbating again.
Gretchen just called Dorothy out for being a “theater girl” and … enough said!
She totally did! She’s perfect for Edgar, so obviously this is going to end badly. Ha, Dorothy thinks everything is an improv prompt.
Sundi: What’s Gretchen beef with Dorothy? Is she threatened by another woman?
I feel like Gretchen and Jimmy both do this. They act superior to people they don’t know.
Sundi: It’s off-putting when Gretchen does it, though. For Jimmy, it’s endearing. I’m a bad feminist.
It bothers me when Jimmy does it, too, but it does seem less offensive.
Sundi: Just a side note: Jimmy is completely justified in this mouse tirade. I recently had a mouse in my house (silly rhyme aside) and was similarly outraged.
Tamar: Knowing there’s a mouse and being totally unfazed is crazy-person behavior.
Sundi: I don’t take Jimmy as seriously as he takes himself, and that makes him funny. On the other hand, Gretchen takes herself so seriously and it doesn’t telegraph as quirky—just pissy.
Interesting. And ewwwwww. Evidence of mouse is so gross.
Sundi: This is the year of the O.J. reference. Jimmy just name-dropped Kato Kaelin in reference to Edgar’s freeloading. Nice.
What is going on with Gretchen? Why are we dancing?
And wearing sunglasses? I guess to avoid Dorothy’s high, perky energy. Gretchen is NOT loving it.
You think it’s all about avoiding Dorothy? I feel like something is happening with her.
.Sundi: I think so too. She’s been behaving very strangely.
Oh boy. Here we go. Lindsay, meet Dorothy.
Sundi: Here’s your guy Vernon, dropping some truth bombs. He does NOT want some whack-ass baby.
I LOVE VERNON. Is he paying Lindsay like she’s a hooker … or a therapist?
Sundi: That’s how it feels. I want Lindsay to go take a shower. That was dirty deeds.
Agreed. But man do I want to rewind and watch that Vernon speech again.
And he’s sweating like crazy. This episode has a real manic quality. Are we sure everyone’s not coked up?
Never sure of that.
Gretchen dancing with her sunglasses on, Dorothy and the avocado, Jimmy with the mouse … THIS ep feels like a dream to me.
Tamar: I agree about the manic energy.
Now everybody is dancing. What the hell, Tamar?
: I don’t know!! It’s so confusing.
Tamar: Go buy some traps, Jimmy.
Tamar: I’m very, very worried about Gretchen.
Sundi: Right? But that wouldn’t provide nearly enough B story. If I had my way, I’d want the B story to be all about Lindsay emotionally abusing Dorothy.
Did you see the way she was just looking at her? Yikes.
Instead she’s gonna mindf—k Edgar so he ruins it with Dorothy.
“He’s my back-up sidebitch and he likes it.” Lindsay is terrible. And wrong.
Lindsay just said Edgar was her “back-up sidebitch,” and now she looks like the worst thing ever.
Tamar: Well, we’re on the same page.
You are absolutely right to be worried about Gretchen. This rant is brutal to watch. I’m embarrassed for her.
Tamar: I’m hiding under my table. But where is it coming from?
She’s gotten some news recently … we just don’t know what.
I like that. That makes a lot of sense.
When she said, “You people … with your nonproblems,” it seems like she’s got something big.
Oh. Is she bipolar?
Is that what she means by her “brain is broken”?
This episode just took such a fantastically poignant turn. Lindsay may have redeemed herself with that speech.
I didn’t see that coming at all, but it couldn’t have gone better. The mouse funeral shows Jimmy’s compassion, so when she tells him she’s clinically depressed, we know he’ll be okay.
Wow. This adds such a fascinating new dimension. I think my favorite part was the way that Lindsay knew exactly what was happening.
Sundi: I really like it when they drill down on the intimacy between Gretchen and Lindsay. That is such an interesting relationship, and now it has even more depth.
I agree. I don’t think clinical depression explains a lot of Gretchen’s behaviors, though. The only part that really seemed depressed was when she was on that bed with Lindsay. The dancing and the intense desire to get out of the house and the nasty outburst, I’m not sure what that was.
Sundi: I’m no psychologist, but I would’ve totally guessed borderline personality disorder.
Yeah, a personality disorder would be a better explanation. But I guess for the show’s purposes, the point is just, she’s not well, and she’s ashamed and she’s going to need to figure out how to deal with it within the context of her relationship with Jimmy.
Sundi: It’s a nice plot point—to move away from all the talk about their relationship, their baggage, their fears. I think it’s time we stop holding our breath, waiting on them to break up and just settle into them as a couple.
This is a big obstacle. It’s something Jimmy is really going to have to figure out. He loves her, obviously, but can he be there for her the way she needs him to be?
It will be interesting to see how Jimmy can overcome his self-referential nature, and put away his ego to help her.
Remember when Jimmy was going through that rough patch with his Dad stuff last season? Gretchen couldn’t put her crap aside and be there for him at all. Granted, that was before their relationship really took off, but still.
I think Jimmy has proven himself the better partner—not that it’s a contest, but he’d be winning the relationship if it were.
Right. The question is just if this is going to be too much for him.

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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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