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Jill Kargman is 'Odd Mom Out' and also, all of us

Season 2 | Episode 1 | “The High Road” | Aired Jun 20, 2016

Even though it probably makes me a monster, it’s kind of reassuring to watch another mom flail helplessly around, trying to keep her crap together. I like to know I’m not the only one screwing my kids up. Thankfully, Odd Mom Out never fails to make me feel better about my own motherhood shitshow.

Here’s a list of every time Jill Webber was not only the Odd Mom Out, but was also every single one of us.

Screaming in pain while your boob gets mushed flat as a pancake, “for your own good.”
Ugh. The mammogram. Even though women supposedly have higher pain thresholds than men, that ish hurts. If you’ve never wondered, just like Jill did, if “anyone’s nipples have actually exploded” then you are more woman than I’ll ever be.

Gossiping mercilessly about another woman, and sort of, maybe feeling a little bad about it.
Sure, any feminist worth her salt knows that it’s not sisterly to talk about other women behind their backs. Noted. But feminists are not perfect creatures, and it takes more self-control than I have not to slip into a little catty gossip every now and then. Especially if, like Jill, you’re faced with a blonde-zilla Mombot, who was probably birthed from a pod on the Upper West Side.

Invoking Carly Simon to mark significant moments.
Because big, huge, important moments can only be encapsulated with a very loud, off-key version of “Let The River Run.” Duh.

Returning to work and not knowing what to do with your hands.
Reentering the workforce after being home with your kids is a disorienting endeavor, for some. It seems like the world should have stopped turning, but when you have to interview with the woman who used to be your assistant, it can throw you into a real mindf–k.

Jill takes it like a champ, and is only her normal amount of awkward. Even when Kate gets fired while Jill is out for a snack, she maintains her chill.

Secretly feeling good when someone tells you you’re too skinny.
The same feelings apply here as they do to the aforementioned vicious gossip. It’s not a proud moment, to rejoice in hearing the word skinny, but sometimes it feels good. Now, don’t think I’d want Karen Carpenter to take any laxatives on my account, but I’ll be the first to admit I’m brainwashed into thinking “skinny” is a compliment.

Ignoring the overly emotional person right in front of you to worry about how the situation is going to affect you.
We’re human, right? I mean, sure, a woman is crying right in front of you, packing up her professional life, and confessing to having major diarrhea as a result of the awful situation at hand. But what about you? How does this affect you?

Just admit it. We’re all monsters to some varying degree.

Whispering a pep talk to yourself as you prepare to confront a frenemy.
Because sometimes, you just gotta hear it from yourself: “Take the high road.” Brooke deserves a lot less than Jill’s civility, and when she tries to steal Jill’s high-road thunder, it takes all I can do not to reach through the screen and strangle her.

I needed to whisper a few things to myself in that moment.

Going through an entire meeting with your butthole clenched.
I’ve sat through so many meetings with my bosses with my anus pulled so tight, I thought I might implode. Jill was my spirit-twin as she sat face-to-face with Trixie, ignored her phone, and tried not to crack down the middle while maintaining that crazy smile.

Openly gloating when your husband admits to being overwhelmed with the kids.
Let’s face it … dads can be so smug when moms complain about how hectic their lives with the kids can be. It’s such sweet vindication, to Jill and every one of us, to hear Andy admit how hard her job really is.

Now that the season 2 premiere has come and gone, and we’ve established that Jill is all of us, we can settle in for an irreverent season that will make us cringe, gasp, but mostly just laugh knowingly.

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

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