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'Odd Mom Out' explores what 'Hamilton' and 'Molly' have in common

Season 2 | Episode 3 | “Hamming It Up” | Aired Jul 11, 2016

What’s the difference between Hamilton the musical and Molly the drug? Not much, according to Odd Mom Out this week. While Jill and Vanessa are hustling around trying to score tickets to Lin Manuel Miranda’s last show, Brooke is trying to score MMDA, known as Molly to the 13 year old for whom she’s trying to dose.

Okay, most of us live outside of the greater New York/Manhattan area, and not having seen Hamilton is not one of those things that will make MY neighbors gasp and gather around me like the children of the corn. But apparently, if you haven’t drank the Hamilton Kool-Aid on the Upper East Side, you might as well not cut your hair or refuse to wear pants. It’s that serious.

This is kind of what I love about Odd Mom Out—well, one of the many things, actually. This bit of local color makes us all laugh, and we can get on board with Jill’s question about the validity of the musical’s life-changing properties. Jill accuses it of being Frozen for adults and wonders how it will legitimately change her life. It’s not like “Alexander Hamilton [will] climb off the stage and chow your box.” Now that’s a show I can get on board with.

Since I’m miles from Broadway, I can pretend, just like Jill and Vanessa, that I’m far too cool to care about a hip hop musical about some non-president and his duel. But secretly, just like these two, I’d probably chow someone’s box for a chance to see it. Obviously I’m not too cool, and Jill and Vanessa aren’t either, so the prospect of seeing Lin-Manuel Miranda’s final show is too much for the two to bear. So they have adventures. Some of them involve the supporting cast from the play itself (Javier Muñoz makes a charming Ham-eo), while other attempts find them visiting all the Odd Mom Out characters we kinda want to forget.

They stop by Vanessa’s boyfriend Elliott’s work, where he scolds them for not being all about this Joy Manifesto and calling down blessings or whatever. Ugh. Good thing he dumps Vanessa right then and there, because as Jill reminds us, “You don’t need that kind of positive energy in your life.”  Forget Elliott, anyway. Jill and Vanessa have to join the rest of the apesh– Hamilton fans trying to get tickets.

Jill and Vanessa pop over to the ticket booth, because, you know, nobody would ever think of that. Our favorite Hammies are laughed at for even considering it. Hamilton’s own Jasmine Cephas Jones is manning the will-call and scoffs, “Check out these kids,” as the rest of the crowd cracks up at the dumbassery of trying to get tickets of the day of the show.

They get desperate and ask Brooke to use her Von Weber pull. At first Brooke tries to pawn them off on her only “black” employee, who may or may not be black at all, thinking she has an “in” with the hip-hop crowd. Poor Brooke. She’s just so Upper East Side.

Brooke is too busy to sort out the Hamilton fiasco because she’s on a mission to find the Bag Bitch some Molly. By the way, the Bag Bitch is the hottest accessories blogger in the countrywho also happens to be, like, 13 years old. Brooke desperately want to be on her blog with her bags.

Brooke follows some leads on drugs to what she thinks is “da Bronx” but is really a green, well lit, respectable park, with plenty of family typesmost of whom are more Hamilton cast members. Everyone she approaches about scoring the Molly is a little put out by the white lady in a rowing hoodie with purple pumps, but she finally makes some progress. She hooks up with a drug dealer named Jason, a sketchy-looking white guy in an expensive suit whose briefcase holds everything from Molly to Lexapro to (what?!?!?) Hamilton tickets.

Brooke has a crisis of conscious at the last minute about buying a child drugs and doesn’t go through with it. But she’s successfully hooked Jill and Vanessa up with Hamilton tickets, and she feels proud of herself. After all, she didn’t give a child a narcotic; she merely blackmailed her into featuring her bag on her blog. It’s a good day for the greater good.

Jill and Vanessa barely make the show countdown, but it turns out that the drug dealer couldn’t be trusted. He only sold them one valid ticket, and Vanessa can’t get in. Just when it looks like Jill is going to be the only one getting in on the “Hamilton-gasm,” Jill has a crisis of conscious and gives her ticket to a homeless person.

So, Hamilton and Molly also have this in common: Nobody on Odd Mom Out got to experience either.

And Andy got banned from Uber.

What would YOU do for tickets to Hamilton?

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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