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'Barely Famous' stars are awful AF, but you should love them anyway

Barely Famous is so funny. I know I say it every time I write about it, but it’s totally doing what a 30-minute comedy is supposed to do. Except deliver likable female lead characters. But who even cares about being liked these days? (Hint: Not Sara OR Erin).

Erin and Sara insist they don’t give a crap about being liked, and that their characters on the show represent a push to take ourselves less seriously. Satirizing these two APPALLING characters, makes it easier to lean into some of own unpleasant tendencies. Because, let’s face it, we’re all the worst sometimes, but it’s okay. We’re not as bad as they are.

And in this spirit, here’s a collection of the worst of the Foster sisters’ human nature from season 2 thus far.  These girls are awful AF, but we love them anyway.

“I don’t sweat in front of normal people” –Sara
Because who wants to get all red-faced, smelly, and sloppy in front of a bunch of perfectly toned fembots? Even if Brooke Burke invites you to SoulCycle, you say no. Because ew, gross.

“It’s kinda your fault for hiring a hot nanny.” –Erin
I mean … duh. It’s like you’re asking your husband to cheat.

“That’s not really a job, just a criticism of my life choices.” –Erin
Because getting offered Celebrity Rehab has a lot of subtext about how you live your life.

My lifestyle brand represents casual elegance and effortless vitality.” –Sara
Every single word in this sentence is gross. I need a shower.

“I can do whatever and this bitch ain’t going nowhere.” –Sara
Sara translates “blood is thicker than water” for us.

If it’s not on Instagram or Snapchat, it doesn’t matter.” –Sara
Because it didn’t happen.

I just want him to be normal and Google pictures of my sister in a bikini.” –Erin
And not do things like send her gifts, act emotionally available, and compliment her horizontal stripes.

“I have a guy.” -Sara
An abortion guy, that is.

“Are you a good guy or not?” –Erin
What kind of monster is Zach Braff that he won’t agree to raise Erin and the valet’s baby?

“Oh, I keep a drawer of false positives.” –Sara
A positive pregnancy test is a viable way to manipulate your husband into doing things. It is.

“Gold digging for middle-aged dummies.” -Sara
This will be the title of Erin’s memoir (if Sara picked the title) because she is full of life lessons.

“How do I do this? The father-son swap.” –Erin
Even if the dad is super rich and buys you Gucci, if the son is a “smoke show” you can’t help your feelings.

“Everyone’s a winner. Not in this case, for you, though. You’re a loser.” –Erin
Because saying, “I told you so” about a hot nanny just doesn’t get the point across as well.

Read my interview with the Foster sisters, and you’ll understand why you need to love these ladies despite what you just read here.

Barely Famous airs Wednesdays at 10/9C on VH1.

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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