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'Young & Hungry' catch of the week: Mismatched matchmaker madness

Season 4 | Episode 9 | “Young & Matched” | Aired Jul 27, 2016

We all saw it coming, whether we believed in their breakup or not. We all knew that Gabi and Josh couldn’t keep their hands to themselves much longer, and a friendly game of high-stakes speed dating only expedited their unavoidable connection. We see what you’re doing, Young & Hungry. And it’s perfect.

Ever since Gabi and Josh broke up and vowed to remain friends and coworkers, somewhere in the distance, a countdown clock was ticking. They would inevitably slip up and succumb to the sexual tension, the same tension that had them waking up the morning after they met asking, “Huh?” Well, time’s up. All it took was a bet and a bribe — how all great ’90s teen movies begin. But will Gabi and Josh have the same nostalgic ending, complete with the Sixpence None the Richer soundtrack? Fingers crossed.



Speaking of ’90s teen movies, Gabi and Josh resolve to reverse She’s All That themselves for their evening at speed dating. Instead of glamming themselves up, they’re dressing themselves down. Gabi thinks Josh gets dates because he’s a millionaire, and Josh thinks Gabi gets dates because of her looks. No more flashy Rolex and no more push-up bra. It’s flannel and a track suit. Game on.

If Gabi lands a date looking like Edna Mode from The Incredibles, Josh has to pay her rent. If Josh lands a date donning his best Luke Danes cosplay, Gabi must show up to work on time. Despite struggling through their dates, Gabi and Josh both make a match and get first dates. Tied score, and the game changes. Get that second date, and you’re the lucky winner of … proving your ex wrong? (This game doesn’t seem very rewarding.)

Proving to be the ruthless competitive spirits we know they are, they almost break the terms of the deal. Gabi tried to ditch the wig and tracksuit, and Josh planned to take his date to a baseball game in luxury box seats. Consequently, they decide to hold their dates at the same spot in order to keep an eye on each other. Once again, their plan backfires when their dates catch them arguing, and they weave a haphazard story of being brother and sister. Honestly, these two are meant for each other.



Meanwhile, Elliott suffers in his own scheme of trying to get Keisha to like him. While Alan’s away, he’s spending a day alone with their foster daughter for the first time. He does everything from her hair to buying Yo Gabba Gabba tickets (thinking it was a rapper — fair) to win her over. But like Gabi and Josh, he’s unsuccessful. That is, until he tells the truth.

Unfortunately, the truth doesn’t have the same effect on Gabi and Josh’s dates. Of course, Gabi’s date likes her even more when she sheds her grandma exterior, but Josh’s date has some unresolved trust issues. By default, Gabi wins the bet. But — with Gabi, there’s always a “but” — back at the diner, Mr. Fancy clues Josh in on who Gabi’s date really is. He marked “felon” on his speed-dating form because what do women love more in man than some light criminal activity? To no one’s surprise, Josh finds Gabi tied up in a chair and her apartment torn apart.

Gabi wasn’t hurt and only a couple of her belongings were stolen. However, the wallet and irreplaceable family-heirloom Rolex stashed in Gabi’s purse were swiped. They fight, bicker, and yell, but it’s not adversarial. It’s the kind of fighting that leads to unintentionally sleeping together. And they do. So, where does this leave Gabi and Josh? For starters, it leaves Josh as the winner. His date returned to forgive him with a second date. She left when she saw him naked in bed with who she thought was his sister. Yeah, that’ll do it.

What do you think, Youngries? Should Gabi and Josh give their relationship one more shot? Are they a perfect match or a tragic mismatch? Sound off in the comments!

Young & Hungry airs Wednesdays at 8/7C on Freeform.

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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