Happyish: Starring Sigmund Freud, Charles Bukowski and Seven Billion A**Holes
May 19, 2015 7:58 PM - Season 1, Episode 4 - Subscribe

Thom is overrun by jerks; the Swedes emasculate Thom at work; Julius is suspended.

“Starring Sigmund Freud, Charles Bukowski And Seven Billion Assholes” is the best episode of this first season of Happyish for a few reasons. It boasts a more streamlined narrative; the dialogue has a more natural feel to it, less robotic and out of place in the characters’ mouths; lastly, and most importantly, it’s markedly funnier than the three previous episodes combined. For all of its satirical ambitions, Happyish has fell flat on its face when trying to construct actual jokes. There have been cringe worthy and ludicrous moments that Thom–and by extension the audience–rolls his eyes at, but there’s hardly been any substantial punchlines. Through its first three episodes, Happyish took itself way too seriously.
posted by bleep (2 comments total)
This episode was amazing. Electric. Hilarious. The Coke ad thing was over the top, having just come off the Mad Men finale. Did they know? It was incredible.
posted by bleep at 8:00 PM on May 19, 2015

Yes! I watched this Monday night after my neighbour and I spent an hour or two dissecting Mad Men. It was like a perfect Scotch after a great meal.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 9:51 PM on May 21, 2015 [1 favorite]

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