Girls: The Bounce
March 28, 2017 5:19 AM - Season 6, Episode 7 - Subscribe

As Hannah waits to hear from Paul-Louis, Elijah is hyping himself up for a open audition for an adaptation of White Men Can't Jump when both have a surprise visitor. Marnie finds herself in a tough situation and gets more than her jewels appraised.

(guest starring Corey Stoll as Dill and Latisha Di Venuto as Athena)
posted by lmfsilva (9 comments total)
I seriously could not get enough of Elijah's storyline this episode. So much fun watching him and the audition stuff.
posted by dog food sugar at 9:07 PM on March 28, 2017 [1 favorite]

I actually had to look up whether or not White Men Can't Jump was being made into a musical. The dance audition made it look possible, and it sort of made me want to see it.

It was also nice to see Marissa Jaret Winokur (Tony winner for Hairspray) appear as the casting director? I couldn't tell exactly what her role was.
posted by gladly at 10:32 AM on March 29, 2017 [2 favorites]

Andrew Rannells was Link Larkin on Broadway in Hairspray, though the third replacement for the role. On Instagram he called it a Hairspray reunion to have Winokur on Girls so I think they must have overlapped at some point.

Also, the tribute to Smash was hilarious to me because I hate-watched that show before I met my husband, and I got to spend ten glorious minutes reliving the craziness that anyone would ever think that Katharine McPhee would be a better Marilyn Monroe than Megan Hilty. YouTube clips were dug up. My husband's eyes rolled back in his head. I think I made my point.
posted by aabbbiee at 11:48 AM on March 29, 2017 [1 favorite]

Can I, like, get a show of hands about how many of us watched Smash? Because I did, and — sheer delight.
posted by purpleclover at 10:58 PM on March 29, 2017 [1 favorite]

I was so thrilled to get an Elijah episode, and we even got to see Andrew Rannells belt it! So fun.

What did folks think about Elijah's temporary friend? I found that a little weird and maybe verging on Magical Negro territory - like, this girl is just hanging around all day to see how his audition goes? What about her audition?
posted by lunasol at 10:52 AM on March 31, 2017 [1 favorite]

I had assumed she was involved in the creation of the musical in some way, and so his friendship with her was the reason he got called back.
posted by willnot at 11:01 AM on March 31, 2017

I'm pretty sure the girl made it through the auditions too.
posted by LizBoBiz at 11:11 AM on March 31, 2017 [1 favorite]

Tomi Obaro at BuzzFeed: "Girls" Has Gotten Less White, But Not In A Good Way
posted by purpleclover at 11:46 AM on April 1, 2017 [3 favorites]

Thanks, purpleclover. That's a really interesting analysis.
posted by lunasol at 10:02 PM on April 1, 2017

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