The fantasy league above all things. While we’ve known that was the mantra for many of the players, and particularly Ruxin, he took that to a new low this week. When his law firm forces him to take on a Make-a-Wish kid, he decides to make that kid’s wish involve one of the players on his team, instead of the kid’s real hero, who happens to be on Kevin’s team. Kevin’s team that Ruxin is playing that week. See where this is going?
Ultimately, both players get involved and the kid gets his real wish, which probably means another loss for Ruxin. But it’s not as bad as what Pete found out about Kevin. When he starts dating one of Pete’s exes, played by Lake Bell, it comes out that Kevin apparently has a pretty package, and it starts to freak Pete out a bit that she keeps talking about it, and suddenly he’s thinking about it.
He also has a whole series of ‘…for Dummies’ books. It looks like the staff of the show just grabbed as many as they could find to put it on a shelf and then let the cast ad-lib giving him crap about it. They were pulling books out and asking him about them, and it certainly sounded like Kevin was going off the top of his head. Particularly awesome was ‘Law for Dummies,’ since Kevin is a lawyer.
The natural ripping on one another is one of the great things about this show, which they achieve through multiple retakes and extensive ad-libbing of insults. But they can be funny when scripted as well, as evidenced by Andre’s clueless merger party “For Whites Only.” He meant it in reference to attire, but it looked racist, and his potential new business partner is black.
Taco blew that, though, with his crazy performance which leads me to wonder why these guys all still hang out together. All they do is systematically detroy each other’s lives, and for what? A few points in a fantasy football league each week. Well, I guess that’s kind of the point. And their misery is my laughter, so I guess I am totally cool with it after all. Glad that’s resolved.