This was supposed to be posted last Friday but I had some Internet issues. I figured I would still post it anyway, no reason to let a good blog go to waste – Orangechair
Well, time to try out a new series of posts where I tell you what I think the funniest television moment of each week is. I’ve been planning this post since Tuesday night, when I saw what I thought was going to be the funniest moment this week. Then Paul Rudd had to go one Parks and Recs last night and be hilarious, which completely ruined my plan. So, all because of Mr. Rudd, the first ever funniest television moment of the week is going to have to be a tie.
The first winning moment happened Tuesday night on New Girl. On the first episode of New Girl, they introduced the concept of the Douchebag jar. The concept is very similar to a swear jar. The only different is, instead of putting money in the jar after swearing, a person puts money in the jar when they have acted like a douchebag. It becomes clear that the only character to break the douchebag rule is Schmidt. Much to my dismay, the douchebag episode did not appear in the next four or five episodes but this week, the douchebag jar returned. The plot of the episode focused on what horrible, douchebag offence Schmidt had caused to need to put fifty dollars in the douchebag jar. After the episode, while the final credits run, there is a montage of all the different things Schmidt has done that to make him put money in the douchebag jar. The montage is one hilarious act of douchebaggery after another culminating in the quote “I came up with the best name for an uncircumcised penis, bishop in a turtleneck.” The quote alone was enough to make this a winner.
The second winner of this coveted award is Paul Rudd. This season of Parks and Recs focuses on Leslie’s campaign for City Counsil. After half a season of hilarious road bumps, we were finally introduced to her opposition in the newest episode. Paul Rudd guest stars as Bobby Newport, son of the owner of the town’s candy factory, Sweetums. Now, Paul Rudd has played many asshole characters in his career and in this latest episode, he gives us yet another hilarious one. Bobby Newport is a spoiled, brat of a man who has clearly never worked for anything in his life. Running to “get his dad off his back,” Rudd hilariously whines his way through scenes with absolutely no shame. Not only does he think everybody should help with his campaign, Rudd quickly reveals that his character is not the smartest of men either. Every line from Rudd’s mouth is funnier than the next and he fits in perfectly with the show’s wildly amusing cast. For that Mr. Rudd shares this week’s funniest television title.