ALLEN GREGORY “Interracial McAdams” Season 1, Episode 4 – In an attempt to get on Joel Zadak’s good side, Allen Gregory takes on the role of caregiver and field reporter when Joel gets sick and has to stay home from school.
Without Joel around to push him out of his elite circle, Allen Gregory rather easily talks his way into Joel’s clique. Although he’s quick to dump Patrick for the cool kids, he is only spending time with Joel’s friends so he can get close to Joel. Allen Gregory seems to love Joel more than women, popularity, and friendship and he has little interest in actually replacing Joel as the top dog at school.
Allen Gregory‘s friends all commented that they liked how nice Allen Gregory was, and even if he wasn’t being totally genuine, it was nice to see him not be such a complete jerk all the time. Unfortunately, Patrick still got the raw end of the deal and in a move to help return Joel to his rightful place in the school yard pack, the nasty side of Allen Gregory‘s personality had to pop up again.
Meanwhile, we got a glimpse of Richard DeLongpre’s corporate life. Basically, he’s such an idiot that the entire company has set up a complicated scheme to keep him occupied and out of their hair while they do the actual work. The title of “Super CEO” makes him responsible for challenging tasks such as “red or blue paper” or “buy, sell or both.”
Once again, I’m not sure why a person like Jeremy would stick around a person like Richard. Richard is rude, cruel and now we know that he’s also a total idiot. Jeremy encourages Richard to find out why his office is maintaining an illusion for him, and in doing so, Richard fails at the single task he was assigned. Watching him fail at his one simple assignment was incredibly irritating, so I was pleased when it was revealed that the Nike account was a staged deal. The folks at DeLongpre International already know what a failure Richard is, and they’re well prepared.
There was mention of Richard’s father, who was talked about as if he was still alive. Obviously he’s not the same kind of idiot that Richard is because he managed to build DeLongpre International from the ground up, so I’m curious to see what kind of character he would be. He’s passed his wealth onto Richard, but not his brains or business sense.
Maybe it was because Allen Gregory was less obnoxious than usual, and Richard was being treated like an imbecile, but I thought this was one of the better episodes of Allen Gregory this season. I’m not totally sold on this show yet, but we’re only four episodes in, so I’m still willing to give it a chance.