You may notice in this episode of Happy Endings, ‘Kickball 2: The Kickening,’ that everyone has a slightly different haircut, everyone is a slightly different weight, and no one’s relationship status seems to be in sync with previous weeks. That’s because this is a random episode taken from the second season, and has now been plonked back down to fill the new Sunday evening slot.
It aired in the UK, but ABC’s continued scheduling issues with Happy Endings (and their other great sitcom, Don’t Trust the B— in Apartment 23) meant that this solid installment of our favorite comedy has only just seen the light of day. During the episode we see the gang partake in a kickball tournament, hilarious because of their shared ineptitude, of course. It’s similar in spirit to the football episode of Friends, but the idea has grown into something much bigger.
This isn’t a friendly game in the park, but a full-on battle between local businesses. Ever-competitive, Jane decides to leave Team Xela (Alex’s store) and join forces with their opponents, leading to a massive showdown between the Kerkovich sisters that’s clearly been a long time coming. It’s always fun to see the serious side of Alex, whose automatic mode is usually set on ‘kooky’, and the best episodes of Happy Endings involve the whole group coming together.
Between Dave’s ballet-esque kickball moves, Penny’s 6-inch heels, a guest appearance from Lance Briggs, and Max’s questionable coaching skills, this was a great episode of the show that really shouldn’t have been kept from us for this long. It reminds us of how long Happy Endings has been this good, and makes its position on the bubble that much more depressing.
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