MIKE AND MOLLY “Peggy Shaves Her Legs” Review

MIKE AND MOLLY Season 1 Episode 19 – After a few weeks of repeats, MIKE AND MOLLY was back this week with “Peggy Shaves Her Legs”. Now, I love Mike’s mom and this episode featured her in almost every scene, so I was VERY pleased about this.

Peggy is great. She’s funny without trying to be funny, and she’s a character that is very real. Her treatment of Molly, while horrible, is hilarious. This week it was obvious something was up with Peggy from the beginning of the episode.

Mike and Molly are at his mother’s house for dinner, and Peggy is in rare form. Instead of her comments about Molly, she’s actually being nice! She accepts Molly’s compliments of her meal, give her a dessert from Molly’s favorite bakery, and even offers to brew Molly a cup on her favorite tea. Granted, each of these is done with an underhand comment, but hey, Peggy tried.

Meanwhile, Molly (rightly so) is freaked out and wondering if Mike’s mom is planning to kill her, when Peggy asks her if she wants to get together for lunch. They agree, and the date is set for the next afternoon.

Once Peggy arrives with lunch she tells Molly that she needs her help. Peggy has a friend from church that has asked her out to dinner and she wants Molly’s advice about how to act and what to wear. Molly agrees… albeit somewhat reluctantly.

Carl has Mike all worked up over Molly and Peggy having lunch together. He convinces Mike that his mother is going to tell Molly all of the embarrassing things that Mike did when he was younger. Going in with this information, he’s relieved that his mother is just going on a date.

I absolutely love Molly’s family. Joyce and Victoria are some of the funniest mother/sister team that I’ve ever seen – mainly because they’re both off their rockers and bring some of the best laughs to Mike and Molly.

Joyce and Victoria set in to help Molly make up Peggy – and since Victoria is the makeover artist at a funeral home, she makes sure Peggy looks great for her date.

The best parts of “Peggy Shaves Her Legs” were:

  • Molly’s reactions when Peggy was being over friendly to her. I love Melissa McCarthy, and her timing is impeccable as a comedic actress.
  • Victoria: “I got yelled at at work today…” Joyce: “Who yelled at you?! You put make up on corpses!”
  • Victoria: “I said: ‘Dude, chill! Just because your grandmother’s dead, doesn’t mean she can’t look hot!’…”
  • Peggy: “Call me Peggy!” Molly: “….why?”
  • “Peggy Shaves Her Legs” was one of the funniest episodes’ of Mike and Molly that I’ve seen. Personally, I’d watch a spin off with Peggy and Jim in a second!

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