BORED TO DEATH “Forget the Herring” Review

BORED TO DEATH Forget the Herring Season 3 Episode 7

Bored to Death “Forget the Herring” Season 3, Episode 7 – Last week’s episode of Bored to Death ended with a major break in Jonathan’s search for his biological father as he received a call from a woman claiming to have information to assist him in his search. We began with the mysterious female caller, Rose, whose life also began at the Hudson Sperm Bank. Rose is already a step ahead of Jonathan with information about the sperm bank owner. She suspects the owner hired a “fire bug” to burn the sperm bank down and he’s currently in jail serving time. Indeed, Rose has no need to hire Jonathan, however, she decides to include him in her pursuit after seeing him on television and feeling sorry for him.

As Jonathan inches closer to solving the mystery of his biological father’s identity, Ray and George are doing their best to apologize and make amends with the women in their lives. Well, George is making an effort to apologize to his daughter while it appears that Ray is first trying to confirm that Leah is upset with him about the cheating. If Leah is not upset about the cheating, what else has Ray been up to? I’m probably reading too much into this and Ray’s effort to seek confirmation of the reason for Leah’s hurt feelings is probably due more to his general clueless state.

I was almost distracted by Ray’s use of the neck sling until I noticed that George tucks Ray into bed at night, complete with a glass of juice. Based on Ray’s juice request, George keeps a pretty large, varied stock of juice in his fridge. In true Bored to Death fashion, the book that George gave Ray healed him either through osmosis or because Ray slept on it after only reading the back cover.

So Ray likes to be “infantilized” at meal time and bed time but not when it is drawing time. Duly noted.

Like George, I too must have been smitten by Josephine and totally missed that George got companionship, sex, and a pot buddy but very little in the way of singing lessons.

The “hat man” has some information for Jonathan and George’s revue is nothing short of amazing – even if he did trot out before the end of his song. I don’t know what Josephine had in her chocolate chip weed cookies but it really seemed to do the trick for George and Ray. Unfortunately, things don’t go so well for Ray.

Let’s all hope that the hat man is lying and that Jonathan did not just have sex with his sister.

Random thoughts…

I agree with Jonathan, the brown stuff can easily lead to one throwing up and blacking out.

I did not know that “crotch closed” made one look disturbed as opposed to the “crotch open” position.

According to Jonathan, clocks have the ability to have nervous twitches.

Sound off below about Bored to Death. What are tactile munchies? If the hat man is being honest, I am going to propose the name of the show be changed to Scarred for Life!