Happy Endings Review: Muggings, Morals and a Merry Christmas

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It must be noted that, as I wrote this, Happy Endings was a trending topic on Twitter and I couldn't be happier! "Grinches Be Crazy" was a true Christmas miracle. Why? Max found a heart! Plus, he really does look good in a chunky belt.

When Penny's charity event needed a last minute Santa, she was almost stuck with a smelly guy named Leslie from behind the DMV. And let's just get one thing straight, you know there are totally tons of smelly guys waiting to play Santa behind the DMV. Luckily for everyone, Max needed the cash and the jolly man with the white beard came to life... with a vibrating belly.

Brad and Jane

Of course, Max was probably drunk and never expected to give a crap, but then came Oliver. For the second time in one night, an ABC comedy brought me to tears. When his mom said that Oliver hadn't laughed in years, Max wasn't the only one whose eyes were welling up. See people with questionable morals and sinful drawers can be do gooders, too!

When Max reprised his role as Santa and told off handsy Gary for the little redheaded boy, I was in love. Granted, his friends were disturbed that he was showing actual emotion and donating his time to charity, but hey he is who he his.

Besides what's more fun than a Santa who saves his best friend from a mugger while shopping for gay porn? Penny was hilarious as always. She would care more about being called "Lady" than having her stuff stolen.

One thing I did not buy about this week's episode was the Indecent Proposal scene. There is NO way an OCD, neat freak like Jane would ever be caught rolling in money. Everyone knows cash is extremely filthy. Accidentally stealing back money from her housekeeper? Now that I can see.

I can't believe she was about to let Brad get carted off by the police. Like Brad said, "I can't believe Max is a better person than you!" For more lines like that, hit the quote section.

Ultimately, the good in Jane came out and she gave away their trip to Turks and Caicos. Gita, the housekeeper, got her groove back. Two other people who look like they might get their groove back? Alex and Dave. I guess cashing in all of those coupons rekindled some kind of spark in them. After all, my mother still thinks coupons are a great gift.

Hey, whatever works! Happy holidays to all and a donkey kick from Max!


Editor Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.8 / 5.0 (24 Votes)

Wow. I wonder what the cconention would be between a fear of aliens and a belief in Santa Clause. Possibly an inability to deal with the world as it is and instead retreat into fantasy paranoia?Is it really fair to attack the perception as reality way of thinking? After all, isn't quantum mechanics based on the idea that the observation of something changes its properties? And isn't The Secret based on this idea too?Anyway, could the analogy between the devastation of the nonexistence of Claus to a 14 year old be analogous to telling a fundamentalist the same thing about God?


I really liked this episode. Alex was an unexpectedly great DJ and I sure would not complain about more of Elisha Cuthbert in a bathing suit.


Absolutely loved Alex as a DJ! Brad, Jane, Penny and Max were all amazing. Great episode!


I agree but I don't think Jane wouldn't have checked the envelopes/money. The cop took Brad away just on Jane's say so but let Jane off and then Brad's reply! :)


like i expected: great episode!!
i laughed so hard:
when jane told the police that it was brad who stole the money
when penny didn't care abt her stuff being stolen, instead she was traumatized when she was called lady aha these 3 + max are my favorites!!

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Happy Endings Season 2 Episode 9 Quotes

I'd rather be surprised by a disappointment than happy with what I expected. It's why I never ask if a pool is heated.


Egg nog is delish! Dairy and liquor are really one of those underrated combinations.