'Ben and Kate' videos: The failure of thinking and ideas in 'B Squad'

"Ben and Kate" returns from its midwinter hiatus with "B Squad," an episode that takes a completely not serious look at the issues facing our education system these days. Also, someone steals the idea for a really, really awful food-industry business.The videos start out with the least-fun playdate ever experienced by young children. Studying, however, may be a necessary thing if Maddie's (Maggie Elizabeth Jones) friend Norman doesn't know the difference between a vowel and a number.Fortunately, the "fun" and "games" of studying are interrupted by the non-test persona of Ben (Nat Faxon).Would a bunk-bed pizza really be like a sleepover in your mouth? Mostly it just sounds messy.Apparently, Kate (Dakota Johnson) has never told Maddie anything about her father. That does seem a bit odd. Even if he (literally) ran away.Considering their ages, there might not have been a gifted program when Ben and Kate were in school. Mainstreaming was a big thing in...

Ben and Kate Episode 11 “The Trip”

Ben and Kate  “The Trip” Episode 11 airs Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis: When Maddie fails the test to get into the gifted program at her school, she becomes part of “The B-Squad.” Kate, who blames herself for Maddie’s failure, decides to take matters into her own hand and gives The B-Squad an unforgettable experience. Meanwhile, Ben runs into an old pal from college who stole one of his business ideas, and BJ’s mother, Wendy (guest star Jane Seymour), comes to town and gets a surprising introduction to Buddy (guest star Rob Corddry) in the all-new “B-Squad” episode of BEN AND KATE airing Tuesday, Jan. 8 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More...