Remember when I said that 'Mr. Sunshine' was getting better? Well, maybe I was wrong. This week's episode had so much unfunny sitcom schtick -- Crystal's a racist! Ben uses insulting word games to remember co-workers' names! -- that it was hard to watch.
What was interesting about it, though, is that it explains what happened to a joke that was sliced out of the pilot, something I mentioned after the revamped version finally hit the air. Not only did the joke get resurrected in a cleaned-up manner, but it also became the jumping off point for the episode's entire main plot.
Considering the way the episode turned out, maybe they should have just left the joke in the pilot.