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1600 Penn 1.10 "The Short Happy Life of Reba Cadbury" Recap

"Bar keep. A bowl of your fruitiest pebbles." Once, just once I want to walk into a bar and say that and have the bartender slide a bowl down cereal to me. Aw to live in Skip Gildchrist's world. After having his heart broken by Stacy, Skip moved on by getting a job at NASA. While Skip thought he was going to be an astronaut, but he was told that he needed a college degree before even suiting up to step inside a space shuttle. How hard was it for Skip to finish? He only needed three credits. All he needed to do was finish a sociology paper and he would finally have his diploma. Too bad Skip doesn't have it in him to see anything through to the end. READ MORE...

1600 Penn 1.11 "Dinner, Bath, Puzzle" Recap

Sweet! A second episode of 1600 Penn. Meaning there's only two more episodes left for the season, which will be aired next Thursday. The cancellation of this show is imminent. D.B. made his adorable return letting Becca know that if she was a fat chick, she'd still be hot. Yup, with suave words like not surprised that D.B. knocked up Becca. I'm more shocked that more women haven't fallen prey to his dimwitted, yet adorable words. I sure as hell wouldn't. READ MORE...

1600 Penn 1.09 "Game Theory" Review

Looks like Skip had another shot with Stacy. His plan was to get her to love him by showering her with rose peddles. I'm guessing Skip just saw Coming to America and wanted to give Stacy the King Jaffe Joffer treatment. Emily thought she could unskip Skip, but turns out that made regular Skip a complete hot mess of a man. Emily got Skip's secret service agent to hand him his ear pierce and Emily pretty much Cyrano de Bergerac'd Skip's date. But in true Skip fashion, it all went to hell. The thing with Skip is that he loves too hard. Case in point, showing up at Stacy's house singing Ella Fitzgerald's sultry version of "Fever" and culminating the performance by popping a balloon full of rose petals over his head. It was a no-brainer that Stacy wanted nothing to do with Skip after that. Will Skip ever find somebody to love? READ MORE...

1600 Penn 1.08 'Live From the Lincoln Bedroom' Review

Skip's at it again! Marshall was intent on shutting down his unsanctioned podcast but got sucked into appearing on a episode and accidentally let it slipped that he used to write the President's correspondence letters and Skip realized that the one letter he thought his father wrote expressing he was proud of his was actually written by Marshall. What a crushing blow to find out that one of your most treasured childhood memories was all a lie. READ MORE...

1600 Penn 'To The Ranch' Recap

To avoid doing any sort of work President Gildchrist took the family (and Marshall) to the ranch. Chip was taking this as a way to mourn the loss of Stacy, his girlfriend, who wasn't really his girlfriend. As for Becca, she was eager to get away from D.B., even though he really wanted to go on this trip. I wonder if the Obamas watch this show and think "Yup, that's us." But I guess they're too busy watching Homeland. "She threw away everything we had before we even had anything." Seriously, how is Skip having trouble with the ladies with poetic thoughts like that. Hey Skip, I would like to take A Walk to Remember. READ MORE...

1600 Penn 1.06 'Skip the Tour' Review

I don't know about you, but I would love to be on a White House tour put on by Skip Gilchrist. Sure, his historical facts are completely inaccurate and he won't offer you any cereal to have during the tour, but it would definitely be something memorable because it starts with a Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory-esque grand entrance. Klaatu barada nikto! Bruce "My name is Ash" Campbell was the guest star on last night's episode as Standrich's older brother Doug. Talk about an amazing get for a guest star. Was it wrong that I wanted him to randomy say lines from Army of Darkness during the episode? He didn't, but it would've been amazeballs if he said "Hail to the king, baby," "Gimme some sugar, baby" or sang "London Bridge is Falling Down." READ MORE...

1600 Penn 1.5 'Frosting/Nixon' Recap

To be honest, I'm pleasantly surprised on how much I like this show. With a combination of Skip (the older brother I wish I had), his Teen Mom-ish sister Becca and younger siblings Marigold and Xander lusting over the same girl, Jessica, at their school has all the makings of a show that's right up my alley. READ MORE...

1600 PENN: "PUTTING OUT FIRES" REVIEW

With 1600 Penn, show creators Jason Winer (Modern Family), Josh Gad (star of Broadway’s The Book of Mormon) and Jon Lovett (former White House speechwriter) hope to combine the sharp humor of Modern Family with the "inside baseball" look at the White House that The West Wing provided. Unfortunately, the final result is that neither goal is fully achieved. At the end of the day, 1600 Penn is standard half-hour fare, trussed up in a heightened circumstance. READ MORE...

1600 Penn Review: A Big Fail to the Chief

NBC's new comedy is leveled by the season's worst new character and a lack of roots. //www.tv.com/news/1600-penn-review-a-big-fail-to-the-chief-30374/

Television Review: ‘1600 Penn,’ on NBC, With Pullman, Gad and Elfman

Billed as a new "Modern Family," the NBC sitcom "1600 Penn" seems more like "Growing Pains," a time capsule of the Ford, Carter and Reagan eras. //tv.nytimes.com/2013/01/10/arts/television/1600-penn-on-nbc-with-pullman-gad-and-elfman.html?partner=rss&emc=rss