Nov 02 2009

People Don’t Actually Watch “Gary Unmarried” Do They?

Published by at 1:30 pm under Television

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Does anyone remember when Jay Mohr was semi on the verge of becoming a relevant actor?  I do.  And I’m not even kidding.  He was great in Jerry McGuire, Suicide Kings, and I even liked him in Pay it Forward.  But clearly Mohr was never really meant to be a movie star.

And that brings us to the abomination of a show they call “Gary Unmarried.”   I’m not even going to delve into the specifics of the show because I don’t care.  I just know that I saw half of an episode about a month ago.   As soon as a I saw Matt Lillard acting like someone trying to make the crowd laugh in a Hawaiian Punch ad I knew it sucked.

I mean this show is literally one step away from “The Life of Jim” or whatever that Jim Belushi show was/is.  How are people laughing at this show?  Is it even possible?  The actors literally act how someone on a silly commercial would act.  Way over the top, horrible punchlines (if you call them punchlines) and just overall “dumbness.”

It’s kind of like the same mentality as people actually enjoying the show “Reba” or “The Jeff Ingvall Show.”   I guess it stands to reason that I am not America and America is not me.  If shows like this remain in existence then perhaps I’m the one who should be offed.

Am I alone on this one?  God I hope not.  The only redeeming thing about this show is the older chick who got naked on Californication last season (Paula Marshall) who consequently starred on one of my favorite canceled shows, “Hidden Hills.”  She’s also the reporter on Seinfeld’s “Not that there’s anything wrong with that” episode.

Jay Mohr.  Kill yourself buddy.  This show really really sucks.





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9 responses so far

  • JZ

    The show is your basic cookie cutter sitcom. Its part of the never ending wheel of that stuff. I dont blame Jay though. He is a funny guy. Everyone needs to eat.

    Go Phils.

  • Madison

    I got the chance to hang out with Jay Mohr for like 5 minutes in Vegas. He was a pretty cool, friendly guy – and his standup is great – so I kind of root for him, in a sense. Shame that he’s doing this for a paycheck these days.

  • Nattyb

    Look, I root for him too. It’s just that the show sucks. And I have no doubt he’d be fun to hang out with. But yeah man, cookie cutter is an understatement.

  • http://quebeker.blogspot.com/ Quebeker

    I think Jay is one funny motherf$%^er but yes, his sitcom sucks a big one.
    His impersonations are awesome, there’s a few of him from phone calls to the Opie and Anthony show on You-Tube.
    His stand up is second to none.
    I guess is a tug of war between a getting the paycheck and exposure and artistic integrity.
    And one thing to remember is that most stars do not have any creative control over a network sitcom.

    Last great sitcom that was on TV was Lucky Louie.
    It was edgy, realistic, funny and sad but even HBO didn’t have the balls to renew it.
    Instead, we get another season of Entourage again and again.

  • Laura

    Are there ANY good shows on CBS? Wait, the Big Band Theory is great, but I mean any other ones? Their comedies are awful (I don’t get the whole 2 and a half men success), and they have 3 CSI shows and 2 NCIS shows.

    Jay Mohr was great in Paulie. Yeah. A movie about a parakeet, and he was the voice of it. Maybe I shouldn’t admit I’ve seen that movie

  • Madison

    @ Quebeker

    Preaching to the choir about Lucky Louie…Nattyb and I are big Louie CK fans. Jim Norton helped a lot, too; guy is hysterical.

    @ Laura

    It’s very hard for me to watch non-cable comedies. They’re so safe and lame. Big Bang isn’t terrible -it’s pretty funny at times – but I don’t consider it anything special. It’s like it’s written for nerds by people who don’t REALLY get nerds.

    Just my 2 cents.

  • Jeff

    Yes, people most definitely find this funny. Once in a while we spend an evening at my in-laws and they LOVE “Reba” “According to Jim” and “Two and a Half Men” among others. These are all shows that have never even had me crack a smile. Anytime Seinfeld comes on they rush to turn it off, and ask me what in the world is so funny about that show. They look utterly perplexed when I laugh at something in 30 Rock. They don’t have premium cable channels but I’m positive they would hate any of the comedies on HBO or Showtime.

  • Madison

    @ Jeff

    You must really hate going to see your in-laws.

  • Scott

    To each their own…. but you are so wrong it hurts. This show is epic in its hilarity. Give it another try, you may just not like Matthew Lillard and he’s only in one episode.

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