Now on Wedneday nights, Whitney remains on NBC. And it remains the best sitcom of the year. Not just new best sitcom but best sitcom period. I love this show so much.
Okay, so this was more of a character episode, I guess. We learned a little about all the characters. I honestly did not know Neal and Alex were business partners, for example, so I learned that.
But we learned more about Lily. Poor Lily. She's planning her May wedding and Whitney's her maid of honor and we keep getting that Lily really did not have a fun childhood.
She doesn't slam her parents but she either throws away (doesn't emphasize) some regret about childhood or puts on a big smile while talking about it.
So now she and Neal are gearing up for their wedding.
Whitney, of course, is anti-wedding. I hope they keep that through the life of the show. If it runs five seasons (or more), I hope they go out like That Girl did.
Do you remember how that ended? The elevator? I loved that show as a little girl. It was on the local independent station and they'd show it in the mornings and afternoons. After I started school, I'd only see it in the afternoons.
The smartest thing they did, in my opinion, was the opening where Marlo Thomas (that girl herself) waves at a mannequin and it waves back. That's what captured me with that show when I was like four years old. And I went around, after waiving at mannequins forever, we'd be at JC Penny or whever and I'd be waiving. (My mother loves to tell that story.)
So anyway, That Girl is one of the shows that stayed true to what it was about (and as I got older, I understood what the show was about and really love Ann Marie -- Marlo's character -- to this day).
Jenna Elfman's last show had some strong moments but I really think they did the wedding as the last episode of season one because they thought it would bring in higher ratings (as weddings usually do). The show still got the axe. So I hope there's not pressure on the Whitney team to come up with a way to marry her for ratings.
I like Whitney's independence. And I was pretty much Whitney until I met Cedric. I had no plans to marry. I was perfectly fine dating a guy, I was fine living with a guy. (With Cedric, it just felt right.)
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"