Last night, Whitney returned with all new episodes (you can stream at the link). The NBC sitcom kicked off season two without Neal who has left the show. I didn't mind Lily's fiancee becoming gay. I thought a gay character was needed. But the actor went back to 30 Rock where they've used him in maybe two scenes. Last time I saw Jack's office, there was a guy sitting at Neal's desk and if you looked close you could see it wasn't even him.
(On 30 Rock, he plays Jack's assistant.)
I really loved Lily and Neal as a couple. :(
I don't care for Whitney's mom so I didn't enjoy her being on. I never like her being on. I can take Peter Gallagher as the father if he's on by himself without her (which should be easy since Whitney's parents are divorced). There was a really funny moment when the mother was on.
Mom: Look at you and your kitchen. it reminds me of when you used to stick your head in your Easy Bake Oven.
Whitney: Mom, it wasn't an Easy Bake Oven. It was an empty Jack Daniels box with a flash light taped inside.
That still makes me laugh. Whitney's lines. And Whitney Cummings remains the main reason to watch but the entire cast is great. It was a funny episode too.
But I did miss Neil.
And bringing on the mother is a problem, seriously. That character does not click. Otherwise, this was a very solid opening and it was very funny. Especially a fight that Lily and Roxanne had.
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