Old Christine: Teach Your Children Well
This episode had a lot of really terrific jokes, most of them about Christine being poor (compared to the rest of the
families that attend Richie's school). And, the storyline with Matthew was, once again, hilarious. The joke at the
beginning where he and Christine visit Parties by Kit just killed me. I laughed out loud when he was trying to figure
out what the hell 'Kit' was short for. Also, he gets hit on by the mother of one of the kids at the birthday party and
ends up being the boy's weekend nanny/mom's boy toy. At the end he says, because she paid him after sex, it's the best
relationship he's ever had.
What I really enjoy about this show is the way that Christine doesn't try to
fit in with the rich families. I'm so glad the writers aren't going there. Instead, she's being herself, which makes
her more of an outcast--and it makes for much better, more realistic comedy.