Reno 911!: Spanish Mike Comes Back
(S04E05) Maybe I have some kind of chemical imbalance, or I just wasn't in a comedy kind of mood, but I didn't think this episode was that great. Normally I love this show, but this episode just kind of left me cold.
Fans might recall that in the first season there was a two-part episode where some officials from Home Land Security came to Reno to teach the deputies about terrorist training. It turns out they were actually con artists and they wound up stealing a bunch of stuff from the evidence lockers. In this episode, one of the con artists, "Spanish Mike" Alvarez, is placed in custody in the Reno jail where he tries to get inside the heads of each of the deputies. My favorite scene was with Junior, who he convinces to hand over his gun, but little does he know that Junior took the bullets out of the gun first. Junior taunts him: "Now who's in whose head?" That was pretty funny.
I also liked the scene at the Renaissance Festival where comedian Patton Oswalt called the sheriff's department to complain about an "anachronism." It seems somebody was using an item from the 12th century instead of the 11th century. They point out he used a cell phone to call them, but he insists it's actually a "scrine device." Nick Swardson also returns in this episode as Terry, who has been doing people's taxes without certification. When told he must stop, he tells the deputies he'll just go back to being a doctor.
So yeah, a couple of good moments, but not the best episode of the season. I suspect next week will be better.