Sit Down, Shut Up: World's Greatest Teacher
by Kona Gallagher, posted May 4th 2009 12:22AM
(S01E03) I'm still not completely sure what I think about Sit Down, Shut Up yet. This is the third episode, and this is what I have so far: it's funny enough that if I were flipping channels and came across it, I'd keep it on FOX, but if I didn't have to review it, I wouldn't set my DVR.
This week's episode, in which Knob Haven High was up for a distinguished school award, definitely had its funny moments -- the very end where Ennis realizes that he slept with Miracle's mother made me chuckle. However, it wasn't consistent enough to keep my mind from wandering in the middle. I had to rewind a couple of times because I completely spaced out and missed a few scenes.
It looks like Larry's crush on Miracle is going to be a recurring theme in the series, and this week, he goes about trying to win her over by trying to become a hero. What I like about Sit Down, Shut Up, is that it's definitely an adult show, but it's not quite as overt as, say, Family Guy. Miracle's hero prize of "oral, manual or annual," was pretty risque, but at the same time, wouldn't necessarily traumatize a child who was passing by.
The Andrew character continues to annoy me and adds basically nothing to the show, but the dimwitted Stuart is kind of growing on me. The whole scene where he was in the driver's ed car and switching back and forth between driving on the left and the right while switching between his American accent and a British one was pretty funny.
All in all, I'm going to continue to watch this show, but it's definitely not my favorite so far. Not that I'm sure it matters, though, since FOX has moved it all the way up to 7:00 PM, which isn't exactly a timeslot that spells "success." What did you think about the third episode? Is it growing on you, or are you giving up? Post your comments below.
Some of my favorite lines from this episode:
Willard:"Oh, my car died, but luckily so did my neighbor; so it all worked out."
Larry: "For him at least."
"So the first girl's name was Faith. She was the kind of woman whose mouth says 'no,' but whose club foot says, 'I can't be that choosy.'" - Ennis
"That's kind of why I wanted to teach driver's ed. See, I sort of have a phobia against driving, and this way the student would do it for me, and life would be sweet." - Willard
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