A review by Jenni:
What I love about this
It's the only episode of TBAA to star Dwayne Wayne! Fond 80s
memories of "A Different World" abound! I'm just glad
did not appear in this episode cause seeing "Whitley" try to turn
"Dwayne Wayne" evil woulda been completely demoralizing. To
everyone reading this thinking "What the heck is she talking about
now?!" I'm referring to Jasmine Guy's (aka the demon Kathleen) and
Kadeem Hardison's (aka Mark in this episode) characters on the
show "A Different World." It was fun to see him again!
Mark's actually kinda a jerk in this. Which is why I love
Tess' reaction to him when he thinks she's a secretary instead of
head prosecutor. She laughs! It's awesome! I
was more like Tess in that. She makes Mark realize he was
wrong. I just tend to want to go to pieces and throw things
faced with sexist remarks.
How cute is it that Andrew and Monica show up for moral
Adorable. I wish Tess woulda seen it that way. But
nice to see Andrew and Monica being conspiratorial. Like for
a moment they're on even par and having fun with Tess. Later
know Andrew will get shoved aside ("Clipped Wings" is soon after)
for a moment all is well!
I love it when Tess paraphrases Dr. King. I think of that
sweeper quote every so often when I get to thinking that whatever
doing isn't grand enough. Good to be reminded.
Tess has a wonderful revelation scene here, I think. I love
she's not too soft with Mark but also gentle enough to comfort
him. And when she assures him he's "always been a child of
it's easy to take that right to heart.
What I didn't love about
Tess so does not get AOD humor. Poor Adam had a time of it
now she gets snappy with Andrew. He's totally adorable when
(clearly jokingly) tells Tess she's the only one having fun.
snaps back "Is there anything wrong with that?" Chill
The guy just wanted to be able to help out. It's what he
does!!! Seriously... Thankfully, Andrew isn't as vexed
this as myself.
Mark is a jerk to Andrew. Enough said.
does Mark take the sign off the Sinclair mansion? Is that a
to do when you're gonna buy the house? I certainly didn't
the For Sale sign outta the yard of the house I bought,
I'm not sure who did. It just disappeared. The realtor
it, I assume. Anyone know what the deal is?
sure this is just how the shot was framed but every time
Andrew goes out to offer food at Mark's party... I totally think
looks like he's offering food to no one. Does anyone else
this? Cause whomever Andrew's offering food to is completely
of the shot. So it actually looks like he's offering treats
Kleenex box which borders my TV. And then I giggle because
easily amused. And Andrew looks good in that suit.
I gotta kinda wonder about poor Vanessa at the end. First,
witnesses the prosecutor turn a cigarette packet into a
Weird. Then the maid all of a sudden knows how many babies
have. And the butler has apparently already been considering
names for em. I'd be a lil freaked if I was her. I
hope Mark and Esther filled her in very quickly.
Parts that made me feel
Andrew as a chauffeur/butler has a very odd effect on me.
because I've equated that role with romantic frustration thanks to
Remains of the Day.
Or maybe just cause I think it would be awesome if
Andrew were my chauffeur. Cept he wouldn't be hired
He'd just be driving cause I can't. And we'd go on a road
trip. And I'd pay tons of attention to him. And it
maladaptive and I'd be warped for life but oh well.
The look on Andrew's face when he asks Tess if he's there because
"looks so good in this uniform"... so cute! And it's nice to
him being a lil bit cocky. He *does* look good and I'm glad
knows that. Yay. It's just that sometimes he seems a
bit surprised that women are attracted to him which is a lil
So that's a nice lil, encouraging exchange.
On a serious note, Andrew's very sweet when he assures Mark's mom
she has enough time left on earth to make a difference. Just
tone of his voice is so assuring and so loving. Good, old
I love that Andrew puts his arm around Monica and looks so happy
the Hamiltons at the end. It makes me wonder if maybe
just more affectionate and touchy-feely than Monica. And
that's why she seems kinda stand-offish by comparison. I
dunno. But I'd sure like a chance to be Monica. ;-)
This episode made me excited for winter. I know once
comes I'll be sighing over dirty snow and muddy shoes and heating
but... that light snow they had going for a bit was so
And the warm and toasty hats and scarves...
Tess enjoys Shirley Temples like myself! They're
yummy. I wish I had the guts to order them at bars.
people seem to think that's childish.
Apparently angels can have allergies. First it just seems
Monica doesn't do well with cigarette smoke. And then Andrew
he doesn't like it either. But later Monica says she's
allergic. So I wonder what else they can be allergic to?
It's kinda weird watching the episode now when the danger of
second-hand smoke is a taken for granted fact. The idea that
anyone would argue against it seems absurd almost.
Kinda weirds me out that the "villain" is named J.D. Cause I
either think of John Dorian from "Scrubs" or, naturally, John Dye
I hear those initials. Not a greedy, immoral guy selling
A Word from Travis:
This is my fourth favorite episode of Season 3. All the actors
were excellent and I understand Marc’s the overall
mindset/attitude even if I don’t agree with his actions. This
episode reminds me of “Black Like Monica” where the theme of skin
color was displayed. Marc felt people might not of thought much of
him as he was black and he wanted to prove that a black individual
could ‘make it” also.
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