‘Mom’ Has To Deal With “A Pee Stick and an Asian Raccoon”

Is it possible for a show to jump the shark at the beginning of the second episode? Yes. Mom can now claim that award.

It’s official, Christy’s daughter, Violet is pregnant. (The pee stick in this episodes title is a pregnancy test. Oh, the writers are so mature.) Considering, Violet’s grandmother and mother both had children in their teens, it was likely, but it didn’t have to happen. Violet could have been the odd woman out in her family. She could have gone onto college and not followed in Grandma “Aunt” Bonnie and Christy’s footsteps. Instead, Violet thinks her life will be fine because the baby isn’t due until after she graduates.

Violet’s life may workout because Bonnie and Christy want to be a better great-grandmother and mother, respectively, than they were a mother, but that’s not guaranteed. Her boyfriend, Luke, is a moron. He’s the guy who’s too stupid to realize that when your girlfriend only has sex with you, you have to be the father of her baby. Luke doesn’t comprehend that and thinks receiving the “iffy” burgers at his fast food job is a perk. He has no future, yet Violet is head-over-heels in love with him. Fortunately for her, Luke’s to stupid to conceive of running away from his pregnant girlfriend.

When the whole family and Luke goes to the gynecologist, Bonnie describes her gynecologist as having hands so small he’s like “an Asian racoon.” It’s a stupid joke, so is Christy telling an old high school friend that she has a nasty yeast infection and needs her entire family’s support to overcome it. The funniest part of the episode is when Christy’s young son, Roscoe, reads from the wall of the gynecologists office the word “clitoris,” which is only funny because the kid doesn’t know what he’s saying and that probably happens all the time.

The restaurant shenanigans aren’t really featured in this episode. There were only a few scenes in the restaurant. One where Christy revealed to much about her life to a customer, which is a regular occurrence. Another where Gabriel says he misses her and wants her back, but Christy knows it’s only because his wife is out of town. Then there’s two scene’s in the kitchen with Rudy, which make you thankful that he only appears occasionally because the character is very flat. He exists solely to make rude comments and odd observations.

Mom showed potential in the pilot episode, but “A Pee Stick and an Asian Racoon” killed it. The actors are better than the material. After the first five minutes, it becomes sad. Maybe next week will be better, but that’s doubtful.

About Allison Lips

I am the Toastmasters District 83 Public Relations manager and President of Freehold Phrasers.

Posted on October 1, 2013, in CBS, Comedy, Primetime, Sitcoms and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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