7. So, what is the verdict? Who is more comfortable in whose back yard?
I agree that Maddie and David balance each other, fill in each other's blanks, but if I have to vote, I would pick Maddie. She really rose to the occasion when it came to their fun evening and even saved the day...not to mention the American way! LOL
(Speaking of, when I was watching the dresses-to-limo segment for the fifth time, I was suddenly reminded of an adolescent daydream brought on by David at the front door...fess up, ladies, you KNOW what I'm talkin' about! )
JPen glad the Baby is OK!
In regards to your daydream....LMAO, too cute...but I won't kiss and tell (even if it is in my own mind, lol)
(David:) Do what you gotta do...~ Maddie? (Maddie:) I miss you too~
2. When Maddie is telling David about her disappointing dates, he is really listening to her. Notice his expression.
a). Do you think that David's efforts to show Maddie a FINE evening are all about the dare, or is David trying to show Maddie that he can fit into her world?
b). Is this a case of ol' quick-thinking Addison using this situation as an opportunity to ask Maddie on a date without really asking?
Thought i'd answer some more, A: i think a bit of both, i think the dare is a way to get some out of the office time with her and definitley show Maddie what he is really made of, even though it went wrong, it wasnt Davids fault really and he didnt do it on purpose, he really thought it through except he knows not to trust a scalper now LOL He is a gentleman for sure and wanted to treat Maddie with respect and he was classy and oh so handsome and WOW the tux LOL
Already the intro is great - absolutely gotta love Maddie/Cybill here! Now is she moving great or what?!
I really love the office talk leading to the fine/fun challenge! David's reaction to Maddie's idea ("The ballet?! The opera?!") cracks me up and reminds me very much of his reaction "Seafood?!" in "Bride Of Tupperman".
Anyway, I don't think we can judge who's been more comfortable in whose backyard, as they haven't had their fun evening yet, that boxing adventure doesn't count IMO! And, come on, didn't David just do so well on the fine evening? The mishap with the tickets wasn't his fault, was it? I think he did everything quite right. OK, the program throwing wasn't too good an idea, but hey, he just wanted to apologize, right? And be honest -didn't that tux make up for a lot of the bad stuff??
The connection between "Symphony" and "The Man Who..." is clearly the spontaneity/planning question, this time thus it's not spontaneity vs. rationality/weighing pros and cons (related to decisions) but spontaneity vs. planning (related to actions). I think both have their merit. Anyway, "let's see what happens" is definitely not "Maddietude" (there, witness! I borrowed your neologism again! Thanks for inventing!) - it could lead to danger, right?
Oh, another link to the previous ep I found at the end: "He'd hit a girl!!!" Clearly that drove Maddie mad! Nice she had the occasion to throw one of her notorious punches; definitely not a sissy-fighter! Of course the "Oh, baby!" ending is very nice...
Very funny the scene in the locker room when Maddie conks babbling Boogaloo in the head, and suddenly he starts talking clearly. Cracks me up!
Many of the good quotes have already been mentioned, here are another few:
D: "I've been known for delivering my own flora - and, on occasion, my own fauna!" you betcha! ;D
D: "I even wait till the second date before I suggest a seventh-inning-stretch!"
D: "I'll show you the sophistication beneath the rugged exterior." M: "The what beneath the what?!"
M: "I can pull it off. Can you?" D: "In my sleep. Or, at the very least, on my back." Uh-huh!
(in the limo) D: "There's even a bathtub, if we feel dirty later!"
M: "I love Beethoven!" D: "I heard he puts on a pretty good show. Does he ever bite the heads off any small animals?"
D: "I'd know that slam anywhere!"
M: "This is oodles of fun for me - I've never stolen a car before!"
Aaaaand, this time, my favorite comes from Maddie, served chilled and dry as good bubbly champagne:
"If you wanna hold on to your hair, you don't spend the evening with Sitting Bull!"
Post by bluemoonshampoo on Jan 31, 2011 10:12:40 GMT -5
This is one helluva fun episode isn't it? It opens great and ends great- what more could you ask for?
The funky Temptations opening was so fresh and different but of course links so well with the unexpected elements of the episode - I reckon Maddie enjoyed the fun evening more- you couldn't stop her in that ring! Well she had to do something to aid the 'Sissy Fighter' ;-)
Oh yes Maddie definitely thought it was a real date - she did let his name slip in her description of a perfect evening and, after all, she did invest a lot in it with her mountain of clothing options/shoes etc. Her girlish flirting at the door was really cute and I think very revealing - if only the ticket mix up hadn't occurred (but then it would have been a very different episode huh?). What she did to that rose- that was pure seduction! I'm surprised he didn't whisk her up the stairs straight away lol- I think he probably did in his mind.
When David throws the screwed up paper at her in 'the place where old people sit around and play boring instruments'- her look is golden- that is the best Maddie look ever. It is a look that I have tried to harness in the classroom if I'm particularly cross with a student - bring in the big guns: The Maddie glare- it usually works too ha ha. She was great in this one.
Of course I love the whole kooky boxing scene - it just moves from one big laugh to the next - David's punches really are sissy aren't they - so funny when he shouts 'Maddie get a picture'- as he is punched up into the air and out of the ring. Maddie always shows him how it's done he he.
My favourite quotes have all been cited already - but just wanted to add the following observation: the extended metaphor references are just too funny.
I thought I had seen this on another thread but couldn't for the life of me find it. After David opens her door, shouts "Yo Madday!" and quickly shuts it again to avoid the shards of wrath, he asks Ms. DiPesto, "Got any raw meat?" What gets me is Agnes turning around to look for some on her desk! Priceless. These little comedic touches are sometimes hard to spot at first glance and are one of the main reasons we can watch, rewatch, and never get bored.
"Lady gets in trouble, it's nice to know she has somebody to call"
witness, I think this one's mentioned on the character discussion thread, the favorite Agnes scenes. Yes, it's another example of those things that you could easily miss if you watch only once. Luckily, we're all not of that kind...