Re-watched this one... Think I only saw it once before. The episode is mostly about Bert, how he wants Agnes to move in together so they can get a chance to meet even though he's on stake-outs guarding grape-fruits or whatever.
There are also black and white dreams, coming from movies he's watching. And they don't always go his way. I like what Bert says in "Casablanca" to try to get Agnes back: "I can dress different, I can shave... I can be taller!"
Had it been David and Maddie doing all this, I know I would have loved it. My vote could be a 5.
I don't really remember this one at all. I probably only saw it once when it was first on. No Maddie and David always makes me sad. What was the episode w/ bert singing Sexual Healing? Wasn't there quacamole involved somehow?
This is actually a very good episode. Still, most of the ML fans want maddie and David to at least have a scene or two in those episodes. Remember the episode "North By North Dipesto". That had some of the funniest moments between Maddie and David even though it was not one of their episodes. I believe, that in the episode "Here's Living With You, Kid" the writers thought of trying out the black and white, two stories formula that was used succesfully a couple years ago with the episode: "The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice".
I love Bert's reactions as he watches the movies on his TV. I just laugh at his weary look. This is a classic Bert look.
I agree with Dave and Skipsquat here. I just barely remember the original airing, and for some reason I didn't have a VHS copy of it from ABC, so I couldn't review the episode until after the DVD came out. I probably felt the same way about the show as Skipsquat...no lead characters, no joy. However now, 20 years later, I was able to watch it and enjoy it in its own context.
The show was indeed well put together, with a decent storyline, some great jokes and of course the return of the black and white scenes. What really made it for me, though was the commentary. It was a blast. Hearing Allyce and Curtis describe the long days on holiday eve's working with a second unit or folks who would really rather be home with their families put me right on the set.
Since now if I want to see a Cybill/Bruce episode all I have to do is punch a few buttons on the remote vs waiting a week or more, I no longer have that problem to cloud my judgement.
I agree with graycav and skipsquat. I didn't watch it for a long time after I got the S4 DVD. I would just skip over it (no D and M). I finally watched it one day and was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. I agree that the commentary deserves a 10. Allyce and Curtis were perfect.