The beginning of the end started in Arlington, Texas, with a cameo from Seth Rogen.
Having Rogen as the closer telling women, “What you know about money girl,” and subsequently being hit by a truck was brilliant. It looked like Kenny Powers was going to get the call we’ve been waiting three seasons for him to get.
Meanwhile, KP was sitting at home in Toby’s room, reminiscing. He told the gang that he was ready to move on from the Toby life, saying, “Thank you Christ for allowing all this awesome stuff to happen.” I wake up every morning and start with that prayer.
In arguably one of the greatest “Eastbound & Down" episodes ever, Kenny Powers got his mojo back, Ashley Schaeffer met his demise and we said goodbye to baby Toby, for now.
Sunday's episode saw Black Biker Week arrive at Myrtle Beach, and yes, that was 2 Chainz playing in the intro. Rap music and KP don’t mix unless there's about to be some hilarious racial tension.
Of course, all the folks in the beach town were scared. And who was the guy in the Skeletor mask? That would be KP’s nemesis, Reg Mackworthy (Craig Robinson). Great opening sequence.
In the words of our protagonist, “It’s hard to be ‘Charles in Charge’ when you’re not Scott Baio.”
And that, my friends, is where find ourselves with just two episodes of "Eastbound & Down" left to go – stuck with an overwhelming feeling of facing life's uncertainties. Like Kenny Powers, we all go through struggles, but his are just funnier to watch.
We pick up with Tammy - that would be momma Powers - psyched about Kenny’s forthcoming visit with Toby, even calling him her “famous baseball player son.” Clearly he gets the delusional and egotistical side from mom.
The intro to Sunday's "Eastbound & Down" took me back to my junior high school heyday. You know, when you and a friend would go into a local gift shop and steal everything in sight for the mere rush of saying you did.
OK, so maybe that’s just me - and apparently KP’s dad. He and KP’s mentally challenged brother, Casper, open our show with a heist to remember.
Over in Myrtle Beach, KP drops in on his girlfriend Andrea and her friends having a dorm room get together. “We’re not kids anymore, we’re in college!” she proclaims as he apologizes for the whole "Shane back from the dead" joke that didn’t go over so well. It’s time to grow up, and you wonder if KP ever will.
Leave it to Kenny Powers to make a bad thing worse - and downright creepy.
Sunday's episode picked up where we left off last week with Shane dead from a cocaine overdose and KP...well, still finishing up the rest of the blow before proceeding to clean the house and cover up the fact that he was with him before he died. But not before snagging Shane’s truck.
Back at home, KP is convinced Toby is a curse and that all of his bad karma can be attributed to the very presence of his own son.
So we’ve been down this road before: Everything in the world of Kenny Powers is awesome, until reality actually comes into play.
Thanks to a stellar Matthew McConaughey cameo; a Russian with an awful haircut; and what appeared to be a heart attack caused by too much excitement from “Walk Like an Egyptian," with Sunday's episode I welcomed all of the tension, conflict and hilarity that is sure to come in the rest of the season.
For starters, can I ask who styles Maria? My guess is an early 2000s/late ‘90s stylist, because her collection of FUBU and Rocawear would have been something to marvel at back in my high school days.
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