Mike, Molly, and missed signals of attraction.

21 Sep

Last night the new Chuck Lorre sitcom Mike and Molly premiered.  In the episode, Mike, a cop, and Molly, a fourth grade teacher, individually attend an Overeaters Anonymous meeting.  Molly is charmed by Mike’s sense of humor and introduces herself to Mike after the meeting ends.  What happens next is right out of the Matt Savage playbook of missing signals (I kid with love, Matt):

Molly tells Mike that she’s a fourth grade teacher and would love to have a police officer come and speak to her class, HINT HINT HINT.

Mike responds that she should contact the police department and they’ll send someone over.  (Level of obliviousness:  10.)

Molly’s face immediately falls at his not taking the bait.  (Her inner monologue:  OH NO HE DOESN’T LIKE ME I WANT THE EARTH TO SWALLOW ME WHAT DO I SAY NOW????)

Fortunately for Molly (and for the premise of the sitcom), Mike’s cop friend suggests that Molly give Mike her number and Mike can talk to her class himself.

Molly happily gives Mike her number and tells him to call her.  Mike says he will.  Molly lingers, hoping that Mike will ask her out.  He doesn’t.

Molly leaves with her sister, and Mike’s friend chastises him for not making a move.  Mike defends himself, saying he didn’t want to look desperate.

Scene ends on a button.

Watch it here:

Sometimes art really does imitate life!

4 Responses to “Mike, Molly, and missed signals of attraction.”

  1. Jesus September 21, 2010 at 11:00 pm #

    Whatever happened to only seeing beautiful people on TV? I got enough fat people walking around me everywhere, and now I have to see them on TV? When did it become cool to be fat?

    Hint: it is not cool and it will never be.

    TV is supposed to show us all the handsome people, not regular folks.

  2. Aunt Haley September 21, 2010 at 11:16 pm #

    Well, you could always watch any of the other dozens of shows on television that exclusively feature thin, exceptionally attractive people, and leave this one alone.

  3. ASDF September 22, 2010 at 8:37 am #

    Are we allowed to complain about the bad acting and dialogue?

  4. Aunt Haley September 22, 2010 at 8:36 pm #

    You could. I thought this was a very strong pilot for a traditional sitcom, though.

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