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Bunheads Review: What The Truck?

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"Movie Truck" was a stagnant episode of Bunheads. Nothing really happened that we hadn't already explored, with the exception of Michelle's acceptance of Truly. We can finally see a crack in the door to the possibility of their friendship. Otherwise, not my favorite. 

Fanny took off on a vacation in what appeared to be an attempt to push Michelle into a leadership role at the school. There was even a newly installed stripper pole and the threat of housewives taking classes, but on the adult side, it was all dropped early on for Michelle's birthday, Talia's visit and Truly's induction into Michelle's world.

The Girls Sneak In

The remainder of the episode was devoted to the young bunheads, and they still don't rule the roost. Their characters did, however, experience the most forward movement, so let's check it out.

Jamming Sasha's crappy family situation down our throats is getting incredibly old. They've taken it too far. I don't feel sorry for in the least. For a few minutes I did, then I didn't, then I did, and this episode sealed it. I just don't. That said, the girl can dance!

Ginny's boyfriend Josh brought them girl bags. I got the feeling he might like a Gerry more than a Ginny. While there's nothing wrong with that for him, it's not the best thing for Ginny, who is sure to be let down hard if that turns out to be the case. 

The Movie Truck scene and switching seats was so boring. It was a throwaway scene at best. Nothing of merit came of it. 

I was left wondering how it was that the only girl in Paradise that gets lucky is Boo. You know I love Boo. Even given that crushage, I couldn't buy Charlie picking Movie Truck night and those eyebrows as the time to make a connection. Was there some lesson to be learned? If you're happy go lucky and have a normal body weight you can get the guy even with a brow disaster the likes of which hadn't seen the light of day since a Carol Burnett sketch? Nope. Even worse. Charlie was going to use Boo to get another girl's number while she had no idea what was happening. 

Looking at her with those brows, as Charlie looked at another girl... it was stomach churning. It turned out I would have preferred to have the Paradise odd-duck-gets-the-guy version.

The most fun I had during the hour was trying to catch the Pop Culture references! As usual, I was not disappointed. Just check out this list. Note that the first ten or so came before the credits rolled!!

  • Wifey and Are You There God, It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
  • Fifty Shades of Grey (groan)
  • Sizzler!
  • Shaun Cassidy and his dad, Jack Cassidy
  • Eisenhower era
  • Brangelina and all her children
  • Fergie and the Jay Leno show
  • Tom Jones: Delilah, What's New Pussycat
  • Comic-Con, Princess Leia costume contest
  • Sneaking onto a plane with Bon Jovi
  • Kissing George Clooney
  • Charlies Angels 
  • Hanna Barbera
  • Jonathan Adler
  • Dita Von Tease and Kat Von D
  • Neo from Matrix
  • Fully stocked Pez
  • DVDs of Grease
  • Revenge of the Nerds
  • Rock the Casbah by The Clash
  • The Hobbit

While it wasn't the most stimulating or emotionally challenging hour of Bunheads, as always, it was damned entertaining. This proves that even at its worst, I want to watch and just enjoy what's on the screen. It's obvious that every second of the show is made with love and respect for our time, and that's something that will always bring me back!

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Editor Rating: 3.8 / 5.0
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Very strange episode. The whole truck movie thing reminded me of Kirk's "Black and White" theater from Gilmore Girls. Too much time on the kids, not enough with the adults. Time to realize this is a show for adults, as the pop culture references would mean nothing to a teen. Meanwhile, what the heck was that last scene? And I cannot believe someone actually remade the Four Lads hit from the fifties. Now I have that stupid song stuck in my head.

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I can't seem to get over how lazy they are with the music of this show. Not the musical numbers that the girls dance to (the dance scene tonight was great), but the interlude music. It's the freaking same music from Gilmore Girls!! I mean...come on! We should just call this show Gilmore Girls 2.0 because that's what it is. The kooky towns people, the fiesty brunette, the equally fiesty Emily Gilmore, the young girls trying to survive in a small town with nothing to do. They didnt' need to think very hard when making this show.

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I mostly liked the episode ,I agree about Ginnys bf possibly being gay.Sasha is my favorite of the Bunheads.The dance at the end was out of place though.Im really liking this show.Bunheads &PLL are my favorite shows this summer.

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I agree that the adult pole class was a huge missed opportunity (maybe it was meant as a teaser for another episode?), but I disagree about the Boo/Charlie thing. I think they handled it just right, especially by capping it off with the Boo/Sasha dialogue atop the car. That for me was one of the best scenes in the episode, and why I will continue to be a Sasha fan.

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Every Monday morning since Bunheads first aired, I awaken with a little tingle of anticipation for Monday night and the next installment of my new favorite show - pretty nice way to face a new work week! Bunheads is sweet and charming and the writing is snappy, smart and utterly hilarious in moments. So far even the weakest episode has been vastly superior to about 80% of the other television out there. Love it!

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Every Monday morning since Bunheads first aired, I awaken with a little tingle of anticipation for Monday night and the next installment of my new favorite show - pretty nice way to face a new work week! Bunheads is sweet and charming and the writing is snappy, smart and utterly hilarious in moments. So far even the weakest episode has been vastly superior to about 80% of the other televionout there love it!

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I feel the same way, while this was not my favorite episode it was still good!
I am really glad I decided to watch this show I am really enjoying it!

Bunheads Season 1 Episode 6 Quotes

Truly: You want me to be a slut like you.
Michelle: Yes! I get a coupon to Sizzler for every convert.

Michelle: What book are you talking about?
Sam: Fifty Shades of Grey.
Michelle: Great. Sorry to end the end of literature as we know it, but has anyone seen Fanny?

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