Originally Posted by PooperScooper
Another excellent episode.
As Stephen Colbert would say... "excellent, or BEST EVER"?
I was absolutely hysterical during multiple scenes this week. The whole dog-bit-his-face-off and his "testicles migrated out of fear" (like the old "predator self-defense" mechanism, as Coop described, back when there were saber-tooth tigers) arc was simply unbelievable. And then the subsequent argument between the urologist/surgeon and plastic surgeon about who gets to go first was brilliant... with Jackie eventually deciding that the mumbling victim had said "save my balls", so that was how it went.
And then when O'Hara passes Zoey in the hall, and asks her about her obvious plans for the evening, and the two of them have a pose-off with Zoey mimicking her precise stance, and then O'Hara asks "and I assume there will be people there?"... that whole scene and their dialog together was pure genius.
I could go on and on. In what is turning out to be an amazing season, this particular episode should get a writing and acting award. It was absolutely remarkable. side-trips and side-arcs, character interactions, that funny story line about the top-25 doctors in NYC that was portrayed so well by everybody who contributed some witty tidbit, Jackie making up the fiction about the pin number which was one-digit off from Zoey's pin number...
I mean the writers for this particular show were totally inspired. Just something special. Hard to believe they got it all into one 28-minute episode. Cram-packed with zingers and gems. Even the little epilog with O'Hara and Akalitus out there sitting in front of the statue was uproarious. O'Hara just wouldn't let go of "where the F*** am I in that list of top-25?" thought... but first had to say "I don't think I've ever seen you eat"!
Zoey was simply terrific in this episode. I really really really like her character, and her body language and facial mannerisms and vocalizations (like the gasp she made when Jackie was discovering the empty scrotum and Zoey came over to look), her delivery of comic lines (like after Coop had described the testicle migration into the protection of the pelvis area, and regarding the term "migration" she first said "like birds", and when Coop described the reason for their migration she later added "they can do that??").
SIMPLY STUNNING! Best writing on a TV show I have seen since the Sopranos disappeared, and The Wire vanished. Certainly the top episode of this series to date, I think... though there were a NUMBER of genius story lines and side-arc character interactions last season (I loved the one with the two sisters, one a patient and the other a model... putting the move on Coop).