That’s some… interesting hair you’ve got there, Knute.
She’s the Crystal to his Tiffany, the Bernice to his Luann.
In terms of memory loss Frank doesn’t have it nearly as bad as Bernice, who has a brother she completely forgot about.
Brad and Toni must not be hurting financially if they’re able to shrug off a full fifteen rolls of TP being wasted like that. It might be time to teach the kid about little things like asking permission before helping herself to every resource in the house. A few boundaries aren’t going to kill her.
Now I know why my local grocery stores still don’t have any TP or paper towels.
The problem is more with the adults in her life letting her do whatever crosses her mind at the moment. She’s never been taught boundaries so she doesn’t have any.
You’re attempting to rewrite history. Ann tried to come on to Bernice, who was not only her subordinate but underage at the time. She also had her do demeaning tasks like fetch drinks for her (Bernice was not her personal assistant, mind you) just as a way of asserting her power over her. There’s a reason the executive who showed up immediately sent her out of the country.And Brad wasn’t unproductive, nor was that the reason Ann fired him. Ann tried her act on Toni, who told her to back off. That’s why she fired Brad: pure spite. And she flat-out said to TJ that she would take all the credit for his ideas if they worked, and put all the blame on him if they didn’t. That right there is the textbook definition of bad leadership. And did you ever stop to consider that Les is the way he is because of Ann?
Though I agree that it’d be interesting to see an arc with Jonah and Shannon. But it won’t happen precisely because it would make him look sympathetic. G&K want readers to hate him, so they aren’t gonna do anything to change that. There’s a reason we only get to see his bad side.
And Luann stands triumphant! Today feels like a natural endpoint, so I wonder how the arc will close out tomorrow.
Which means that Ann once tried to sue her own six-year-old daughter.
I think you pointed out a good way to make low stakes funny: when the joke itself is how low the stakes are. They’re also effective as a “breather” from bigger events around them (think of the movie Logan and the praise it received for being different from the usual “the whole world is about to end” superhero stories released around the same time.) Low stakes aren’t inherently bad, it’s just that so often they get used badly. When handled like they are here, low-stakes storytelling makes a whole storyarc feel like meaningless filler, especially when an overly similar arc was already done. Les and the kitten, for example. Feels like we’ve seen the same events play out over and over and over.