Episode 1.03 Enter Mr. DiMaggio!
Directed by Michael Mayer
Written by Theresa Rebeck
We discuss Derek’s racism, Jerry’s sexism, Dev’s classism, gender-neutral job titles, the arrival of Will Chase as Michael Swift, the trope of infidelity in screen marriages, Karen’s Iowa friends, Ellis has friends?, bi erasure, queer coded villains, Clarkisha Kent’s The Kent Test (https://s3.amazonaws.com/
equalityforher/HR_The+Kent+ Test.pdf), and in the Smash Science Corner Ruth breaks down the genetic improbability of Dylan & Becky Ann Baker making aKatharine McPhee.
Scarf Watch: Ruth-9, Tina-6
Least Problematic Man of the Week: Karen’s Dad
Cyn’s Kent Test Score: 4
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Pop culture references: Fortnite, American Idol, Michael Shur, Parks & Rec, All About Eve, The Celluloid Closet, Nashville, Anne of Green Gables, A Little Princess, Gone Girl, Kate Winslet, Meryl Streep, Audra McDonald, Wicked, Rent, Jeremy Whitley, Princeless, Raven the Pirate Princess, The Seven Year Itch
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