Title: Episode 1.05 – Let’s Be Bad

Episode 5: Let’s Be Bad

We talk about the mounting pressure on the female characters in the show, the sheer excellence of Megan Hilty, Mason and his vaporizer, and how the Baby-Sitters Club taught Tina the Art of War. We also use Clarkisha Kent’s The Kent Test on RJ.

Scarf Count: 3

First Aired: March 5, 2012
Directed by Jamie Babbitt
Written by Julie Rottenberg & Elisa Zuritsky

Pop Culture References:
But I’m a Cheerleader, Natasha Lyonne, Clea Duvall, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, My Week with Marilyn, Michelle Williams, James McAvoy, Eddie Redmayne, Singin’ in the Rain, Cyd Charise, Some Like it Hot, Billy Wilder, Katherine McPhee, Leslie Odom, Jr., Will Chase, Sex & the City, the Divinyls, Elton John, The Baby-Sitters Club, Ann M. Martin, Arthur Ashe, 30 Rock, Tina Fey, The West Wing, Sun Tzu

The Lazy Trope of the Unethical Female Journalist by Sophie Gilbert https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/08/sharp-objects-female-journalists-in-culture/567898/

RJ’s Kent Test Score: 4
The Kent Test by Clarkisha Kent https://s3.amazonaws.com/equalityforher/HR_The+Kent+Test.pdf
#TheKentTest
Follow Ms. Kent @IWriteAllDay_

Follow Tala Ashe (R.J.) @talaashe

Smashlash
https://tv.avclub.com/smash-let-s-be-bad-1798171842

https://ew.com/recap/smash-season-1-episode-5/

Least Problematic Male of the Week:
John the Lawyer aka Tom’s Unappreciated Date (Neal Bledsoe)

Under 5 of the Week:
The Cop (Maggie Bofill)

Smash was created by Theresa Rebeck

Tina is @nice_white_lady
Ruth is @yellow_fairy19

We are @talkinsmash
www.talkinsmash.com

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