Episode 1.06 Chemistry

Title: Episode 1.06 -Chemistry
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Episode 6: Chemistry We talk about Prednisone, the stigma of medication vs the celebration of alcohol, being chronically ill & disabled, our growing affection for Ellis, smooth underarms, wearing a woman down is not consent, watching problematic media, pectoral cleavage, and Julia’s pajama top.

Scarf count: 5

Originally aired March 12, 2012
Directed by Dan Attias
Written by Jacquelyn Reingold

NBC.com synopsis:
Ivy faces major vocal issues, while Julia struggles to avoid Michael. Meanwhile, Karen books a side gig at a bar mitzvah.

Pop Culture References:
The Wire, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, LaDuca, Glee, Gilmore Girls, Alexis Bledel, the Emmys, Marilyn Monroe, Elton John, Donny Hathaway, Leon Russell, Duck Hunt, The Magicians, Carnegie Mellon University, Inherit the Wind, Gamergate, Revenge of the Nerds, Crazy Stupid Love, Dan Fogelman, This is Us, Steve Carrell, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Tarana Burke, #MeToo, Alyssa Milano, Rick Grimes, Keira Knightley, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Mickey Rooney, Nashville, Mykelti Williamson, Dollhouse, Joss Whedon, Buffy, Angel, Eliza Dushku, Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, The Grudge, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Will Chase, Ben Affleck’s tattoo, The Moth, Bette Davis, Jean Harlow, Revenge of the Nerds, Soul Man, C. Thomas Howell, Hilary Swank, Boys Don’t Cry, Confederate, #NoConfederate, D.B. Weiss & David Benioff,

Your Princess is in Another Castle by Arthur Chu https://tinyurl.com/yazd28mz

The BRCA1 story by Dr. Mary-Claire King https://themoth.org/storytellers/mary-claire-king

Hillary Busis (Entertainment Weekly): https://tinyurl.com/y7u3vj7x
Noel Murray (AV Club):https://tinyurl.com/y947cxdk
Alan Sepinwall (Uproxx):https://uproxx.com/sepinwall/smash-chemistry-roid-rage/

Least Problematic Male of the Week:
Frank – Brian d’Arcy James

Under 5 of the Week:
Zach – Hale Ackleman @hale_appleman

What Would Tarana Burke Say?
“There’s a power in empathy”.

Musical numbers:
Who You Are by Jessie J
Shake it Off by Florence & the Machine
History is Made at Night by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman

Smash was created by Theresa Rebeck

Tina is @nice_white_lady
Ruth is @yellow_fairy19

We are @talkinsmash