[6.1/10] I’ve just never been a big fan of the “rag on Jerry” stuff. I suppose there’s a way you could do it right, but it’s just never sat right with me. This episode is big on that, and while there’s comedy from the gang trying really hard not to bust on him when he has an endless parade of mishaps, it just doesn’t click. (Though I’ll admit, I laughed when he bent over, had his pants split, and then farted. I’m not made of stone.) The story about Jerry faking the mugging story because he didn’t want the gang to make fun of him for grabbing a burrito and falling in the lake is a decent hook, I guess, but it’s just okay at best.
I’m also not a huge fan of Andy Samberg’s character here. The exchange about not having seen Avatar is mildly amusing, but the overly-loud character is a kind of dull trope (which Dilbert, of all things, did better), and Samberg doesn’t necessarily have the right energy for the show.
The self-defense class leading to a cold war rivalry between April and Ann for Andy’s affections doesn’t do much for me either. While it kind of funny seeing Ron do self-defense holds and watchign Andy goof around, I’m not particularly invested in the love trinagle shtick.
It’s not a bad episode, and there’s definitely some laughs, but they’re milder than usual and not as frequent here.