Ok, here’s a bunch of episodes I didn’t catch in my previous write-ups! This is MASSIVE, since I am a lazy slacker. Sorry about that!
Ok, apparently, this episode was meant to play last season, but was shelved for one reason or another.
Anyway, we open on a slo-mo kickball game, with most of our group shown watching some sort of play in amazement…72 hours earlier, though…
Alex lets everyone know she signed her store, and by extension, them, up for the north side kickball tournament. Everyone is kind of…apathetic, but with a series of bribes, she gets everyone to play besides Jane. They get a random guy named Scotty to play, and get pumped up to play kickball.
That is, until Penny and Alex find Jane getting her uniform from the rival team, which brings up some harsh childhood memories for Alex. She remembers the time Jane stole her spotlight away at a kid’s show, when Alex was called to the stage, but Jane pushed her away and stole it. Alex gets even more pumped to beat Jane’s new team, as we make our way to the tournament.
Unfortunately, Team Xela(pronounced Shayla), does not get off to a hot start. They are down 3-0 and only have 3 outs left, and Dave is set to kick. And considering he has the yips from hitting Penny last year, things do not look good. He heads to the plate, and misses miserably. It’s a good thing they still had two outs, and so Alex, Max, Penny and Scotty bring it home, and they win their first game, and the next two go pretty swimmingly as well.
Then, they face Jane’s team in the semi-finals. Jane is predictably fierce, but Alex has a trick up her sleeve: a Chicago Bear goes to Brad’s gym, and he is taking Dave’s spot. Dave is not nearly as angry as one would expect, and they get right to the game. Once they get to the last out, Alex is up, and Jane is pitching. Jane pulls a dirty trick, and has the kid’s show shirt on under her uniform, and completely distracts Alex as Jane throws the ball, hitting Alex in the feet, and causing an easy out. Team Xela lost, and is super sad.
It’s a good thing, then, that Jane saw her team’s cheating ways(steel in the boots) and turned them in, getting her team disqualified. Her friends gladly take her back, and Team Xela makes their way to the final…where they find themselves in the same position they were in in the first game, down by three, and one out left.
Max accidentally takes out Scotty, and their only recourse is the yipper Dave, who gladly takes on the challenge. He focuses, and manages to kick the ball!...right into Penny’s face. Again. The other team catches the ball, and Team Xela loses. But they get the moral victory with Dave getting over his yips, yay!
This was a fun episode, and really funny, too. You could tell it was from season two, as the jokes were rapid fire and great, and the group didn’t split into four different groups.
I got so many funny lines, it’s ridiculous:
Brad, on discovering a favorite store closed: “Wait, they closed All Dogs Go To Evan’s…Bakery?”
Brad, when Dave is extolling his eye black: “Melanin, baby. It’s what makes me brown.”
Brad, in reminding Dave of his yippy nature: “Remember when you forgot the words to Gangsta’s Paradise? To this day, you can’t perform a eulogy.”
Jane, when called on her dependability: “When I send $25, I expect a letter, Adolpho.”
Brad, observing Jane on the other team: “I’m gonna hate her like five times tonight”
Max, giving his team a pep talk near the end of the first game: “Well, we had a good run. Actually, we had no runs.”