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Happy Endings

Episode 1.04 : Mein Coming Out

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TV Info


Episode Premiere

April 20, 2011

Distributor

ABC

Genre

Comedy

Show Period

2011 - 2013

Production Company

Sony Pictures Television, FanFare Productions

Cast and Crew


Director

Jeff Melman

Screenwriter

Gail Lerner

Main Cast


Additional Cast

  • Greg Cromer
  • Alan Rachins
  • Caroline Aaron
  • Nathan Barnatt
  • Matthew Rocheleau

Synopsis


Penny has a blind date with a guy named Roger on the same night she's supposed to play the role of Max's longtime girlfriend for his parents. As you may have guessed, Max has yet to tell his folks that he's gay. Alex offers to pinch hit, but she wants to pose as a sculptress named Larissa. It's a sweet gesture, but Max would rather use Jane. In the end, Dave joins his pal for dinner with the parents.

Penny meets up with Doug at a bar. Yeah, we know we said she was going on date with Roger, but Doug is such a better option. These two blind-date ditchers hit it off immediately. Doug is very charming. He's nothing like Hitler. Why do we say that? Well, it's because Hitler happens to be Doug's last name. What the heil?!

Thankfully, Doug isn't related to the most evil dictator of all time. In fact, the American Hitlers are a proud family. Doug's cousin, Ron Hitler, owns the second largest mattress chain in the Midwest. Penny says, "Does he sell a lot of mein comforters?" Truth be told, Doug Hitler is great guy who Penny agrees to see on a second date.

Dave learns that Max's parents think he's gay. It all stems from an incident in college when the folks found some porn that didn't feature a lot of ladies. Max told mom and dad that the porn belonged to his longtime pal Dave, who really wants Max to come clean. It looks like he's about to do just that until Jane pops by pretending to be his brand-new lady love.

Jane lays it on thick playing the part of the perfect girlfriend while Dave desperately tries to convince Max's parents he's not gay. He probably shouldn't have ordered that daiquiri. As for Jane, she wants to hang with mom and dad all day tomorrow. Too bad they're heading home on an early flight. Or are they? Jane catches them dining at a café with Max the next day. What the heil?! Oh, wait. That's the other storyline.

Penny is still trying to come to terms with the fact that she's dating Hitler. She even writes out the possibility of a future name-change. We feel "Penny Hitler" sounds both sweet and menacing. When Doug shows up for their date, he sees all the love doodles spelling out his name. He thinks Penny is some sort of Hitler freak. Looks like this guy won't end up as her Mr. Reich.

Since Jane tanked as a beard, Max calls upon Larissa the sculptress for some help. Too bad Jane shows up to win back her fake gay boyfriend. Larissa's cover is blown. Max's folks know that Alex is the woman who dumped gay Dave. They wish their son would have just stayed with that sweet girl Penny, who shows up saying she's into Hitler.

Max finally admits to his parents that he's gay. It's actually a relief. At least he's not dating any of the women they've just met. Max's mom instantly forms a list of men her baby boy might want to date. To save his pal from any future set-ups, Dave gives Max a big old kiss right in front of the folks. He's such a good beard.

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