7. Hilary and Trevor, ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’
Something unexpected happens when Trevor proposes to his blushing bride-to-be, Hilary, on national TV while he’s bungee jumping.
J: Then the next one I’ve got is The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, where Hilary’s husband proposes while skydiving [sic], she says yes while watching him on TV, and then…he goes splat.
M: Oh, I’d forgotten about that! So awesome.
M: I always think of Fresh Prince as a harmless family sitcom, but it had some edgy aspects.
M: Like all the black people in the cast.
J: That totally rocked TGIF’s world in the early 1990s.
J: On Full House, Uncle Jesse dove out of a plane on his wedding day, if I remember correctly, but he landed in a tree. And then he sang “Forever,” and a million cats cried out in horror.
M: I seem to recall him being suspended in a tree, hanging in the parachute. And I hate that I have the memory of that, even if it never happened.
J: I remember it, too, so it must have happened.
M: Shame that we can’t remember Dave Coulier being murdered by vagrants.
8. Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, ‘Mr. Show’
It’s the truest love imaginable between two guys at a bar, the kind that begins with, “Hey man, what the f**k!?”
J: I hate admitting this, but I haven’t seen all of Mr. Show, but I have seen the fantastic “I’ll Marry Your Stupid Ass” skit.
M: It was on TV while I was in college, but I never had access to HBO then.
J: David Cross and Better Call Saul play two Italian A-holes who keep trying to get the other to admit he’s pussy, and because neither of them wants to back off, so they end up getting hitched.
J: I think I’m going to steal what Odenkirk says on the altar for my own wedding: “I, [Josh Kurp], will promise that I will not chickensh*t out until you admit that you’re a pussy.”
M: I will take your and everyone else’s word that it is brilliant, and will watch the entire series just as soon as I finish the entire DVD series of The Shield, Friday Night Lights, and Deadwood, and also finish re-watching The Wire and Arrested Development.
J: Probably can’t convince you on Firefly, huh?
M: It’s only a season, and I like Fillion and Hendricks, so I’ll add it to the back of the line.
J: It’s all I ask.