Zingers! Tonight's episode of Reno 911!
was replete with them, the laugh-out-loud killer lines that prove just how funny this show can be: Wiegel saying, "So the next time you're playing nok hockey, just think of me jerking off some crackhead." Big Mike, on his child companion, "He couldn't be a priest if you've seen all the shit he does on a daily basis. He is one randy child!" Guest star Seth Green telling Garcia and Jones, "I don't need you guys playing any kind of grab-ass behind the counter. When customers come in here, I don't need them thinking 'I'm gonna get raped with my burger.'" The Amazon dominatrix saying, "What does kettle corn have to do with a butt plug?" Dangle describing the power wielded by Reno's kettle-corn makers. Pure gold, people.
This season, Reno 911!
has inconsistently employed a plot arc; the eight episodes thus far have had varying degrees of an overarching plot line, though there isn't necessarily a correlation between plot and laughs. Tonight's episode proved that; the main story concerned Garcia and Jones going undercover at Burger Cousin to catch a thief who keeps robbing the place. Really, though, it felt like a B-plot, or at least it would have been one on another show. But Seth Green, playing Burger Cousin "manager" Rick (in actuality, he's the recidivist thief), scored some big laughs with his bizarre management style, a combination of ultra-professional drill sergeant and deviant. "I need to guys to work
and give the appearance of professionality," he barks at the hapless Jones and Garcia. "Now I'm gonna go masturbate in the back. You guys get to business!"
Tonight started pretty strongly with Junior attempting to rig mailboxes with explosive dye packs, the kind they use in banks.