Considering Barry’s skill set, Murray’s dismissal of his son’s dream felt like a decision devised strictly for plot purposes – what, like Barry’s really got a shot at something better?
– but it served as a nice setup for Murray to share some fun sparring scenes with the coach.
Before she can find her card, however, Bev intercepts her, and we’re treated to a sweet scene with Erica opening up to her mother about how drained she feels and how sad she is about blowing her chance with Geoff, which Bev counters by telling her that she’ll find love when the time is right.
I hadn’t really held out much hope for seeing Erica and Geoff actually getting together, even with these opening episodes focusing so much on how traumatized she is by the situation, but given the reveal that Bev had already selected Geoff as her perfect guy, maybe I was wrong. Okay, time to shift gears and talk about Barry being a gym teacher, which is actually a great premise on multiple levels: not only is it a perfect career for him (or at least as perfect as someone whose aspirations are in no way commensurate with his abilities is likely to get), but it’s a way to incorporate Bryan Callen, a.k.a.
For geeky 11-year old Adam these were his wonder years and he faced them armed with a video camera to capture all the crazy.