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  • Gucci
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    Honey, I cackled every time Sheryl Lee Ralph (Barbara) got black celebrities mixed up with white celebrities.

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    Barbara’s mistaking black and white actors should be a season-long gag lol. Loved the cold open most from this episode. Visiting the charter school was fun, and that divide could become a longer season arc. The ousted teacher from the pilot landed her dream job! How nice for her! Yay getting Lauren Weedman as Melissa’s long-lost sister. This was also a good episode for Tyler James Williams, who’s running with a role that might have been one-note with another lesser actor. Big trigger warning with the mice tho, ugh! The “Shark Tank” element felt like eye-rolling ABC corporate synergy studio notes, but Queen Janelle sold it regardless.

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    Heptapod
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    This episode was pretty much perfect in my eyes. Everything a network sitcom can and should be.

    FYC: The Bear (Ayo Edebiri) Industry (Marisa Abela) OMITB (Jayne Houdyshell) Physical (Rose Byrne) WWDITS (Natasia Demetriou)

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    Reis
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    One of the best episodes of the show. Sheryl still my favorite.

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    Atypical
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    Behind the scenes with “Gritty”:

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    adriandecker770
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    Season 2 really continuing Season 1’s hot streak, continuously impressed by the show’s ability to intertwine comedy with well thought out character beats. 202 might be my favourite episode of the show so far.

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    These two episodes exemplified why Quinta Brunson won a writing Emmy last month. There’s just a really special and heartfelt feeling with this show. You’re so grounded in the dynamics of the school and its episodic dysfunctions but as Abbott makes commentary on the really horrendous conditions the staff and students at this school face (those mice!!) it never straddles the tonal line to become a different (and more dramatic) show entirely. Something a lot of its streaming peers (in particular some of those on the awards circuit) have struggled a bit with recently.

    Sheryl Lee Ralph was fantastic as always (the Michael J.Fox/B. Jordan one liner at the end had me GAGGING) and it was nice seeing Tyler James Williams have a great episode this week but is anyone else enjoying Brunson’s performance a lot more this time round? It feels like she’s really been growing into Janine this season.

    FYC: Better Call Saul and The Good Fight in all categories including Bob Odenkirk, Christine Baranski and Rhea Seehorn.

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    I also feel like the episodes are very tightly written. They feel both economical, with pretty much every second having a character moment or fun gag, the insertion of testimonials always flows so well, while also not being so economical that it feels artificial. Every episode still has moments to breathe and let us sit with the characters. It’s masterful

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    I enjoyed the second episode a lot and The Shark Tank scenes were hilarious and the opening scene was well done.

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    Manav
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    Despite all the large Twitter support for the show, I’m surprised Abbott Elementary is still stuck in the 2-3 million linear viewership zone. Is it the fall of Network television on the whole or something else? Even if I compare it with a show from the same network that had a similar target audience.

    Cause only one episode of Abbott has had more linear viewers than the least viewed episode of Modern Family (S11, Ep 14). Else all the other 249 episodes of the show had more viewers.

    I tend to lean on the side that it’s the fall of Network Television on the whole.

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    Despite all the large Twitter support for the show, I’m surprised Abbott Elementary is still stuck in the 2-3 million linear viewership zone.

    The twitter crowd isn’t going to be watching it live on ABC. The huge bump when you consider streaming, delayed viewing etc shows that it’s not just online hype.

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    Manav
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    The twitter crowd isn’t going to be watching it live on ABC. The huge bump when you consider streaming, delayed viewing etc shows that it’s not just online hype.

    Yes but even considering that, the numbers total to just 7 million which is far less than other previous Emmy contenders.

    Can’t get exact figures but even S8 of Modern Family was drawing in 7 million direct viewers (which is equal to combined figures of an episode of S2 of Abbott Elementary) on the day of airing and that’s without accounting for delayed viewing etc. I won’t even go into the previous seasons of the show or other shows (mainly because they were on different networks).

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    My personal theory is that the show is appealing more to an audience of critics and people who like streaming than people who typically watch network sitcoms. It has a very different feel and genre to it than other current stuff like Young Sheldon, The Goldbergs, The Conners, etc. I’ve talked to several people who generally like these shows but find Abbott offputting and don’t understand it, and these are also people who don’t enjoy shows like Superstore or Brooklyn Nine-Nine. I’d be curious to see how Abbott’s ratings compare to other mockumentary/workplace sitcoms, but I think it doesn’t appeal to a typical ABC audience, and while it does appeal to people who stream, there’s a bit of an audience being lost in the need to watch a network, or possibly people who want to binge the season when it’s finished and don’t want to watch it live every week in an age of being able to binge shows like The Office and Friends all at once.

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    My personal theory is that the show is appealing more to an audience of critics and people who like streaming than people who typically watch network sitcoms. It has a very different feel and genre to it than other current stuff like Young Sheldon, The Goldbergs, The Conners, etc. I’ve talked to several people who generally like these shows but find Abbott offputting and don’t understand it, and these are also people who don’t enjoy shows like Superstore or Brooklyn Nine-Nine. I’d be curious to see how Abbott’s ratings compare to other mockumentary/workplace sitcoms, but I think it doesn’t appeal to a typical ABC audience, and while it does appeal to people who stream, there’s a bit of an audience being lost in the need to watch a network, or possibly people who want to binge the season when it’s finished and don’t want to watch it live every week in an age of being able to binge shows like The Office and Friends all at once.

    That makes a lot of sense.

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    My personal theory is that the show is appealing more to an audience of critics and people who like streaming than people who typically watch network sitcoms. It has a very different feel and genre to it than other current stuff like Young Sheldon, The Goldbergs, The Conners, etc.

    I would guess that whilst the school setting is universal, the style of humor is more reflective of Quinta’s generation and background ie working for Buzzfeed (despite 65 year old Ralph winning) in a way that might be alienating to some older viewers (it loses the numbers overall outside the 18-49 demo).

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