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The Birthday Boys: “Molly Ringwald” Recaps “Going All the Way”

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By Celebrity Recapper Molly Ringwald

Hello! I’m Hollywood celebrity Molly Ringwald. The Birthday Boys asked me to recap episode nine of their show. I’m not exactly sure why they asked me. I’ve actually never heard of these guys let alone met them… Maybe I’ll understand why they asked me as I watch and recap the episode! Anyway, here it goes!

The episode starts off with a bunch of high schoolers trying to lose their virginity the day of graduation. Hmmm… Maybe The Birthday Boys thought since I used to star in a bunch of movies that take place in high school that it would be appropriate for me to recap this episode? I don’t know though. That’s a pretty weak connection.

Next, we have a piece about how the modern family continues to change. A family can consist of just ten dads. This made me smile. That’s why these guys asked me to recap this episode! Family is really important to me… but how would they know that?

Alright, now there’s a scene about sketch artists. In my free time, I love painting. But that’s something only really close friends know about me, and I don’t even know or like The Birthday Boys. Creepy. Why did they ask me to do this???

Okay… There’s a sketch about the creators of Coca Cola. Coke is known for having a red can and I’m known for having red hair. This is, hands down, the strongest connection I’ve had to this show so far. I think this is why these guys asked me to recap!

Never mind. Back to the sketch artists. Do The Birthday Boys even know who I am? Why are they doing this to me??

Oh wait… The last sketch is about a Dad that goes to prom with his son. It’s loosely based on my movie Pretty in Pink. That’s why they asked me??! Those idiots. This sketch is gross. It didn’t make me laugh once. A Dad goes down on his son. What the fuck?? The Birthday Boys wasted my fucking time! I’m a Hollywood celebrity God damn it!!!! This can’t be why they asked me to do this…. Right? No… That can’t be it. It’s gotta be cause of the Coke sketch. That’s why! Don’t forget, the Coke can is red just like my hair!

Watch this episode of The Birthday Boys on IFC.com.

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”


Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”


But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.

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It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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