After a disappointing start the first two weeks, “Michael and Michael Have Issues” finally hit its stride last night. The skit above, in which Michael Ian Black goes shopping for sweatpants after a bad break-up, damn near killed me.
The meta “behind the scenes” half of the show is coming along, too, as the Michaels are growing into their vain, petty alter egos. I still don’t like it as much as the skits, but that’s because the “Curb Your Enthusiasm”/”Arrested Development” style of humor-through-awkwardness is hit and miss with me.
Whoa, whoa! Put down your pitchforks! I didn’t say anything bad about “Arrested Development”! I was merely talking generally about a style of humor! Hey, that’s real fire on your torch! IT BURNS! I take it back! I’m sorry! Michael Cera is a genius!