Up All Night’s latest episode, Hiring and Firing, that aired on November 16, 2011, had Reagan coming to the realization that she might have lost her edge, while Chris encountered the stay-at-home parent’s conundrum.
Hiring and Firing opens on a scene any stay-at-home parent would recognize. That moment when you’ve reached the end of your rope and the baby-pass couldn’t come fast enough. It’s the feeling that this little person, this baby has found and is pushing every last one of your buttons. It’s knowing if you don’t get some distance you might go crazy. The icing on the cake is tripping over the baby’s toys.
Tell me I’m wrong.
The issue here, though, is you’ve made this decision to stay home with your child, obviously you love your baby, but sometimes you just need a little time to miss each other. Fortunately for Chris, Reagan sees this and encourages him to buckle down and choose a babysitter who can give him the occasional break.
While Chris not only struggles with choosing a babysitter, he also discovers he has no issues firing them either. Ironically, Reagan is having the opposite problem.
When Reagan tries to fire Nancy (guest star Molly Shannon), she discovers that Nancy is a single mother who’s just trying to catch a break. Things quickly go from “Here’s your firing binder,” to “Here’s my wing. I want you to get under it.”
Video: Reagan Can’t Fire Nancy
It might take a few more blunders and an intervention from Chris, but Reagan finally sees that Ava is right and Nancy might just be the worst employee ever…At Ava anyways, but childcare might be a different story. The perfect solution to everyone’s issues – sitcom heaven strikes again.
Arguably the cherry on top of this humorously spot on episode came during the closing scene of Hiring and Firing. Chris has been sweet perfection each time he’s gotten choked up over his daughter in this first season, and tonight was no exception. After starting things off on such a rough note, it was a heart-warmer for him to walk in and get “the look” from Amy. The ‘I-missed-my-daddy’ look.
What was your favorite moment from tonight’s episode of Up All Night? Missy’s meltdown, perhaps?
Watch Up All Night Wednesdays on NBC at 8:00 p.m./7:00 c.
Cast of Up All Night:
Christina Applegate…………Reagan Brinkley
Will Arnett…………………….Chris Brinkley
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