Fug the Show: Ringer, episode 10


Does it even MATTER what Sarah Michelle Gellar was wearing, when FINALLY she took it off and did the Welsh Rumba with Ioan? And yes, I made up that euphemism. For fun, I Googled it and all it came up with was an English-to-Welsh translator and an ad for Roombas. But, even with this carnal victory for Poor Twin, we’ll still have to take a look at what he ripped off of her, and what she put on afterward. The list includes sunglasses, a blazer, and a look of remarkable impassivity regarding Henry Sad-Sack’s follicular issues. It’s the last Ringer until January, y’all, so take my hand and let’s do this.

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  1. Jill
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    I just had to say….I only got to Slide 3 before cracking up so much at your phrases and such that I had to stop and take a deep breath before continuing. Come Hither Suspenders!

    • Chera
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      Come Hither Suspenders has to be the best line ever…

      • EmSpeaks
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        I really and truly almost couldn’t breathe for laughing over that phrase. I must work “Come Hither suspenders” into my everyday language. SOMEHOW.

      • Remie
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        I knew there was going to be some hilarious comments about Ioan wearing suspenders during a seduction scene, but ‘Come Hither Suspenders’ is better than anything I could have imagined. Ioan is so hot, he could make suspenders look sexy! And Welsh Rumba has to be the best euphemism I’ve heard for sex!

  2. Eliza Bennett
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    Come hither suspenders rule! Your Ioan lines are brill, especially this one -http://gofugyourself.com/fug-the-show-ringer-episode-10-11-2011/img_8031– “smell the mushroom cloud” is such a perfect description. It looks like he just went to the dark side of “taste the rainbow.”

  3. Stefanie
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    What the heck is happening on this show? Im SO LOST. (The only watching I do is the weekly recaps so there’s that whole issue…)

    AND YES about sleeping with the imposter! But then again Marlena was always so easy to play….

  4. Annie E
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    Is Poor Twin an ex-hooker? I thought she was just an ex-stripper…

    • EmSpeaks
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      I believe she was charged with prostitution (a charge that would have been dropped had she testified), but I don’t remember if we ever found out the charge was false or not.

  5. cualquiercosita
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    Awesome recap only made more awesome by reference to new Roman, old Roman, John Black, slutty Marlene (who must have known but since they’re all good catholics, played into the charade) DoL reference. Brava, Heather!

  6. Travis Harrison Lafferty
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    Oh my, if you only knew how EXCITED I was for your recap when I saw SMG smack her face with a mirror… XD

    • Jill
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      That black eye seemed awfully big for just a knob bash. Must have been a violent one. And I’m confused about her trying to blame it on Andrew when they are currently on TWO SEPARATE CONTINENTS. Speaking of which, how did she show up at the storage place to shoot Billy so fast? Like she was just across town instead of ACROSS THE ATLANTIC OCEAN. I’m so confused…..

      • Heather
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        But she’s covering for the fact that Jamie saw Poor Twin at dinner with Andrew and thinks it was Rich Twin, since he doesn’t know there are two of them. And if he made it back to paris, then so could she have. As for her popping over from Paris at the end, the flight is only six hours and the time change works in her favor.

      • Liz
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        But how does she get back and forth? Still using her passport? I thought she was broke? Luckily the show is too fun to worry about the details.

  7. LoriK
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    I still say that the craziest thing about this show is the idea that someone married to Ioan would cheat on him with Henry Sad Sack. WTH?

    • Karen
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      Preach it, sister. That one’s a mystery to me, too.

      • Remie
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        Rich Twin has lost her mind completely. She prefers Sad Sack to Ioan? Clearly, Poor Twin has better taste in men, even if she has bad taste in clothes!

    • lori
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      Dude…. Ioan is smokin’, no doubt, but you can’t deny Kristoffer Polaha, not matter how much the show’s stylists seem to hate him. He is magically delicious.

  8. SharonCville
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    While watching this last night, the whole time I was taking notes on the things that would show up in your recap– I don’t usually go for cheestastic shows, but this one is a total HOOT! I was also expecting something more along the bear-skin-rug lines, and was amused at the Successful Businessman line of Seduction Wear, but I bow to your Come Hither Suspenders. Awesome.

    I have to love the way that the cast, especially SMG, throws themselves into this ridiculous plot. And I have to second LoriK: Ioan v. HSS is NOT a competition!

  9. Amoki
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    “…he’s donned his very best Come Hither suspenders and unbuttoned his shirt just-so, as if to say, “Dearest lady, you can rip this right off, if you can get past my chastity straps. GO.”

    I was giggling quietly to myself at that one, and then – AND THEN! The Rock ogling happened and I just lost it.

    Brilliant!

  10. Cristina
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    The man-fashion was my favourite this week. The turtleneck/blazer combo on Sad Sack and the overly snug and perfectly positioned collar on Ioan’s trench coat (loved the “London Fog” crack the show made) were too much.

  11. Karen
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    This may very well be the best Ringer recap yet, and I don’t mean maybe. Sheer heaven.

    That stud-collared shirt on Rich Twin was one of the fugliest things they’ve put poor SMG into yet. And I share the confusion with the electric blue sex-swing straps–here’s hoping SMG, while reading the recaps, takes pity on us and sends us a snap of the actual garment.

    I agree that the Logan Echolls storyline is ridiculous–for heaven’s sake, he was cleared of rape in season ONE of Veronica Mars!–and a waste of an actor that no one who knows him will ever believe to be that dastardly. But, yes, it was asscrack-crazy of him to send his witness out of the room, even if he DID think Juliet was putting on an act for her friend.

    Finally, as a New Yorker, let me say that it pains me to see what the producers are trying to foist on us as NYC. The “train station” that looked like it was bus terminal in Bakersfield was bad enough–but they closed with that DRAMATIC view of Columbus Circle…using stock footage that was at least three years old:
    http://klg19.tumblr.com/post/13551186053/poor-ringer-they-really-cant-get-anything

    • Heather
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      Which is weird because I think they shoot in NYC.

      • Karen
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        Really? That would surprise me, because I never recognize a single location–while I’m always recognizing NYC landmarks on, say, “The Good Wife.”

      • Cristina
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        From what I remember of the beginning of the season, it looked like they filmed a couple episodes worth of exteriors in NYC and then reverted back to LA for everything after that.

  12. RosieB
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    My god I love this. I look forward to it every week. The absolute insanity of this show would have me hooked if I actually had access to TV.

    Also: The Come Hither Suspenders…holy crap that picture nearly knocked me out of my chair! Insanely hot.

  13. Jo
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    Great recap ladies! And in honour of Ioan, a Welsh translation of ‘Fug the Show’ would be ‘Ffygiwch y Sioe!’ Please us this for your next recap!

    • Remie
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      I hope the writers decide to have Ioan speak a little bit of Welsh in a future episode. Even though Andrew is probably English, I really would love to hear Ioan speak in his native language. Nothing on this show makes sense anyway, so why does it have to make sense for Andrew to start speaking Welsh all of a sudden? Lol

  14. Hel
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    Henry’s hair and turtleneck were awful!
    Is it me or Poor Twin’s hairstyle is more and more made of fancily intricated buns?

    I agree with everything you said about Juliet’s storyline: waste of Logan, stupid of him to stay alone with her and if she’s lying, terrible and soapy cliché. It almost ruined the episode for me.

  15. Chaiaiai
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    I’m pretty sure Buffy would have hit Logan more than once.

    Also, I’m beginning to think that the hair stylist for the show is just fucking with us, what with poor Kris Pohala’s bangs and all.

    I cannot wait to see the multitude of Poor Rape Victim clothing. Pilgrim collars, anyone?

  16. Anika
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    Your recaps are almost as great as the show itself!! I LOVE that you reference “smell the fart” acting and the fact that Buffy would have totally punched Logan Echolls. Because it’s beyond true.

    - Anika
    anikaguldstrand.com

  17. Sajorina
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    I looooooved this episode… Finally, Poor Twin got gruffudded hard, but it was really romantic, tender & sweet; it looked like they are in love and I looooooove that! Plus, Rich Twin is getting desperate enough to murder; Henry Sad-Sack’s importunate suspicions got her wife killed; Stepdaughter went crazy and accused Logan of WHAT?!; the police is as stupid as ever; Agent Long Lashes got the “Matador”; and we don’t know what happened to the $200, 000 anniversary ring Ioan bought for Poor Twin! God, it’s going to be a long wait until the next episode!

    • Remie
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      I assumed that Ioan kept the $200,000 ring, since Charlie never showed up to collect the ransom. I loved how he kept a diamond ring in his pocket that cost as much as some people’s houses! I can’t wait until January. I love this cheesy show, and I love these brilliant recaps!

  18. Hallie
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    Henry Sad-Sack’s hair was so outrageous last night. He looked like Rod Blagojevich.

  19. nic
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    amazing recap! love the mention of tara. the logan plot is beyond. thank you for this and the hart of dixie recaps, they are hilarious.

  20. Jael Paris
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    I have to stand up for the black and blue jacket. I want it now.

  21. Amelia
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    “you know, when it’s sort of wintry outside and college football season is winding down and you just want to celebrate it and weep over your lost season with potato chips and beer and Bristol Farms queso and a lot of cookies.”…..

    Beautifully and all too sadly put…..my fiance and I are both Notre Dame ’07, we too drowned many a sorrow in beer and greasy food this fall. However bad the Game Day shirts get, they are at least good for Bloaty Saturdays (and Sundays!), right?!

  22. taylor
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    I love it ALL! But especially the “Nancy Drew and Ned Nickerson” line. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  23. Mara
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    The Roooooock! Thankyouthankyouthankyou!

    Because I sure as heck smell what he is cooking. He could smell what I am cooking any time. I could cook his smell…

    *cough*

    Let’s just say I kind of like him. Much more adorable than a man that size has any right to be.

    Anyway. Ringer. I don’t get it, but it’s SUCH an addictive show. I am looking forward to it every week (and to the recaps!) and it keeps me on the edge of my seat while still recognizing that it’s silly :) Loving Ringer!

    I thought they made an attempt to dress Henry Sad Sack as a writer *snort*

  24. Artemis
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    I am pretty much only watching this show so I can read the recaps here. LOVE.

  25. drPhilG
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    I’ve officially stopped watching the show now! You have taken the recap to a level where it’s better than the show–so why watch anymore? Really, I can laugh out loud at your recaps whereas if I do that while watching the show I just get yelled at.
    Is it possible that the blue tails hanging out from under the jacket were parts of a very large bow? Just thinking…

  26. elizabeth
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    SMG is on the cover of Shape or Self or one of those, and it says that when she is Poor Twin, her hair is down, when she’s Rich Twin, her hair is up, and when she’s Poor Twin pretending to be Rich Twin, her hair is half up and half down. Hilarious.

    • Eliza Bennett
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      That’s awesome. I’m going to try to resist the impulse to go throw all the recaps to confirm it…

  27. pinkcheese
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    The general concensus amongst my coworkers is that, yes, Stefano IS that thorough. And wonderfully, deliciously evil.

    • Eliza Bennett
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      “Through”–jeez. OK, stepping away from the keyboard!

      • Eliza Bennett
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        And…I meant to post under my own comment, not pinkcheese’s. Sorry!

  28. fiona
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    I love the Hart to Hart reference but how has it never been mentioned that this show is basically the delicious 80s tv movie deceptions!

  29. The Other Molly
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    *Standing ovation*
    The funniest recap this season.
    I now want to open a British pub called “Flute & Corks”.

  30. foggywood
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    Very very very funny, ladies… Was dying laughing.
    If you have a chance, take a look at my take on the madness of RINGER! –
    cheers, thanks alot!

    - J

    http://www.tvgasm.com/recaps/ringer-recap-thats-what-you-get-for-trying-to-kill-me/

  31. Eli
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    Gawd, that turtleneck/jacket/glasses/hairdo ensemble of Sad Sack’s made him look like he was trying out to be a Beatle in a cover band or something.

  32. Michelle
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    We (husband included) could not stop laughing at Henry Sad Hair this week — and the oh, the suspenders. I don’t think anyone could resist those things. I personally thought the jacket looked like she was wearing a backpack.

    The show + your recaps are one of the highlights of my week — so sad that we have to wait until January!

    • Wendi
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      Sad Hair Henry was the funniest part of this episode. It looked like a Beatles wig. On the other hand, Ioan looked SUPERHOT in the Come Hither Suspenders (from the Sexy British Businessman Spring Collection). Wooooah, baby! :-)

      I’m so looking forward to new episodes and more recaps in January. I hate the long hiatus.

  33. segf
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  34. The Blossom Shed
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    The Welsh Rumba has to be the least sexy euphemism ever. And possibly most disturbing. And I say this as proudly Welsh:)

    The Blossom Shed Beauty Blog

  35. janezelda
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    What will happen when Rich Twin discovers that H&H has gone out of business? There will be hell to pay!

  36. Rachel
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    I really wished they would have a scene with Poor Twin and Tara together in their strip club days, at least. Also, Henry Sad-sack looked like a 1960s beatnik private detective the entire episode which confused me. Maybe he went back in time to try to find out what happened to Gemma and ended up going to far?

  37. SalD
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    I’m still trying to figure out what the heck Henry was wearing! I guess Kristopher Polaha must have pi**ed off the people in the wardrobe dept. It would be hilarious if they keep dressing Henry in 70s style clothes in the upcoming episodes. Siobhan usually wears some wacky outfits too, so maybe she really is the perfect match for Henry. I wonder what kind of maternity clothes SIobhan will choose now that she will be starting to get bigger.

  38. TieDye64
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    Freaking fantastic re-cap. I see I must get my husband a pair of Come Hither suspenders. Rowr.