When we last left Kenny, April has left him his bastard son and he has no idea what to do with it. After some gross parenting (I know they used fake shit, but it’s still gross), he sets out to find April and give Toby back to her. After breaking in and looting her house, stopping by her job, and trying to pawn the kid off to Dustin and Cassie (they do an excellent job in making Jennifer Irwin look haggard), he looks to his next best option: Stevie. Of course, it’s not that easy. Stevie’s working with (gasp!) Ashley Schaffer! And now he’s selling Kias! Stevie doesn’t jump at the chance to rejoin Kenny, mostly because Stevie self-published Kenny’s book The Powers of Now and is now bankrupt. Kenny ends up saving Stevie from being an Asian prostitute for some Kia big wigs by running through a gauntlet while Schaffer is firing a cannon at him. Yes, it’s pretty ridiculous.
There has never been a real emphasis on plot in Eastbound, I feel, and that trend continues. This episode was 28 minutes just to reintroduce Stevie to the fold. That being said, it was still pretty funny. There was a glaring lack of Shane in this episode, but plenty of his sick truck. Kenny does some pretty Kenny-like stuff with his kid and it feels like more of the same from him. The show really shines moreso with Kenny’s dialogue with others that continues in this episode. Just a simple “Fuck you” said to Schaffer’s ambiguously gay sidekick Scott made me laugh because the delivery was perfect. Having Stevie and his wife’s very mexican family around for the rest of the season will be awesome. They’ll be taking care of the baby (I assume) primarily, but their interactions with Kenny and Shane will be priceless. And holy shit, the return of Ashley Schaffer. I hope Will Ferrell is involved with more of these episodes because he is such a great villain to Kenny. Some notes (I really do watch this with a notebook):
-Kenny tells the baby that if April isn’t back by the time he’s done watching SWAT, he’s going to flip shit. I lol’d at the fact he was watching SWAT.
-”a fucking emoticon exchange”
-Kenny makes a papoose reference to April’s black boss. Classic.
-Kenny also stores Toby in a backpack with some lettuce all day.
-”Good luck to you, in your life. It’s not going to be easy because your parents are both horrible.” – Principal Cutler to Kenny
-”Why are you wearing FUBU? It’s for them, by them. You look like a Mexican Grimace.”
-”I don’t have time to play Inspector Gadget with your emotions!”
-”Hand me my son, I have a life to ruin.” Cut to a scene where Kenny puts his baby in a basket and sends him down the river.
-”Mammie’s dumplings will make you cum!” Scott, about Schaffer’s maids cooking.
-Everyone’s drinking wine at dinner, yet Ashley Schaffer is enjoying some Orange Fanta.
-”Why the fuck are you dressed up as the Joy Luck Club?”
-The ending was pretty great. Late at night, Ashley Schaffer is wearing sunglasses and shooting cannons at people. What else to you expect?
-”NO I’M NOT OKAY! I’M SELLING FUCKING KIAS!”