Actual Husbands of Hollywood Season 2 Finale Recap: Faux It to Make It
I knew the season finale of Actual Husbands of Hollywood could be touch-and-go the minute it opened with Mr. Eloquence, the overly flamboyant homosexual man who deliberate the KevLita child bathe extravaganza, out of the blue throwing himself at Kevin Hart mere minutes into the episode. Though many media depictions may recommend in any other case, most homosexual males know that hitting on a straight man is a whole waste of time, so that they don’t hassle. I get the “joke,” however I additionally know that at this level it’s an inexpensive and lazy technique to search amusing. Furthermore, it feels very nineties sitcom-esque — the identical of which might be stated about a lot of the humor and the construction of this two-episode, hour-long finale.
Now after Mr. Eloquence sashayed away (presumably right into a black gap), Kevin seized the chance to ask Selita Ebanks if she has been faking her being pregnant the entire time. She responded with a powerful “Duh, you fool” and someway ended up beating Kevin with the very padding she used to drag her being pregnant ruse. Duane Martin entered the room minutes later, helped separate the 2, and together with Selita, labored to persuade Kevin to hitch in on the rip-off.
Their gross sales pitch was primarily the Rick Ross line “Cash cash cash cash cash baggage” line from Birdman’s “Born Stunna.” That promoting level bought Kevin to promptly align himself with the paternity equal of the Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries marriage (allegedly). A lot in order that when he came upon that Pennzoil supplied $1.5 million for the naming rights to one in every of their youngsters, he thought, “Let’s get double and title the faux lady Pennzoila.”
I paused for a bit to query aloud whether or not or not there’s an precise human being strolling round answering to the title of Pennzoila. The brief reply might be.
Sadly, their little mischievous plan went to hell as soon as the trio took a promotional journey to Gymboree. There, Selita’s faux child bump – which included an umbilical wire for impact – ended up hanging out of her gown. Screams erupted whereas I began to scratch my head so arduous you’ll’ve thought ticks had been performing the choreography to all seventeen of Beyoncé’s new movies on high of my head.
Duane argued that it was a lot ado about nothing, quipping that because the incident occurred within the Valley, there’s no means it’ll find yourself on the information. You realize, ’trigger nobody cares concerning the Valley. That is so unfaithful as a result of I undoubtedly heard about DeVante Swing of Jodeci fame being drunk at a Subway in Burbank.
After which the world came upon about Kevin and Selita’s ill-conceived and much more poorly executed lil’ stunt. The information prompted Kevin to lose each his gig internet hosting the Oscars (dream massive, Mr. Hart) and his clout with the general public at giant as soon as Selita began making the media rounds to color him because the mastermind of the entire farce. Enter a Katie Couric cameo, which additional proved simply how a lot the present’s success in its first season together with Kevin Hart’s rising star energy has completed to spice up the community.
That stated, whereas it was good to see Katie – who I really feel like most likely watched Video Soul or at the very least half an episode of Teen Summit on BET again within the day – a few of her strains felt slightly, uh, reductive.
Katie: “I’m right here for you, sista.”
Selita: “Thanks, boo.”
This line may’ve been cute if I used to be recording it on my VCR, however I’m not so it’s not.
As wild as that is all sounds, it will get crazier. In any case of this takes place, the FBI exhibits up at Kevin’s home. Why? The hell if I do know and I went again and rewatched each episodes. However that occurred and Kevin finally ends up at a motel, hanging outdoors of a window, dealing with sure demise. The remainder of the husbands – who’ve been an afterthought for at the very least half the season – rush out to avoid wasting him, solely one in every of them falls and we’re left with a cliffhanger.
That scene jogged my memory of an previous episode of The Recent Prince of Bel-Air. Suffice to say if this present doesn’t pull it collectively, it’d as nicely leap off the cliff with no matter solid member that fell. When it lives as much as its title, the present is hilarious. When it ventures into being extra like a conventional sitcom, it’s simply type of complicated.
I hope within the subsequent season, we get extra Bobby Brown; extra Nick Cannon; extra Chris Rock; extra of the wives; and extra visitor stars like Mariah Carey, as initially promised. And attempt to get Robin Thicke again.
Actuality TV, significantly within the mode this present seeks to parody, has solely gotten extra ridiculous. See: Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, Braxton Household Values, Preachers of LA, and Peter Gunz (he’s his personal entire style of ridiculous now). It has to poke enjoyable at that extra. I additionally like the concept of Kevin making this present his negro Curb Your Enthusiasm. Consistency is essential, although, and this season missed that.
However it’s been enjoyable recapping all of it the identical. Thanks for studying!
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