MULANEY, S1E6: ‘Every three-legged dog has its day’

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By David Kramer

In its short run so far, I’ve learned that “Mulaney” is at its best when everyone is working together. That is, when there’s one main plotline rather than two or three branches. This episode is a great example of that.

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MULANEY, S1E5 RECAP: ‘It’s a slam dunk day’

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By David Kramer

In most relationships, there comes a time to meet the parents. It can be a daunting task. In John Mulaney’s stand-up cold open from last week’s episode, he discussed the absurdity of it all. And in this week’s episode, we meet Mulaney’s mom.

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MULANEY, S1E4 RECAP: Mulaney and ‘Friends’

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By David Kramer

After a week hiatus, “Mulaney” seems to be figuring out its identity and developing something of a routine. For a sitcom, that can be a good thing. This week’s episode features a mix of some typical sitcom tropes as well as some unique parts, and is fairly enjoyable.

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Mulaney S1E3 Recap: “Isn’t Life Funny?”

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By David Kramer

This week was the Halloween episode of “Mulaney,” and the bad omens started early. On Saturday it was reported that Fox has cut the order from 16 to 13 episodes. Now, this does not mean the show has been canceled or even will be canceled. But it is not a promising sign from a show that has not been met with overwhelmingly positive reviews.

The good news? This week’s episode is the best one yet. The writing of the show is improving, and the jokes are no longer just adapted-for-television versions of stand-up jokes. While the acting is still a bit clunky, it is improving, and the characters are getting more likeable. The studio laughter is still awkward, but that’s a hurdle that the show is getting closer to leaping over with better jokes.

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MULANEY, S1E2 RECAP: A learning curve

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By David Kramer

The second episode of “Mulaney,” “The Doula,” teaches us two things. First, the show still has potential and is already improving from the pilot. Second, it’s not going to shake comparisons to “Seinfeld” yet.

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