‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Boils Down the Justice System in a Moving Bottle Episode
Genie in a Bottle is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed to save money) from a comedy series is examined. “Man, this guy is a good murderer!” “There’s got to be some way to break him.” B... [Read More]
‘Broad City’ Ended Its Third Season with a Perfect Bottle Episode Set Entirely on a Plane
‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed to save money) from a comedy series is examined. “Hey, I’m Ilana, and right now I’m just looking to sit next to Abbi…&rd... [Read More]
Tackling Mental Illness, ‘You’re the Worst’ Cuts Deep
‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed to save money) from a comedy series is examined “Hakuna Matata.” Stephen Falk’s sleeper hit, You’re the Worst, has been b... [Read More]
‘Peep Show’ Is Forced to Get Too Familiar With Itself in its Late Bottle Episode
‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed to save money) from a comedy series is examined. “We’re in the nether zone. Time moves differently in the nether zone.” When th... [Read More]
The Very Strange ‘Duckman’ Got Even Stranger in its Nihilistic Bottle Episode
‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed to save money) from a comedy series is examined “It means a lot to hear you drunkenly slur that. I never just wanted to kill you. I wanted ... [Read More]
‘South Park’s “Cat Orgy” Is a Telling Character Study in the Form of a Bottle Episode
‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed to save money) from a comedy series is examined “They mostly come at night. Mostly.” It should come as no surprise that a show that h... [Read More]
‘Veep’ Mixes Claustrophobia with the Law in Their Regimented Bottle Episode, “Testimony”
‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed to save money) from a comedy series is examined “Do you solemnly swear that the testimony that you’re about to give is the truth, the... [Read More]
In “The Girlfriend,” the ‘Friday Night Dinner’ Crew Traumatize an Outsider
‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed to save money) from a comedy series is examined “He just really likes kids…” You know you’re in good hands with Robert P... [Read More]
Hank is Haunted by Ghosts of Girlfriends Present in ‘Californication’s Zany Bottle Episode
‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed to save money) from a comedy series is examined “But I need you to know that I started with the best of intentions. I guess I just wanted t... [Read More]
Inside ‘Broad City’s Hurricane-Fueled Bottle Episode
‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed to save money) from a comedy series is examined “This is an a-ha moment. This is an a-ha moment. I can make this an a-ha moment weekend.&rd... [Read More]