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Happy Endings recap: 'Grinches Be Crazy'

<p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p>Max plays Santa, Jane and Brad act as unintentional Christmas angels, and Dave and Alex visit the ghosts of relationship past</p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p>

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Happy Endings

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Seasons greetings, fellow Happy Endings fans! Or, I guess I should say Merry Christmas and Happy Cccccccccchhhhhhhhhannukah. (That is the appropriate pronunciation, after all. Just axe Jane.) While it was disappointing that we didn’t get to spend Thanksgiving with the gang (and instead got the lackluster bad babysitter/crazy mailman/even crazier dress episode) it was easy to get into the holiday spirit with last night’s uproarious ep “Grinches Be Crazy.” (True story, and it case you hadn’t heard, “Women be stoppin’.”)

Max, perhaps the craziest Grinch of all time, took on the unlikely task of playing Santa for Penny’s work charity drive after she told him he’d get paid $500, money he desperately needed for his troubled limo business. (Quick sidebar: When Max bragged about knowing Leslie, “the smelliest guy behind the DMV who will introduce you to randos who will do anything for anything” I immediately imagined a perfect sitcom world in which he and Charlie from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia would hang out under bridges and behind DMVs and get into some seriously sketchy situations. I would watch that show.) Of course, even the craziest of Grinches (in this case, a Jewish Santa who hates children and effort) can get into the holiday spirit. After being touched by some of the kids that sat on his lap (no, not that way, Penny, you sicko) Max made the holidays a little brighter for sweet youngsters and “freak gingies” alike. You could tell Adam Pally had fun with getting to play up Max’s rare sensitive side (poor Casey Wilson, however, unfortunately wasn’t given much of anything to do during last night’s ep besides get briefly mugged) and it was just as fun watching him do it. That said, he better go back to being creepy, non-money donating Max when the show returns in January.

NEXT: Jane’s dough