Amazing Andy & His Wonderful World of Bugs

Episode Number: s02e16
Original Air Date:
February 15th, 2011
Director: Lawrence Trilling
Kerry Ehrin


Kristina (Monica Potter) and Adam (Peter Krause) throw Max (Max Burkholder) a birthday party, hosted by Amazing Andy (guest star Michael Emerson, "Lost"), a man who lives with Aspergers. Crosby (Dax Shepard) and Jasmine (Joy Bryant) deal with an issue that could change the fate of their relationship. Drew (Miles Heizer) and Seth (guest star John Corbett, "United States Tara") continue to strengthen their bond. Meanwhile, Julia (Erika Christensen) and Joel (Sam Jaeger) work on adding to the family. Lauren Graham, Sarah Ramos, Mae Whitman, Tyree Brown, Savannah Paige Rae, Bonnie Bedelia and Craig T. Nelson also star.

1.9 rating (adults 18-49) and 5.01 million viewers


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"Struck by Lightning" The Wooden Birds
Plays as Crosby and Jasmine talk on the phone. - iTunes

"What Are You Wearing?" Butter 08
Playing while Julia and Joel are in bed. - iTunes

"El Otro Yo" Pilar Diaz
Plays at the bar with Crosby and Gaby. - iTunes

"Love Is a Dirty Word" Jason Collett
Plays in the kitchen as Julia and Joel cook. - iTunes

"Unknown Brother" The Black Keys
Plays at the batting cages with Seth and Drew. - iTunes

"Love and Permanence" Azure Ray
Starts playing at Seth leaves until the ending credits. - iTunes | | |

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My Thoughts

Crosby, for a moment there I thought things would be okay and they would come to their sensors but the last scene, not sure where they can go from here with Jasmine and the wedding. I actually put more of the blame of Gaby, she knows Crosby is in a venerable state and show wouldn't want to mess things up with Max and the work she is doing but really who could resist Mina Kelly's smile and it does take two to tango.

Which takes up onto Joel and Julia, we got to see a lot more of them this week, Kristina catching them in the bathroom then telling Adam, loved that. Poor Joel at the start with Julia bending over, "Making love to doe." well at least it wasn't an apple pie. He probably had a few cold shows in those two days.

Andy the Bug Guy. Michael Emerson was perfect, great to see him back on TV again. It was good that Adam and Kristina decided to hire him although I think there hands were tied with how much Max liked the guy. Funny opening with Max catching him in the shower, any other show it would just be creepy. Felt a little back for Kristina though with all the kinds and other parents not seeming to help much. Liked how Zeek helped Andy out and is also understanding what it much be like for Adam and Kristina dealing with Max every day.

And the Seth story continues. I can see why Drew is on his fathers side after seeing Zeek pushing him down, the batting cages were a bit much from Seth but not that bad, more scaring the kids then anything else. The school fight would probably not have happened without those recent events. Sarah is kinda stuck, she wants Drew to have a relationship with Seth but also wants to protect him.

Another solid episode from this under rated show, I just hope things get better for Crosby and Jasmine, I miss Jabbar, we haven't seen him since the school play. Shame Jabber missed the party. It was good that they talked calmly, but I hope they don't used the old Friends excuse of "we were on a break"

Other things I liked, Kristina holding the cricket. Sarah reading the text from Joel to Julia. Sarah teasing Crosby with the spider trick. Good to at least see Sydney again even if she didn't have any lines, at one point she was sitting on Sarah's lap. Kristina telling Adam about Joel and Julia 'banging' in their bathroom Seth and Sarah talking, I think there is still something there, he can make her smile and Amber coming out to be with her mother after Seth left.

Oh and did anyone else see the tongue roll from Sarah while Adam was introducing Andy?