THE MICK Review: “The Implant”


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For a show that takes pride in being as politically incorrect as possible, THE MICK still manages to get in quite a few social statements, which is actually pretty impressive because maybe it means that they are being received. As a creepy crawly spider crawls across the floor, boys Chip and Ben are standing on the counter, screaming. This seems like a natural reaction to me, but Mickey in her infinite wisdom decides it means that they need to be more manly and toughen up. Which falls to Jimmy, who decides to take them to a sporting event, tailgate party and all. To me, Mickey is beyond manly and falls into the weird and creepy category when she touches the spider with her hand to scoop it up.

THE MICK: L-R: Kaitlin Olson and Sofia Black-D'Elia in the "The Implant" episode of THE MICK airing Tuesday, April 25 (8:31-9:00 ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Jordin Althaus/FOX

Inspired by Jimmy’s day with the boys, Mickey wants to have a girls’ day, complete with brunch and mani/pedis. But her plans are derailed when it turns out that Sabrina is getting a consultation for breast augmentation and doesn’t want to hear Mickey’s outdated feminist arguments against it. Alba is more interested in doing shrooms than a doctor’s appointment, so Mickey accompanies Sabrina to the consultation. Personally, I was surprised that it was a breast augmentation, I thought that these days were all about the butt, which can also be surgically augmented.

THE MICK: Kaitlin Olson in the "The Implant" episode of THE MICK airing Tuesday, April 25 (8:31-9:00 ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Jordin Althaus/FOX

After comments about Sabrina resembling a broom with cantaloupes, and Sabrina opting for saline over silicone because it’s “more natural” (and her only option at her young age), Mickey convinces the doctor to let them test drive the implants by taking them out into the world. The doctor acts like it’s an unusual request, but it’s not—it’s one way to decide what size works best for you. The doctor also wants the implants back intact, but that doesn’t make sense either, having them out in her office or wearing them out in the street would definitely make them unusable for an actual procedure. I’m not sure what kind of magic bras that Mickey and Sabrina are wearing but the comedy begins when the ladies start passing the implants back and forth at a brunch restaurant. The funniest part of all aren’t Mickey’s quips about men failing to look her in the eyes, but a confused little boy’s face as Mickey and Sabrina pass the implants around to get a table in a crowded spot without having to wait.

The episode picks up when it is revealed that neither Mickey or Sabrina have the means to pay for the bellini-filled brunch so Mickey suggests that they “slip out like a fart in a Jacuzzi.” Sabrina escapes but Mickey literally runs into a lot of obstacles on her way out and ends up leaving an implant inside the restaurant. So Alba comes to the rescue and goes between insane and sober as she reveals she’s been experimenting with mushrooms. Other than her annoying laugh, Alba is definitely the best part of the shenanigans. And of course something has to happen to the implant or else the whole situation wouldn’t work–it gets run over by a car. Mickey does get her way and Sabrina stops wanting implants—at least for now–because she doesn’t want to have a reminder of the crazy day in her body. So Mickey gets her knees fixed; because that’s her insecurity and letting money go to waste is suddenly an issue for the rich family. And Mickey got her way, just not for the expected reason, which happens a lot on this show and is kind of cool because that is often how life works.

Like Jimmy’s misadventures at the stadium that result in getting a severe beating and Chip understanding that money really can make any experience enjoyable.

The show’s pacing has definitely improved and the ability to preach without preaching is refreshing.


Season 1, Episode 16 (S01E16)
The Mick airs Tuesdays at 830PM on Fox

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