Particularly for a pool that apparently didn't have a lifeguard—what, were they dropped so the place could afford the salaries of the contraband patrol officers who were monitoring what all the guests eat and drink? To gain more popularity after not being able to have like the other kids at school, Eddie figures showing off a hot girl like Honey to them will make him more popular instead. At the same time, Emery and Evan feel left out when their parents are focused on Eddie, so they decide to cause trouble just to get their attention with little to no success. This causes problems when wins Olympic gold instead of Kwan, so Jessica decides to come up with a conspiracy theory to explain Kwan's loss, which even Jessica starts to believe, as well. When Evan asked to be picked up and carried, this reminded me of a story my sister told me about my nephew. When Trent writes up Eddie for wearing open-toed shoes, he lands in detention and soon links up with the hackey-sack clique. I liked that the masseuse totally rolled with it and just tried to get Jessica to relax enough to let go of her purse. As of April 12, 2019, 101 episodes of Fresh Off the Boat have aired, concluding the fifth season.
We don't have the trope of the overweight blue collar worker who shouldn't be able to afford the single family house with the stay at home swimsuit model wife going on here. And I had recommended the show to new viewers, so I hope that maybe I just wasn't in the right mood, or that the jarring new narrator to my ear wouldn't bother new people. Anyways, I didn't even notice! After a few days of being driven crazy, Honey learns from Grandma Jenny that Jessica is avoiding having to face up to the failure of her book. I missed this show and I regret semi-dropping it. Upon hearing that Kenny Rogers will be visiting Cattleman's, Jessica asks Louis to share it with his boss, because Rogers is also a published author. Eddie wants to switch back to Jamaica but defends China after one of his friends says that China is nothing but.
I don't care much for the character of Eddie, but he's certainly a better actor than the boys who play his brothers. Louis then secretly takes Jessica on a tour of a retirement community. Meanwhile, Eddie learns how much money Evan is making by taking care of plants and pets for vacationing neighbors and decides he wants in on it. I was laughing all the way through, from the cheapness at the hotel, to Gator World, to John Stockton's pumps. Michael Bolton starts turning Cattleman's into a merchandising opportunity, but Louis doesn't complain after he is handed a big check for his cut. They hire tennis legend to coach Emery and mold him into a star athlete, but soon realize she may be training him too intensely. As they arrive in Orlando, Louis and Jessica have tried to make their house and the restaurant look better than they are - so that successful Steve, snotty Connie, and penny-pinching Grandma Chu will think they are successful as well.
Forrest Wheeler and Ian Chen are adorable, but their acting leaves a lot to be desired. Loved grandma rolling into Gatorland for free and riding the roller coaster without the rest of the family too! She later learns Evan was dropped from the invite list because he is very bossy, just like his mom. Even descendants of immigrates after Chinese Civil War in 1945 normally sound closer to Chinese than typical Taiwanese. Eddie rebels when the errands interfere with taking his friends to the concert. Realizing her mistake, Jessica calls and asks Marvin to check on Evan, but Evan has set a trap a la Kevin in which causes Marvin to slip and hurt his back.
Still without his license, Eddie takes advantage of his parents' absence to drive the Cattleman's wagon to Trent's party without an adult to accompany him. Later, Jessica wants the boys to remember their Chinese heritage and switches Eddie to. Meanwhile, Jessica has to take over the restaurant, forcing her to deal with the new carry-out service offered by Cattleman's as well as the employees who know that Louis has forbidden Jessica from firing anyone. When King writes back to say he doesn't give recommendations to any authors, Jessica is convinced the letter came from one of King's publicists, and goes on a road trip to Maine with an unsuspecting Honey in tow. But, when one of Eddie's friends makes a mistake about which girl likes him, Eddie questions whether his note really came from Alison or someone else.
Eddie tries to impress the kids in his school by showing them a 'dirty movie' which is actually Louis' sexual harassment video for the restaurant. Eventually, Louis comes to Eddie's aid when Dave starts to get erratic, even going so far as to steal a store's mannequin. Rogers offers Louis the opportunity to buy out his share of the restaurant for pennies on the dollar, then orders Louis to tell Matthew he's fired. At home, Emery and Evan hand out candy as. I missed this show a lot, actually more than I thought I did.
Meanwhile, Jessica has to serve on jury duty and becomes angered when the jurors pick someone else to be the foreperson. Constance Wu deserves more recognition for this show. Jessica wants Louis to be jealous of Oscar, but Louis isn't because although Jessica doesn't see it, Louis knows that Oscar's gay. Eddie finds it difficult to fit in at school, while Emery seems to be doing just fine. So far they've been coasting by on cuteness, which I'm okay with because their characters aren't that demanding. I think Randall Park is adorkable.
Elsewhere, Evan is upset that Grandma invites only Emery to hang out in her room, later learning that they both get annoyed by Evan correcting every detail of her stories. I understand why Eddie Huang doesn't want to do it, and having another character do it doesn't work either I love Evan, but the opening was weird last night but I don't know why they can't hire another actor to be the adult Eddie doing voiceovers. Louis uses a neighborhood block party to shamelessly promote the restaurant. Louis hates it, but tells Jessica it's great. So I looked it up on Wikipedia and yeah, I think Pumps' biggest years were 1991-92 or so.