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'Happy Endings': Dave Isn't Thrilled With His Dad's New Girlfriend, But Penny Is (VIDEO)


First Posted: 01/12/2012 5:31 am Updated: 03/13/2012 5:12 am

It was the return of a familiar face, albeit in an unexpected way, on "Happy Endings" (Wed., 9:30 p.m. EST on ABC). Dave's dad, Big Dave (Michael McKean), stopped by for a visit, and brought along his new girlfriend. But everybody was surprised when it was Dana (Megan Mullally). Penny's mom is Big Dave's new girlfriend? Penny couldn't be more excited. Dave couldn't be more not.

The bulk of the episode then featured Dave sulking and acting childishly as Big Dave was so connected with Dana -- and by extension Penny -- that he started singing out his problems like they do. It's a fairly typical thing for a man to do in a new relationship; try to adopt and fit in to the lifestyle and personality of the new woman in his life. And it's usually temporary.

Megan Mullally talked with Maggie Furlong about her guest spots on "Happy Endings," and how much she's been enjoying them. If she has her way, she'll be making more semi-regular stops, despite being cast as a regular on Fox's "Breaking In."

But while Dave was being childish, and Penny was reveling in having a new baby brother (sort of), Alex was staving off boredom by buying a homophobic, racist parrot and imagining shady goings on at the Chinese restaurant across the street from her shop. All proof that Alex desperately needs some customers.

Catch "Happy Endings" every Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. EST on ABC.

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