04/01/2013 03:28 am ET Updated Apr 01, 2013

'Happy Endings': Max And Penny Knock Themselves Out To Avoid Texting (VIDEO)

It was a one-two punch of wackiness as "Happy Endings" settled into its new Friday timeslot. The show will air back-to-back episodes until it completes the full episode order for its second season. After that, it's fate is up in the air. Even the show's own network is asking people to save it. But the best way to do that is by watching it, and only about 3 million people did that.

They missed out on a lot of fun, though. said the show is worth staying in on Fridays for. This week saw Brad discovering his true passion after saving the children's gym he was working at -- Hello, David Alan Grier! -- while Penny and Max fought to control their relationships. They realized by texting their significant others so desperately, they were giving them all the power.

The solution? Black market cough medicine that knocks them out for 14 hours at a time. Unfortunately, they got addicted to the power -- and the Nochetussin -- to the point that Penny's fiance thought something horrible had happened to her.

The second episode saw Max pretending to be gay with a new girlfriend, played by Abby Elliott, simply to take advantage of the great tickets she can get to Bulls games and other events. That all fell apart, though, when he couldn't even go through with kissing her.

So it's still about messed up people doing crazy and unpredictable things. But in that way, they're totally predictable. And now, "Happy Endings" will be packing an hour of laughs into every Friday night, starting at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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