I never could put in to words why I love Young & Hungry so much until tonight’s episode. You have to think of the show as a jigsaw puzzle you are trying to put together. You find a piece and then another one and think they go together but they don’t. You keep building the puzzle until you are finished and then you have one beautiful piece that all fits together. Then you are so happy you spent all that time doing it. That is what it is like watching an episode of the Freeform sitcom.
Tonight at 8p, they are all getting several surprises on the Valentine’s Day episode. Gabi (Emily Osment) makes a special dinner for Alan (Bryan Safi) to surprise his husband, Elliott (Rex Lee), for their first Valentine’s Day as husband and husband. When Elliott sees the box, Yolanda (Kym Whitley) tells him that Gabi bought it for Josh (Jonathan Sadowski). When Josh comes into the room, Elliot tells his boss that Gabi bought him something for the holiday, even though they agreed not to get each other anything. Now Josh, is looking for something to get Gabi, who really didn’t buy him anything. They aren’t the only ones, Elliott didn’t buy anything for Alan because he didn’t think he had to. Now do you see how this puzzle is starting to shape up?
Well Josh, takes Gabi to the best restaurant in San Francisco and lies about his reservation to get them in. Something happens at their dinner that sends her running home to Yolanda (Kym Whitley) and Sofia (Aimee Carrero) times, shares some words of wisdom with her new friend.
Eventually, things will all work out and that stripper will show up! I don’t know who gets to enjoy him more, Betty White or us watching her watching him. That final moment is as satisfying as when you put that final piece in the puzzle. And with that the puzzle is completed.
On that note of watching White, I recently visited the set of the show and three of the cast members told me what it was to like to work with her. Whitley described her presence as, “To watch her and to watch people watching her that was the fun part. Watching everyone from camera operators to sound men to PAs to craft services. Everyone is just standing around just like, ‘OMG! OMG! Look at them.’” She is Betty White and people are just enamored to be in her presence. Whitley said this about working with, “I will say it was one of those memories of time that you just you take pictures. You try to get some wisdom from her.” What was wisdom did she get from the legend? “Her wisdom was always funny. She would crack a joke so fast that if I asked her something serious, she had a joke.”
Osment, who grew up watching Miss White on TV Land, talked about her sense of humor, “She is just so sweet. She is crass and funny and she is making dick jokes all the time.” The Golden Girl has a lot of one liners tonight, that you are not going to want to miss. Her chemistry with Osment is so spot on that I am glad she will be around to do at least one more episode on the show.
Finally, Sadowski also talked about his guest star and he told me, “It is amazing to share the stage with a legend like that, you can’t put into words. Like everything she says is funny and every line she does is comedic genius. Literally everyone.”
And that is why at 95 she is still going strong. And talking about comedic geniuses that is why Young & Hungry is still going strong after 3 seasons. If you have seen this show, you know what I am talking about. If you haven’t, then find out tonight by watching it and Baby Daddy and then catch up on the series on Netflix and the Freeform app. I promise you will eat this show up like I do!