The Knights of Prosperity Episodes

2006, TV Show

The Knights of Prosperity Episode: "Operation: Fighting Shape"

Season 1, Episode 3
Episode Synopsis: Eugene gets jealous when Esperanza hires a smooth self-defense expert to teach the Knights how to overpower Mick Jagger's security detail.
Original Air Date: Jan 17, 2007
Guest Cast Kevin Carrigan: Frank Cortland Rizwan Manji: Dentist Reiko Aylesworth: Simone Cashwell

January 17, 2007: Uh, I'm a Superfan? Season 1, Episode 3

Who here is not a fan of karaoke, Mick Jagger masks, training montages and Frank Sinatra Jr. jokes? Obviously, no person can deny that these things by themselves are powerful. And yet together, they combine their might to create a supershow so powerful that it is the only hope against the torpedo known as American Idol. Well, maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but a girl can dream, can't she? I had my own little musical moment when the theme song came on and I found myself belting "Scrubbin' and flushin'!" along with the backup singers. Pathetic? Only if by pathetic you mean awesome. My absolute favorite moment came courtesy of Simone Cashwell's return. Eugene's "I'm Glickman, Yentl Glickman!" and "Why would you lie to such a beautiful young goil? More important, is she Jewish?" were just sublime. Not to be outdone, we got "Yo, there's a big-ass thumb print in this shmeer" from Rockefeller. The way these plotlines come together, it's hard to tell if the story came out of the jokes, or the other way around. For instance, Gary's having to make an excuse for grinding his teeth ("Roy Orbison died." "He's been dead for years." "Yes, but it's just starting to sink in.") was a direct result of the thumbprint in the cream cheese. Who on earth would think to make a joke like that? Certainly not me, but that's why I bow down to writers Jon Beckerman and Rob Burnett. Coming in at a close second was Eugene's explanation of how his disguise would affect the guards: "Wait a minute! You're not the real Mick Jagger, and that thumb is very confusing to me!" His subsequent Jagger strut when caught by the guards outside of the building practically had me on the floor. On the whole, things are going well for our intrepid group. While events do not always work in their favor (I just know, somehow, that Simone will come back to haunt them), they have gotten phenomenally lucky and are only getting luckier, thanks to Rockefeller being identified as a possible security guard recruit. At the very least, they'll always be able to defend themselves using pressure points and surprise, and for Jackass and Jackass Junior, "the exactitude of mental preparation that only walking on hot coals provides." Not a huge fan of Hawthorne Jansen, though I did appreciate what he did for the Knights. I'm hoping that Esperanza's rebuff of him means that he's gone for good. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed his scenes, but he seems to be such a one-note character, while all of the others are so multidimensional. Even Rockefeller. He's doing this in part to get back his girlfriend, remember? My final note on this is actually a plea to all of you. Tell your friends about this show. Tell them it'll make them laugh, and that if it doesn't, you'll walk across hot coals (you don't have to tell them that you'll use "special television coals"). Tell them that they're not allowed to complain about nothing being on TV until they check this one out. If all else fails, tell them: "Esperanza's got a rack that can be seen from space." P.S.: Check out Matt Mitovich's Q&A with Donal Logue! show less
Who here is not a fan of karaoke, Mick Jagger masks, training montages and Frank Sinatra Jr. jokes? Obviously, no person can deny that these things by themselves are powerful. And yet together, they combine their might to create a supershow so powerful that it is the only hope against the torpedo known as American Idol. Well, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration, but a girl can dream, can’t she? I had my own little musical moment when the theme song came on and I found myself belting “Scrubbin’ and flushin’!” along with the backup singers. Pathetic? Only if by pathetic you mean awesome.My absolute favorite moment came courtesy of Simone Cashwell’s return. Eugene’s “I’m Glickman, Yentl Glickman!” and “Why would you lie to such a beautiful young goil? More important, is she Jewish?” were just sublime. Not to be outdone, we got “Yo, there’s a big-ass thumb print in this shmeer” from Rockefeller. The way thes... read more

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Premiered: October 17, 2006, on ABC
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Premise: A janitor enlists a ragtag group of fellow noncriminals to rob Mick Jagger's New York apartment.

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