The Knights of Prosperity Episodes

2006, TV Show

The Knights of Prosperity Episode: "Operation: Ralph"

Season 1, Episode 5
Episode Synopsis: Egged on by the rest of the Knights, Eugene reluctantly agrees to go on a date with a gay security guard at Mick Jagger's apartment. Dustin Diamond (“Saved by the Bell”) appears as himself.
Original Air Date: Jan 31, 2007
Guest Cast Ben Bailey: Ralph Carnucci Kevin Carrigan: Frank Cortland Dustin Diamond: Himself

January 31, 2007: It's Just Like Top Gun with Toilets Season 1, Episode 5

Let's start at the end - that final shot, specifically. Killed. Me. The hats, the shirts, the slo-mo, I'm dead. For the first half of the episode, I was thinking that this one was a little slower and calmer. But after the second commercial break, I was proven wrong. Not that the first half was without its own charms, namely the "Chutzpah" conversation (why do I have to talk about the Jewish jokes every time, you ask? Because with a name like Leah Friedman, they are obviously going to get to me every time), and "The man chewed my ass off! You see over here? No ass!" But, come on, was Ralph not a guy you'd love to go on a date with? Eugene certainly didn't want to: "I've only had one rule in my entire life and it has always served me well: Never date anybody named Ralph." But at least his friends were trying to be supportive. For instance, we had Rockefeller's extended description of what the date could be like, concluding with, "From now on, you be living on the down low," and Squatch's explanation that Eugene was, for the first time in his life, "the hot chick." Of course, then he gave him the fuzzy pink hat, and I pretty much just lost it. I didn't enjoy the Dustin Diamond scenes. It wasn't that the lines weren't funny, but more because I'm pretty grossed out by what he's done in the last couple of months, and I can't look at him anymore. I did like, "What's funnier: Saved by the Bell or any of Woody Allen's last five movies? I'm not talking Annie Hall or Sleeper, either, I'm talking about his last five movies," if only because it was so absurd. Why does this show pick the best music? Please don't misconstrue that to mean that I think Sixpence None the Richer's "Kiss Me" is awesome, but it was so overused for romantic scenes in the late '90s that it just fit the saccharine date perfectly. And, of course, I was singing along to "Priva-ate eyes [clap] are watching you [clap clap]," just because. After Nip/Tuck, I think Knights is the best at picking scene-appropriate tunes. You know what I realized after watching the first four episodes again, and then this one? The Knights always hug at the end. I don't know if this is a conscious decision on their part, but it's cute. It reinforces that these guys care about each other and are genuinely thrilled that everything is starting to fall into place. I know you all don't want to hear it, and I don't want to say it, but this show needs help. Your help. How did we go from jointheknights.com to me asking you to save the Knights? Things may be progressing nicely for our heroes, but they certainly aren't for the show's ratings. Hopefully this time change has improved them. But if it hasn't, we need to start some sort of campaign. You can write to ABC here and tell them how much you love the show. Write again and again, with fake names like Bernie, Madonna, Skipper and Mike (unless your name really is Mike, I guess). There's an infinitesimally small chance that this show will get picked up for a second season (i.e., it won't), but this show's got chutzpah, and I want to see how much closer they get to the prize. show less
Let’s start at the end — that final shot, specifically. Killed. Me. The hats, the shirts, the slo-mo, I’m dead. For the first half of the episode, I was thinking that this one was a little slower and calmer. But after the second commercial break, I was proven wrong. Not that the first half was without its own charms, namely the “Chutzpah” conversation (why do I have to talk about the Jewish jokes every time, you ask? Because with a name like Leah Friedman, they are obviously going to get to me every time), and “The man chewed my ass off! You see over here? No ass!”But, come on, was Ralph not a guy you’d love to go on a date with? Eugene certainly didn’t want to: “I’ve only had one rule in my entire life and it has always served me well: Never date anybody named Ralph.” But at least his friends were trying to be supportive. For instance, we had Rockefeller’s extended description of what the date could be like, concludi... 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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