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The New Adventures of Old Christine Episode: "What About Barb?"

Season 2, Episode 10
Episode Synopsis: Christine has trouble working with Barb at the gym and feels pressure at home to find a nanny for Ritchie when Richard is unavailable to care for him due to a trip with new Christine.
Original Air Date: Nov 27, 2006
Guest Cast Amy Farrington: Ali Joann Willette: Tanya
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Season 2, Episode 10
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Length: 03:00:49
Aired: 11/27/2006
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November 27, 2006: What About Barb? Season 2, Episode 10

Matthew's going to medical school was brought up again. I was wondering what had happened to that declaration. He had said he was going, but then nothing happened. On last night's episode, he registered for classes and was told he would soon get a "heart listener and one of those ear looker things." It should shake things up to see him in school. We've primarily seen him around Christine and inside her world. Now, he can go out and make his own world, and it'll open up possibilities for new stories that involve him. Maybe he'll meet somebody. It'd be good to see him with a woman. He's so charming, laid back and adorable. It's time he got some romance. Maybe Ally, the girl who works at the gym? They could be cute together. She's funny. She may wear green pants with a purple shirt, but that just makes her interesting. She says to Barb: "I need February off. Personal reasons," and then makes motions that indicate she's getting breast enhancement surgery. I love how she interacts with Christine. With Christine standing in front of her, she says, referring to Barb, "She's honest. Way better than our old boss, don't you think? I think she was a drinker." I think it'd be great to see Ally interact more with Matthew. Maybe sparks could fly. We got more of New Christine, who's been absent from the past couple of episodes. She was her usual cheery, excited, perky, sex-loving self. Having New Christine and Richard go off on their own was an interesting setup. Even more interesting was the fact that Richard took New Christine to a cabin that he and Christine visited for their honeymoon and all of their anniversaries. When they arrived, New Christine got excited about the "round bed," because she liked new shapes. I loved that line. Then she went out to see the hot tub and said: "Is that an octagon?" Who would notice the shape of a hot tub? That's what's so great about New Christine. She's just a sweet person who gets excited about the small things. She's so different from Christine. Of course, Richard couldn't get Christine out of his mind. She kept popping up to torment him. She was everywhere, because they had spent so much time there. She even cramped their quality time. One of my favorite moments of the episode was when Christine and Richard are lying in bed in the cabin. New Christine: "I really love it here. This is the best vacation I've ever been on." Richard: "Please don't lie to me." New Christine: "It would be better if we could have sex. Or, technically, if you could have sex." It was just so funny. New Christine tries so hard to be positive and warm, not at all like Christine. But even New Christine couldn't get over the revelation that Richard had taken her to a place where he and Old Christine honeymooned. He kept it to himself, of course, until the worst possible moment. New Christine removed her robe to reveal her nightie, and Richard freaked out: "That's Old Christine's old nightie." New Christine then freaked out and jumped around screaming "Ew! Get it off me!" I was cracking up watching her wiggle and scream like she was covered in bugs or something. When Richard tried to explain that he was just trying to save money, she had the best comeback: "Maybe you could've saved more money and slept with me at your ex-wife's house." It was so quick and witty. To which Richard replied: "I don't think I could've performed." I loved that they showed these two alone and away from everyone; but even alone and away, they're haunted by Christine's presence in their lives. It was great to watch Barb and Christine butting heads at the gym. The fact that they're partners now is an interesting change to their dynamic. Christine is so controlling, but now she has to let someone else come into her workplace and sit at her big desk. Finally, I'll end on Barb, who always manages to crack me up. She had some great one-liners. My two favorites: - "The only thing that would be cute on you right now is tire tracks." - "The music was so depressing, the stereo tried to jump out the window." show less
Matthew's going to medical school was brought up again. I was wondering what had happened to that declaration. He had said he was going, but then nothing happened. On last night's episode, he registered for classes and was told he would soon get a “heart listener and one of those ear looker things.” It should shake things up to see him in school. We’ve primarily seen him around Christine and inside her world. Now, he can go out and make his own world, and it’ll open up possibilities for new stories that involve him. Maybe he’ll meet somebody. It’d be good to see him with a woman. He’s so charming, laid back and adorable. It’s time he got some romance. Maybe Ally, the girl who works at the gym? They could be cute together. She’s funny. She may wear green pants with a purple shirt, but that just makes her interesting. She says to Barb: “I need February off. Personal reasons,” and then makes motions that indicate she’s getting... read more

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