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The New Adventures of Old Christine Episode: "Let Him Eat Cake"

Season 2, Episode 14
Episode Synopsis: It's Richard's 41st birthday and a fight breaks out between the Christines over the perfect gift that Christine suggested, but new Christine purchased without mentioning who thought of it.
Original Air Date: Jan 22, 2007

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Season 2, Episode 14
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Length: 06:59:56
Aired: 1/22/2007
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January 22, 2007: Let Him Eat Cake Season 2, Episode 14

Tonight's episode was focused on Richard's 41st birthday. I have to say that whenever anything is focused on Richard, I get a teensy bit bored. He's the least funny of all the characters. But he's there because he creates funny situations, and the show wouldn't be the same without him. I definitely have to thank Richard for bringing New Christine and Christine together because their face-offs, even if they are mostly because of Richard, are hilarious. The hilarious drama occurred, of course, because of Christine's neurotic need to mark her place in Richard's life. She is the original Christine, the one who spent 10 years as Richard's wife, making his birthdays a "national holiday." She needs to take credit for him, and she has to mark her territory. New Christine asked Christine what to get Richard for his birthday. Christine came up with the perfect birthday present idea, but Christine couldn't let her take credit for it. She said she wanted credit for building Richard, for making him the "perfect" boyfriend. Naturally, New Christine got upset when Christine told Richard that it wasn't her idea to get him the gift, a gift that made him so happy and that made him call her "the perfect girlfriend." It was the "perfect girlfriend" line that got Christine upset. She immediately announced that she had thought of that perfect gift. New Christine stared Christine down, forcing Christine to leave the scene. There was tension there, and it was a tension that Christine wasn't going to immediately accept responsibility for, as witnessed in the exchange between her and Matthew. Christine: "You wouldn't do anything differently?" Matthew: "Maybe the opposite of what you did." Christine: "The truth is never wrong." Matthew: "You lie about your age." Christine: "It's not my fault New Christine tried to deceive her boyfriend and then turned it around on me." Christine explained to Matthew: "It's like an artist creating a beautiful canvas, and when he's finished he puts his signature right there on the corner. I want people to know that the boyfriend that Richard is today is because of me. That dim-witted chimp is my masterpiece." My favorite exchange was between New Christine and Christine when they were at the restaurant. The fact that they were using cake to describe themselves was delightful. Christine: "I made my lemon Jell-O cake. I make it every year." New Christine: "This year I made a cake, too." Christine: "Another idea you stole from me." New Christine: "I didn't know you invented the birthday cake, Christine, you must be older than I thought." The only thing that made me cringe was when Richard was fed cake from both New Christine and Christine and said, "all my women feed me cake." That put me off a little bit, even if it made me laugh. I cringed and laughed at the same time. I'm glad that New Christine finally asserted herself and got Christine to drop the New and just call her Christine. New Christine didn't want to be just the "new girlfriend" anymore; she wanted recognition as being somebody in Richard's life. My two favorite moments were: 1) When Matthew ran off to the kitchen with Ritchie in his magician's sack to find scissors. 2) When it was pointed out that Christine was sitting on a fork - after she said she was sensitive. My favorite line was when Richard explained why he rented out the whole restaurant. Richard: "Remember last year? The guy at the other table had a birthday, and he totally stole my thunder." Christine: "He was eight." Richard: "He was a jackass." show less
Tonight’s episode was focused on Richard’s 41st birthday. I have to say that whenever anything is focused on Richard, I get a teensy bit bored. He’s the least funny of all the characters. But he’s there because he creates funny situations, and the show wouldn’t be the same without him. I definitely have to thank Richard for bringing New Christine and Christine together because their face-offs, even if they are mostly because of Richard, are hilarious. The hilarious drama occurred, of course, because of Christine’s neurotic need to mark her place in Richard’s life. She is the original Christine, the one who spent 10 years as Richard’s wife, making his birthdays a “national holiday.” She needs to take credit for him, and she has to mark her territory. New Christine asked Christine what to get Richard for his birthday. Christine came up with the perfect birthday present idea, but Christine couldn’t let her take credit for it. She ... read more

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Premiered: March 13, 2006, on CBS
Rating: TV-14
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