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Rules of Engagement – Never shy dial the wife

Jeff and Audrey are so great together. In fact, Shy Dial did a disservice to them, since it increased the amount of time that they were apart. "As far as you know, I will care?" They’re hilarious! Give us more!

- Season 6, Episode 5 - "Shy Dial"

I’m not much for apps, but I don’t believe I’ve ever heard of one with the capabilities of Rules of Engagement’s Shy Dial, an app that allows you to be routed directly to voicemail when you call someone. But I’m willing to bet we’ve all called someone at a time, or in a manner (“called you at home, you must be at work!”) designed so as to avoid actually speaking to them. If this app isn’t out there, you can be sure that someone’s working on it.

But don’t use it with the wife. Jeff got burned last night after using it on Audrey to avoid all sorts of baby-related activities. In the end she turned the tables on him, and practically gave him a heart attack as he raced home for a “threesome with Audrey’s hot college friend.” (As an aside, he does know his wife, right?) The scene in the bar was awesome: the bartender telling Jeff to forget the tab and go, calling out “Threesome coming through!” and the high five lines. Very funny.

And I’ll bet you noticed that I dropped the “B” word above … or maybe not, since I gave it about as much mention as last night’s episode did. Yes, Jeff and Audrey’s baby was mentioned for the first time in quite a while, but only as it relates to activities that Jeff was avoiding: choosing paint colors for the baby’s room, buying a crib (the joke was dumb the first time). Maybe one day they’ll actually have a baby, or at least we’ll see their surrogate again during her pregnancy. I’d even accept Audrey talking to her on the phone … even if someone else is carrying a pregnancy for you, new parenthood is more involved than “one day no kid, next day yes kid.” Just a thought.

Russell’s marriage to Liz continued, as did her ridiculous pursuit of Timmy. I loved her line as she was cornering him in Russell’s office — “If you don’t waste time with foreplay you’ll be in and out like Seal Team 6 … I’m so sorry, was Osama your guy?” — but that was about the first (and last) enjoyable part of that plot. The jury’s still out on how I feel about Russell and Liz’s marriage being over. She was great in her first appearance on the show having a solo dinner with Jeff, but with continued appearances she’s been forced to become more and more outlandish of a character. Nevertheless, I believe that their marriage will leave Russell looking for love, not just one-night stands. Could be interesting.

Adam’s clothing story was sad. It’s been years since Adam’s been given anything significant to contribute to the show, but being convinced by a savvy salesman to buy all sorts of ridiculous outfits? Ha ha? I loved Audrey’s  “Wow. Good luck” when she bumped into Adam on his way to see the guy’s (“Call off the search; I found Waldo” was good, too), but otherwise I could only shake my head.

Jen knows how to pee in the kitchen sink? Yeah, sounds about right.

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3 Responses to “Rules of Engagement – Never shy dial the wife”

November 18, 2011 at 8:09 PM

Just wanted to know there is an App for that! They were playing on the web site Sly Dial that works exactly as they describe in the tv show. Here is the web-site:

November 20, 2011 at 9:40 AM

That’s crazy; thanks for sharing!

November 23, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Also on iPhone Go-2-Voicemail and Straight to Voicemail! Who knew?

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