Nice to have you back for Bleeding Cool’s recap/review of NBC’s Thursday night comedy series A.P. Bio, starring It’s Always in Sunny in Philadelphia‘s Glenn Howerton and Happy!‘s Patton Oswalt. Thankfully, the show was able to pull itself out of the dolldrums of “television cliches” last week with ‘Durbin Crashes;’ so let’s see how it faired this week.
But first, here’s a highlight from and overview of ‘Eight Pigs and a Rat’:
A.P. Bio s01e11 ‘Eight Pigs and a Rat’: When one of Jack’s (Glenn Howerton) students anonymously reports him for canceling their much-anticipated fetal pig dissection, he sets out to find the snitch. Durbin’s (Patton Oswalt) chances at Principal of the Year are in jeopardy when the superintendent visits.
So our A.P. Bio “revaps” (recaps/reviews) are going to cover both the “nitty” and the “gritty” of the episode, along with some of our thoughts on what worked and what should’ve been left unseen by sane eyes. So I guess what we’re trying to say is that you’re wading into a potential “spoiler minefield”…so tread carefully.
You can check out our recap/review of A.P. Bio Episode 10: ‘Durbin Crashes’ here:
And for all of you Heather (Allisyn Ashley Arm) fans out there (like me), here’s a mash-up of her best lines:
Here’s a “first look” at this season of A.P. Bio, as well as an overview of the series:
When disgraced Harvard philosophy scholar Jack Griffin (Glenn Howerton) loses out on his dream job, he is forced to return to Toledo, Ohio, and work as a high school Advanced Placement biology teacher. As he comes crashing in to Whitlock High School, Jack makes it absolutely clear he will not be teaching any biology. Realizing he has a room full of honor roll students at his disposal, Jack decides instead to use the kids for his own benefit. Eager to prove that he is still king of the castle, Principal Durbin (Patton Oswalt) struggles to control the force of nature that is Jack Griffin.
NBC’s A.P. Bio also stars Mary Sohn, Lyric Lewis, Jean Villepique, Jacob McCarthy, Tom Bennett, Aparna Brielle and Paula Pell; and written by Mike O’Brien, who also serves as executive producer alongside Lorne Michaels, Seth Meyers, Andrew Singer and Mike Shoemaker. Universal Television, Broadway Video and Sethmaker Shoemeyers are producing.