Happy! “Tallahassee” Preview: WTF Did We Just Watch? WTF’s in Nick’s Fridge? WTF’s a “Pink-Eyed Smoothie”?

This is why we told you to clean out your fridge during our last preview, Nick (Christopher Meloni)!

Within the first 30 seconds of second-season premiere “The War on Easter,” we realized the team behind SYFY‘s Happy! weren’t kidding… we really weren’t ready.

Taking a look at Nick’s Karmic scorecard, we had: exploding nuns, leather-bound bunnies, a possessed Blue (Ritchie Coster), Isabella (Debi Mazar) turned into a pin cushion, organ harvesting rings, a pink-eyed Smoothie (Patrick Fischler), Merry’s (Lili Mirojnick) “crazy room,” Amanda’s (Medina Senghore) Sonny Shine (Christopher Fitzgerald)-induced PTSD moments hitting with a rave beat, and Sonny about to go “MEGA”… with The Pope’s holy thumbs-up?!?

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HAPPY! — “Tallahassee” Episode 202 — Pictured: (l-r) Patton Oswald as Happy!, Chris Meloni as Nick Sax — (Photo by: SYFY)

Yet the one experience that might prove to be Nick’s undoing is the one we’ve all feared: Sax has to be a…

Father!!!!

They had us at “a pink-eyed Smoothie”, btw…

To help us process a bit, the fine folks at Happy! have put together a “two-fer” (an expression we hate so much that it’s actually swung back around to “ironic love for”): a peek behind the curtain at exactly what it was we thought we saw during the premiere, as well as an extended preview for this week’s episode “Tallahassee” where Hailey (Bryce Lorenzo) makes her way to the fridge only to find out Nick’s righteously lacking in “The Food Pyramid.”

Unless you’re a cannibal. No judgements here.

Happy! s02e02 “Tallahassee”: Hailey spends a day with dad. These mitzvahs are murder.

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Season 2 begins with Easter on the horizon –a season of hideous pastels, dye-stained fingertips and a general “who really gives a f***” attitude. A newly sober-ish Sax finds himself struggling with the demands of family and fatherhood. He has sworn to do right by his ex-wife, Amanda, and his daughter, Hailey, which means no booze, sex, drugs or killing.

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HAPPY! — “Tallahassee” Episode 202 — Pictured: (l-r) Chris Meloni as Nick Sax, Medina Senghore as Amanda Hansen — (Photo by: Barbara Nitke/SYFY)

Happy, meanwhile, is resigned to keeping his partner on the straight and narrow while coping with the fact that a maturing Hailey can no longer see him. Sax’s fresh start will be tested by a familiar enemy: Sonny Shine, who is on a mission to Make Easter Great Again (MEGA) with the help of his demented Easter Bunny henchman.

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HAPPY! — Episode 202 — Pictured: (l-r) Bryce Lorenzo as Hailey Hansen, Chris Meloni as Nick Sax — (Photo by: Barbara Nitke/SYFY)

Written and executive produced by Brian Taylor and comic book writer Grant MorrisonSYFY‘s Happy! is based on Morrison and Darick Robertson‘s comic book series, starring Meloni, Oswalt, Fitzgerald, Fischler, Coster, Mirojnick, Lorenzo, and Senghore. Both Lorenzo and Fitzgerald were promoted to series regulars with the second season. Neal Moritz, Pavun Shetty, and Toby Jaffe of Original Film, Meloni and showrunner Patrick Macmanus will also executive produce; and the series hails from Universal Cable Productions (UCP).

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Hollywood stage and screen legend Ann-Margret joins the cast this season as former siren of stage and screen Bebe Debarge.

 

Paul “The Big Show” Wight plays Mr. Blue’s (Coster) cellmate Big Pink – and one of his very first scenes has him pants down on a prison toilet. Now about that “office romance”…

 

Curtis Armstrong’s Dayglo Doug is a clown / child host who finds himself performing at a retirement home… for nazis.

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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic will voice Smoking Man Baby: toxic masculinity in a diaper, Smoking Man Baby is a jealous, volatile baby blowhard with full tats and a cigarette always dangling from his mouth.

 

SYFY’s Happy! airs Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. ET / 9 p.m. CT

About Ray Flook

Proudly serving as TV Editor, Ray started with Bleeding Cool in 2013 as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought aboard as staff in 2017. Counting John Cusack as his pop culture "spirit animal," his "word fu" stays strong as he continues trying really hard to be the sheppard...

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