Happy Endings: Season 3 (2012 - 2013)

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Critic Consensus: Thoroughly silly yet consistently funny, Happy Endings shows how the right cast and a little improv energy can enliven a series constructed from classic sitcom parts.

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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 23, 2012
2
Air date: Oct 30, 2012
3
Air date: Nov 13, 2012
4
Air date: Nov 20, 2012
5
Air date: Dec 4, 2012
6
Air date: Dec 11, 2012
7
Air date: Dec 18, 2012
8
Air date: Jan 6, 2013
9
Air date: Jan 8, 2013
10
Air date: Jan 13, 2013
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The wonderfully silly Chicago-set series about six best friends who get in and out of mischief picks up in Season 3 with Dave (Zachary Knighton) and Alex (Elisha Cuthbert) announcing that they are casually seeing each other, or, in their words, "keeping it cazsch." However, after realizing they want to stay monogamous, they decide to move forward in their relationship and find an apartment together. Max (Adam Pally) gets a cool new roommate (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), dates a woman to score free Chicago Bulls tickets and enters the Mr. Super Gay Chicago pageant. Penny (Casey Wilson) begins a relationship with a handsome, normal guy named Pete (Nick Zano), reconnects with her absentee father (Andy Richter) and tries to discourage her mom (Megan Mullally) from adopting a baby with Dave's dad (Michael McKean). Meanwhile, Brad (Damon Wayans Jr.) ditches the demands of his corporate career and forms a bar mitzvah band called Boys II Menorah with Max, and later, takes a job at Chuckles and Huggs kids' gym. Crack negotiator Jane (Eliza Coupe) also lands a new gig with the Car Czar (Rob Corddry) and assumes wedding-planning duties for her older, even more perfect sister Brooke (Stephanie March). Other highlights include two holiday episodes: "More Like Stanksgiving," which reveals how the gang met on an unaired season of " The Real World: Sacramento;" and "Ho-No-No," in which everybody attempts to give Jane a Christmas-free birthday after she admits lying for years about the fact she was born on Dec. 25.

Cast

Casey Wilson
as Penny
Rob Corddry
as The Car Czar
Julie Hagerty
as Mrs. Kerkovich
Stephanie March
as Brooke Kerkovich
Lance Briggs
as Himself
Paxton Anderson
as Jake Umansky
RuPaul
as KrisJahn
Dawan Owens
as Anthony
Robert Picardo
as Mr. Logan
Chris William
as Off. Sommers
Kailan Whitaker
as Young Dave
Georgia Cook
as Little Girl
Christopher Michael
as Major Fitness
Rafi Silver
as Brandon
Julie Goldman
as Bar Patron
Sally Brooks
as Cousin Ann
Laura Chinn
as Karissa
Brady Ellis
as Jimmy Nichols
Drew Droege
as Josh Jill
Scott Prendergast
as Green Monkey
Danny Mora
as The Brazilian
Rose Abdoo
as Magic Ann
Katie Silverman
as Young Penny
Nadege August
as Leslie Gruff
Kelly Connell
as Pilgrim Man
Bruno Amato
as Repo Man No. 1
Chad Fogland
as Geoff Klein
Suanne Spoke
as Cousin Sherry
Sean Bass
as Roland
Nichole Bunch
as Waitress
Ross Mackenzie
as Brad's Boss
Amanda Carlin
as Pilgrim Woman
Christopher Darga
as Cousin Terry
Isabella Cramp
as Young Alex
Ashley Wood
as Veronica
Tom Segura
as Paparazzo
Daisy Stoneman
as Young Jane
Isabella Williams
as Baby Justice
Zale Kessler
as Walrus Guy
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Critic Reviews for Happy Endings Season 3

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (7)

Happy Endings buzzes with some of that improv energy all the time.

Sep 17, 2018 | Full Review…
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Television's most consistently funny sitcom.

Sep 17, 2013 | Full Review…

Ridiculous, silly and, of course, funny.

Oct 23, 2012 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The greatest joy derived from Happy Endings is that at the end of the day, it's a good old fashioned sitcom that knows it's a good old fashioned sitcom.

Sep 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Well-written, with unfailingly great comic delivery, Happy Endings is a consistent delight.

Aug 20, 2018 | Full Review…

I loved the first episode back and am so excited to be reunited with the Happy Endings crew.

Oct 23, 2012 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Wilson is truly fearless, which is why I love her.

Oct 23, 2012 | Full Review…

This gang would make for supremely exhausting friends in real life, but that's what makes them such great friends to have at the remove of your TV.

Sep 17, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Nielsen ratings and Emmy voters may beg to differ, but the best comedy on broadcast TV is ABC's underappreciated Happy Endings.

Oct 23, 2012 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Happy Endings fans, help me out here. What am I missing? I see a situation comedy that has dispensed not just with jokes, but also, for the most part, with any straight-ahead attempt at comedy

Oct 23, 2012 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Happy Endings: Season 3

I am still sad for the fact that Happy Endings has ended. No happy endings, indeed. But, hold on your horses. You can still watch the golden three seasons of it. I personally like the first and second seasons better, and if I am being honest, I am not at all shocked why the network decided to axe this show. I mean, I really enjoyed the season 3, but the quality of the story has went down, and the once weird TV show become absurd by episodes. Oh, and the last disappointing thing from David Caspe is there are no character development. I can't complain though. For what is worth, Happy Endings is one funny TV show on a par with great sitcoms like FRIENDS or even Frasier! Go and watch it.

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