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as Mr. Perugian
as Mr. Munson
as Dr. Patel
as Delivery Man
as Italian Language Instructor
as Mrs. Lippert
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It would be very easy for the remaining producers of multi-cam to leave that stuff to their more fashionable counterparts and just stick to telling jokes. Mom, thankfully, is a strong reminder of just how elastic this 64-year-old format is.
Of course, as fans of CBS' increasingly nuanced comedy have come to expect, there's a gut punch before the punchline.
It remains a throwback to '70s and '80s comedies like "All in the Family," "Taxi," and even "Cheers," which took their characters seriously enough to be comfortable with purely dramatic scenes, which in turn only makes the laughter feel more potent.
With a few ballsy plot lines under its belt and an assured step in the right direction in the season three premiere, Mom may come off as occasionally familiar in its formatting, but content wise it feels downright groundbreaking.
Moments like this prove why the show is so touted for its humor and truthfulness, and why Allison Janney in particular can do no wrong.
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