Whether they’re styling their so-bad-it’s-good hair or changing into elaborate costumes mid-episode, the folks of Happy Endings never do anything halfway. And like their affinity for casual competition among friends, this Chicago crew always knows when to get their point across through song.
Over three seasons, we’ve learned about Dave’s love of moody guitar solos, Alex and Jane’s Serbian folk dancing roots and Max’s side career as in-demand Bar Mitzvah entertainment. Because we think life would be better as a musical (not starring Carrie Underwood), enjoy a look at the show’s greatest musical moments.
Men love Madge, too, and Max’s fondness for the woman once known as Esther knows no bounds. His all-male Madonna cover band reunited at Derrick’s wedding in the Season Two finale, bringing the house down with a gender-bending performance of “Like a Prayer.”
Brad and Jane’s Perfect Life
As if their spotless apartment and flawless wardrobe wasn’t enough evidence that the Kerkovitch-Williamses are living the American Dream, their morning montage set to Ice Cube makes it perfectly clear: they’re the greatest power couple of our time.
Boyz II Menorah
Everyone knows that a group of 13-year-olds is the toughest crowd to impress, making a special occasion all the more important to middle school social standing. Do you want to stand out among your peers with the dopest of bar mitzvah entertainment? Just hire Boyz II Menorah! They’re two grown adults completely obsessed with having fun and getting down, regardless of the circumstances or their religious affiliations.
Like Mother, Like Daughter
After growing up in a musical household that was more often rooted in pizzazz than reality, Penny put aside her issues with her mom (guest star Megan Mullally) and took to the stage. Together they delivered a more emotional performance of “Torn” than Natalie Imbruglia conveyed while lying cold and naked on the floor… in matching one-piece suits. The best part of their on-stage collaboration? Penny was instantly transformed to the star she always believed herself to be, with a faux limo and post-performance getaway waiting for her.
Dave’s SongsWhat Dave possess in sandwich-making skills and a collection of deep V-necks, he lacks in songwriting talent. “Love To The Power of Love” was confusing to anyone who didn’t make it past high school algebra, while his plea to make Alex come… home didn’t exactly hit with his five biggest (and only?) fans. May we suggest a break from your DMB listening, bro?
Taking Halloween Costumes To Another LevelThe group costume you and your friends inevitably put together this fall will never come close to the excellence of this Jackson 5 marionette recreation.
And if you enjoy your 21st century sitcoms reminiscing about television theme songs of yore, you’re going to love this moment captured by New York magazine (at Rosalita’s!).
Tune in to Happy Endings when it airs on VH1 every Wednesday from 6-8PM ET/PT.
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