Our love for Happy Endings knows no bounds (and that’s why we are so happy it’s on VH1 every Wednesday from 6-8pm ET/PT). While we personally can’t pick just one favorite moment from the series, we asked a few of the show’s writers to choose the scenes that made them laugh the hardest or that were their favorite episodes to film. The general consensus? Any time Damon Wayans, Jr. dances, it’s comedy gold.
“I have many, but one of my favorite moments from Happy Endings is ’Brad Goes to the Dentist’ from the ’St. Valentine’s Day Maxssacre’ episode. Damon Wayans, Jr. is so amazingly physical and funny and that whole sequence was constructed and choreographed perfectly,” story editor and writer Gil Ozeri (now a writer for Brooklyn Nine-Nine), told VH1. His colleague, writer Jackie Clarke, also told us, “Any time Brad dances, I am obsessed.” Her favorite Brad dancing moment came during season two’s “Blax, Snake, Home” episode.
Writer Jason Berger’s favorite moment was one of the best Max moments of the series. “My favorite moment from the show was this Mary Tyler Moore joke that came out of the joke room,” he says. “We were sorta delirious after a long day in a room with bad lighting and no windows. We were trying to find an open joke area response like for ’Max, what are you thinking?’ Which there is no greater green light we could’ve had than that joke-wise, and it just organically formed. I remember Matthew Libman’s face lighting up when he realized we could go further with it and then it just became a snowball down a mountain.”