Molly Shannon on Kath & Kim

Episode artwork by Ian O’Phelan.

“Gay” (November 20, 2008)

The reviews would have you believe that NBC’s attempt at an American redo of Kath & Kim was without merit and appealing to no one. We’re not so sure, and the fact that its one season on air came around the same time franchises like Real Housewives and RuPaul’s Drag Race were revving up means that there actually an audience for two women who dress trashy but who think they’re hot stuff and whose banter vacillates between friendly and bitchy. It’s not as successful as the Australian source material was, but given a chance to come into its own, could Kath & Kim U.S. grown like the American version of The Office did?

Since it’s not streaming anywhere and next to impossible to find online, watch this episode and the pilot here.

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