THE CRAZY ONES – Season 1 Episode 16 – SPOILERS
It isn’t billed that way, but this is part one of a two part story, which finishes next episode.
In Part One, Cheryl Hines plays Beth Minker, owner of a chain of fleabag motels, being wooed by the agency. Her son Jaydn (Skyler James Sandak) needs someone to organize his bar mitzvah. Zach, it is revealed, used to emcee such events as Dr. Z, and was quite good at it until he fell into unrequited love with a singer named Zoe Gold (Jackie Seiden). We see a YouTube video of his last performance, and the date it was uploaded is interesting.
16 August 2008 is the date of Ellen and Portia’s wedding.
Sydney checks out a Owen the Waiter‘s butt (before she knows he’s a waiter) at a bar mitzvah the agency is throwing for the son of a potential client. The waiter, played by Steve Talley, is charming but a bit too working class for Syd’s sensibilities. She does make out with him later in the episode though we see little of that. Syd is a purpose-driven dater, which is why she won’t date Andrew. She sees no future in it. There will be more of Owen and Sydney in Part Two, Heavy Meddling.
Aunt Sadie is played by Norma Michaels. She was Aunt Helen in Angel episode #36 and played an old woman in Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode #51. (That was the episode with evil twin Willow from the alternate universe.)
Cheryl Hines (Beth) is also Dallas Royce on the ABC series SUBURGATORY.