Srugim Gets Slapped

Srugim Gets Slapped: Episode 9

Hey everybody, let’s go to the hospital! Nati, you are always there anyway. Hodaya, go and pester your boyfriend who seems to have gotten a case of the frummies and doesn’t want to show off your secular hottness to the frum family who is freaking out because sis is a coma. And Amir, go…do the one man nasty in a cup while your former student is outside and you make your wife at home drink nasty flower tea.

Oh yeah, and Nati go meet the new girlfriend, be a jerk, stomp out, and then we will watch as Dad SLAPS you in Yoel Salomon. Nice! And then go cry to a hot clown about it.

Lets bring on the recaaaap…
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Realer than a man joyous at his very normal sperm count

Duh, girls in ugly costume are ALWAYS hot in secret in tv/movie land. (See: She’s all that, etc.)  Hellooooo. We so saw that coming. +5, and an extra +45 because Nati is only nice to her when he sees how hot Ms Clown is.

* People who are datlash pretend to be more dati especially around family. Brandeis parents weekend is evidence. +10

Speaking of Asaf, perhaps his family doesn’t even know he’s datlash. No points, just an observation.

Oh Amir, you are so predictable when you find out have lots of sperm. “Lets celebrate with me, you, and our 75 million children….” Classic. So. Classic. + only 10 because didn’t Amir take bio at some point?

* The “your turn shopping conversation” between Hodaya and Assaf. Had that roommate. Had that conversation. +20

Dude, we like how everyone GOT SERVED in this episode.

First up: Hodaya: Yifat, thank GOD you yelled at Hodaya for being such a pyscho bitch, and for pointing out how self involved she is that homegirl doesnt even ask about Yifat, who is having REAL PROBLEMS. +10 because we hope to her secular God that she listened

BTW–Hodaya, while you are a psycho, you aren’t totally gone. There is no way in Hell Asaf wants you to move with him to Tel Aviv. +a billion because this allows for the return of the Secular Hottie whom we dare not speak his name

Nati. Wow. Where do we begin? Ok so we admit that its complicated. God, that French woman is really annoying–we will give you that. She is clearly a GoldDigger, Kanye style, and keeps touching Abba and even you. But this is when you suck it up and mention afterwards to Abba that you really don’t like it when Crazy Frenchie touches you and tells you you have too much energy. You totally deserved that, you big spoiled brat. +25

Oh, the Frenchie. Of course you think Nati is picky! (Not that she’s so off.) You’ve been married and divorced twice! +25 because making fun of her people is really so, so easy and hilarious

Israelis do love their weird folk remedies. Haven’t you ever seen the Etrog Guy in the shuk. Apparently it can cure everything? +15
Sheirut Leumi girls are totally clueless and even though she should have had some sensitivity training, she had no qualms about pressing Amir to reveal the reason for his hospital visit. All while being super perky and frum. We know the type. +10

Of course magical Sephardi Gabbai would have a magical potion for fertility. We can’t for him to introduce Amir to the mysticism of the Orient. +15

Roi, you are totally a bastard for skipping out on Dad and Frenchie dinner. But, you are kinda like that. +10 for showing how all men in that family are huge tools

* Even in Israeli hospitals, doctors aren’t allowed to wear open toed shoes. It would be minus 10, because naot are the least conductive things ever, but I gave them a plus 5 because Israelis will wear naot whenever possible.

Frummies can spot each other a mile away, because of subtle things like a bracha that the clown says. Its a radar we have. +10

Faker then leaving a used pregnany test at the top of your kitchen garbage

Haven’t Amir and Yifat been married for like Five Minutes? Why are they worrying about their infertility already?  +5 because they would totally freak out already even if its only been a few months

We would expect Hodaya to understand Assaf’s hesitation at bringing her into the fam. Do you think She would introduce Assaf in his datlash glory to her famous Rabbi father? This is from a girl who in season one let her deranged grandmother get lost rather than show her she wears pants.   Even narcissistic second season Hodaya would show some compassion. -25

How has Assaf not dumped Hodaya yet? She is the worst girlfriend ever. Girl can’t even buy her man a sandwich when he is the one footing all the bills. -10

Hasn’t Yifat learned that Amir is a fibber McFibberson with a side of lies. She would totally march him over to the hospital herself to make sure he did the deed. -10

Also where did he do it in the end? If he didn’t do it at home or the hospital. The movies? -15

And Yifat, get out of the apartment! you haven’t left it since you were married. Maybe some fresh air will help your fertility. -5

Where are Roi and Reut? I mean we know they aren’t hooking up so what are they doing together that is so important? No, seriously, where are they? -100

Look. Shayna knows people who have gone through fertility issues in Israel, and not only “did they have a special room for that” complete with porn, they had a special room for people to have SEX if need be in the fertility clinic. Israel is tacky, but not that tacky. -15

Ok, we usually like the symbolism but Nati is clearly repressed in every way and has way too much energy in him–we didn’t need for him to keep getting shocked to remember that he is so screwed up. -5

Are there really hospital clowns and would anyone find that entertaining? This is the candy stripers job. To look hot. Everyone knows hotness not balloon animals cheers people up. -10

Israelis eat at Olive? We thought it was just for spoiled seminary brats and rich Americans on vacation. -15 because somehow they end up at Luigi’s, where we also thought only spoiled Americans go eat even though they serve soup in a bread bowl yummmmm

So this was a good bounce back from two weeks of dreck. We can’t wait for some clown Nati action plus the return of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, oops we mean Roi and Reut.

If you are in NY go hear Shayna speak at JOFA on sunday. Also if you are looking for a movie for the weekend, go see AJAMI. It’s like the anti-Srugim.

Peace out
-the Srugettes

8 responses to “Srugim Gets Slapped

  1. surprising that Amir doesn’t even mention the Halachic problems with doing a sperm test that way….. especially since he’s trying to get out of it in any way possible.
    Also, where were the hospital scenes filmed? Didn’t look like Ein Karem to me.

    • i guess they didnt want to get this technical but yeah. instead of masturbating to collect sperm i know that at least some frum couples have sex in the special room in the fertility clinic, and use a condom.

      i think it was har hatzofim hadassah–i recognize the cafeteria…

  2. I was expecting at least a +5 for Roi carrying a purse, I mean European carry-all. Although in truth any of the male characters could have been carrying one since it is Israel.

    I think the show’s done a good job recently at evoking pity for Nati. I’d be the first to say that he’s a huge jerk but somehow I still felt really bad for him the last 2 episodes.

  3. SW – it’s not a purse, it’s a satchel.

    On the whole – I agree, this episode was definitely better than the last couple of episodes, despite the continued formula where Asaf lies about something to Yifat. I like Nati’s father showing a little color and even though Vera is annoying, she was funny and unexpected. I also never thought I’d say this, but Nati is becoming my favorite character. He is the least single-dimensional and most interesting. Hodaya had this potential but her earnest soul-searching has succumbed somehow to pettiness and drama. Great point about Hodaya and her grandmother, but even her character aside, don’t datla”shim have an implicit understanding that both play the part to an extent when they go back to family?

    • Prediction – Hodaya and Assaf ultimately split up because he can’t go full chiloni in front of his family. I can see him asking her to marry him and getting rejected, or actually getting engaged and splitting over the wedding details, where he’ll insist on a highly religious wedding to please his family. It would be superficial, but I can see her rejecting it because she’ll say she doesn’t have room for it in her life.

      Better yet, how about a mirror image of the argument she had with Avri about family, kids, “a million different things”, with the roles reversed? Regardless, I think it will be her doing. Unless he gets bored with her, which could happen.

  4. there really are hospital clowns. it’s apparently very beneficial to patients and becoming very popular in israel.

    http://www.israel21c.org/health/send-in-the-clowns

  5. Employee of the prune

    There are medical clowns. I took a medical clowning course, and I’m a certified medical clown

  6. Just got the Season 2 DVD set, so late comments here:
    -Leave it to Nati to mean to a clown. A clown! And of course no doubt she’d be a.) frum b.) hot.
    -Nice to know Luigi’s is still around. Try the gnocchi.
    -So far this season we have gay/straight, religious/secular, sephardi/ashkenazi, clown/non-clown conflicts. Could a potential engagement provide a datlash/haredi conflict? (Potential spinoff series: Sh’chorim)

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