AVSHALOM KOR. WE LOVE YOU. LEARNING ABOUT YOU IN OUR HEBREW CLASS MADE THIS ALL WORTH IT. But, seriously, this guy is amazing. Roots on demand? Psukim off the top of your head? Best. Cameo. Ever.
Also, he stops for women in labor. Avshalom, we love you.
For all of you who don’t know about the awesomeness of Avshalom, see here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avshalom_Kor and http://menachemmendel.net/blog/2011/11/28/the-popularity-of-avshalom-kor-radio-show/
Also, plus another million for Reut not believing him until he told her the hebrew word for internet, which Shayna only knew because of Brandeis’ Revival of Modern Hebrew. Thank you, liberal arts education.
Haha, this episode was called Had Gad Ya. +10
“Your wife is in labor.” “Yifat?” “No, your wife Bilha.” Oh Nati, nice work paying attention in kita aleph chumash class.
Ulpana Tamar Ross doesn’t have an issue with eroticism? HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHA. +1 million
Also, we like the idea of someone complaining (a parent, preferably) that Hodaya read dirty poems on the radio. +10
Of course Nati and Azarya’s freezer has nothing in it but some frozen veggies. +25 for realism.
Why use ice cube trays when you can break the ice of your frozen over freezer? Delicious. We would say that this is a sign of desperation but it just as easily could be standard behavior for our favorite alcoholic poet. Either way, +50.
Azarya needs no reason for a l’chaim. Ever. +100
Azarya paid for his section of arnona? That IS cause for a celebration. +50 but maybe minus ten because would it ever really happen? unclear.
Needing to pee is such a good excuse to get out of everything! We are totally going to steal that. +10, Nati.
Do you want a sandwich? Why Not? Wise decision, Azarya. Never turn down a free sandwich. +10.
Always trust Fayge and Chani. They have for sure had at least 10 kids each, and lost the baby weight. They know what is up. +10. Another + 5 for Shloymi Zalaman.
Yifat’s conversation with that little kid was perfect, from the dripping to the offering of the half eaten ice cream cone. Only in Israel would a pregnant lady with her water breaking offer you her half eaten ice cream cone, and only in Israel would you consider eating it after you had the chutzpah to ask what flavor it is. +75
Light Rail!!! +10. We honestly never thought that thing would run. Ever.
When Amir goes to search for a random kid, he’s just like midrash where Moshe rescues a sheep!! Proving that he is capable of leading the Jewish people! +25 (Except for the minor fact that he is ignoring his wife, of course.)
We were going to say that Amir’s Arabic is not that bad, but then we realized we had ZERO ability to judge this. So Arabic speaking readers, please weigh in so we can assign points. However, we will say it was nice that the random boy helped him. Coexistence!!!
Reut and Hodaya said they are Yifat’s mother and grandmother. Well done, team. Well done. +200
When Reut calls Nati and says your stupid friend is in the desert and his wife is in labor and he says what do you want from me, we LOVE the look of realization that washes over him as he realizes that he’s about to drive to the Negev. Sucks to be the one with a car. +40
Haahaha, Nati with the goats. hahaha. Poor guy deserves a medal after this episode. +50 because we would like to see the goats snuggle with Nati. That would be cute.
Don’t think we don’t notice that Amir and Yifat didn’t touch after she gave birth. She’s Nida!! Way to observe (a rather frustrating) halacha. +15.
Azarya randomly skips his radio show when he decides to get back together with Tehila. Of course. +50
Reut was wearing a super cute outfit this episode. +25
When Amir listens to Hodaya on the radio and she plays that cute song (anyone remember what it is called?) and Amir starts crying, we almost forgave him for those dumb goats. Almost.+10
Hodaya is obviously good about randomly blubbering about nothing and reading poems. It is her, personified. +60
Of course it’s completely normal to call your ex fiance in the middle of the night to tell him your friends had a baby. But whatever, if this means more Avri, we will take it. Gladly. +40
Faker than preemies being that cute
Seriously, most preemies look like aliens. But it’s TV and all babies must be cute, soo..wash.
How is Hodaya in any way qualified to teach geography? Unclear. But we like this “should I be a radio broadcaster or stay in my job where I actually have some stability?” Not hard to predict this one, folks. -10 but if you marry Avri you never have to worry about money again so…wash!!
Yifat, you made your pregnant fetus listen to classical music. And you aren’t rushing to the hospital at the first signs of labor two months early? For Shame.
Of course Hodaya ditches the Hospital. Like we had any doubt about who was actually responsible here. -10
Oh yes the parochet. Didn’t we all acknowledge it was a cheap ploy to get Tehilla’s attention. Why is Nati still pretending to care? -7
Ok, the whole conceit of the Nati-Tehilla-Azarya situation is so ridiculous. There is no way they wouldn’t have told Azarya sooner. Hasn’t he wondered (aka facebook stalked) what Tehilla has been up to? -10
On that note, we are dying to find out what that conversation between Tehila and Azarya was like. “I’m engaged to Nati. Why don’t you be with me instead? I am way crazier. Ok.” We request your re-enactments in the comments.
Also it is kinda awful for Nati to be pretending that nothing is up when Tehilla calls. His
expressions are really amazing here and the hiding the hammer was fabulous. But its a pretty dick move. (of course karma’s a bitch)
An ARAB. This is pretty much the first time the show has acknowledged they exist. What was he doing there? This is upsetting our whole narrative of the state of Israel. -30
Tehilla is the type of girl who lives for these big dramatic scenes. And Azarya will provide them for her for the rest of their lives. It was so obvious what was going to happen, but it was so incredibly painful to watch. Ohad Knoller’s acting was outstanding as he took us through Nati’s stages of grief.
Seriously, when Nati cries, our heart breaks. SO SAD.
Nati’s dad! He is the best. And his wife is making couscous like any good French lady. That scene made us cry. -10
Let’s get this straight. Amir loses a goat, on his search for him there is a rainbow, he finds the dead goat and makes a heastone/altar for it, its starts to rain and then Nati comes to tell him Yifat is in labor. So either Amir and Yifat’s baby is Moshiach or the anti-Christ– we are not sure which one.
Shit, Nati just got his heartbroken and now he has to go on a road triip. Why did he even answer his phone. This is why there is caller ID. -8
Ulpana Tamar Ross told Hodaya since she doesn’t have a family, she better concentrate on her career so she has something to look forward to. Don’t you love when marrieds talk to singles like that? We needed another reminder we had no meaning in our lives -40
Why did Tehila ever, ever say yes? She sucked at faking being excited THE WHOLE TIME. UCH. -one billion
Didn’t it seem at first as if Amir didn’t really want to leave the farm? He was like oh my wife is in labor? I should go to her, but Nati basically needed to push the keys into his hands. -90
Of course Hodaya has no idea what it’s like to be a mother! She has never been responsible for anything, ever. But nice song choice on the radio. -20.
Oy, Reut is alone when she wakes up at the hospital bed after helping Yifat through childbirth becasue Amir is a dumbass. Reut you are way to good to be friends with the rest of these clowns. You need to use this opportunity to break out on your own and DO YOU.
Yeah, the screams from maternity ARE that bad. And it just goes downhill from there. -50
The song at the credits is by Neshama Carlbach and the Green Pastures Baptist Church Choir -1,000 for us even having to write that.