On what's been a strange, harrowing day of news from Boston, it's nice to have an occasional distraction. So if you'd like to turn away from the city on lockdown for a laugh, we've got an exclusive clip from the first of tonight's two "Happy Endingsepisodes.

In "The Ballad of Lon Sarofsky," the gang pushes Max to get a job so he can stop sponging off of them. His response is to sign up for the Mr. Super Gay Chicago pageant. As you can see in this clip (embedded at the top of this post), it does not go smoothly.

That episode is supposed to air at 8, followed by another new one at 8:30, but there's a chance one or both may be pre-empted by, naturally, news coverage from Boston. So enjoy the laugh while you can.

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Alan Sepinwall has been reviewing television since the mid-'90s, first for Tony Soprano's hometown paper, The Star-Ledger, and now for HitFix. His new book, "The Revolution Was Televised," about the last 15 years of TV drama, is for sale at Amazon. He can be reached at sepinwall@hitfix.com