Press tour eats into a lot of my TV-watching and reviewing time (much of what I write this week, review-wise, will be of shows I screened before I came to tour), but I did manage to catch last night's episodes of "Bob's Burgers" and "Happy Endings," and have a few quick thoughts coming up just as soon as I mount a dead fly from my windowsill production of "Pippin"...

One of my big disappointments of 2012 was falling very far behind on "Bob's Burgers" because I always had to prioritize new shows and/or ones I was covering weekly. Every now and then, I'll catch a stray one that only reminds me how much I like this show, and "Mother Daughter Laser Razor" was a particularly fine example of the show's formula — a mix of silly, sweet and just plain strange (Tina's "Terminator 2" nightmare about her leg hairs) in action. The cross-cutting between the screams at the leg waxing place and by Louise and her friend while they were forced to watch "Freaky Friday" was particularly funny, but I thought all the pieces fit together very well.

"Happy Endings," meanwhile, began the first of several Sunday airings — ABC is going to have this show and "Don't Trust the Bandana In Apt. 23" airing on both Sundays and Tuesdays for a while to get them off the air a little quicker than originally planned — with an episode that pushed the outer limits of both raunch (Dave's various "I want you to come" songs/texts, the jerk circle, 79ing) and cartoonishness (the doppelgangers, Penny and Brad freaking out about the dead bird). And yet I thought the writing of certain sections, like the cold open listing all the Cons (even though I wish there was enough time/budget to actually show Rom-Con-Con, instead of just putting Alex in "Annie Hall" drag), or Max detailing the depths of his lonely life, were really very sharply-written and funny. (I'm still laughing at Max's explanation of the Jeff and Stan Van Gundy sex dream, for instance.)

What did everybody else think?

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