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Watch Two Clips from Tonight’s Return of Happy Endings

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It’s back! After a two-month hiatus, Happy Endings returns to the ABC schedule tonight at 8 and 8:30 with a pair of new episodes. The network’s been promoting/threatening that this batch of Friday episodes represents fans’ best chance to “save” the incredibly funny comedy. We’re not even going to entertain the idea of a TV world with no Happy Endings. Instead, we’re just going to do our best to entice non-fans to check the show out tonight (or just set your DVR) by offering a pair of only-on-Vulture clips from the two episodes. First up, a scene from tonight’s 8 p.m. episode (“In the Heat of the Noche”), in which Penny and Max turn to a super-potent cough medicine as a cure for their over-texting problem. (Bonus: David Alan Grier guest stars). Our second clip comes from the 8:30 episode (“The Straight Dope”); in just two minutes, you’ll get references to Kathryn Bigelow, George Michael, Deuce Bigalow, Taken, President Obama, Ira Glass, and 21 Jump Street. TGIF, indeed.

Watch Two Clips from Tonight’s Happy Endings