Junk Time on “The League”: NFL Soup Recaps “The Hoodie”
The League: Season 4, Episode 2: “The Hoodie”
Now that The League has drafted, we return to normal – that means hilarious scenes at Gibson’s, Kevin’s house, and Andre’s loft.
The guys this week talk more about foreskin than pigskin; Jenny wants to circumcise Chalupa Batman (whom she insists on calling Christopher) and Kevin opposes the idea. Kevin, himself in the minority of uncut penises (like a character actor), favors the classic hard top car while Jenny wants Chalupa’s penis to have the sleek look of a top-down convertible (leading man material).
The plotline gives the cast an opportunity to make about 100 dick jokes (they all work) and to terrorize poor Andre, who of course is none the wiser. (There are three scenes involving Andre’s wardrobe that remind you of last season’s Thanksgiving sherbet scene – totally inappropriate and hilarious.)
Of course, Kevin and Jenny settle the question through their fantasy football matchup. The question of Baby Chalupa’s forever penis history is settled by junk time (pun intended) in the 49ers game. (Not to be a spoiler for you, but essentially nobody wins – the situation ends in a tie. You’ll see.)
The episode also reveals that Ruxin is the self-proclaimed “life commissioner” of the league, that Jenny wears a special perfume to see the good-looking pediatrician (creating predictable jealousy in Kevin), and Pete selects potential dates using the same system as he chooses players off the waiver wire.
Ruxin, meanwhile continues the odd role of straight man in Season 5, empowers himself as the gang’s “life commissioner.” He turns to Shiva (who once has a relationship with Andre) to find out if Andre is indeed circumcised; and they of course make a deal. Ruxin agrees to take her photo off of the league’s trophy and in exchange she reveals the nature of Andre’s “Little Dre.”
Ruxin of course double-crosses her, knowing he can never change the Shiva, so the actual Shiva puts an odd pox on the league, which of course is dismissed by the gang, but will surely rear its ugly head (another intended pun you’ll understand at the end of the episode)
Line of the episode:
Tie between Taco “Washington Headskins!” and Kevin “Easy does it. This isn’t a Benihana; you’re not just going to pop his foreskin into a shirt pocket.”
Overall, an extremely solid episode as The League gets back to its bread-and-butter of trash talk and deceit. We do hope Ruxin returns to his obnoxious self in upcoming episodes, but we give the episode 4 Shivas (out of 5).