Did you love Pitch Perfect? Did you leave Bridesmaids wondering who that Australian chick was? Then you will love Super Fun Night — which is to say, if you weren’t in the Rebel Wilson fan club before, the ABC comedy won’t change your mind.
As Kimmie Boubier, Wilson is the same charmingly goofy funnywoman she’s been in her past roles. This time, she’s a junior attorney in New York who, after a big promotion, is inspired to trade her Friday nights in with best friends Marika (Lauren Ash) and Helen-Alice (Liza Lapira) for exciting new adventures — or at least a piano-bar outing.
As someone firmly in Wilson’s corner, I’m excited at the prospect of weekly doses of Rebel. That’s not to say the show is perfect; it isn’t. But there’s a lot to love here — which wasn’t intended to be a weight joke, though the show boasts plenty of those (Spanx are at the center of no fewer than four gags in the premiere).
So let’s take a closer look at some of the best lines and moments from our first look at Super Fun Night:
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