The show: Happy Endings
This again? Didn’t you just write about that?: I totally did, but ever since the show’s 57 episodes were added to Hulu I have been binge-watching them something fierce. I am ashamed. Not because there are other things I should probably be doing than re-watching Happy Endings. Oh, no. That ship has sailed. I am ashamed because I had completely forgotten how Ah-MAZ-ing this show was.
What’s Jazz Kwon Do?: Funny you should ask that, other me. Jazz Kwon Do is a mash-up of Bob Fosse jazz musical dancing and Tae Kwon Do. It’s introduced in the sixth episode (“Of Mice & Jazz Kwon Do”) of the first season.
Penny invites Jane to her Krav Maga self-defense class not realizing that of course Jane, with her uber-Type A personality, would completely dominate their class. Rather than sticking around to keep getting her ass kicked by instant-Krav Maga master Jane, Penny drops out and joins a self-defense course designed for seniors where they can have fun working in some punches and kicks into old-style jazz dancing. Eventually, Penny and Jane put the two fighting styles to the test in head-to-head combat.
This is actually the first Happy Endings episode I ever saw, and I was pretty well hooked when I heard Penny command “Fosse fist, Fosse fist, Fosse fist, Fosse fist” while teaching Jazz Kwon Do to the rest of the group over the closing credits.
Penny using Jazz Kwon Do against Jane in their seriously weird self defense class
Penny teaching Jazz Kwon Do to the group:
Happy Endings is now available on Hulu.