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Mike & Molly: In which we learn that a sit-com’s capacity for fat jokes nears infinite

Time for Pilot Era

Pilot Era

First aired: 20th September 2010

Billy Gardell – Mike Biggs

Melissia McCarthy – Molly Flynn

Reno Wilson – Carl McMillan

Katy Mixon – Victoria Flynn

Nyambi Nyambi – Samuel

Swoosie Kurts – Joyce Flynn

Synopsis: Chicago beat cops Mike & Carl are getting lunch at the diner run by Samuel. Mike is trying to lose weight and is eating based upon that, much to Samuel’s consternation. Mike is planning to go to an Overeaters Anonymous meeting that night.

Across town, school teacher Molly Flynn is also struggling with her weight, working out on a cross trainer whilst her much thinner mother and younger sister eat chocolate cake in front of her. She also leaves to go to the OA meeting.

At the meeting Mike shares, being funny and open about his struggle with weight and his own low self esteem. Molly is quite taken with Mike and talks to him…

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Liverpool based family man and unrepentant geek, trying to understand what's going on in my own head, which is not always being a good place to be. Remember always, we live in a world of wonders.

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