After too many months of waiting around forÂ Downton SixbeyÂ to return toÂ Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,Â the third episode of the show finally premiered last night in all itsÂ DowntonÂ parody glory. It closely follows the plot of this season’sÂ Downton AbbeyÂ with Jimmy Fallon revealing to his team that he’s invested all their money in a failing enterprise — the shake weight. So therefore they’re going to have to start recycling jokes.Â
Jokes along the horrible lines of “perhaps Honey Boo Boo tries to eat the football because she thinks it’s a piece of chocolate.”
And that’s not all, they’re also going have to start sharing wine. Well I won’t spoil the episode for you, I will say that Edith gets the shaft in this whole wine sharing deal. Fred Armisen plays the scene beautifully and makes me wish that he could just play Edith all the time. He just gets the essence of her entire personality. Especially when — well, I won’t say it. But something big happens at the end of the episode that left me on the edge of my seat. However I will say that I do wish theÂ The ImpossibleÂ wasn’t already taken as a movie title,Â becauseÂ that’s what I would call the spin-off show that involves Edith and this plot twist.
Last but not least, it has to be said that I give major props to Brooke Shields for calling out Jimmy Fallon on squandering their entire fortune. It’s something I wish the family in the real show would have focused on a little bit more. Cousin Matthew excluded, obviously.
But enough aboutÂ Downton Abbey, it’s time forÂ Downton Sixbey –Â the far moreÂ superiorÂ Downton.