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ABC's Fresh Off the Boat Episode 4 Recap: Jeremy Lin Cameos in Asian-American Family TV Drama

( [email protected] ) Oct 15, 2015 02:28 PM EDT
The television situation comedy starring an Asian-American family has viewers rooting for the adorable kids of Fresh Off the Boat, with Jeremy Lin making this episode one for the books, as Vulture recounts.
Jeremy Lin cameos in ABC's Fresh Off the Boat. ABC

The television situation comedy starring an Asian-American family has viewers rooting for the adorable kids of Fresh Off the Boat, with Jeremy Lin making this episode one for the books, as Vulture recounts.

In this episode, Eddie Huang (Hudson Yang) and his crew are getting their act together for their first school dance. This is equally a big deal for Louis (Randall Park), Eddie's father, who never had this high school experience in his whole life. Expectedly, when the principal asks him to do the catering for the event, he excitedly makes for home. Louis took his lessons about dances from John Hughes movies. Meanwhile, Eddie swears to make this experience the best one yet.

Eddie and the gang now proceed on getting their moves down pat by watching The Grind, where they learn a bizarre dance move that involves a body-roll, finger guns, R&B face and steps to the tune of Shaggy's "Boombastic." In the meantime, Louis is mastering the "surprise dip," which is just as hilarious.

After securing the dance techniques, the heroes proceed on finalizing their outfits. Louis discussed wearing something that inspires confidence. Eddie's friends, however, get into wide-cut dress pants, button-downs, and magicians' vests. Eddie, the rebel meanwhile chooses a get up that lets him combine a dress shirt and a jersey, reported EW.

The real drama takes place when Eddie chickens out and allows his friends to go ahead to the dance without him. Apparently Eddie is too afraid to risk the chance of having the girl he likes, Allison, from messing up his entire life if things go wrong between him and her.  Louis's well-meaning advice is mostly based on the odd courting rituals portrayed in John Hughes' 80s classic Pretty in Pink, so he stresses how crucial a school dance can be.

In the end, Eddie decides to be a man and gets out of his comfort zone to face his greatest fear - that of not getting the girl. All's well that ends well as Eddie ends up getting Allison to dance with him and she agrees without a hitch. The best part is that she doesn't need to witness his a body-roll, although both get to enjoy a perfectly acceptable "mooshing."

On the adult front, Grandma Huang (Lucille Soong) and Jessica (Constance Wu) get into their own brand of conflicting drama. She finds out Grandma had a boyfriend whose death left the old woman loads of money that Jessica herself would love to use to flip houses. She tries to pretend to be nice to granny to manoeuvre the situation. In the end, Grandma calls her out on her hypocrisy but they kiss and makeup and end up as partners in the business venture. 

Tags : Jeremy Lin, Linsanity, Fresh off the Boat, Eddie Huang, Hudson Yang, episode 4 recap, John Hughes, 80s classic, Pretty in Pink