As indicated in my Twitter status for yesterday, I caught the T.O. Show. My bruh, T-Dub, told me about it so I figured I’d check it out.
There were some pretty humorous moments in the episode that I saw. Monique (Mo) Jackson and Kita Williams, T.O.’s real-life marketing and public relations experts, are primary characters on the show. Also in the casting is Pablo Cosby, Owens’ “bodyguard.” The humor comes from the consistent banter between T.O., Kita and Mo. The ladies seem to give him infinite advice on every subject…from dating to the pajamas he wears to bed.
Monday’s episode chronicled Owens’ transition to Buffalo, along with a trip to Niagara Falls and a stay at a bed and breakfast with Kita. One of the more memorable moments had the mayor of Buffalo, Byron Brown, giving T.O. the key to the city with two stipulations:
1. T.O. must get 10 touchdown receptions this season
2. T.O. must help lead the Bills to the playoffs
Of course, Owens answers were “yes” and “with the help of my teammates, yes, we will make the playoffs.” Well, their uninspired passing offense (which was 22nd in the league with 190 passing yards per game) led by QB Trent Edwards, indicates that Terrell will definitely have to earn his paycheck.
The gang goes out to dinner at a semi-fancy restaurant. T.O. imitates the waiter in a stuck-up, high sadiddy voice and gets big laughs from Mo and Kita.
Next up, Owens’ drags Kita on a boat in Niagara Falls. Kita was bickering and fussing (mostly about her hair – I know the sistas can relate), when T.O. promptly told her – in his best southern drawl - to “be quiet and act like she’s been somewhere before.”
Then, the pair go to check in to a bed and breakfast for the evening, and it seemed fairly obvious to me that the hosts didn’t know who Owens was. No bending over backwards, no special accommodations, they only had one room with two beds – and that was it.
Kita and Owens settle into the room, dress in their nighties (Terrell sported a red one-piece with the feet in; Kita had on some multi-colored, striped pants), and begin the wise cracking on each other. T.O. gives Kita a hard time about wearing a scarf to bed, and Kita lets him know that if he starts dating black women this is what he’ll be getting. Terrell then says that Kita looks like “Aunt Jemima in a candy store” (a reference to her scarf and multi-colored pajama pants).
All in all, the T.O. Show seems as if it will give us a good, down-to-earth look at a guy who’s often been labeled as “misunderstood.” While the action doesn’t seem to be as unpredictable as we would have expected with T.O., it can still be enjoyed for the light-hearted, fun-loving moments it may provide.
And don’t forget your popcorn. You just might need it.