Last week, we shared an episode of Ingrid Jungermann’s very funny and almost-too-real web series, F to 7th. Said episode featured funny person Amy Sedaris as Jungermann’s character’s boozy out-of-towner aunt who accuses Jungermann of wanting to “only talk about gay stuff” when she keeps bringing it up, which may be a little too close to home in terms of holiday interactions for some of you. Turns out though, Sedaris isn’t the only delightful Special Guest Star this web series is sporting.
The most recent episode features Gaby Hoffmann, who some of you may still remember exclusively from Now and Then and be thinking, “Oh my gawd, what happened to her after Now and Then she was my faaaaavorite?” But Gaby Hoffman has done a lot since then, you guys! Including this web series! In the latest installment, she plays a sweatsuit-wearing Park Slope mama having drinks with our heroine. Hoffmann is spot-on, fully committing to talk of potty training and the like, and her recounting her “experience with a woman” is hilarious, and again, something that probably happened to you or someone you know. (“It was really intense. We were listening to Ani.”) Watch.
Ever have one of those days where you think, "Man, I wish Amy Sedaris was a regular presence on television/in my life in general?" We have those a lot. Even though she has made a handful of TV guest appearances in the past few years, we can’t help but get excited when we see that Amy Sedaris is doing a thing. In this case, the thing is an awesome and perhaps somewhat all-too-real guest spot on F to 7th, an awesome web series about the trials and tribulations of the middle-aged lesbian from Ingrid Jungermann, who you may remember from another series, The Slope, about a certain Brooklyn neighborhood known for its co-op and corps of stroller-pushers.
In the clip, Sedaris plays Jungermann’s character’s aunt, who has come in from out of town and has one too many drinks. The conversation gets uncomfortable quickly as Sedaris tells her niece about how she would have loved the flight because of the lesbians on it, and it quickly escalates into stereotype-lampshading jokes about owning a Subaru and family-reunion awkwardness far too many of us, regardless of age or sexual orientation, know too well. And it’s pretty excellent—both Sedaris’s appearance and the series itself.
And, while we’re at it, and because it’s Valentine’s Day, and speaking of Strangers With Candy and how much we miss its existence and wish it would make an Arrested Development-style resurgence, here’s Stephen Colbert singing "The King of Glory" and getting his dance on. Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all!