Television shows bring many gifts to our lives. The characters make us laugh. The storylines make us cry or think—or both. And sometimes, a TV series comes along that makes us question everything we thought we knew about certain subjects.
You're the Worst doesn't just tell the story of a group of misfits trying to figure out relationships and life in Los Angeles. It's also a comedy series that features some of the most important debates of our lifetime. Our band of outsiders tends to look at the world a little differently, and as such, they’ve inadvertently come up with a few interesting debates that will surely liven up any dull conversation.
So come to You're the Worst for the unconventional love of Jimmy (Chris Geere) and Gretchen (Aya Cash) and stay for the mental workout that comes with yelling at your friends about whether you really need to wash your legs in the shower. We even offer up our opinion on each of the debates, just so you know where we stand on things.
1. Was Cameron Actually The Villain In Ferris Bueller’s Day Off?
This is the unpopular opinion that Jimmy drops on his roommate Edgar (Desmin Borges) early in season one. It's also a debate that all but convinced viewers that Jimmy and Gretchen were meant to be, simply because they had the very same strong opinion on this issue. According to Jimmy, Ferris’ sister is the foil, Rooney is the fool, and Ferris is the hero, which leaves Cameron to play the villain. Jimmy labels him a "whiny knob" and an "agoraphobic, c--kblocking enemy of fun." So if you share Jimmy's opinion, you now have the "c—kblocking" ammo to support your point of view.
Our Side: Cameron was the worst.
2. Peter Gabriel or Phil Collins?
This pretty important question arose when Jimmy suspected that he might be losing Gretchen to her ex and he wanted her to choose between the two of them without actually asking her. Does she prefer Phil Collins, who Jimmy calls "lightweight" and "nutritionless," or does she favor Peter Gabriel's "complex, dark and interesting" style? Jimmy was obviously Peter Gabriel in this scenario. If you ever want to partake in this debate, whatever you do, don't you dare say you like both. Why? According to Jimmy: "you cannot like two things which are diametrically opposed."
Our Side: Peter Gabriel forever.
3. What Are Sundays Actually For?
"Sunday Funday, better than a Monday" should be a familiar jingle to anyone who loves You’re The Worst, but Jimmy, as always, is not the world’s biggest fan of the tradition that involves day drinking your way through the final moments of the weekend before reality comes crawling back. Do you agree with Jimmy that Sundays are all about easing ourselves into the work week with more responsible choices? Or are you all about having a fun day on Sunday, which means squeezing every last drop of fun on the last day of the weekend?
Our Side: Sundays are about being lazy and sleeping in. You need to conserve your energy for the week ahead.
4. But Why Do We Actually Buy Food Processors?
In season one, Lindsay’s husband Paul (Allan McLeod) suggests that owning a food processor is the mark of becoming an adult, and that you slowly acquire other items that signify this as you become more and more adult. Gretchen promptly proves him wrong by using hers to make a vodka slushy.
Our Side: The idea of owning a food processor is way better than actually owning a food processor.
5. Do You Wash Your Legs?
There are two types of people in this world—the Gretchens, who say that “water falls on them” and the Jimmys, who find that notion utterly disgusting — and both of them will fight for their side to the death. We're warning you now -- only drop this question when you are prepared for a long, drawn-out, no-rules, hold-nothing-back kind of debate because there is no middle ground with this one.
Our Side: The soapy water that runs down washes our legs just fine!
All new episodes of You're the Worst air Wednesday nights on FXX. Catch up on the final season, ad-free, on FX+