The Last Man On Earth Season 1 Episode 12: “The Tandyman Can”
Created by Will Forte, Phil Lord, and Christopher Miller
Starring Will Forte, January Jones, Kristen Schaal, Mel Rodriguez, Cleopatra Coleman, Mary Steenburgen, Boris Kodjoe FOX
Air Date: Sunday, April 26th, 2015, 9:30pm
Let’s do a brief recap of last week’s episode before we get to The Last Man On Earth 1.12 “The Tandyman Can” review.
And then there were seven. A new man enters the mix, despite Phil’s (Will Forte) efforts to prevent this. Double-booked dates with both Erica and Gail, he runs to his “Alive In Tucson” billboard to spray “Moved To Tampa” over it. His ladder falls and he is stranded there, burnt by the Arizona sun. Carol (Kristen Schaal) is about to organize a search party, when Phil Miller shows up. Not Will Forte’s Phil Miller, but Boris Kodjoe‘s Phil Miller (also his name), who walks over carrying their Phil. Hubba hubba! Since there is this incredible coincidence of two exact same names, the suggestion is for the Phils to go by their middle names. The first Phil’s middle name is Tandy. The second Phil has no middle name. So now there is incredibly handsome Phil… and Tandy.
The Last Man On Earth 1.12 “The Tandyman Can” review: “Friggin’ Phil!” That’s the bro phrase of the day as Todd and Tandy are eaten with jealousy. Todd is busy losing Melissa all on his own, while Phil is really showing interest in Carol, spurring Tandy’s jealousy. Good for her! Erica and Gail (Cleopatra Coleman and Mary Steenburgen) are acting like Tandy now, trying to say exactly what Phil wants to hear. Ladies, that never works. Haven’t you learned anything from Tandy? What Phil wants to hear though, is Carol. He likes her nails, her food, the scarf she made for him – everything. That scene (you’ll see) was one of the funniest of the entire series. You will know what I mean when you see it.
Phil moves in with Tandy and now Tandy is feeling competitive. He goes topless (and bottomless) after Phil goes topless. He tries to work out. He goes and plows a field to show he can contribute like him.
Todd (Mel Rodriguez) jumps the gun and breaks up with Melissa (January Jones). The only positive note is that Tandy and Todd are bonding. They may be bonding a little too much though. Wait til you hear the last few words of the episode.
This has been a very unique and humorous show by the Forte/Miller/Lord trio. I was a bit worried at first that it was too out there too last long, that a one person show would get too boring after all the wish fulfillment stuff was over, but the writers thought of that and slowly brought more people into the mix. Renewed for season 2, I look forward to even more funny twists in this dystopia. Maybe they can turn it into utopia. Who knows?
The Last Man On Earth finale airs Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 at 9:30pm ET on FOX.
FOX’s press release:
DON’T MISS AN ALL-NEW “THE LAST MAN ON EARTH” AIRING SUNDAY, APRIL 26 ON FOX!
SUN APR 26 9:30/8:30c
The cul de sac decides to have a re-election for the President of the United States in the all-new “The Tandyman Can” episode of THE LAST MAN ON EARTH airing Sunday, April 26 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
The Last Man on Earth 1×12 Promo “Kill Phil: Volume One” (HD)
The Last Man on Earth 1×12 “Kill Phil: Volume One” – The cul de sac decides to have a re-election for the President of the United States in the all-new “Kill Phil: Volume One” episode of THE LAST MAN ON EARTH airing Sunday, April 26th on FOX.
THE LAST MAN ON EARTH | Meet Phil Miller 2 | FOX BROADCASTING
A look at the newest survivor to join the group, Phil Miller 2.