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TV REVIEW: Comic Book Men Season 5, Episode 12 – Baby Jay

By Megan Wilde

TV REVIEW: Comic Book Men Season 5, Episode 12 - Baby Jay

“Baby Jay” is a very funny episode, especially toward the end. There are some interesting items brought in this week too, and the Stash gets a visit from Jay Mewes, so that’s always fun.

Jay brings his baby daughter, Logan Lee, in to see the guys. And she is so, so cute! It’s a bit surprising to see Jay carrying a baby and cooing, but he looks like he’s having fun being a dad. Around the podcast table, everyone talks about how 10-15 years ago, they never would have thought Jay could take care of himself, let alone another human, but he’s turned around and is a good dad. They say that for the longest time they all kind of thought of Jay as one of their kids, and now he’s got a kid of his own, and it’s cool for them to see a different side of him.

TV REVIEW: Comic Book Men Season 5, Episode 12 - Baby Jay

Kevin and Ming, all smiles

The guys knew he was coming in, so they’ve prepared a gift for Logan, which is a little superhero outfit, complete with cape (with Stash logo) and mask! Jay changes her into it, and she isn’t too happy with it, but she looks adorable. She starts to get fussy, so as Jay prepares to leave, he says that Logan will one day be the boss at the shop and will own all the guys, and Bryan comes back with: “Oh, I don’t work here, but I’ll continue to hang out just so I can see a bunch of 70-year-old men being bossed around by an 18-year-old girl!”

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A few interesting things come into the shop this week, including a collection of Slurpee cups from the 1970s with DC and Marvel characters. The guys are super interested in these, and it seems there is quite a selection of more obscure characters, many of which I’d never heard of (Killraven, Shang-Chi). It is a pretty cool thing that 7-Eleven had such a selection of cups available — they don’t make ’em like that anymore.

And then a customer brings in a Mego Batcave. This causes an argument between the fanboys and — well, the rational people. Yeah, I’m with Ming and Bryan on this one: That thing looks terrible. It’s a bunch of pieces of plastic and cardboard, and yes, it has a working Bat signal, but Ming sums it up when he says that it has, in lower-case letters, “bat signal” written on it. It is the sorriest-looking piece of nostalgia I’ve seen in a while — and I had one of those god-awful plastic charm bracelets from the ’80’s. But all this arguing makes for a very funny segment. Kevin, Walt and Mike are defending that thing — and Walt ends up paying $100 for it! — and Ming keeps coming back with common sense. Plus, Bryan sides with Ming! When does that ever happen? It had me laughing all the way through.

TV REVIEW: Comic Book Men Season 5, Episode 12 - Baby Jay

Briant, all charm

Best Bryan Moment: Walt says he always thought Jay would one day make a great dad, because he “never lost that childlike sense of wonderment.” Bryan: “That’s a nice way of saying he has the mentality of a 10-year-old.”

Megan Wilde

I'm an editor, wife and mom of two. I love to read and watch good TV and good (OK, and bad) movies. I like pop culture, sci-fi, zombies, comics, Neil Gaiman, Miyazaki movies, Star Wars, '80s nostalgia and all things geeky.

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