‘Modern Family’ and ‘Happy Endings’ Hit the Bar Mitzvah Circuit Last Week

Not sure if it's a coincidence or not, but last week two of TV's best comedies - Modern Family and Happy Endings - both had storylines that revolved around bar mitzvahs, even though there was only one Jewish character on either of the shows.Happy Endings had a plot where Max (who is actually Jewish, as is his portrayer Adam Pally) started a gig as a "bar mitzvah hype man," getting the kids excited and ready to dance. His big move was when he spun like a human dreidel. He went into business … [Read more...]

‘Happy Endings’ Star Adam Pally Rocks a Hebrew Tattoo

On last week's episode of Happy Endings, Max (played by Adam Pally) had a shirtless scene. Since the show features a healthy amount of sex, that wasn't unusual. But what was unusual was the discovery that Max and his portrayer have a chest tattoo. A Hebrew tattoo that reads "Asher."In an interview with Craig Ferguson, Pally talked about the tattoo and said that Asher is his Hebrew name. Since tattoos are outlawed in Judaism, the ink is extra funny. However, the episode didn't cover the … [Read more...]