Amy Sedaris on ‘F to 7th’ is a Thing of Hilarity and a Little Too Real
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!