HBO’s Getting On, one of the most rewarding shows on television, has been expertly teeter-tottering between gentle drama and gut-busting comedy for the almost three seasons now. In last week’s “Don’t Let It Get in You or on You,” I teared up when Dr. James discovered her patient was a Holocaust survivor and laughed out loud when Nurse Patsy got shit on by a patient. Humanity followed by hilarity—that’s how the show works.
But the best moment from that episode came during the end credits, when DiDi (Niecy Nash) visited Dawn (Alex Borstein) at one of her secret dialysis treatments. Unsure of what to say or how to act, Didi asks, “Is there anything I can do?”
Dawn takes a moment to think before responding, “Will you sing the pony song?”
And Didi does.
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