Eddie made a very important point this week on Fresh Off the Boat. 8th grade doesn’t matter. Even his principal and parents could see how right he was but at the same time, can you give a 14-year-old that much power. While they were dealing with that, they were also dealing with the idea of leaving Cattleman’s to their sons, and grandma was freaking out over the Garfield float in the Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Other than Eddie’s epiphany, there wasn’t much to really keep me that interested in this week’s holiday episode. That’s why I want to just explore the idea that 8h grade is dismissable…to a point. On one hand Eddie was right. Colleges never look at your grades past high school. They don’t care that you were the first in your kindergarten class to tie their shoes, or that you mastered times tables in 3rd grade in a month. All they want to know is that you maintained an impressive GPA those last four years before you signed up to pay them for the next four. On the other hand, you may not have the chance to be in the honors and AP classes in high school to raise your GPA is you enter high school with mediocre grades. It all depends on how you look at it.
Then there was the fact that Jessica didn’t want to leave the restaurant to their sons. She had a good reason though and anyone who watches the show could’ve guessed it was because she wanted more for her kids but I think owning a business is pretty cool. I guess she just meant she wanted them to go to college and get degrees and not just be handed a future.
Not my personal favorite episode but it had its moments. I just wish we could’ve seen Eddie’s friends. They really bring a lot of comedic value to the show.