The Hard Times of RJ Berger
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The Hard Times of RJ Berger
First Aired: June 6th, 2010
Status: Ended
Genre: Comedy
Air Time: Monday, 10:00 PM
Network: MTV (US)
Summary: The Hard Times of RJ Berger is an American television comedy series created by David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith for MTV. The show's central character is RJ Berger (Paul Iacono), an unpopular sophomore at the fictional Pinkerton High School in Ohio. Berger's two best friends are Miles Jenner (Jareb Dauplaise), whose ambitions for popularity cause him to clash with Berger, and Lily Miran (Kara Taitz), who has been lusting after Berger for several years. Berger's love interest is Jenny Swanson (Amber Lancaster), a "girl next door" who is involved with Max Owens (Jayson Blair), a popular jock and bully. The show is presented as a coming of age story and has been described by Katzenberg and Grahame-Smith as a blend of the television series The Wonder Years and the film Superbad.
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Season 2
RJ's Choice
Episode 1: RJ's Choice
Air Date: March 24th, 2011, 10:00 PM
Summary: Season 2 opens on a confused RJ, who is haunted by his friend Lily while yearning for his dream girl Jenny Swanson. Also, Miles deals with the ramifications for ball-beating Pinkerton's top dog, Max Owens.
Cousin Vinny
Episode 2: Cousin Vinny
Air Date: March 28th, 2011, 10:00 PM
Summary: In an attempt to win over the girl of his dreams, RJ asks Jenny on a date. When she says "yes," he and Miles prepare with a G-T-L makeover from Cousin Vinny (Jersey Shore's Vinny Guadagnino).
The Lock-In
Episode 3: The Lock-In
Air Date: April 4th, 2011, 10:00 PM
Summary: It's "Lock-In Night" at Pinkerton, and RJ finally gets the chance to have sex with Jenny, but a bitter Lily Miran will do everything she can to make sure that doesn't happen.
Ugly Jenny
Episode 4: Ugly Jenny
Air Date: April 11st, 2011, 10:00 PM
Summary: When Jenny suffers a breakout, RJ questions the depth of their relationship. At the same time, Lily receives her settlement from the bus accident and experiences her first taste of popularity.
Deadliest Crotch
Episode 5: Deadliest Crotch
Air Date: April 18th, 2011, 10:00 PM
Summary: Distracted by problems with Jenny and his parents, RJ's grades start to slip. When he's forced to see a tutor, she offers him more than just academic advice. Meanwhile, Miles gets seduced by his teacher.
Saving Dick
Episode 6: Saving Dick
Air Date: April 25th, 2011, 10:00 PM
Summary: When RJ gets caught in a lie, his relationship with Jenny falters. In her absence, Amy joins RJ on a quest to save his drunk, depressed, and unemployed father.
You, Me, and Weezer
Episode 7: You, Me, and Weezer
Air Date: May 2nd, 2011, 10:00 PM
Summary: In an attempt to impress Amy, RJ ventures to the wrong side of the tracks to find fake IDs and tickets to a 21 and over concert. Special Guest Star - Weezer.
Give Me a P
Episode 8: Give Me a P
Air Date: May 9th, 2011, 10:00 PM
Summary: On the eve of their 20th anniversary, RJ's parents invite him to dueling dinners, and RJ is forced to choose between his mom and his dad. Meanwhile, Miles joins the cheerleading squad to lose weight.
Episode 9: Hunkeez
Air Date: May 16th, 2011, 10:00 PM
Summary: With his 16th birthday rapidly approaching, RJ asks his dad for driving lessons. He gets way more than he bargained for when Rick takes him to Hunkeez, a male strip club.
Sex. Teen. Candles
Episode 10: Sex. Teen. Candles
Air Date: May 23rd, 2011, 10:00 PM
Summary: After years of having his birthday ruined by Max Owens, RJ and his friends decide to throw a "Max Bash." When Max and his gang of jocks show up at the party, things get out of hand.
Steamy Surprise
Episode 11: Steamy Surprise
Air Date: May 30th, 2011, 10:00 PM
Summary: RJ finds out Max's "steamy secret," and things get complicated with Amy when he gets nominated for "Mr. and Miss Pinkerton" with ex-girlfriend, Jenny.
The Better Man
Episode 12: The Better Man
Air Date: May 30th, 2011, 10:00 PM
Summary: RJ receives shocking news from Lily and faces off with Max Owens for the title of "Mr. Pinkerton."