"Three Buttholes" - Inside Amy Schumer Review

Inside Amy Schumer
“Three Buttholes”
Season 3, Episode 10

Blockadoodle Doo!

I must say, Inside Amy Schumer may not be the show for me but it sure is very funny and true to life (Amy’s life at least). I don’t watch the show regularly yet I feel as if I’ve seen every episode. Schumer and her writers carry the same tone and weight of each sketch into one another causing for some smart pokes at society. The first sketch alone is enough to make one uncomfortable with accepting the fact they have had a lot of sex. Amy is hooking up with a guy who wants to go down on her so badly. He finds that her vagina is a golden abyss. There’s a dead body along with a treasure map, something akin to Indiana Jones. While he’s down there, Amy orders food, has phone conversations and does other weird things. He comes up looking older and tattered.

The next sketch with Amy being told that she cockblocks only to have Jon Glaser appear as a man in a rooster outfit plays out well. The personification of the act of cockblocking leads to great exchanges between Schumer and Cockblock. It gets dark, opening up the idea of cockblocking as a necessary evil. Speaking of evil, Amy is pretty bad as she ditches her wheelchair-bound friend for a dickish British dude. It shows how an accent can lead to bad sexual decisions. He’s an asshole but Amy loves the guy. The ending to the sketch is an adorable musical moment as Amy hums “These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things” to herself after being broken up with. And then Amy is given a smile coach who is played by Glaser again. It’s okay.

“Three Buttholes” title sketch is probably the least thought out in terms of jokes. What would you do if someone told you they had three buttholes? What if they thought that was normal? The premise makes for an inspired sketch. The way Amy’s friends leave her alone at a wine bar is a collapsing tower of funny. There’s no screaming, no over reacting and no cartoon antics. It felt right.

Should you watch “Three Buttholes?”

The final few minutes of the episode are some of the best bits I’ve seen from this show. The sketches are good but the song Bridget Everett sings is better. Her crowd interaction is icing on the cake. “Three Buttholes” is a solid episode weighed down by a bit too much of a meta narrative. While there are no overt themes, the smile coach and British boyfriend seemed too drawn out. They’re not bad by any means but they are long and over thought. Along with Everett’s song, there are a bunch of outtakes from the woman on the street segments. These real moments with NYC strangers are a perfect way to tag a great season.