Remember that time when your mom was pressuring you to meet a nice Jewish boy? Well, now you can laugh about your past experiences and reminisce with this Jewish web comedy series called “YidLife Crisis.” The latest episode, which stars Mayim Bialik, is right in time for Valentine’s Day.
Thankfully, it’s not one of those terribly corny or overly bleak V-Day specials that make you want to vomit–it’s actually pretty intelligent and funny–a combination that is a rare find. Jamie Elman and Eli Batalion, the Jewish web comedy series duo, also star in the video.
Bialik stars as Chaya, an ultra serious neurosurgeon whose mother played matchmaker and set her up on a blind date with Leizer, a somewhat shy man played by Batalion. Leizer is awkardly accompanied by his wingman Chaimie, as though they’re in 3rd grade. They meet at a kosher sushi restaurant in LA–where Chaya immediately says she prepared a list of questions, because she doesn’t want to waste her time, stating:
“As our mothers may have discussed, I’m interested in leading a traditional Jewish life. I’m seeking candidates. I know exactly what I want. I have all the question right off the bat, so a blind date is just a more efficient way of seeing if this is even possible.”
When Chaya asks why Chaimie is even there (because that’s not awkward to bring your wingman along at all…), he pretends he just happened to run into Leizer. Eventually, Leizer whips out his phone and pretends to talk to his mom in Yiddish. This is where the fun begins, because he’s talking to Chaimie instead–telling him to leave.
Unfortuantely for both men, Chaya knows how to speak Yiddish, too. Find out what happens next by watching the short episode below: