Jane convinces Penny to stop changing herself for every guy she dates, and instead to change the guy to suit her needs. Penny's first experiment is Jeff (Ryan Hansen), a slacker who is 30 going on 20. Meanwhile, when Brad overhears Jane bragging to Penny about how she completely made him over after they met, he rebels, and starts walking, talking and dressing like his college-era self. And Alex and Max stage an "in-T-vention" to stop Dave from his obsession with v-necked T-shirts.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It refers to these television series...

Family Guy

This Television Series is referred to by Makin' Changes! part of Happy Endings Season 2
Jane asks Penny if she knows what's under the hockey jersey that Jeff is wearing. Penny suggests that it's a Family Guy tattoo.
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This Television Series is referred to by Makin' Changes! part of Happy Endings Season 2
Jane and Brad talk about "old Brad" and what he was like before Jane changed him into current Brad. Jane recalls that Brad was obsessed with the show 'Jackass'. Later in the episode, Brad tries to make his own version of 'Jackass', calling it 'Blackass' because he thinks 'Jackass' needed to have more black people on the show.
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It plays these songs...

No Scrubs
performed by TLC

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This Song is played in Makin' Changes! part of Happy Endings Season 2
Penny talks about Jeff, a guy at the bar who wears hockey jerseys and acts like he's 20, even though he's 30. Jane suggests that Penny talk to Jeff and try to change him into the kind of man she would want to date. Penny's response is, "Jeff? He's a scrub. Scrub is a guy who can't get no love from me." quoting lyrics from the song 'No Scrubs'. The song is played at the end of the episode as Jeff walks into the bar, showing off his new look.

It refers to these books...

The Corn Maiden
written by

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This Book is referred to by Makin' Changes! part of Happy Endings Season 2
On their first date, Jeff asks Penny if she's read the new Joyce Carol Oates book.

Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

Happy Endings Season 2

# Title Air Date
Happy Endings
2:1 Blax, Snake, Home Sep 28, 2011
2:2 Baby Steps Oct 5, 2011
2:3 Yesandwitch Oct 12, 2011
2:4 Secrets and Limos Oct 19, 2011
2:5 Spooky Endings Oct 26, 2011
2:6 Lying Around Nov 2, 2011
2:7 The Code War Nov 16, 2011
2:8 Full Court Dress Nov 23, 2011
2:9 Grinches Be Crazy Dec 7, 2011
2:10 The Shrink, the Dare, Her Date and Her Brother Jan 4, 2012
2:11 Meat The Parrots Jan 11, 2012
2:12 Makin' Changes! Jan 18, 2012
2:13 The St. Valentine's Day Maxssacre Feb 8, 2012
2:14 Everybody Loves Grant Feb 15, 2012
2:15 The Butterfly Effect Effect Feb 22, 2012
2:16 Cocktails & Dreams Feb 29, 2012
2:17 The Kerkovich Way Mar 7, 2012
2:18 Party of Six Mar 14, 2012
2:19 You Snooze, You Bruise Mar 21, 2012
2:20 Big White Lies Mar 28, 2012
2:21 Four Weddings and a Funeral (Minus Three Weddings and One Funeral) Apr 4, 2012