We've never wanted Ted Danson to be our dad more.
In this exclusive clip from tonight, Jan. 21's all-new Mr. Mayor, Neil Bremer (Danson) attempts to connect with his daughter, Orly (Kyla Kenedy). How exactly? By using hip lingo.
"So, what's gucci, fam?" Neil starts off in the clip. "Any VSCO girls stress you about cheddar?"
Understandably, Orly finds herself confused by her father's line of questions. Thus, she offers up a quick, "No."
In response to this, Neil states, "Perf."
Orly urges her dad to not to use that word, but it seems Neil is committed to using Gen Z phrases.
"GFW, that feeling when these tacos squat," he adds. "You up?"
At this point, Orly asks (an honestly fair) question: "Dad, are you OK?"
She also inquires if the fictional mayor knows his middle name or the year. Without missing a beat, Neil responds, "I'm mad fine."
Again, Orly corrects her dad, telling him that "mad fine" just "means you're handsome."
Doubling down, Neil notes, "Well, I am handsome."
As the clip comes to an end, Neil reveals his real reason for talking hip.
"Look, Salt Bae, I know I haven't been around as much as you're used to. #MayorLife," he relays. "But you can always tell me anything…I just don't want us to lose our connection.
He goes onto add, "We're not basic, we don't have secrets IRL. Name a more iconic duo—I'll wait."
By this point, Orly is over her dad's lingo and demands, "Ok, dad, stop talking like that."
Neil's answer? "Ok."
We find this clip both totally endearing and cringey. Be sure to check it out above!
Mr. Mayor airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on NBC.
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