The pilot episode of “1600 Penn” was surprisingly good. I missed it when it aired a couple of weeks ago but I noticed that it was available on the Free Videos page on Amazon.com. It is also available via OnDemand from my cable provider.
It’s understandable that the first half of the episode is filled with character introductions and expository dialogue. I found myself laughing several times during the second half of the pilot.
“1600 Penn” returns on January 10 in the timeslot following “The Office.” At the end of the episode, they promoted that critics said the second and third episodes were funnier than the first. I’ll set my DVR and judge them for myself.