'Brockmire': Jules Pulls a Gun on Jim While He's Just Trying to Take a Leak (Exclusive Video)

And then a knife

With no real baseball this spring, at least we’ve got “Brockmire.” For another two weeks, that is.

Jim and Jules have a weird relationship. Currently, the main point of contention is Polly Pop-its — that’s Jules’ handgun, a scary sight she whips out while Brockmire is just trying to take a leak. That “bad bitch” got her through the (hopefully) fictitious Pennsylvania Water Riots, the Amanda Peet character says in the comedy series’ penultimate episode, which airs on Wednesday.

Brockmire (Hank Azaria) is anti-gun, a minority point of view in the 13-years-ahead dystopian future that the end of the IFC comedy occupies.

“America has more guns than trees now,” Jim quips in the preview clip, which is exclusive to TheWrap. At this pace, our reality may not need to wait for 2033 for that to ring true.

Jules may be willing to retire Polly to the gun safe for good, so long as Jim is cool with knives. The personal protection angle isn’t the only negotiation Jim and Jules are currently opposed on: The two are also trying to work out a new union agreement.

Watch the video above.

“Brockmire” follows Jim Brockmire, a famed major league baseball announcer who suffered a notorious public breakdown after stumbling upon his wife’s (Katie Finneran) infidelity.

In Season 4, the final run of the sitcom, a sober Brockmire is the commissioner of baseball, tasked with saving America’s pastime as the world around him descends into chaos. He’s also trying to salvage his relationship with his newfound daughter (Reina Hardesty). And then there’s the Jules thing.

“Brockmire” originally appeared as a Funny Or Die short. The TV series is written and developed by Joel Church-Cooper. This season, Azaria, Church-Cooper, Mo Marable, Mike Farah and Joe Farrell are executive producers. Marable directs.

The second-to-last episode of “Brockmire,” titled “Union Negotiations,” airs Wednesday at 10/9c on IFC. The series finale airs the following week in the same time slot.

The Evolution of Al Pacino: From 'The Godfather' to 'Glengarry Glen Ross' and 'Hunters' (Photos)

  • From portraying a mob don and an AIDS-stricken attorney to a comic strip villain and a Nazi hunter, Al Pacino has done it all. In honor of his long and distinguished career (and his 80th birthday), we offer up this retrospect that showcases his expansive diversity.

  • “N.Y.P.D”  (1968)   •   A then 28-year-old Pacino made his TV debut on this ABC police procedural plan the victim of a shooting.

  • “Me, Natalie”  (1971)   •   Pacino had a small role in this film starring Patty Duke about a girl who struggles with her appearance.

  • “The Panic in Needle Park”  (1971)   •   Pacino played a small-town crook leading a woman down a path of heroin addiction. His work in this film caught the eye of director Francis Ford Coppola.

  • “The Godfather”  (1971)   •   Coppola cast him as Michael Corleone — for which he earned his first Academy Award nomination. Need we say more?

  • “Serpico”  (1973)   •   Pacino earned his second Oscar nomination playing New York City policeman Frank Serpico, who goes undercover to expose corruption within the NYPD.

  • “The Godfather: Part II”  (1974)   •   Oscar nod No. 3 came reprising his role as Michael Corleone and what Newsweek called “arguably cinema’s greatest portrayal of the hardening of a heart.”

  • “Dog Day Afternoon”  (1975)   •   And Oscar nomination No. 4, this time playing real-life bank robber John Wojtowicz.

  • “And Justice for All”  (1979)   •   Oscar nod No. 5 came for his work in this courtroom drama.

  • “Author! Author!”  (1982)   •   This comedy-drama directed by Arthur Hiller about a Broadway playwright was panned by critics…

  • “Scarface”  (1983)   •   … So he returned to crime dramas like this one directed by Brian De Palma and what many consider a defining role in his career.

  • “Revolution”  (1985)   •   Playing a fur trapper pulled into the American Revolution didn’t register with critics or Pacino fans.

  • “Dick Tracy”  (1990)   •  Critic Roger Ebert described Pacino as a “scene-stealer” in his role as Big Boy Caprice (pictured with Madonna) in this Warren Beatty-directed film, which earned him, yes, an Oscar nomination.

  • “The Godfather: Part III” (1990)   •   The third time was not the charm in this franchise.

  • “Frankie and Johnny”  (1991)   •   Appearing opposite Michelle Pfeiffer, who also appeared with him in “Scarface,” Pacino plays a recently paroled cook who begins a romance with a waitress.

  • “Glengarry Glen Ross”  (1992)   •   Pacino became the first actor to earn two Oscar nominations the same year, for different films, first for playing Richard “Ricky” Roma, the top salesman in a real estate office…

  • “Scent of a Woman”  (1992)   •   … and also for playing blind U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade (here with Gabrielle Anwar). He finally took home the Oscar for the supporting role, along with the catch phrase “Hoo-wah!”

  • “Carlito’s Way”  (1993)   •   With the help of his attorney (Sean Penn), gangster Carlito Brigante is released from prison and vows to go straight.

  • “Heat”  (1995)   •   The first time Pacino and Robert De Niro appeared on screen together. If that’s not a reason to watch Michael Mann’s crime film, nothing is.

  • “Donnie Brasco”  (1997)   •   Pacino again took on a true story, playing real-life gangster “Lefty” to Johnny Depp’s undercover FBI agent.

  • “The Devil’s Advocate”  (1997)   •   Pacino played Satan himself in this supernatural thriller with Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron.

  • “The Insider”  (1999)   •  Pacino plays “60 Minutes” producer Lowell Bergman opposite Russell Crowe’s chemist who comes under attack for exposing the tobacco industry.

  • “Any Given Sunday”  (1999)   •   Oliver Stone directed Pacino in this sports drama about a fictional professional football team and its veteran coach.

  • “Insomnia”  (2002)   •   Pacino plays a Los Angeles homicide detective sent to investigate a murder in Alaska, where the sun never sets. Robin Williams and Hilary Swank co-star.

  • “Gigli”  (2003)   •   Yes, Pacino was in this Jennifer Lopez-Ben Affleck production that many consider one of the worst films in history. He played a New York-based mob boss.

  • “Angels in America”  (2003)   •   Pacino won a  Golden Globe for his portrayal of lawyer Roy Cohn in the HBO adaptation of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer- and Tony-winning play about gay life in America.

  • “Ocean’s Thirteen”  (2007)   •   Once again, Pacino took on the role of a film’s antagonist, this time as a casino tycoon in the third film in the Ocean’s trilogy.

  • “You Don’t Know Jack”  (2010)   •   Pacino earned an Emmy Award and another Golden Globe for his portrayal of Jack Kevorkian, the physician-assisted suicide advocate, in this HBO Films biopic.

  • “Phil Spector” (2013)   •   Three years later, Pacino was back at HBO in another biopic, this time playing record producer Phil Spector during his 2009 murder trial.

  • “Paterno”  (2018)   •   And again five years later, Pacino appeared in another HBO film — playing the Penn State football coach in the midst of a child sex abuse scandal.

  • “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”  (2019)   •  Pacino plays casting agent Marvin Schwarz in Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar-winning film that also stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt.

  • “The Irishman”  (2019)   •   As Teamsters chief Jimmy Hoffa, Pacino appeared alongside Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci in this 209-minute crime epic directed by Martin Scorsese.

  • “Hunters”  (2020)   •   In the Amazon Prime series, Pacino plays fictional Nazi hunter Meyer Offerman.

A look back at the extraordinary career of the Hollywood legend on his 80th birthday

From portraying a mob don and an AIDS-stricken attorney to a comic strip villain and a Nazi hunter, Al Pacino has done it all. In honor of his long and distinguished career (and his 80th birthday), we offer up this retrospect that showcases his expansive diversity.

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