Down at the pool hall, Simon and RevCam carry on a scintillating conversation about what classes Simon is taking this year. We learn that Simon wants to drop phys ed and take a music class instead. Regrettably, this gives RevCam an opportunity to talk about the skiffle band he had in high school. He threatens Simon, and us, with the possibility that he will drag out his reel-to-reel tapes and regale us with recordings of his skiffle band. He'd better not, because I'm sure that would make my VCR explode. Fortunately, Simon distracts Eric with a little speech about being a man. RevCam vows to start treating Simon like a man, but warns him to make sure he acts like a man, too. What's RevCam's definition of "acting like a man"? Well, in this case -- assuming that Eric thinks of himself as a man -- it involves bullying your son into canceling his dinner plans so that he will have to attend dinner with you, at your invitation. Then, when the food is already consumed and the cheque is on its way, you renege on the invitation part and ask the waiter for two cheques, putting the bulk of the meal on the cheque of the person you invited to dinner in the first place. Whew! Thank goodness I don't know any real men personally. Oh, and allow me, once again, to compliment Eric's fine parenting skills in teaching his son to completely disregard etiquette and any sense of fair play. Bravo, RevCam! Nice family values!
At least SuperMom has the good sense not to push Lucy into discussing her return to Glenoak. I think this may be an attempt to build suspense about whether or not Lucy will get married to Jeremy. That way, all three of the viewers who hadn't heard that Jeremy's guest-star stint was only a few episodes long might stay tuned until the end of the show, in the hope that Lucy will finally spill her guts.