Upstairs in the girls' room, Mary is sitting on her bed, reading a letter, while Ruthie plays a spirited game of kickball with Mary's laundry. Lucy is looking for the phone. I hope she's planning to call someone who will come over and properly dispose of the dreadful T-shirt she's wearing, the one emblazoned with the words "so fine." Hey, I'm all for people developing self-esteem, but is there really any way a dumb-ass t-shirt's going to do that? Lucy nosily asks Mary about the letter she's reading, but Mary just says, "It's nothing," and gets up to leave. Ruthie tells her she needs to clean up her side of the room, but I think that first Mary needs to pull her pants up. They're cut so low that if she bends over, we'd all be subjected to a severe case of plumber's crack. I don't feel like going blind this week, thank you. After all, that almost happened already when I first saw Lucy's t-shirt. Ruthie hoists the Theme Mallet by talking about how "inconsiderate" Mary is, but Lucy doesn't care. She just wants to find the phone so she'll be ready and waiting for when Jeremy calls and wants to get back with her. Yes, she actually thinks that's what will happen. Hee. She offers Ruthie ten bucks to find the phone. You wouldn't think that someone who has no visible means of income could afford to toss around money like that, but apparently, Lucy can. It takes Ruthie about ten seconds to find the ugly see-through phone, and it takes Lucy another ten seconds to decide that she can't wait any longer to speak to Jeremy. She will call him herself. Ruthie advises her not to, telling her she looks "desperate." No, no, Ruthie, can't you read her shirt? Lucy is "so fine." In any case, Lucy takes the advice not to call, though she defiantly points out that she's not actually taking Ruthie's advice. It's all very confusing, and not particularly entertaining -- except when Ruthie mentions "all the losers" Lucy dates. At least someone's calling a spade a spade. This all turns into a totally contrived fight, with Ruthie trying to get Lucy to admit to taking her advice, which Lucy stubbornly refuses to do. It's about as bad an excuse for a plot as the one with Robbie and Dopey fighting. Ruthie storms off, with Happy in her wake. When Happy's back is turned, someone dubs a track of her barking once. It's totally pointless, although it probably makes the other actors depressed that Happy gets all the best lines.
Episode Report CardCate: B- | 309 USERS: C+
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