Ruthie skips into the room just in time to hear the bad news that Snappy tickets are unavailable, as the show has been sold out for the last three weeks. Where did Annie get that three weeks figure from? The Snappy Show Phone Lady didn't say that, and I would know, since I watched her scene fifteen times because it was so awesome. I guess Annie's just lying to her kids again. Ruthie is so upset about missing Snappy that she won't even be placated by the prospect of having her favorite dish, lasagna, for dinner. She says she's too depressed to eat, and leaves. Annie looks sad, but I can't tell if it's because she didn't get the tickets or because her daughter is a spoiled brat.
RevCam comes home and says that he had a bad day at work because of Connie's dad. Oh, get a grip, Eric. You'd think that as a minister, a "bad day" would be more in line with having to visit a parishioner's deathbed than having to ask your son to take some girl to the prom. And you can shut up, too, Simon. I never had a "bad day" in junior high when I got to watch videos. Everyone knows that videos mean no class lectures. Anytime a teacher wheeled the TV cart into the classroom, you knew you were about to have a nice, penalty-free, fifty-minute-long nap. Matt walks in and asks what his parents are talking about, so RevCam asks if he would go to the prom with Connie. Matt doesn't think that's a good idea. RevCam asks if that's because Connie isn't pretty or popular enough. Because we are always most defensive when accused of something we're guilty of, Matt gets all huffy that RevCam thinks he is superficial and shallow, so he says he will take Connie, and when RevCam finds out the real reason why he didn't want to take her, he can't say anything about it. Matt leaves. Annie tells RevCam that he needs to talk to his other son as well; Simon saw "the film" today. She says that even though Simon didn't tell her that he saw the film, she could tell by the way he looked when he came home. "A mother knows," she says. A mother knows when her kid has seen monkeys have sex? Damn, that's specific.