Uncomfortable as the dinner party scene is, I'd still rather watch that than the next one with Robbie and Mary. She tells him that she wants to talk about "us." I know Mary's a fictional character whom I detest, but I still cringe pretty hard when I hear her saying something so utterly pathetic. Robbie very rationally points out, "There's a 'me' and a 'you,' but no 'us.'" The phone rings before Mary can humiliate herself further -- at least with Robbie. Of course the caller is Lucy, who's still stuck on the same old tired topic of Mary being alone with Robbie. Mary continues with the pretense that the caller is a telemarketer and tells Lucy, "Ma'am, if you continue to hound us with these high-pressure soliciting tactics, I'm gonna have to call your boss, the Solicitor General. You could lose your job." That's our Mary, stupid to the core. After Mary hangs up, Lucy stares at the phone in disbelief, though I'm willing to bet she doesn't have a clue what the Solicitor General actually does either.
Back at The World's Tensest Dinner Party, Rabbi Richard is apologizing to RevCam, since he assumed the minister already knew Dopey was thinking of converting, but Eric's taken refuge in catatonia again. This gives Lucy the chance to come back into the room and announce that she has to leave. Ugh, words can't begin to describe how loathsome I find her in this episode. Simon helpfully offers that Morris can drop him and Lucy off at home. Despite all this vast rudeness, Rabbi Richard still pretends that it was nice to meet them.
After the three losers depart, RevCam rouses himself to criticize Dopey for trying to change who he is, "as if changing religions is as simple as changing shirts." Hey, why not? After all, Dopey made the life-altering decision to get married on a whim, and his sisters regularly contemplate marrying guys they've known for a few weeks. I thought that sort of thing was normal for the sick, shallow world of Glenoak. Annie interrupts her husband's diatribe to suggest that they discuss the matter at home, but RevCam won't be stopped. He says to Dopey, "For twenty-one years you had this one abiding concept in your life: Jesus. And now you take one bite of kugel, and suddenly no Jesus?" That's funny -- I would have thought the "one abiding concept" of Dopey's life would have been something like stalking, or acting like a patriarchal prick, since I don't think I've ever heard RevCam talk about Jesus before. Poor Eric seems to have developed a fixation with kugel, as he continues with, "It's not even Jewish kugel; it's good old-fashioned WASP kugel." Rabbi Richard tries to bring the hysteria down a notch by suggesting they all have dessert and then go over to his temple for the Oneg Shabbat service. He sounds like he's trying to talk a jumper off a window ledge, which isn't all that far from the truth. Annie agrees that Richard's idea is a good one, but Dopey and RevCam want to fight some more. Eric tries to tell Dopey, "You're my son. I know who you are and who you're not, and one thing you're not is a Jew." Realizing how bad that sounds, RevCam tries again: "I just mean that some people are Jewish and some aren't." That's really not much better, is it? Eric should probably just quit trying. After all, he's only got two feet and I think he's already inserted both of them in his mouth --a pretty admirable feat when you consider that his head is so far up his ass. Rosina saves him from embarrassing himself further by complimenting Annie's kugel and asking her how she got it so creamy. Annie happily responds that she didn't have any chicken fat, so she substituted cream instead. Rosina looks distraught, and PC kindly explains to Annie, "Jewish dietary rules forbid the mixing of meat and dairy at the same meal, so technically the meal wasn't kosher. You didn't know. It's not the end of the world." Rosina is upset enough, though, to start crying. She leaves the room, and her daughter follows.