Simon is trying to convince Dopey and PC to let him bring Morris as his date to the dinner. He argues that since Morris is "half-Jewish," he can be a shining example of how well mixed marriages work. That's because Morris is "a good student, honest, a fabulous lay." Wait a second -- I must have misheard that. I better rewind the tape. Oh, okay, Simon was actually saying that Morris is "responsible." Oops, my bad. Simon's argument wins his brother over, since Dopey thinks this scenario will prove better than their original plan of telling their parents that being married is good, since "a lack of frustration will allow [them] to focus on our studies." Ew, that's twice now that I've had to think about Dopey's sex life. I feel…defiled.
Down in the CamFoyer, the whole big group of losers is getting ready to depart for dinner. Annie's wearing one of those big-ass fake flowers on her lapel. How ultra-fashionable of her. Not. I think it's safe to say that once those flowers started turning up in the bargain bin at Wal-Mart, as they did here about six months ago, the time may be right to retire them from your wardrobe. Lucy tries to get her fainting act going, but nobody's paying any attention. Before Lucy can get to the actual fainting part, Mary comes downstairs in her bathrobe, claiming to be sick. Lucy turns to Ruthie and demands to know if the girl talked to Mary. Ruthie says, "I didn't talk to her," with such disgust that I have to laugh. To me it sounds like Ruthie's implying that nobody in her right mind would want to talk to Mary, and I have to agree with her. Annie allows Mary to stay home, leaving Lucy incensed.
At the dinner table, Rabbi Richard leads us through two of the rituals of the Shabbat table before launching into a stand-up routine. Amazingly, he's a lot less annoying than he has been over the past two episodes. I'm thinking that maybe the writers have finally decided that it's wiser to let him use some of his own material instead of the dreck they usually churn out for the guest stars. It also helps that he keeps his routine short. Rosina Conehead gets up to bring the soup to the table. Annie offers to help, but Rosina politely tells her to sit down since she's a guest. Annie insists, though, and then looks terribly affronted when Rosina says that PC will help her instead. Has Annie ever actually been a guest at anyone's house for dinner? First she insults the hostess by bringing her own food, and now it's almost like she's insulting Rosina further by implying that she can't bring food to the table properly without Annie's help. Look, Annie, one offer of help is nice. Now step aside and let the hostess do her work, okay?