Making The Show
Beverley shows us around the unremarkable room her character shares with Ruthie and Mary. They have a lot of family pictures all over the place. She spends an inordinate amount of time in the closet ragging on the clothes contained therein. Whatever, Beverley -- even that sweatshirt is better than anything your character wears. Beverley tells us about the "chaos" that goes on the room, and then I have an acid flashback as her arms develop trails. Oh no, wait, that's just those sneaky MTV editors trying to trick me again by using "special" effects for no discernible reason.
MoO. Camera stuff is getting set up as Biel lets us know what we're about to see. Surprise, surprise: it's a scene in which the entire family shamelessly watches their son/brother/roommate make out with a girl. Biel glances around to make sure The Overlord Of Morality, Brenda, is nowhere nearby, and then says, "Bitchy." So bad-ass. Catherine Hicks very professionally ignores her director's request that the cast get ready to rehearse, and flashes us a peace sign. The cast sets up and looks out the window, except for Hicks, who just can't get over the fact that the MTV people are here and starts waving at the camera until she gets yelled at. Then she says something about MTV that makes the cast crack up right before they're about to shoot. Catherine Hicks kind of sucks to work with. Apparently, Brenda comes on the set to put an end to Hicks's reign of distraction, because they actually get to shoot the scene. RevCam decides get closer to the Matt make-out action, for RevCam is a creepy and horrible father. And then the rest of the family eagerly asks to go with him. They finish the shot with RevCam taking one last long look out the window at his adult son getting some action.
MoO. Now we get to check out the wardrobe department. Beverley, obviously paid off by Brenda, raves about how great her clothes are. She says that Lucy has the best wardrobe on the show, and I really can't disagree, seeing as how everyone wears some really terrible stuff. Beverley leads us through the Juniors section of JC Penney and -- oh, my bad, we're still looking at Lucy's wardrobe. Then there's a little scene where Beverley expresses her disgust for Mary's "boyish" clothes. Biel then shows us her outfit for the day, which doesn't look that boyish to me but certainly is unattractive. Hey, at least it isn't a sailor top, okay? Count your blessings.