Uh-oh -- it looks like we've got even bigger problems, though. I see from the opening credits that both Ashlee Simpson and Rachel Blanchard are going to be on the show this week. Rachel Blanchard has already worn out any goodwill I might have felt toward her for all those fun years of Clueless, and Ashlee Simpson earned my dislike the minute she opened her mouth. So, that's the sort of episode it's going to be. Eek.
My goodness -- this week's Opening Credits Timewaster is certainly risque! RevCam is taking off his clothes, and he's going it right in front of us! I wonder why they didn't save this scene for November sweeps. Oh, now I know why. It's because this might be the least sexy striptease anyone has ever performed. There's RevCam folding up his tie neatly and laying out his trousers on the bed so they don't wrinkle. Annie comes in. She's not terribly turned on by the strip show either. When RevCam whines at great length that nobody needs him, Annie patronizes him. They're both so annoying, though, that the only people I feel any sympathy for are the viewers.
Robbie accosts Lucy to find out if she's been telling Kevin not to help him in his quest to date Roxanne. Lucy just shrugs. Robbie says he thought she had "made peace" with Roxanne, which prompts Lucy to ask this thoroughly distasteful question: "She's gorgeous; her uniform's too tight; her hair is too shiny; she wears too much lip gloss; and she drives around in a car all day with my soon-to-be-fiancé, and you think I made peace with her?" Lucy, you know, a smart girl would make peace with her boyfriend's partner. Hell, even a fairly dumb girl might see how it would be to her advantage not to display jealousy so ostentatiously. I can't help but wonder if Brenda is trying consciously to create the world's most repugnant stereotype of a dumb blonde. Surely she must realize that she's pretty much accomplished that goal. Or does she actually think she can make Lucy even stupider somehow? Honestly, I'm not sure that's physically possible. The fact that Lucy claims she's leaving because she has "a paper to research" affords me the best laugh I've had in a while.