The CamPound. Robbie is sitting on his bed, talking to Mary on the phone and updating her on the latest Camden family news. And because Jessica Biel is off making another crappy movie and can't be bothered, we don't get an actual shot of Mary talking on the phone with Robbie. When it's Mary's turn to say something, the camera remains on Robbie so we can't even hear her side of the conversation. Meanwhile, Vice Principal Cindy Williams is trying to call the CamPound to determine Ben's identity, but keeps getting a busy signal. Hey, Robbie? Haven't you heard of waiting until the rates go down before you make a long-distance call? And hasn't the Camden family heard of call waiting? Ben tells VP Shirley Feeney that the Camdens' phone will probably be busy for a while since they only have one line. Ruthie insists that it's okay for Ben to drive her home. VP Shirley is unmoved, not to mention frustrated that the police haven't arrived yet. "Why would you come all the way from Buffalo if you're Mary's old boyfriend?" asks Shirley, removing her glasses and checking out his package. Despite the fact that it's not Shirley's business, Ben explains how he's trying to talk Mary into getting back together with him, even though she's going out with a pilot twice her age. "I wonder what he looks like," says Shirley. Ruthie makes a gesture as if she's a gorilla beating her chest. Shirley's all, "I saw that." What? I didn't get this scene at all. Meanwhile, Robbie is still yammering away to AbsentMary on the phone. Now he's telling her about Pat Boone dropping by and trying to break her up with Captain Smith.
Episode Report CardGustave: C- | 397 USERS: C+
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