And because one character has left the room, a vacuum of space has been created that must immediately be filled by another character, according to the 7th Heaven Laws of Physics. So RevCam enters and asks Annie what's wrong with Ruthie. He's pleased to hear that Ruthie has decided to give up boys. She can still date Peter and Harry, though, right? Annie starts to talk about Martin, but they're interrupted by the twins, who are calling each other stupid. RevCam leaves to take care of that.
The twins have assumed fighting stances from the 1920s as they prepare for a bout of pugilistic entertainment. RevCam scolds the boys for calling each other stupid, adding that he just told them this morning that they are not to call anyone stupid. The twins don't remember RevCam telling them this because he had gone into overlapping blahs, and also because I'm pretty sure at least one of them is deaf. SamVid say that they see the anonymous politicians calling each other stupid and "waving the flag at the same time" on television. Which campaign ads are they watching? Because those sound kind of awesome. RevCam says that name-calling is a "last-ditch effort" and it's wrong and then blah blah blah. Suddenly, RevCam stops short and looks alarmed. "Think about that," he says, and leaves, still looking stricken. I think Stephen Collins just realized that he's working for one of the worst shows to ever be on television.
RevCam meets Annie in the hall and wonders if Simon stole the children's ability to listen to him when he left for school. Yes, it's all Simon's fault. Are you sure there isn't a way to blame this on Mary, RevCam? Annie whines that no one has been paying attention to her lately, either. Like Lucy, who still hasn't registered to vote. RevCam says that Kevin isn't registered in California either. Then he realizes that he wasn't supposed to tell anyone about that. Annie smiles and says that she wasn't supposed to reveal that info about Lucy, either. It sure is funny when we betray our daughters, isn't it, Annie? RevCam wonders if any of their children or in-laws are registered to vote. Annie has no idea, and suddenly RevCam is blaming her for their children's political apathy because he thinks she didn't vote in the last election. "Thou doth protest too much!" says Annie, adding that perhaps RevCam is so concerned with people voting in this election because he himself did not vote in the last election. Why don't they know if the other one voted, first of all, and second of all, why do they even care this much? Their argument is cut short by the shouts of the twins, who are still calling each other stupid. Which they are, but even stupider are Annie and RevCam, who initially thought that the twins' voices were their own. Then they realize it's the twins and RevCam sets off to fix things again.