John and Mr. Bo engage in a ridiculous wrestling match while the throng of homeless people howls. Mr. Bo says that John's a little wiry, but he's allowed to date Melanie. John calls him a "kookball." Mr. Bo invites John to share a piece of salmon with him. John answers sarcastically and all I can think about is how bad the two of them must smell at this point.
Chubby Checker sings "The Twist." Everyone sits at the tables and torso-dances, including John, Melanie, and Mr. Bo. Then everyone dances for real. John and Melanie act silly. Ally slaps Larry's ass. Richard and Ling just look normal. Nelle's partner moves suggestively around her. Mark wears a letterman sweater while Elaine twists her butt off around him. Chubby Checker himself must dance with Elaine's sinfully twisty goodness. He even picks her up and bounces her on his hip for a moment. Then everyone knows that she has won. Elaine is the queen. She blows the crowd a kiss. She is happy for this one brief shining moment.
Melanie invites her dad to join her and John for dinner. Mr. Bo calls John "the toad" and says that they already ate. John calls him a kookball. Mr. Bo asks Melanie to call him "Dad" instead of "Mr. Bo" from now on. John yells that Melanie's not ashamed of her father. Otherwise she wouldn't have brought her students and John to meet him. John and Mr. Bo argue with each other and Mr. Bo tells Melanie that John's okay. Yeah, yeah.
Elaine salivates over her trophy. Larry and Ally watch her. Ally makes semi-bitchy comments. Then she leaves and Larry gives Elaine some psycho-babbly advice. It's something about not holding herself up to the trophy and about putting it in a drawer to keep it from tarnishing. Elaine seems to understand what he means. Larry and Ally leave. Elaine opens a cabinet but then hugs the trophy to her chest for a while. Vonda sings a depressing song about a woman who won a contest in a nightclub and wanted to be Betty Grable, but whose dreams ultimately never came true. I guess Elaine's a loser because her ass isn't as skinny as Ally's.
Next week: Ally taints Larry's son with her touch. Then she tells Larry to go back and live with him. Taye Diggs comes to Fish & Cage and is slobbered on by Nelle and Ling. Anne Heche's hair is curled very tightly.