Vonda's been doooown, she's been down down down....
A TV has King of the Hill on. Yay! I love that show. Then the camera pulls out, and aww, we're in Ally's living room. Maddie's watching Bobby Hill with a thermometer in her mouth. Millions of crumpled-up tissues and various bottles of things surround her, and Ally tells Elaine that since her fake kid has a temp of 102, she's going to stay home with her. Fine! Elaine asks if Ally's okay with the whole breaking-up-with-JBJ thing, really, she cares, and can Elaine take off for an audition of A Chorus Line? While, God, she hopes she gets it, she hopes she gets it, she'll "never get it, of course." Ally allows Elaine to go to the audition. Elaine thanks her. Aaand...scene.
Liza smacks her giant forehead when she learns that the reason Fish Sr. gave for canning his secretary was that he was in love with her. Fish Sr. fingers Liza's non-existent wattle, then relays to his son that "this little thing is nasty hot!" Liza smacks Fish Sr.'s hand away. Fish Sr. says he had to fire her -- he "didn't want to do anything [he] might regret." The ex-secretary wants $300,000. And Richard's mother can't find out. Liza asks for a moment alone, just her and "Fishy." Fish Sr. likes that. Richard says, "Bygones."
Nelle strolls through the office. She makes a nasty comment to New Guy Wilson, who's wearing a phone headset: "Is that thing permanently attached to your head?" He answers that "there's nothing artificial attached to her head." Wilson? New guy? Shut up. Nelle hears some music coming from Ally's office and, with a sneer on her face, heads over to investigate.
Inside, Elaine dances wildly to "Teach Me How to Shimmy." Wow, more references to A Chorus Line. More are coming. What, did DEK buy the rights to the show, or is he just tossing some money their way? How about some references to movies, while we're at it? Perhaps that one about the man who gets bit by the radioactive spider? Just kidding. Nelle bursts in and asks what Elaine is doing. She's dancing. Nelle doesn't even know what A Chorus Line is, and nastily asks when Elaine "is going to give up this nonsense." In about three episodes, I'd say. Elaine says that she's "already cleared this with Ally -- who is a partner, by the way." Which Nelle is not. Elaine turns the boombox back up and starts to dance. In Nelle's face. Or should I say, "totally" in Nelle's face. Go Elaine. Shimmy that bitch away.