Rita gets home from work, and announces her presence Ricky Ricardo-style. Nobody answers. "Hello?" Mama comes out and announces the kids are in bed. "Why so early?" "Cody is being punished for sneaking away to make a phone call without permission. Astor joined him in a misguided show of support." Aw, that's cute. I like Astor. "Who was Cody calling?" asks Rita. "Dexter," she replies with gravity. "The boy was trying to invite him to his school. Can you imagine?" Rita appears displeased, and I don't think it's with Cody. "Mom, we need to have a talk," she says, sitting. "I made a phone call of my own today. Spoke with Aunt Cecilia. She told me the school district fired you almost a year ago." Mama tries to chalk it up to "philosophical differences," because of what she sees as the deterioration of the school system, which I happen to agree with, but whatevs. "School should be life itself, not a preparation for living. Do you know that they give trophies to every child now, whether they win or lose?" "You know, I finally get it," says Rita. "Took me a few decades, but it's not just me. Nobody can deal with you! You don't leave room for anybody else to exist!" Yes, Rita! Do it! Take her down a peg! Mama tried to turn it around on Rita, bringing up Paul and Dexter, and how she thinks Rita is "passing along the torch" of mediocrity to her children. "Shut the fuck up," says Rita, which...awesome. "Nobody talks about my kids that way." "That a girl. That's what I've been waiting to see." "You know what? I'm done with you." "No you're not! You go ahead, you give me hell!" "No, I won't let you turn me into...you." Rita tells her to pack her bags and get dafuggout. "You'll come and visit us for birthdays and holidays, but you're not going to live with us, anymore." Nice moves, Rita!
Episode Report CardMr. Stupidhead: A- | 1931 USERS: B-
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