Ed walks into the mayor's office and asks to see the mayor. The secretary with a voice like a tree shredder says he first has to help her with her crossword puzzle. She needs a seven-letter word for "Tiny TV Tot." Ed blurts out "Webster." She's so impressed she promises to make him a key lime pie with extra broken glass. Ed opens the mayor's door, and a nude man is posing on the floor as the mayor paints him. The mayor excuses him, and Ed scrubs his retinas and walks in. The mayor is in a groove so he asks Ed to resume the naked guy's pose. Ed squats down like he's Hercules, and they begin talking. Ed admits he's having a hard time impressing Judy with Stuckeyville's appeal. Everything seemed so much more special in the town when he was growing up and now it doesn't. The mayor begins a lengthy speech about how he's an artist, but his paintings are crap. His canvas is the town of Stuckeyville. And he thinks it's a masterpiece. He announces that Ludwig is ahead in the latest Stuckeyville polls and tells Ed that the town needs him. This makes Ed feel like Batman, and he agrees to keep trying to think of a way to impress Judy.
As Ed leaves the mayor's office, he sees Judy packing up her car and getting ready to be underwhelmed by the next town. Ed insists that she stay or else she'll miss it. Miss what? Ed, in his infinite wisdom, says that she'll miss the Festival of Ducks. This sounds about as appealing as a cable car ride in the Alpine Mountains to Judy, but she agrees to stay.
Back at the bowling alley, Shazam has had about enough of Phil's rigorous and fairly spotty training. It's time for the student to take on the master as Shazam challenges Phil with a bet that Phil can't even bowl. Phil acts offended and says of course he can bowl. Ed chimes in that he's never once seen Phil roll a ball. Phil takes this slap in the face as a challenge and goes to get his bowling ball...The Philinator. He takes his stance, becomes one with the ball, tosses it down the alley, and gets six pins. Shazam walks away in disgust while Phil chases after him explaining that those six pins were 60% of the pins in the alley, and had this been a presidential election, he would have won by a landslide.
Carol walks into the alley and announces to Ed that she's leaving. Ed says that's okay, she can leave if she wants -- just don't run away. Ed then explains that he ran away from New York for all the wrong reasons: he ran away from his problems. He encourages Carol to not do the same thing. Plus, he informs Carol, she cannot live without him. Carol scoffs at the remark, but you know deep down, she has a fever for the flavor of Ed.