Meanwhile, Ed's entertaining his parents with the story of Stuckeyville Stan or whatever the hell that magician's name was earlier in the season. Dad reminds Ed that a year ago, he was working on a $300 billion merger that changed the structure of the national economy. Ed points out that he was working for a corporation then; now he's just working for himself, and he likes that better. The new Phil comes in quietly, dressed to the nines in sweater and slacks. He's coming across as the world's most attentive waiter, when he mentions that there's some gentlemen here to see Ed, and should he send them in? Ed's practically rendered speechless by Phil's politeness and says "Sure." Ed asks his parents to stick around and watch him in action. Dad says, "Send in the clowns,."
Kenny and Shirley are on the roof of the Stuckey Bowl. Kenny's complaining as he replaces the "T" on the sign. "Third time this month...these punks think they're funny," he growls. Shirley chimes in that she thinks Family Feud is funny, and that her favorite part is when somebody gives an answer and the whole family yells, "Good answer!" but they still get the answer wrong. This always tends to make Louie Anderson say something hilarious. "He's a funny guy," Kenny agrees. "He's a comic genius," Shirley confirms adamantly. Then Kenny shares a revelation. "I prefer Hollywood Squares," he says. Shirley looks at him blankly. He explains, "I've got a thing for Whoopi."
Okay...all together now: ewwwwww.
Back in the office, one of the potential clients checks out Ed's parents and asks, "Are they cool?" Ed assures them that his parents are, indeed, cool. One of the guys announces that they are in serious trouble. Apparently, a co-worker by the name of Ted Schmidt is suing them for playing a prank on him. Ed asks what they do and, as luck would have it, they're both box makers at the local box-making plant. "See that box behind you?" one asks Ed. "We made that box." The two then begin a short story on how they play pranks on each other and others at the box factory. The younger guy once filled a guy's shoes up with non-dairy whipped topping. That's a prime example of the intensity these two bozos bring to the table of hijinks.