Inside the Smiling Goat, Ed and Mike are tossing back a few cool ones without the constant urge to scream "WASSAAAP?!?!" at each other every few seconds which proves that there are still men out there who don't need to act like total idiots while indulging in alcoholic beverages.
Or maybe I spoke too soon.
Hillary Sanders walks in the door. She happens to be a girl from their high school days. Ed senses the scenario for a humiliating scene and bets Mike ten bucks that he won't speak to Hillary in a British accent. Hillary greets both men and Mike greets her with a pretty decent British accent saying, "'Ello 'Illary." As Mike tells her the story of his life so far, you can tell Hillary looks like she's holding a conversation with Hannibal Lechter. There's fear in them there eyes. She excuses herself and hauls ass away from Mike as quickly as possible.
An old man rings a dinner bell to get everyone's attention and introduces The Solids. They've hired a skanky tramp who looks strung out on something to sing. She has a voice like a bird...a buzzard. After the first set, which thankfully, we don't have to sit through, Ed approaches the band members at the bar. He congratulates them on a great set and introduces himself as Amanda's lawyer. The female guitarist can't believe that Amanda's suing the band because they kicked her out. The male guitarist can't believe their good fortune: this is something straight out of Behind the Music...you know...local edition. Ed says they don't have to play with Amanda, but they can't play her songs. The female guitarist says that Ed needs to take all this up with the band's manager and hands Ed his card. Ed decides to pay the guy a visit.
Carol shows up at Nancy's house a little late while Molly is already sitting at the table wolfing down a tumbler full of wine. Nancy welcomes Carol to Fondue Fest 2000, and Molly corrects Nancy over the actual year that we're currently residing in. Carol invites Molly to have dinner with Ed and Bonnie. She has sixty tests to grade and can't do it. Carol says she can't do it alone. The doorbell rings and Nancy says it must be Jeff, the "Ishmael" guy who left his backpack at the house. Sure enough, Nancy gives the Amazing Kreskin a run for his money...it's Jeff. He apologizes for being a class-A moron, Nancy tells him to think nothing of it, and he's already a step ahead of her in thinking nothing of it. Nancy gets a wild hair up her ass and wants to ask Jeff something. Molly and Carol are huddled around the fondue pot, scarfing down fondue like it was ummmm...fondue, I guess. Nancy and Jeff enter the room and Molly starts blushing when she greets Jeff. Y'know...she's a real cutie, that Molly. You can tell that she's lactating as soon as the guy walks into the room. Nancy tells Carol that she's solved her problem with the whole "Third Wheel on the Ed and Bonnie Date" problem. She's asked Jeff to accompany her on the date and he's agreed. Molly looks like she just swallowed a live eel. She looks like a female George Costanza, trying valiantly to shrug off this latest attack on her self-esteem...losing the one guy who she's admitted to having a crush on to her buddy, the gorgeous ex-cheerleader, Carol Vessey. I say it's just a matter of time before the writers of Ed have Molly climb a clock tower with an Uzi and start taking out every skinny blonde in sight.