Hey...whadda ya know?? Commercials. Jared has kept the weight off thanks to Subway. Y'know, this guy is getting more TV time than Regis Philbin lately. I am anticipating a huge Jared backlash soon with people throwing shit at him wherever he goes. Hey. It happened to O.J. It could happen to Subway Boy too.
Back to the show. Ed's walking down the street and arrives at a pet store. He checks the business card of The Solids manager one more time, realizes he's in the right place, and enters the building. There's a Quasimodo look-alike staring at a lizard in an aquarium, and the guy behind the counter is politely telling the guy to step away from the lizard cage; it's an $80 lizard and doesn't need the humpback's company. Ed asks if the guy is Jody Hasler. Yeah, it's him. Ed asks if he's the manager of The Solids and Jody says yeah, he books them. They'll play anything but bat mitzvahs. They'll do bar...but not bat. You have to draw the line somewhere, he explains. Jody tells the bell ringer to stay away from the lizard. Ed tells Jody who he is and that he's representing Amanda, and The Solids must learn new songs if they ever want to make it in the music world. Jody says now is not the time to be learning new songs with Bruce Bazzuti coming to town. "Who's Bruce Bazzuti?" Ed asks. Why, he's the brother of Ben Bazzuti. "Who's Ben Bazzuti?" Ben is the Vice-President of Marketing at Sun Coast Records. At this point, Jody snaps and tells Quasimodo that he just bought an $80 lizard because the guy won't quit staring at the lizard. Jody excuses himself and Ed leaves.
Back at the bowling alley, people are running out of the place at an alarming rate. Ed wanders in and sees ferrets scampering everywhere. He asks Phil, "What the hell are these things?" Phil responds, "I'm thinking ferrets." Ed looks around and sees Big Rudy sitting at the counter and watching everyone run from the ferrets. Ed accuses Big Rudy of trying to sabotage his bowling alley with ferrets. Big Rudy says that he should be offended but he's not because he knows how stressful it is to own a bowling alley. Big Rudy leaves and tells him to have a pleasant afternoon. Yeah. Cleaning up ferret shit equals a pleasant afternoon in my book.
In the courtroom, Ed is asking Amanda Bays about the repertoire of The Solids, specifically how many of the songs that the band performs were written by her. Amanda says all of them. Alone. All by herself. Ed asks her to produce the notebook to prove these allegations. Well...damned if Amanda STILL hasn't found the notebook. How long has she had now? Twenty minutes to find this thing?? As it turns out, Amanda left the notebook in the band's practice room. She gets kicked out of the band, she turns around to sue the pants off the band, and her notebook turns up missing. Ed finds this interesting. When the female guitarist gets on the stand, she has a totally different recollection of how the songs were written. She says that she and Amanda wrote the songs together. She wrote the melody and most of the lyrics, and Amanda wrote the bridge. This, according to the band's lawyer, qualifies the two as a songwriting team. Kinda like Lennon and McCartney, except these two suck sloppy moose balls.