At the MENSA cocktail party, Jeff is telling Molly that she must think he's a dork for joining MENSA. Molly says no, adding that she came really close to joining herself one time. Jeff asks why she didn't, and she admits that she has the IQ of a golf ball. Jeff introduces Molly to some people who ask her whether she's a member of MENSA. Molly says no, but that she can multiply two five-digit numbers in her head. The gentleman grills Molly, throwing a couple of five-digit numbers at her. She reels off the answer, and she and Jeff walk away. Jeff's amazed by this ability and says he didn't know she could do this. She says she can't, and confesses that she was just reeling off her social security number. Jeff giggles like a schoolgirl and they get some punch.
At the City Council meeting, a local man is arguing with the president of the council over the Stuckeyville Little Leaguers getting some aluminum bats so that they can compete successfully against the other Little Leagues in the area. The president insists that there's no money in the city's budget for aluminum bats. In the audience, Carol asks Ed whether he knows what he's going to say, and Ed says, "I know what I'm not going to say -- I'm going to steer clear of any mention of aluminum bats." Finally, the aluminum-bat guy is ushered away, and the President asks whether there's anybody else in attendance who needs to address the Council. Ed steps forward, introduces himself as the owner of Stuckey Bowl, and says he wants landmark status for Stuckey Bowl. Why would they do that? It has no architectural or historical significance. Ed says that this may be true, but that the bowling alley is woven into the very fabric of the town. He brings up the fact that Stuckey Bowl and Stuckeyville sound alike. This flies like a wounded cockatoo.
After the meeting, Ed and Carol are walking out of the meeting when Carol asks what's next. Ed says he just has to prove that Stuckey Bowl has architectural or historical significance. Carol asks how he plans to do that, and he admits that he has no idea.
At the cocktail party, Molly tells Jeff that she just overheard some stuffy MENSA guy proclaiming his love for HBO's G-String Divas (Which, coincidentally, was Uncle Bob's first pick for MBTV recapping...not Ed. I guess we all see how well that went over. ["I told you, I'll think about it!" -- Wing Chun]) Jeff says that you can still be a genius and love G-String Divas -- which, once again, was my reasoning to the MBTV bigwigs when I argued that the show should be faithfully recapped here. ["If you show your devotion to the show by sending me a photo of yourself in a G-string, I just might be convinced." -- Wing Chun] Molly's quickly losing interest in Mr. Boring, and notices Phil sitting on a couch in a velvet smoking jacket and pipe, chatting up some beautiful and intelligent babe. "What's he doing here?" Molly chokes. "You know Dr. Setulla?" Jeff asks, motioning toward Phil, who's lifted his index finger to his lips to let Molly know not to say anything about him. Molly tells Jeff Carol's MENSA joke, and he says he already knew it. Jeff then tells Molly that she's lucky to have such an amazing friend in Carol, and that Carol had Molly pegged. Molly's perplexed and wants to know what he's talking about. Jeff tells her that he went out with Carol first, and Molly says she didn't know anything about that. He says that Carol told him to ask Molly out rather than go out with her for a second time. Now he's glad that he did ask Molly out. Molly acts pissed but refrains from any physical violence.