Out in Mike and Nancy's front yard, Stuckeyville's only married couple are raking leaves. Ed comes running out with a wild idea. How about, this year, Ed's in charge of Thanksgiving dinner? He even promises to make Natalie Stevens' famous pumpkin pie. Mike salivates like Pavlov's dog at the sound of those words. Ed is ready to start a new TRADITION for Thanksgiving. Nancy doesn't think it's such a good idea, because her parents are coming, and they're pretty traditional when it comes to what they eat on Thanksgiving Day. She finally relents, because she knows what it will mean to their recently-divorced live-in buddy if he's in charge of Thanksgiving. Ed gets as giddy as he was in the grocery store and quotes a sign from the roller coaster at Coney Island. "Hang on to your wigs and keys"...the first annual Edward J. Stevens Thanksgiving Dinner is underway. As Ed scampers away, Nancy mutters, "Oh God, don't let him screw it up."
Back from commercials, we now visit Carol and a slim, slender new friend of Car...wait a second...is that..is that Molly?? My gosh...Molly is REALLY shedding some pounds these days! She's actually svelte! I have no reason to ever make fun of her weight again...she has REALLY lost some inches around the old southern hemisphere.
The afore-mentioned comment was made solely to appease all the grossly overweight women who read these recaps and complain about my Molly comments ad nauseam. I get it, ladies. You don't like it when I poke fun at fat women. I hear you loud and clear. Now...go suck a Twinkie and get over it, El Tubbo Wubbo.
Anyway...Carol and Molly are standing there in the vegetable aisle talking about holidays and traditions when Ed pops up, inviting them both to his first annual Thanksgiving dinner. Molly jumps at the chance, while Carol remains reserved and cool...she's actually looking forward to a Thanksgiving dinner alone. Ed lays the groundwork for an episode down the line when he tells Molly that they are "two peas in a pod," and Molly stares at him with her eyes just a-twinkling. I'm telling you guys right now...Ed will nail Molly before he gets in Carol's long johns. The Pittster sees all. He just doesn't understand three quarters of it.
Back at the office, Ed is questioning Public Nerdemy #1. It seems that Gavin and the owner of the lake house, Frank Jordan, have already been to court when both parties sued each other and the judge threw the case out of court. I have a quick comment: this incident happened on Halloween; now it's four days until Thanksgiving. Are the writers of Ed trying to tell me that there's already been one court case and now there'll be two in an incident that is barely three weeks old? I'm no stickler for details, but this one seems a bit ludicrous to me.