Carol waltzes in while the band is playing and waits until the band is dismissed. She approaches Meara and says that she's heard the music department is being shut down. Meara seems a bit down about it, but not suicidal "down." Her department is the least important and by getting rid of it, they won't have to compromise the rest of the "important" departments. Carol insists that she will talk to the school board and by God...Anne F'n Meara will always have a place in Stuckeyville High to teach her brand of torturous music to the tone-deaf students.
Back at Mike and Nancy's, Nancy comes home in the middle of the day to "check on Sara" when she's really spying on Carmella. She tells Carmella she wants to get to know her better. Carmella squirms in her Mexican seat and tells Nancy she wants to get to know Dr. Mike better and starts making those stupid "ROWWWRRR!!" sounds and rubbing her breasts. Nancy ignores this because it was just a figment of my imagination and proceeds to ask Carmella what her favorite movie is. Carmella answers with The Fletch because you never know what Chevy Chase is thinking in that wacky series of bumbling detective flicks. Nancy then asks who she voted for and Carmella says Bush because Gore's too stiff. She came to that rationalization through watching talk shows, which was a tip of the hat to executive producer Dave Letterman.
In a fine Stuckeyville bistro, Mike, Nancy, and Ed are having dinner. Mike is joking about Ed's first date with Cara, when he took her to a Jefferson Starship concert. Like THAT'S supposed to be something to snicker about today. Lemme tell you something, DR. MIKE...the Starship ROCKED, dude. They SHREDDED! They were the original ass-kickers, you lily-livered piece of toilet trash. Do NOT mock the Starship, you hairy bastard! Ed wonders aloud what's wrong with the Starship and Mike says nothing, then breaks into the chorus of the rock-and-roll anthem "We Built This City." Ed smiles and sings a line or two. Nancy gets in the spirit and starts belting out the chorus, which leaves Ed and Mike staring at her like she just admitted a sexual fantasy involving an albino leper. Nancy just needs to butt out of the Ed and Mike relationship and allow them to have their little latent homosexual dinners together. Mike says he heard about what Cara's doing to entrap her husband and Ed says it's a bad idea. Nancy says it's a great idea -- testing people. She decides she's going to test Carmella to see if she's a decent nanny. Lemme see...the nanny wants to boink the daddy. Test over. You fail, Carmie. Ed comes up with this week's TEN DOLLAR BET and bets Mike that he won't finish his meal with his shirt off. Mike hesitates because more than likely this restaurant is one of those stuffy corporate beeyotches that frown on patrons not wearing shirts or shoes. Ed coaxes him by saying, "TEN DOLLARS, MIKE."