Coach Taylor is a big ball of sweaty furrowing as he tells his wife she was right, "AC's broken." She calmly asks, "Sugar? I think it's time I get a job. I mean, we talked about it, right?" He asks her if she wants to do it now, and she says yes. He runs his hands through his magnificent head of hair, takes a sip of water, and she tells him it's "nothing you need to worry about." Wow, where men are men, women are women, and women are men, too, don't worry your little head about it. Oh, I jest. I think Tami Taylor is one hell of a woman; sure, she isn't out to explode gender stereotypes, but sometimes simply being awesome at what you are is enough.
Alert! Alert! Applebee's drive-by! There's been some media murmuring about this "product placement" -- and the consensus has been that it's seamless -- and I agree, but I can't even see the point of murmuring about it, because what television show set in suburban or rural America can-NOT have its characters eating in chain restaurants? Perhaps a sad truth, but one certainly mitigated by unlimited breadsticks. Anyway, the awesome thing about this Crapplebee's is that this is apparently where the Lady Mayor holds her business lunches. Coach Taylor sits at a long table full of boosters and listens to Lady Mayor take a hunk of this scene and gnaw through it, secure in the knowledge that she used Polident that morning.