A small gathering happens at Jeff's place as we hear the five-note Get Real jingle on clarinet. Mary offers to throw the reception. Joanne says she shouldn't because it's the same day as the big birthday party. Mary says she wants to. Joanne then explains how Jeff died. "He was in the bathroom brushing his teeth." She heard a noise and went to check on him. "He was laying [sic] on the floor, the toothbrush buzzing around next to him." I tell myself that's not funny. Mary's face shows she's telling herself the same thing. Lily continues the story but she's talking to Meghan. They talk about seeing dead people. Meghan listens, interrupts, listens. Her hair is sad.
Rebecca passes Kenny a note saying she knows what he's going through, but he doesn't read it. He's thinking about his dad.
Mitch walks into the funeral home and we hear the five-note Get Real jingle on oboe. He sits next to a casket and starts talking to Jeff. He tells him that Lily and Joanne are hanging in there. He reminds him that he still owes him fifty bucks. He bitches about Jeff not taking care of himself and now nobody is there for him anymore. Who's gonna tell him when Springsteen's in concert? Who's gonna bitch about sports? Who's gonna talk about how Letterman sucks? It's always about Mitch, isn't it? It turns out he's talking to an empty casket. "You would have loved this," he says to Jeff. Meghan voice-overs that her dad needs either a good laugh or a good cry.
During the commercial break, I have both.
Mitch makes the obituary phone call as Mary hugs him from behind. The three Green kids, who have Lo-Jacks that keep them from being more than fifty feet from each other at any time, enter and stare from the back of the room. The five-note Get Real jingle on oboe continues its sad song, but the guitar takes over. "Do you ever think about Dad dying?" Kenny asks. "I used to, sometimes," Meghan responds, and we see she's in a bubble bath. Kenny sits on the floor beside her in the creepiest scene FOX has ever aired. They discuss death and Mitch until Meghan gets freaked and tells him she "can't go there," and then kicks him out because she's starting to "de-bubble." Mitch is telling Mary that he's mad at Jeff. We see Joanne in an empty bed. Mitch tries to ask Mary if she thinks about him dying and she says she doesn't want to discuss it. For a family that always makes everything about them, they sure are making it annoying to listen to them not think about others and not talk about themselves. Mary cuddles Mitch in her sleep.