Betty's bustling around getting things ready when she notices that one of the dining-room chairs has a loose supporting piece. Unable to solve the problem with some creative jiggling, she ends up hitting the chair against the floor several times until it completely falls apart. Too bad -- that thing would have made the drunk woman's antics even funnier. Bobby and Sally look concerned enough about their mother losing it that they take their eyes off the TV for all of three seconds.
Harry's working away as his shiftless officemate Warren is keeping the faith by doing nothing, although he tries to look busy when one of the girls buzzes in that Roger is there. Harry tries the effect of calling Roger by his given name, which gets a "Crane" in response. Heh. I think it's worse that he didn't even seem to notice. Roger asks what this business is about expanding the department, and Harry says he's checked with other outfits, and they should have a "dedicated man" for broadcast operations -- someone to read scripts, mainly, while he should be more of "the face of the Television Department, for the clients." Translation: "I want to do nothing around here, like all my friends do." Well, that's at least how Roger hears it, as, after a funny bit where he tries to ascertain if he can bum a smoke and realizes that Harry's a mooch in that regard just like he is, he wonders if Harry's "goldbricking," because that's what "Mitch" says. After unsuccessfully trying to get Warren to leave, Harry, sotto voce, says that Mitch isn't happy with Harry's promotion. Roger asks if Harry is, and when he says yes, pointedly replies, "Figure out a way to do the job yourself." When he's gone, Harry tells Warren that he'd better not repeat any of that to Mitch. Aw. He's so cute when he tries to be threatening!