The Draper doorbell rings, and Betty, dressed only in a see-through robe over a negligee, goes to answer. We don't see him at first, but he identifies himself as an air-conditioner salesman, and pitches her on the idea of "living in frozen comfort." She shares a bed with Don, guy. She's familiar with the feeling. Betty says she's not interested, but when the guy asks her for a glass of water to defend against the "scorcher," she hesitantly lets him in -- and it's a sweaty Adam Kaufman, who you can be forgiven for not recognizing, since his hair is atypically slicked down. And if Brylcreem was able to tame that ginormous shaggy mane, I'd be willing to go on record as saying there's nothing it can't do. But even if you don't recognize him here, you may remember as Parker from Buffy, Gayoda from Dawson's Creek, or that pretentious artist in that episode of Veronica Mars. If none of those roles are familiar to you, you must be very new to TWoP. Welcome! Anyway, once Adam Kaufman takes a swig, he tries to pitch Betty again, and she laughs at the familiarity: "I'm married to a salesman." She says she's sure they can wait out the Indian summer, but Adam Kaufman is undeterred, going to the window and showing her exactly where the cool air from the house is escaping. He tells her she needs a unit in the living room and the bedroom. Dude, she's pretty sheltered. Start with your unit in the bedroom first and see how that goes. He offers to take some measurements, and Betty's charmed; she starts to lead him up the stairs, but, apparently suddenly thinking better of it for any or all of a number of reasons, turns back: "You know, my husband -- I think he would rather go to Sears." She kicks him out, which is just as well, since that line made any air-conditioning completely unnecessary.
Episode Report CardCouch Baron: A | 1894 USERS: B-
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