At S(toner) C(entral), Paul's munching on chips while Peggy notes that she's hungry, but it's not worth moving. Oh, yeah. Smitty comes up with "Bacar D. Eisenhower," which gets some giggles, and then Paul ribs Jeffrey for being a "drug pusher." Jeffrey responds by calling Paul out for his hoity-toity and very fake accent, saying Paul used to be a total Jersey boy. "I guess that's why they have scholarships." Paul, not enamored of being called out by this trust-fund trash, stands and tells Jeffrey to get out as Peggy hits another stoner mark perfectly by looking hilariously over-interested in the impending drama. Jeffrey stands and ups the stakes: Not only is Paul arrogant, but he can't sing. Hilariously, Paul literally tells him to take it back, but Jeffrey rubs it in that Paul got kicked out of the Tigertones (one of Princeton's many, many, many singing groups), and it's probably best I didn't get stoned for this scene as I think I would have giggled myself to death by now. Paul opens the door for Jeffrey, but before he can get to the "I. Said. Good. DAY!" that's undoubtedly coming, he huffily informs Jeffrey that he left the Tigertones because he had mono. Jeffrey challenges him to sing a little for the crowd, which Paul clearly wasn't expecting, but he rises to the challenge, very passably singing the first verse of "Hello My Baby." Peggy and Smitty applaud while Jeffrey sulks, but Paul turns the scene by holding out a hand Jeffrey's way and starting the second verse, and after hesitating for a moment, he joins Paul in a duet, with the two of them putting a reconciliatory arm around each other. A glassy- and wide-eyed Peggy: "I am so high." Olive's not laughing, but she's the only one.
Betty's standing by the bathroom when some gray-around-the-temples guy tells her he wishes she were waiting for him. Something tells me we just met Jeffrey Graves's father. In the past, of course, Betty would have firmly discouraged such an advance as inappropriate and rude, but it seems her dip into adultery combined with her insecurity over her pregnancy look has altered her attitude as she merely smiles. After turning the conversation to her pregnancy, he asks, blaming in advance the martinis he's had, if he can touch her stomach, and after a moment of consideration, she nods assent. He holds his touch rather longer than seems necessary, not pulling away until she notes that the baby isn't moving around at the moment. I'm going to chalk that up to the baby's good taste rather than worry that that's foreshadowing, so let's move on to where Betty asks who the guy is with, and he confesses he brought a date, as "you can't show up to these things stag. But then you run into people." Don't know if Ken would agree with either statement. Betty clearly catches his meaning, as amazingly subtle as it is, but makes no further encouragement, and then Trudy emerges from the washroom and awesomely doesn't even notice the guy as she spirits Betty away, saying she's in the mood to dance. She's not kidding, as we'll find out.