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The Reagans, Part I

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Argle Bargle? Or Fooforah?
Campaign headquarters, which is the Reagan house. People are bustling. A campaign poster shows Ron, Nancy, Patty, and Ron Jr. Maureen and Michael are off in a sweatshop somewhere making campaign buttons out of Coke cans. Zeljko and Ronnie are in Ronnie's office. Ron's being coached on how to ignore reporters by playing deaf. Nancy is on the phone talking about Michael's failing grades. Patty -- who has grown up to be quite the whiner -- tells Nancy that she's not going to boarding school. She threatens to run away. Nancy yells for her to go to her room. Patty squeals and does just that. Nancy, stressed, finishes on the phone, takes some pills from a shelf, and downs a wee fistful. Some schlub who looks like Drew Carey asks Nancy if there's any mayo as he pokes in the fridge. Nancy doesn't answer. The poor guy closes the empty mayo jar. Patty goes into the bathroom medicine cabinet and does some self-medicating of her own. She swallows a blue pill. Everybody, let's get stoned! Later. Michael wants to talk to his father, but Nancy is forbidding it. He's very busy. Michael rushes past her and goes to talk to his father anyway. Nancy continues to play interference. Michael's having problems with a kid at school. Ronnie tells him to do what Nancy says. Ronnie informs Nancy that Maureen is on her way, too. She needs a place to crash. Nancy is overwhelmed. Ronnie says that Maureen left that "bastard husband" of hers, and will come help with the campaign. Nancy tells Ronnie that Michael had another fight at school. And by the way, Nancy can't take anymore of this. She wants to throw Michael out. Ron says he likes having Michael around. Out in the hall, Nancy is having a meltdown. She says they don't have any privacy. Ron comes over, kisses Nancy, and tells her they can send Michael away. He even offers to tell the boy. Nancy says she'll do it. He already thinks she's a monster. "I am a monster," she says. No, Ron says, she's a Nancypants. (Shudder again.) Ron encourages Nancypants to smile for him. In the living room, Patty, high as a kite, wanders to answer the door. It's Maureen, all grown up. She looks a little like Julia Sweeney. Apparently, they're meeting for the first time. Cut to later that evening. Nancy is pulling out the familiar linens for an unwanted houseguest. Patty, sitting around with the other kids, tells Ron Jr. that their mom is getting rid of her and Mike. Ron Jr.'s next. He looks scared. In another room, Maureen is given her bedsheets. Nancy is making Maureen sleep on the floor since Mike's got the couch. Maureen is cool with that. Nancy lays down the law. She tells Maureen that since she's going through divorce proceedings, she should stay away from the campaign. But Ronnie's been divorced. Nancy says the voters already know that. Nancy says they'll all be better off if Maureen just stays away. Step off, Maureen! Nancy goes to pat Maureen on the arm, and her stepdaughter flinches. Nancy pulls away Maureen's hanging, open sweater to reveal bruises on her upper arm. Nancy is shocked, but not sympathetic. She walks away. Maureen stares at the family poster in which she's not featured.

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Mondo Extra
The Reagans, Part I

Episode Report Card
Grade It Now!
YOU GRADE IT
Argle Bargle? Or Fooforah?

Campaign headquarters, which is the Reagan house. People are bustling. A campaign poster shows Ron, Nancy, Patty, and Ron Jr. Maureen and Michael are off in a sweatshop somewhere making campaign buttons out of Coke cans. Zeljko and Ronnie are in Ronnie's office. Ron's being coached on how to ignore reporters by playing deaf. Nancy is on the phone talking about Michael's failing grades. Patty -- who has grown up to be quite the whiner -- tells Nancy that she's not going to boarding school. She threatens to run away. Nancy yells for her to go to her room. Patty squeals and does just that. Nancy, stressed, finishes on the phone, takes some pills from a shelf, and downs a wee fistful. Some schlub who looks like Drew Carey asks Nancy if there's any mayo as he pokes in the fridge. Nancy doesn't answer. The poor guy closes the empty mayo jar. Patty goes into the bathroom medicine cabinet and does some self-medicating of her own. She swallows a blue pill. Everybody, let's get stoned!

Later. Michael wants to talk to his father, but Nancy is forbidding it. He's very busy. Michael rushes past her and goes to talk to his father anyway. Nancy continues to play interference. Michael's having problems with a kid at school. Ronnie tells him to do what Nancy says. Ronnie informs Nancy that Maureen is on her way, too. She needs a place to crash. Nancy is overwhelmed. Ronnie says that Maureen left that "bastard husband" of hers, and will come help with the campaign. Nancy tells Ronnie that Michael had another fight at school. And by the way, Nancy can't take anymore of this. She wants to throw Michael out. Ron says he likes having Michael around.

Out in the hall, Nancy is having a meltdown. She says they don't have any privacy. Ron comes over, kisses Nancy, and tells her they can send Michael away. He even offers to tell the boy. Nancy says she'll do it. He already thinks she's a monster. "I am a monster," she says. No, Ron says, she's a Nancypants. (Shudder again.) Ron encourages Nancypants to smile for him.

In the living room, Patty, high as a kite, wanders to answer the door. It's Maureen, all grown up. She looks a little like Julia Sweeney. Apparently, they're meeting for the first time.

Cut to later that evening. Nancy is pulling out the familiar linens for an unwanted houseguest. Patty, sitting around with the other kids, tells Ron Jr. that their mom is getting rid of her and Mike. Ron Jr.'s next. He looks scared.

In another room, Maureen is given her bedsheets. Nancy is making Maureen sleep on the floor since Mike's got the couch. Maureen is cool with that. Nancy lays down the law. She tells Maureen that since she's going through divorce proceedings, she should stay away from the campaign. But Ronnie's been divorced. Nancy says the voters already know that. Nancy says they'll all be better off if Maureen just stays away. Step off, Maureen! Nancy goes to pat Maureen on the arm, and her stepdaughter flinches. Nancy pulls away Maureen's hanging, open sweater to reveal bruises on her upper arm. Nancy is shocked, but not sympathetic. She walks away. Maureen stares at the family poster in which she's not featured.

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