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The Reagans, Part I

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Argle Bargle? Or Fooforah?
Arizona. (Which doesn't have a cool theme song like California does.) Barry Goldwater starts talking, and already I don't like him. He talks like a lecture from somebody's boring dad. He's talking about unions' having too much power. Ronnie counters that Big Government is worse than unions. Ronnie complains that the welfare system is doing more damage to the country than the Commies are. "Are you sure you're a Democrat?" Goldwater asks. Oh, ha ha. Boy, Arizona looks nice. The back yard of Arizona, at least. Nancy's mom comes outside to give a lounging Nancy a drink, and to tell her that Ronnie's conversion to the Republican Party is coming along nicely. "How about you?" Mom asks. "I thought you quit playing housewives when you got married." She suggests a nanny. Nancy doesn't want a nanny. She says it would just be one more person for her to manage. Nancy says she wants to be a good mother, but that it's just her and the baby, day in, day out. There's nobody to talk to, and she thinks she's going out of her mind sometimes. Mom says Nancy wasn't meant to be a housewife. She says that kids will come and go, but that it's all about Nancy and Ronnie: "You'll have him for the duration." What an incredibly strange approach to parenthood. Nancy nods. Enlightenment. At the dinner table in the very posh Reagan home, which has a great view of a pool and surrounding mountains, Patty asks her dad a question. What is this electricity everybody keeps talking about? Ronnie says it's a wonderful thing. He goes to the kitchen to explain. Patty and Nancy follow. They're all dressed to the nines. Maybe even tens, I don't know. I guess you have to take into account the economics back then. It might have been elevens with what you could buy back then. In the kitchen, there's a fridge with a lazy Susan inside (Susan is chilly, but you can turn her till she's dizzy), and a steam and dry iron. "This is stupid. Can we cut now?" Patty asks. A film crew standing nearby shooting footage laughs. "Patty, you're such a brat!" Nancy jokes, but not really. Little Patty makes an ugly face and runs to her room. Nancy smiles to the director and runs after her. Ronnie starts telling the crew a joke about two kids: one is an optimist, the other's a pessimist. Aw, I wanted to hear the joke. Nancy follows Patty to her room. "I hate you! I hate you!" Patty yells. Nancy goes to her and tells her that this is her daddy's job and she will not ruin it! Patty cries as Nancy shakes the shit out of her. Nancy suddenly apologizes and tries to hug her daughter. She tells Patty to stop crying or they'll hear her. Mommie Dearest much?

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Mondo Extra
The Reagans, Part I

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

Arizona. (Which doesn't have a cool theme song like California does.) Barry Goldwater starts talking, and already I don't like him. He talks like a lecture from somebody's boring dad. He's talking about unions' having too much power. Ronnie counters that Big Government is worse than unions. Ronnie complains that the welfare system is doing more damage to the country than the Commies are. "Are you sure you're a Democrat?" Goldwater asks. Oh, ha ha. Boy, Arizona looks nice. The back yard of Arizona, at least. Nancy's mom comes outside to give a lounging Nancy a drink, and to tell her that Ronnie's conversion to the Republican Party is coming along nicely. "How about you?" Mom asks. "I thought you quit playing housewives when you got married." She suggests a nanny. Nancy doesn't want a nanny. She says it would just be one more person for her to manage. Nancy says she wants to be a good mother, but that it's just her and the baby, day in, day out. There's nobody to talk to, and she thinks she's going out of her mind sometimes. Mom says Nancy wasn't meant to be a housewife. She says that kids will come and go, but that it's all about Nancy and Ronnie: "You'll have him for the duration." What an incredibly strange approach to parenthood. Nancy nods. Enlightenment.

At the dinner table in the very posh Reagan home, which has a great view of a pool and surrounding mountains, Patty asks her dad a question. What is this electricity everybody keeps talking about? Ronnie says it's a wonderful thing. He goes to the kitchen to explain. Patty and Nancy follow. They're all dressed to the nines. Maybe even tens, I don't know. I guess you have to take into account the economics back then. It might have been elevens with what you could buy back then. In the kitchen, there's a fridge with a lazy Susan inside (Susan is chilly, but you can turn her till she's dizzy), and a steam and dry iron. "This is stupid. Can we cut now?" Patty asks. A film crew standing nearby shooting footage laughs. "Patty, you're such a brat!" Nancy jokes, but not really. Little Patty makes an ugly face and runs to her room. Nancy smiles to the director and runs after her. Ronnie starts telling the crew a joke about two kids: one is an optimist, the other's a pessimist. Aw, I wanted to hear the joke. Nancy follows Patty to her room. "I hate you! I hate you!" Patty yells. Nancy goes to her and tells her that this is her daddy's job and she will not ruin it! Patty cries as Nancy shakes the shit out of her. Nancy suddenly apologizes and tries to hug her daughter. She tells Patty to stop crying or they'll hear her. Mommie Dearest much?

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