The Subplot Of Ick has dressed up for the party. Mason comes down the stairs and sees that Mona has been invited. They make some small talk. Mona is friendly to Mason and mentions seeing him skateboarding earlier. She seems to like him and has no idea what an icky little troll boy he is. Mason loses his nerve and stammers his way back up the stairs. Mona looks disappointed. She doesn't know how lucky she is yet.
Boopsie has arrived at the party, after a brief stop in 1928 to pick up a fringed black mini-dress and one of those ancient cameras you have to load pieces of film into and yank out after each shot. Lillian finds her and complains that Boopsie is missing out on her opportunity to meet eligible rich men because she looks like an event photographer. Mom wants Boopsie to mingle. Boopsie refuses, claiming that she doesn't want to be part of some rich power couple. She wants somebody "fun and romantic and spontaneous," just like her. She forgot to add "easily distracted," "unfocused," and "naïve." Lillian ignores this and calls over an attractive young man to introduce him to Boopsie.
The Subplot Of Ick meets The Smirk Master. Mason approaches Robert at the buffet to ask him how to convince a girl to sleep with him. This sounded absolutely horrible at first, but I relaxed when this scene took place, because then I knew that Mason wasn't going to get any. Robert tells Mason that deep down, all women are whores and want to be treated as such. That way, they don't have to pretend to be better than they really are. At home, Mike Binder takes notes (because it's not like he's going to be doing anything else on Friday nights), completely unaware that Robert is a complete caricature and that we're supposed to be laughing at him, not his smarmy jokes. He tells Mason that whatever he does, never "give a girl [his] heart. Because she'll rip it out, chop it up, and wash it down with a chardonnay." Umm okay. Robert's mad at Catherine's betrayal, right? I think this ranks at about a seven on the incest scale. Mason thanks Robert for his "advice" and wanders off to make a great big ass of himself.