The game begins. Mary Cherry and Cherry Cherry step up to the podium for the first round. Before Ed announces the first category, Mary tells Cherry that she's shocked that Cherry would do something so terrible to her own daughter. "Then you're stupider than I thought," hisses Cherry Cherry. The category is "Abusive Mothers." Cherry Cherry sweeps it, answering questions correctly about Joan Crawford, Susan Smith, and Jaid Barrymore, because after all, she is one of them. "This game is rigged!" whines Mary Cherry.
Back at the Palace, Lily focuses on a question on her teen quiz: "Are you with your boyfriend because he's smart?" She turns on the TV to see Jm J Bullock squared off against Nicole. "Page fifty-four of the new Restoration Hardware Catalog is " Jm slams the buzzer: "Bathroom fixtures!" You know, I should probably object to such stereotyping of gay men as being unhealthily obsessed with the Restoration Hardware catalog, but it's the damn truth. I love that catalog like a teenage boy loves porn. Furthermore, I just bought a set of cocktail glasses and a floor mop from them and am seriously considering painting the walls of my bedroom with their sage green paint.
Pablo's lesson with the other girl ends and he escorts her to the door. Carmen and Pablo begin their lesson, but Carmen freaks out at the thought of him teaching that other woman and starts to collect her things. Pablo is disappointed with her decision since her dancing has gotten so much better. She can't understand him, and he can't understand her. Finally she tells an older Hispanic lady to tell Pablo thank you and that she "learned a lot." Older Hispanic Lady tells Pablo in a subtitled Spanish conversation that he knows a lot about music, but he knows nothing about women. Uh, that's because he's gay!
The Big Head Challenge. Bush Private School for Special Needs Children is shutting out the Kennedy team 3,600 to zero. They break for a commercial, and the perturbed Kennedy team heads back to their dressing room to consider alternate strategies. They consider pulling Josh from the team and replacing him with Harrison. Harrison sticks up for Josh even though Josh wants out now that he knows that Lily isn't watching. The stage manager calls places. "Harrison's right," says Brooke. "We came as a team and we're going to leave as one." The break is over, and Brooke is the next contestant to step up. She faces the handsome woman who looks like Lynn Redgrave. The category is "Brooke McQueen," so Brooke gives answers like "eating disorder" and "Glamazon" to a series of personal questions and wins the next round. Sam wins the next round, a series of questions about shows on the WB. One of the answers she gives to an unheard question is "adult film star." Obviously, they must have been asking something about Simon Rex from Jack & Jill. The score is tied. Josh steps up. His opponent is the guy in the wheelchair who Harrison and Chem, watching from the dressing room, suspect might actually be Stephen Hawking, hired by Cherry Cherry to impersonate a high-school sophomore. But the category happens to be poultry, so Josh wins it. Lily, who as it turns out is watching, beams with pride as Kennedy moves into the lead and ultimately wins -- largely because Stephen Hawking can't hit the buzzer fast enough. Back in the dressing room, Cherry Cherry bursts in on the victory celebration and tells Mary Cherry how proud she was to see her embarrass her own mother on television. Although she's grounded for life for crossing her -- and she's out of the will. "Thanks for playing a game with me, Mama," says a bittersweet Mary Cherry.