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A wig! I said what's that on your head? A wig! What's that on your head? A wig! Wig! Wig! Wig! Wig! Wig! Wig! Wig! Wig! Next up: "Girl From Ipanema Goes to Greenland." An underrated classic that helped coin the phrase "underrated classic." Download it today. Four million viewers. FOUR MILLION VIEWERS!!! For a primetime show. Promoted heavily during the World Series. On one of the Big Four. On a Monday night. When people are, kind of, home watching television. Four million viewers. Isn't that, like, how many people watch The Man Show? Gah! Mama Roam and Sydney from Melrose circle Roam like the buzzards of cancellation getting ready to descend on the rotting carcass of a once-promising and overly-hyped network series. Mama Roam wants to know why Roam couldn't tie down a solid endorsement from Mayor Ron Silver, and everyone hedges until Sydney from Melrose (soon to be known as "Sydney From Melrose Fan Conventions," now that she's once again seeking employment) takes the fall and says that Mayor Ron Silver got upset when Sydney from Melrose lost her temper in their meeting. Saying that it's unacceptable to lose one's temper, Mama Roam loses her temper. I've been meaning to tell you I think Mama Roam is kind of foxy. And ever more so when she's snarking on Sydney for losing her husband the election. Love shack baby, yeah. ["Djb, remember that time we were playing Cranium and I had to hum 'Love Shack' so that my teammates could guess it, which is pretty much impossible because the verses are just Fred Schneider talking, so I had to try to hum like Fred Schneider talks? That was awesome. By the way, I don't drink, but if I did, the news that I was going to be down 1 (one) TV series going into November sweeps would certainly merit a Corona or two. Cheers!" -- Wing Chun] Hotter again is the woman of the house when she's cashing in her five-cent bottle deposit for a whole damn six-pack of whup-ass. Mama Roam finds Adam in the next room and tells him that getting all pissy and deciding not to appear in his father's campaign commercial isn't the way to "get back at him" for all's he's done blah blee. But Adam can't just stop at being a mad teenager, instead having to prove a larger existential point with his general rhetoric: "Why can't he just be a father?" Because he has a job, perhaps? That requires working? To get money? To pay for pretty things? And besides, he's got enough attention for one kid anyway. It's not like he went and had five kids and ignored them all. There are people in the world who can tell that their parents didn't want kids that badly, and are therefore often ignored by them while they're off, achieving other, often careerist, non-children-oriented goals. They're called "only children." Sorry. But it's true. Roam tells them both that Adam shouldn't have to do anything he doesn't want to. I love his absolute turnaround as a character. What a prince. Whereas before he was getting nothing but static on Channel Z, now he's gonna shoot that static down the drain, gonna put that static out of his brain.