Aaaand now we go to Amanda's Adventures in Control Freakdom, as she's explaining to the camera operators where the shots are going to go. Then she explains to Marcela how a tangled-up hose is less photogenic than their product. All the while, we're getting that honk-honk-honk music that we get when we're not supposed to take someone seriously. It's the Sam/Tammy/Markus honking of buffoonery. Leslie and Amanda start to bicker a bit about hose placement, and finally, Ryan steps in and wants to know what the deal is. Leslie demurs at first, because she doesn't want to say that Amanda is driving her fucking batty. Amanda starts to explain about the hose, and when Leslie interjects that the hose is secondary (presumably secondary to the fact that Amanda is a horrible monster of pointless yammering), Amanda actually has the gall to snap at her for interrupting. Yeah, Amanda, how dare anyone interrupt you. Ryan interviews about what a nightmare she is, and then we cut to Ryan and Leslie talking alone. The cool thing is that the Matchstick set is in front of a house, and if you continue out the front lawn, it goes up to a very small hill. So Leslie and Ryan are standing on this teeny hill "overlooking" the house, and the camera is shooting them from behind, with the house all big in the background, and it looks like Ryan and Leslie just bought their first home together, which is more adorable than it has any right to be. They both bitch about Amanda and how it's not usually their style to bowl people over in conversation like she does. Ryan then says he's going to instruct the cameras to stay on Leslie and ignore Amanda. Leslie laughs what could probably be called a cackle here, because she thinks it's more diabolical than it is. In reality, it's Ryan being a good PM and Leslie being the better on-air salesperson. Did I mention how much I like them both? ("With-out Pity," Joe. "With-out"!)
It's almost time for Matchstick to go on the air. Ryan's in the control room with the headset on, watching a monitor with four video feeds on it. He also has a screen that will track the sales as they come in. Leslie is prepping with the QVC lady, who is wearing a pretty green jacket and singing what sounds like the "there's a hole in the bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza" song, only with "dear Leslie, dear Leslie." FYI: I have no idea why or how I came to know that song, though I suspect it has something to do with having sisters. Ryan interviews that this is Leslie's show, and if she can go on the air and "tell a story" about their product instead of just shilling for it, they'll "hit a home run." Man, what kind of story can you tell about a hose rewinder? Is it like King Lear, except instead of daughters, the King has garden equipment? Is it called The Long and Winding Hose? Regardless, 5-4-3-2-1, and Leslie is on the air.