Tenacity van. Cyndi's practicing her singing in the car, and it's annoying everyone. Holly can't figure out why she's warming up since she didn't think she was going to sing. Summer's worried Cyndi will mess it up and Holly has the nerve to tell Cyndi that it's important because it's a live performance. Cyndi's like, "Uh, yeah, have you met me? I have done live performances." Only less snotty. That was my own irritation working its way in.
RockSolid. Bret has his game face on, singing and snapping his fingers. And he once again says he's going to fall on the sword about the '70s porn heating and air conditioning. He tells her it that it at least has attitude, and this is him reeling himself in or he'd have been all over the place. Sharon agrees: "I'm gonna put my plunger up your pipes." Bret says he wants to go out big, and she tells him to do what his heart tells him.
Tenacity. They ask Cyndi which one she wants to do and have her go practice. While she's in the sound room, Summer and Holly whisper about how her voice isn't "mainstream" enough, and Holly says she's worried and maybe the professionals who do this every day should do it. Cyndi sings, and Holly and Summer hate it. Holly says it won't be the perfect vocal the other girl gave her, and she wouldn't have let Cyndi do it if she were project manager. Cyndi interviews that the sound of her voice would add character to the jingle. Summer says that they're working with professionals who have been practicing the part and should go with them. Cyndi says she knows the part. Curtis says it would be a waste not to use Cyndi, and then interviews later that you can't give up on Cyndi Lauper's voice and would be crazy not to use it. Summer tells Cyndi, "We'll see." God, they're like mean girls. I hate them so much.
The executives get seated for RockSolid's presentation. RockSolid's still practicing their very cool "Ben, Ben, Ben!" and "Mister Sparky," then they say they're ready and their sound people make sure everything's working, and they begin. Bret explains they're performing three spots for executives in another room, and "I feel like I'm in the movie Seabiscuit. You know what I mean?" Why, no, Bret, no one knows what you mean. He goes on to make sound effects and add, "Like we're making walking sounds while we're singing. It's so old-school, but it's also kind of fun." Still not sure what he means with the Seabiscuit thing, but it's charming, so who cares? Bret wishes them a good morning and introduces the spots. They start with Mister Sparky, which is quite good. Next up is One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, which is not nearly so sexy and risqué as Sharon thought. She even tells Bret it was perfect after all. Last is Ben Franklin, which is probably their most catchy jingle. At the end, the executives say they like the originality and need to hire Bret as a salesperson, but they're disappointed in the humor and wish Bret had come back a step further with that.