In the kitchen, Lee's made a cheat sheet for Lenny entitled "Lenny's Cheat Sheet," which is a multi-part document outlining: possible questions from the Trump and Viceroys, their best answers, qualities of Lenny to bring up, and the many kinds of love Lee feels for Lenny. Lenny couldn't care less about any of this. It's pretty rough, watching Lee do this whole song and dance to save Lenny, and Lenny allowing his arrogance to cloud even that. I think there's also slight linguistic irritation going on with Lee, too, based on this conversation and the conversation back in the van. And the fact that Lenny thinks of Lee as a pet, and not a player in this game in any way, so why would he think that Lee could help him? But Lee's love for him blinds him to all this, and he doggedly keeps going and quizzing him and shit, and I think it's admirable to go through all this with Lenny, but it's kind of sad and irritating that Lee's lying down for somebody who doesn't think of him even slightly as a man. "What were we being judged on?" Lenny says, "Sustainability," meaning that he's either crazy or does not know what that word means, because expensive electronic equipment in the middle of the hyperactive, sugar-stoked wolves' den that is daycare is not a concept you want in the same room as the word "sustainability."
Lee: "No." Lenny: "Yes. Sustainability." Lee: "No. Creativity." Lenny: "Yes. Sustainability." Lee: "No." Jacob: "You know what? I think you've got this covered, Lenny. Clearly you know what you're doing, and I don't want to seem pushy, so I'm gonna bounce."
Lee explains to Lenny that one of the sheets is about the task, and the other one is about Lenny in general, and it's so, so sweet and funny and so very Lee, but Lenny scorns them both equally. Lee points out a list of things "Trump likes to hear," and I hate the "political" nature of Lee's ass-kissing, but it's a matter of subtlety, not strategy, with me. These are lists you should be making in your head, but you have to tell it slant, because people aren't stupid. Lee mentions some Lenny buzzwords, "crafty" and "responsible," but doesn't mention "comedian," even though that's The Phrase That Pays for Lenny. He asks if Lenny knows what "resourceful" means, and -- honestly, I believed Lee and Lenny were intimate enough that this wouldn't push any buttons, because they're pretty clear on the whole talking thing and how Lenny is bad at it, but I guess Lenny's more self-conscious than I thought -- Lenny rolls his eyes. Like that's out of the question that he would have any gaps in his vocabulary. It's such a crutch when he wants it to be, and something you should never mention otherwise. But knowing that, you can work around it. While silently hating him for it, maybe, but you can still do it. Which is what Charmaine never figured out.