"What goes up, must come down," the Muzak plays as furry-eyebrowed Earnest Eric approaches Richie in his dad's sporting goods store. Richie is doing his best Pacino impression as he tries on sunglasses. "Yeah, I wanta buy a boat with tree [sic] propellers," Richie tells him. Eric gets all flustered and Richie gives him a hard time: "Kid, you see me here every week. When are you going to stop asking," and gives him the condescending cheek tap. Davey rushes past, asking if there's a problem. Richie's in a good mood for a sick bastard, and he says he's just breaking his kid's balls. What a vivid expression. Davey hands him an envelope from behind the cash register. Richie adds to his already overflowing charm by saying, "Like a pimp says to his hos, keep 'em coming." Okay, his delivery was really funny, yet the joke was really nasty. Davey, ever so stupidly and matter-of-factly, says that his payment is two "c's" shy, and that he'll catch up next week. He hems and haws and hums that he just got caught off-guard this month, he took a second (mortgage, I assume) on his house, he didn't calculate it into his budget, et cetera -- it's no problem, right? God, is this guy stupid, and I mean stupid spelled stoopid. He's that dim. Richie, looking very much an evil little troll next to Davey, says it's no good. Davey calls his faux pas just a stutter step, "no biggie." That's the second time he's said no biggie. Who the hell says "no biggie"? I mean, like, gag me with a spoon, totally. "The difference gets tacked onto the principal, you know that," Richie insists. Davey says he understands. Not. Richie says he doesn't want him at his games until he's caught up, Davey whines that's not necessary, and Richie reminds him that he didn't start "this life" ten minutes ago, and when a guy hands you a light envelope it's just the beginning. Wise, Rich. For you. Davey makes excuses, and Richie cuts him off, throwing Davey's feeble "it's just a stutter step" excuse in his face. Davey actually looks sheepish for once. He's just too stoopid. He's a cyborg, you know.
Episode Report CardMiss Parker: B | 483 USERS: C+
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