Swimtern comes up to Donna's desk and prattles about "the Supremes." "Don't call them that," she says with annoyance. He insists that everybody else does, managing to mention several important people he allegedly knows. "You drop one more name, I'm going to staple your mouth shut," Donna says as she walks off with Swimtern on her heels. Eventually, he abandons chasing her, smirks, and goes the other direction as Josh approaches. Josh catches up with Donna, and dejectedly says, "There'll be hell to pay at Agincourt; I've offended the Dauphin." The Eagle-Eyed Forum Posters assure me that this line is really funny. Donna passes on some more phone messages, including "Senator Webster regarding E. Lang - 'what could he possibly be thinking?,' Senator Milbank, regarding Lang, 'no no no no no,' Bertha McNull, 'not a snowball's chance in' -- oh, that's not about Lang, that's about the highways bill." Heh. Josh mutters some more about his misery, and Donna offers him a black-eyed Susan. These are cookies, it turns out, sent by her mother. As Josh opens the tin, he notes that there are pictures of cats on top. "They're cat people?" "No, they're not," Donna says. He holds up the lid. "Shadrach and Meschach," she says. "Two cats," Josh says, all judging-like. "Cat people." As Josh takes a bite of cookie, Donna says that for years, her parents only had one cat, but that he died over Christmas. Josh, not really paying attention, notes that the cookie is extremely dry. Donna continues with the story, in which after the cat died, her parents couldn't agree on a replacement, so they got both of the ones they were considering. Josh's face shifts, and he looks at Donna like something is just occurring to him. Okay, not very plausible. But still funny.
Episode Report CardMiss Alli: A | 1279 USERS: B-
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