In the Yokas bathroom, Faith is approached by Fred (who, DAMMIT!, still looks just like Larry Miller's shady twin brother) who reminds her that the electricity bill is due. Yokas says she hasn't mailed it because she paid the rent instead. Fred sprays his armpits with an aerosol (do they even still make those? I thought they were bad for the environment) and offers to drop off the payment. What a guy, huh? Faith says no, she'll do it.
In the living room, the kids are transfixed on George Clooney giving an interview on TV. Yeah, John Wells, we know you know George Clooney. We're happy for you. I've never known kids to be transfixed by anything on TV unless it was animated or Japanese or both. In the kitchen, Fred asks Faith if she can come to his softball team's pre-game practice. She says she will if she's not too busy. Quite randomly and just as she's pulling a drink out of the fridge, she announces to Fred, "I'm pregnant." He does a little double take. Faith tells him not to tell anyone because she doesn't want others to know. Fred smiles and does the little happy sperm dance because his "mojo" is still working. Somehow the thought of alcoholic and not-so-attractive Fred getting his mojo going doesn't seem as bad as the thought of Bosco getting his on. Faith points out that they can't afford another kid. Fred plays the rationalization game and even offers to get a second job. Faith isn't buying it. Fred kisses her forehead and tells her she worries too much.
I'm not worried about anything because the show's theme song is on over the opening credits. My cat would be dancing if she was here right now: instead, she's staying overnight at the vet where she's getting spayed. Long story.
Joan Allen is involved in some sort of group sex encounter that causes tensions in The Contender? Didn't we already cover that ground in The Ice Storm?
After some relatively pleasant commercials, we return to find Yokas yakking into a garbage can as reflected in the lens of Bosco's sunglasses. "I thought morning sickness was supposed to happen in the morning," he says. Yokas asks for Bosco's soda. He gives it to her, and it is exactly at this point that I would not ask for that soda back. As for Yokas, instead of spitting, she's swallowing the soda. This violates everything I've ever learned in the few times that I've vomited. Bosco asks whether Fred was upset that he was the last to know about the pregnancy. Yokas says that Fred was too busy crowing about his mojo. Considering that Fred could barely get it up last season, I think some crowing could be considered justifiable. She goes on and on about how Fred never worries about anything, she always pays the bills and so forth. Bosco tends to skew toward the Fred View of Life in that he believes Yokas should quit worrying so much. She asks him what he knows about raising kids in a tight money situation. Bosco says he's got bills including rent, insurance and the almost $3 he spent on the new season's haircut. Yokas says the bills include diapers, formula, food for five, a PlayStation for Charlie and an iMac for Emily. If you made it a Sega Dreamcast and an Athlon computer, I'd come live with the family and pay some of the bills myself. Bosco doesn't seem to relate. Yokas further puts forth her point: it costs $70 for the four of them to eat at McDonald's and see a movie. Wow, remind me to never go on a Big Mac attack in New York. Bosco asks why the kids need a PlayStation or iMac. Yokas says she wants her kids to have a better life than she did wearing hand-me-downs and marrying Fred, the man with the Wonder Sperm. Their little heart-to-heart is interrupted by a call on the radio. It's a rape at an apartment. Here's how tough Yokas is taking her situation: she seems relieved to be called away on an assignment. Almost as an aside as she gets in the car, she says, "Fred and I are procreating our way into poverty." If I'm not mistaken, that was in a director's cut DVD edition of an early Flinstones episode right after Pebbles was born.