Key swap. The two women pretend to run back to their own houses. Oh, the wacky hijinx never stop! MPDP: "Shenanigans! Shenanigans!"
Julie and Steve find Frank kneeling over the ottoman, his head in his hands, moaning over and over, "We're doomed...we're doomed...we won't be out of here for three weeks." Frank carries on about how much painting there is to do. Julie suggests storage for the toys. Steve agrees, and thinks they need colour. Frank plans to slipcover the sofa, reupholster the ottoman, and "put a little something" on the chair. Not chickens, I hope. He's bringing in a large rug and moving the entertainment centre. There are going to be some kind of boxes added to the side of the entertainment centre for the toys, and Frank says they're on their own for the bigger stuff. Frank says that they need to do something to the fireplace to make it more distinctive; he's thinking about a "paper treatment" in the panelled areas. They clear the room. During the sequence, Steve pretends to dry-hump Julie on the couch. Okay, he doesn't really; they just sort of make out, or pretend to. But I never get to use the expression "dry-hump." I recap this, and The West Wing, for God's sake. There's probably more sex on Little House on the Prairie. (And no, we're not recapping that.) Man, I can't tell these homeowners apart. I just wrote this whole section using the names "Brian and Tracee" and it's the other couple, so I had to change it. They really need to look into less interchangeable HOs.
Brian carries Tracee in over his shoulder. They find Laurie, who can't wait to help these people rearrange their furniture in some kind of sensible way. Laurie's getting rid of the "chair-and-a-half" permanently. Tracee suggests something new, entertainment centre-wise. Laurie says it will be completely transformed. Brian wants to get rid of the "1970s Papasan chair." Laurie says it's outta there. Frink pouts. "Why does everyone hate Papasan chairs?" I pat his knee gently and say, "Because they have no style, sweetie." He complains, "But they're so comfortable!" Me: "I know. But things can be attractive and comfortable, though I know you can't usually tell by this show." Laurie says that because the room is open to the kitchen, they're going to use an "enhanced version" (which can only mean: something more yellowy, whatever the kitchen colour is) and bring it into the room with some bold stripes. Oy, with the stripes again. You'll all be quite stunned to learn that fabrics are key in this room: one of them even inspired the room! Gesturing to the ceiling fan, Laurie says they're "taking down that li'l booger" and putting in a new light. Pardon me: a "wonderful light fixture." Anyway, it's all about the colour and the fabrics. They unload the room.