Frank tells Steve where to paint. They gripe about how big the room is.
Laurie yammers about the plan for stripes. Laurie says that yellow is serving as a bright accent in this room, and calls the sorta-celadon colour turquoise, which I really don't see as turquoise. It's much more jade than turquoise. Laurie gets ribbed about comparing one of the colours to one of the stripes in her shirt. Tracee asks, "Did you plan that?" Laurie laughs and talks about how she gets so into the planning of a room. She's "feeling it."
Steve and Frank pretend they've decided not to finish the room and to just go play golf or something. Golf? Right. I bet Frank would rather make dollies.
Laurie measures the walls and starts marking stripes. Tracee suggests that if Julie and Steve don't like it, they can use it as a growth chart for their kids.
MPDP arrives. She remarks on the annoyingly squeaky roller Julie's gotten stuck with.
Okay. If you were dozing off, now's the time to wake up. Yow: check out the new eye candy. Very pretty indeed. I guess since they're planning 80+ shows next season, and Ty's assclown routine wore thin about nine hundred episodes ago, they need to bring in some new talent. Unfortunately, this episode doesn't give us much of a chance to experience his personality, or on the other hand, maybe this is it, and we'll have to be grateful that he's at least easy on the retinas, unlike so much on this show. Laurie comes out to talk to Carter about her coffee table. She makes sure to put her hand gently on his back. Frink: "Hands off, Laurie. You're married." Carter listens and responds but seems nervous, biting his lips, almost as if to keep himself from bursting out into nervous laughter. Laurie wants a coffee table with no sharp edges, because of the kids, and with drawers underneath that pull out from each quarter of the table. I have to say, I just dread seeing Gen with Carter. Me to Frink: "Man, he's gonna popular." Frink: "Uh...yeah. Wonder what Ty thinks?" I figure Ty's busy with his honkin' book deal anyway. ["Ty got a book deal? I need a new agent." -- Wing Chun]