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]
MPDP remarks on how big the room is. I think we've got it now: the room? It's big. Still, there are a lot of windows, very wide entranceways from the hall and kitchen, and they're not painting the ceiling. Suck it up. Steve mentions that Frank compared it to an airplane hangar; MPDP says that Frank often gets the airplane hangars, because "he can do so much with paint, he can fit the airplane hangar into the budget."
Carter pushes his hair away from his face a lot. That'll probably be annoying for those not riveted by his looks. Laurie wants the top of the coffee table to be a piece of Plexiglas under which she's going to put a piece of fabric. I don't know that Plexiglas is the ideal surface for a coffee table. Doesn't it scratch and stain pretty easily? That's been my experience. Laurie says that they're painting the table, so he can make it from MDF.
Frank and Tracee embellish lamps. He's got some plain white wooden lamps, and they're going to stick scrapbooking paper around the bases.