Wallace is shooting a Nerf ball at a mini-backboard-and-hoop he has set up in his dorm room when his ostensible roommate enters with a box of stuff. Some people wondered why Wallace, not the richest kid we know, would be on-campus instead of living at home, but I assumed that it was just part of his scholarship deal. Wallace addresses him as "Stosh," but the kid asks him to call him "Piz" instead. I hope the origin of the name has nothing to do with sleepaway camp and warm water. (Actually, his full name is Stosh Piznarski, named after Mark Piznarski, who directed the first two episodes of the show.) Piz -- who's cute enough, and also looks like he could actually be in college -- knows Wallace's name, but says that there must be a mistake: he specifically requested a roommate who wasn't "uh...you know." Wallace looks all, "You better not be saying what I think you're saying," and given that the way the scene is edited makes it look Piz started talking back when Keith's lingo actually was current, I can understand why his temperature would be starting to rise. However, Piz's "joke" is that he didn't want a roommate who's better-looking than he is. A little clunky there, but genuine enough, it seemed to me. Wallace, pleased with the compliment, indicates the side of the room he took, and says he hopes it's cool. Piz: "No sweat. I rarely wear clothes indoors. I hope that's cool." Wallace holds the smile for a moment, and then gets serious as he says that's not cool at all. I hold the smile for a moment, and then tell Wallace to speak for himself. Piz and Wallace are hitting it off well, though, and Wallace asks if Piz has any more stuff...
Episode Report CardCouch Baron: B+ | 859 USERS: B
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