STORY 1: Partying with the Parents
Jane and Alex's dad is celebrating 20 years in the mattress business, but his big anniversary party isn't all jumping-on-the-bed sort of fun. Jane desperately wants to come up with a good joke to make her dad laugh, while Alex has yet to tell her parents (guest stars Christopher McDonald and Julie Hagerty) that she's gotten back together with Dave, who's made a surprise appearance at the party.
Mrs. Kerkovich: "What did I teach you about buffet strategy?"
Alex: "Always start with your high-end meats. Skip veggies, they'll only fill you up with nonsense."
Mrs. Kerkovich: "And?"
Mrs. Kerkovich: "Be sure to make sexual eye contact with the carver, your stomach will thank you."
Dave: "I should be here. We're getting serious again."
Mrs. Kerkovich: "Serious?"
Alex: "Yeah, he means how, like, we're all getting serious again, y'know because of all the wars and the flash mobs and that floating garbage island. OK, we are post-Katrina, guys."
Mr. Kerkovich: "It takes a big man to stay friends with the woman who humiliated him like that."
Dave: "Well, I don't think 'humiliated' is the right word to use."
Mrs. Kerkovich: "Emasculated."
Mr. Kerkovich: "That's good. 'Embarrassed.' 'Castrated.'"
Mrs. Kerkovich: "Ooh, can the word 'eunuch' be a verb?"
Alex: "It's a place, mom."
Mrs. Kerkovich: "Have you been dating anyone?"
Dave: "Dating? Yes! Lots. Yards and yards of ladies. In fact, meters, even. Because of the Canadians. Yep, I'm all aboot that Canadian strange, eh?"
Brad (to a depressed Dave): "Why the long face, Michael Phelps?"
Brad: "For years, my Aunt Margaret's nickname for Jane has been 'Cocaine.'"
Brad: "Yeah, skinny, white, the scourge of the black community."
Dave: "Wow. That's a special kind of racism."
Dave (making an announcement at the party): "Alex Kerkovich and I are dating again. That's right! The guy she left at the altar is back on the scene. But you shouldn't look at me as a victim. No, no. You should only look at the ladies that I was with while Alex and I were broken up as victims... of good sex."
STORY 2: The Fifth Wheel
Penny has been spending all her time with new beau, Pete. Max is feeling like a fifth wheel, so he tries to find a replacement Penny.
Memorable Quotes:Dave (to Max): "We're not fifth-wheeling you, Joey Fatone."