The Floating Anniversary
Season 1 | Episode 103 | Aired 10/13/2009
With Frankie preoccupied, Sue asks her dad for advice on how to impress a boy. Anyone else think this is a bad idea? Mike tells Sue that a grand gesture may do the trick, like the time he painted the names “Mike & Lisa” on the side of a barn. Frankie didn’t like Mike when they first met, so she told him her name was Lisa. Sue is inspired. She takes hold of the microphone to the school’s PA system and belts out a sweet, i.e. embarrassing, rendition of The Carpenters’ Close to You
. Doo, doo, do…Doo, doo, do…Doo, doo, do.
In addition to dealing with her immediate family, Frankie keeps getting calls to help her elderly aunts, Ginny and Edie. It seems Aunt Edie failed her driving test, so they need someone to drive them around. Also, their dog Doris has developed emphysema from inhaling all their secondhand smoke. Frankie takes Doris home, as this diaper-wearing pooch (don’t ask) now needs to be in a smoke-free environment.