A recently-divorced friend wants to hang out with Kate; Nancy gets upset when a classmate asks to use her place for an affair with a married man.
Written by Oliver and Elizabeth Hailey; produced by Nigel McKeand; directed by Peter Werner.
William Windom: Howard Stone.
Anne Schedeen: Susie Robinson.
Susan Cotton: Rita.
Sam de Fazio: Mark.
Michael David Schackelford: Timmy Maitland.
Buddy: Listen: "Entries must be 10 words or less. Postmarked no later than midnight." Willie: Oh, count me out, Peaches. Buddy: Willie, come on! Listen! You come up with one line, and we can win 25 thousand dollars. Willie: Aaah... I love that "we." I come up with the jingle, and you win. Buddy: OK. How does... 20 percent grab ya? Willie: Loosely. Why don't you try 50. Buddy: 35, my best offer. Come on, Willie, one line, 10 words or less. Here we go. "To avoid detection / For day-long protection / Use it at seven --" Willie: ... And you'll smell to high heaven. [Buddy thwaps him with the newspaper] Doug: Is all this noise absolutely necessary at the breakfast table? Buddy: Dad, it's a golden opportunity. Doug:Silence is golden. Buddy: Well, excuuuse me! I think I'll go to school, where I'm allowed to express myself.
Doug: Why'd you invite Howard, anyway? He was never a favorite of yours. Kate: Oh, he's alright. Besides, he chose me -- I met him in the market. He was buying TV dinners, and girl-watching. Doug: Kate. Kate: Well, ever since he and Charlotte separated, he's been... girl-watching. Doug: Now, we don't know that. That's just rumor. Kate: Well, maybe. But he certainly was eyeing the tomatoes.
Nancy: Hi, I'm dropping Timmy and going to school. Can I give you a lift anywhere? Willie: Aw, thanks, but I've got to get this résumé done. And the way I'm going, it'll probably take me all day. Nancy: Your résumé shouldn't take that long. Willie: Oh, thanks. That's not the problem -- the "a" on this typewriter won't work. Nancy: Ah. Well, use your imagination. Try and think of synonyms that don't have "a"s in them. Willie: Oh, that's a good idea. Let's see... "photoenlargement"... How does "photoenbigment" sound?
Kate: Daddy had to go down to Newport for a couple of days. Do you have any plans for tonight? Nancy: Well, Robert Redford called, but [shakes head] I'm so bored with blonds... Kate: Well, in that case, how about going out on the town with a brunette?