Kate is offended when Willie has a fling with her younger, harp-playing
Long); Buddy is torn when she is invited to join a sorority, and
Written by Thom Racina; produced by Nigel McKeand; directed by Richard
Shelley Long: Joan.
Louise Foley: Audrey Pfeiffer.
Laura Staylor: Liza.
Kim Leslie: Marjorie.
Joan: Hi. Willie: Hi. Joan: What d'you think about the tights? Pretty good idea, huh?
I had a
dance class earlier, and I needed something red to put on the end of
so -- they're certainly red, right? Willie: They're certainly red. Joan: Right. Anyway, hey, I'm Joan. Willie: Hi, my name is -- Joan: Willie. I know, I recognized you from your picture on the
You're even better in the flesh. Willie: Thank you. [pause] Joan: It's alright. I don't mind. Willie: Mind what? Joan: You looking at my body that way. See, I keep in shape by
this thing all over California.
Willie: Mom, I said I was sorry... We're just very
each other. Kate: I can understand that. Willie: OK, then...? Kate: Just a second. I can understand that. What I can't
why all this has to go on under our roof. Willie: Well, now, I hate to press the point, but it was under
my roof. Now, would you rather we had gone off to a motel? Kate: Frankly... yes. You asked me, and I told you. Joan, I'll
waiting in the living room when you're ready to practice.
Annie: Buddy? Buddy: What? Annie: Audrey's downstairs. Buddy: Now? Annie: I could tell her you moved.
Kate: I don't want you to leave, Willie, not like this. I don't
wanna lose you in anger, not ever. But I'm an old-fashioned person,
and the values I learned are the values I still believe in, and try to
by. I can change, if I'm convinced. I can try to accept your views. But
expect me to live with them, it's just not possible. I have to be true
myself, too. I am who I am, Willie, you are who you are. It's tough,
that's the way it is. Willie: Then it's a stalemate. Kate: No. Because there's a circumstance here that is a natural
tie-breaker: I'm still your mother, and I live here for good. If you
accept that, Willie, then -- much as I'll hate it, you should leave.
don't go away mad. Willie: It's just so hard to be an adult, and still be a
son. Kate: I think you're awfully good at both.