Two friends of Buddy's (Fredric Lehne, Helen Hunt) who have been going steady for 3 years are having relationship problems -- and when she tries to help, the results aren't quite what she expected; Nancy's troubles at work affect Timmy's behavior.
Teleplay by Liz Coe and Sally Robinson; story by Vicki Zlotnick; produced by Edward Zwick; directed by Richard Kinon.
Fredric Lehne: Rob.
Richard Venture: Jim Hodges.
Fred McCarren: Dan Epstein.
Deborah White: Clara.
Helen Hunt: Sandy.
Nancy Locke: Debra Greenfield.
Michael David Shackelford: Timmy Maitland.
Willie: Meatballs for breakfast? Buddy: They're for the party I'm giving Rob and Sandy. I'm gonna freeze them. Willie: Rob and Sandy? Buddy: The meatballs, dodo-brain. The party isn't until next Saturday. It's gonna be their third anniversary. Doug: Oh, three months? Buddy: Three years! Willie: You should see 'em, Dad. They even dress alike. Doug: So do the Chicago Cubs.
Rob: Sandy wants us to go to different colleges. Buddy: Is that true? Sandy: Will you stop making it sound like it's a dumb idea? Buddy: Wait a minute! I thought you guys never wanted to be apart. Rob: She wants to broaden her horizons. Sandy: What's wrong with that? Rob: Why don't you just go to the library?
Nancy: OK, sweetie, you just sit there, and you can draw mommy a nice picture. Alright? But you have to remember to be very quiet so we don't disturb anybody else. I've got some work to do. [sits down at desk] A real nice picture. [Mr. Hodges, Nancy's boss, walks in] Hodges: Nancy -- have you summarized the deposition I gave you last week? Nancy: I... I put it aside to do the brief. Hodges: I need it right away. Nancy: You'll have it. Timmy: Look, mommy... Hodges: Oh? Who's this -- a new researcher? Nancy: Uh, that's my son. Hodges: Is someone picking him up here? Nancy: No, he's visiting. Hodges: Ah... Nancy: Well, not exactly visiting, it's more like an emergency landing. I had to take him out of school today. Hodges: Nancy, this is a law office. Nancy: He's very well-behaved. Hodges: But Maxwell isn't. If he came in here right now, you could just pack up your desk. Nancy: Mr. Hodges, I didn't know what else to do! Clara said she wouldn't mind looking after him. Hodges: Clara is a secretary, not a baby-sitter. I'm sure she'd rather play with Timmy than take dictation, but that's not what she's paid for.
Buddy: Do you remember when you were dating Mom? Doug: I took her to dinner just last week-end. Buddy: I mean before you were married. Doug: Oh, yeah. Buddy: Yeah? What kind of things made you jealous? Doug: Me, jealous? Buddy: Yeah, like what if you saw her with another guy? Doug: It wouldn't bother me. I trusted your mother. Buddy: Well, what if you saw them... hand in hand? Doug: I knew she liked only me. Buddy: Well, what if you saw them with their arms around each other, gazing deeply into each other's eyes? [pause] Doug: I'd kill him. Buddy: Good! Doug: Good? Buddy: Never mind.
Buddy: We have to be convincing. Uh... Maybe we should hold hands, OK? Rob: How can I eat pizza if we're holding hands? Buddy: Did you come here to eat, or did you come here to make Sandy jealous? Rob: Right. I wish you'd brought that up before I ordered a large pizza.