…Francine: Pizza? …No no no no. That’s not what we had in mind…
At this Lee looks up at Amanda confused at where Francine got that idea.. and Francine reaches over to collect something.. (possessive hand touching his arm no less)
…Ah, Lee, Do you know that the Blue Fox actually caters to parties of two now?…
…Now I stopped and got their takeout menu on the way over here.
Lee turns away prayin for patience.. and a little exasperated.. He lets out a big sigh..
[Blue foxes.. dancing bears.. and big bad wolves.. lots of animals so far!
So what do you make of Francine here? Parties of two means – not parties of three!!!! so don’t expect to eat with us you’re not welcome!! We’re way too good for pizza!
IMHO! What do you think?]
Amanda: Francine, you can’t have the Blue Fox deliver here three times a day,…
(we hear a doorbell ring in the background- at Zernoff’s)
… the whole neighbourhood will notice. Now I brought you groceries,
(we cut to the wide shot.. Lee is wisely keeping his eyes fixated on what’s in that grocery bag and out of trouble while Amanda sets Francine straight on the suburbs! whahahaahaah!!)
…you can, you know just whip something up.
[I like this.. I think Lee knows Blue fox three times a day is a bad idea – from his previous stints in the suburbs, he has learned what’s normal in the suburbs – Francine is way behind here! Maybe Lee never would have ordered Blue fox? Hmm.. what do you think? I don’t know! I was surprised Amanda didn’t make them something to eat – but then she would have had to explain it to Dotty.. and she couldn’t say she was giving Zernoff two home cooked meals really.. that’s a bit weird no? I guess when Amanda said she was going to the market she was trying to be truthful with Dotty.. as much as she could.. and she did go- for Lee and Francine…I digress!]
So Amanda says Francine can just ‘you know whip something up’ (love how she says that like anyone can do that – lol because Francine probably can’t! or won’t!)
Francine repeats: Whip something – ?
She cuts off what she’s saying when we hear Zernoff has a visitor.. rofl!
I love it! Just as Francine is trying to get rid of Amanda, Amanda points out that Francine doesn’t know what she’s doing in the suburbs.. Amanda is needed.. and..we suddenly hear Dotty’s voice in their little stakeout room.. uh oh!!!!
Dotty’s voice: Hello, I’m Dotty West.
Lee and Amanda share a look.. uh oh!!!
…I, uh, I live a few blocks over.
(Love how they just can’t believe what they are hearing and look down at the machine! lol!!)
Zernoff: Helloooo!!!! How are you?
[Oh my gosh! Zernoff sounds like Count Dracula from Sesame Street! If only he had said: Grreeetings!
rofl!! If he wears a Tux in this episode I’ll kill myself laughing!]
Lee and Amanda exchange a look.
This can only be your fault Amanda! Unless those blue jays went door to door selling information too!! whahahahaa..(I suspect they are evil sleeper agents!)
Amanda: (whispers) It’s Mother!
[Hilarious!! I love that she whispers! Amanda.. she can’t hear you ]
Amanda looks at the machine again.. Lee and Francine look concerned.. I can’t see Francine’s face but I can imagine she’s rolling her eyes at how this non agent told her mother where Zernoff was.. ugh… only..
How did Dotty know where to find Zernoff? Was there only one furnished place up for rent on Magnolia? lol.. I like to picture Dotty bribing the Blue Jays to tell her if they’d met any Doctor’s speaking Russian!!! whahahahaa.. err it would be for the good of the Blue Jay’s fundraising of course!
I like how Amanda keeps hold of the groceries Lee is carrying..
We cut to intrepid Dotty.. walking a tightrope of her own Dotty: Fine, thank you …I hope I’m not intruding
Zernoff: Intrusion? Oh my dear Mrs.West…..a visit from a beautiful lady is never an intrusion…. [He’s Count Dracula I tell you! Muahaha!] … May I get you a cup of tea? It would be an honour.
Dotty: Ohh!! That would be lovely…
…And you, uh, you can call me Dotty.
[hooo haaaaa.. Dotty is crunching on the count errr Zernoff!]
Zernoff: And you may call me Andrei…
[Let’s count the names! Muahahahaa…. eerr the Count has an evil laugh but really he’s a good guy/puppet no?]
…Dotty. Uaghh… it is such a humble name for such a gracious lady.
Dotty:Well it’s short, for Dorothea.
Zernoff: Then I shall call you Dorothea!
[rofl.. so dramatic! ‘Let’s count the letters in the word… Dorothea!’ Don’t remember the count and have a minute or two to job your memory? see HERE. ]
(Zernoff’s doorbell rings)
Zernoff: Oh, excuse me a moment.
We see his front door open and before Zernoff can say Grrrreeeetings! Amanda launches into her welcome speech!
Amanda: Hello Dr. Zernoff. I’m Amanda King. I’m here to say ‘Welcome Neighbour’ and welcome you to
Zernoff: That’s charming! Come in come in
[Yes! these Americans are so rude!!! not!!]
Amanda: Thank you Sir
We cut back to Dotty in the living room. Having heard Amanda has arrived – she looks rather smug! haaa!
Amanda gets as far as the doorway and comments..
Amanda: Oh, I see you’ve already met my mother.
Amanda gives Zernoff the basket. Hey check out those heels Amanda has on.. snazzy huh.. not dowdy at all..
Zernoff: Oh thank you. This is your mother?
Zernoff: Please come in, sit down. You are every bit as lovely as she.
[Hmmm this is probably perfectly normal and lovely manners.. but I find all the commenting on how they look to be ick, too over the top. It’s probably just me.. At the same time.. I like the idea that Francine is listening to this haaaaa ]
Zernoff: Now, we shall have tea for three! [Three!!!! yes now it’s three!!! One! Two! Three!!]
We’ll stop here and give Zernoff time to count to three I’m guessing he serves: Russian Caravan Tea!
So now we’ve finally covered the Francine/Blue Fox scene.. what do you make of it?
I think OBDOBD can be before FFFT and FFFT could be a continuation of her antics here..
or Francine in OBDOBD could be a reaction to what took place in FFFT and she’s decided to try again to exclude Amanda?? At this point I’m not sure which I prefer.. but it’s fun to ponder!
What do you guys all think?
If you don’t really care, feel free to say so too! 🙂 tee hee.. Okay bye for now everyone!