Buddy, upset by a lack of attention from T.J., tries to make him jealous by hanging out with a geek; Willie catches the eye of his cute über-boss.
Written by Tim Maschler; produced by Nigel McKeand; directed by Harvey S. Laidman.
Samantha Eggar: Norah McKay.
Allan Arbus: Roy Brady.
Willie Aames: T.J. Latimer.
Eric Olson: Ernie.
Jay Gerber: Murray Taylor.
Doug: Running a little late, huh? Willie: Don't worry, Dad. If I eat fast and drive recklessly, I'll only be 15 minutes late, and I don't think that's gonna put Nora McKay Advertising, Incorporated, out of business. Doug: Uh... It might put Willie Lawrence out of business. Willie: No such luck.
Kate: You and T.J. still on the outs? Buddy: Yeah... But I'm getting to him. He saw me with Ernie twice today, and it's killing him! Kate: Who's Ernie? Buddy: Just some other guy... But T.J. doesn't know that, see. Kate: Does Ernie? Buddy: All Ernie wants is someone to listen to him while he talks about the poetry of anthropology. Kate: He wants someone to listen to him, or he wants you in particular to listen to him? Buddy: I dunno... Probably me. Kate: I think you should be careful, Buddy. Sounds to me like somebody's liable to get hurt. Buddy: I won't get hurt, I know what I'm doing!
Willie: Norah... Why did you give me this job? Norah: Why do you think? Willie: Because you thought I had something to offer the agency. Norah: I am the agency.