Kate, slightly sick of family life, checks out a model apartment in a brand-new high-rise condo -- and gets trapped overnight, along with a very pregnant younger woman (Kim Darby); Buddy has the bright idea of dyeing her hair blonde.
Written by Carol Evan McKeand; produced by Nigel McKeand; directed by Richard Kinon.
Kim Darby: Lily Barker.
Mitzi McCall: Sally.
Robert Lussier: real estate agent.
Erica Yohn: Molly.
Tomoyuki Takei: Yuri.
Larry Muraicami: Larry.
Grayce Grant: wife.
Fred Carney: husband.
Buddy: Wall to wall laundry... Yucka! [piles an armful of clothes on one of the kitchen chairs] Doug: A woman's work is never done. Willie: You better not let Mom ever hear you say that. Doug: Yeah, that's right... Those cracks aren't permitted anymore, even in jest. [pause. Willie picks up a pair of socks from the pile] Willie (in a deep voice): Miss Lawrence, what would you say if I offered you fifty dollars for this bedraggled pair of tennis socks? Buddy: I'd take it, and I'd also say you were crazy. Willie: Ha ha ha ha! Well, I may be crazy, but nevertheless I'm gonna make that offer -- because, you see, Miss Lawrence, you have been chosen as a contestant in the Battle of the Detergents! [Everyone laughs. Cut to Kate, pulling into the driveway, repeatedly honking the horn, then going inside] Willie (in a high-pitched voice): I'll bet all you folks out there in television land think this young lady and I are mother and daughter! Buddy: People are always getting us confused, but she's really not my mother. Willie: No, I'm not... I'm her grandmother. Scrape-O has peeled off a half-century of skin off these hands, giving them their youthful appearance! Kate (walking in): In that case, try using it on the kitchen. Doug: Ha ha! Kate, honey, you're just in time. Pull up a chair and sit down. Kate: There doesn't seem to be one free. Doug: Oh yeah. [surveys the kitchen] Yeah, it's a bit of a mess, isn't it. Kate: Wrong. It's not a bit of a mess, it's a complete mess. And I'd like you all to know that I have no intention of spending my afternoon cleaning it up. Buddy: Mom, you don't have to. I already did the laundry, I just didn't fold it. Kate: So I see. The car's full of groceries; if anyone of you can tear yourself away from all this domestic hilarity, I'd appreciate you bringing them in. [Kate goes upstairs. Pause.] Willie: I think she's peeved.
[phone rings; Doug runs to pick it up] Doug: Hello? Kate: Doug? I'm alright, I'm coming home. Doug: Kate! Where are you? What happened? Kate: I'll explain when I see you, darling. Doug: We've been -- Kate: Doug... Doug: What? Kate: After four generations of lawyers... I think you've got a doctor in the family.
[Buddy is having her hair re-done, at the salon] Buddy: What about Ravishing Red? That would look dynamite. Kate: Buddy Brown will be fine.