Buddy and Sally learn through a trade publication article that the writers for the Cliff Barnett Show - one that is not nearly as funny or as popular as Alan's show - are the highest paid writers in the business. In addition to the fact that Alan actually owns the Cliff Barnett Show, Buddy and Sally feel under-appreciated and want a 10% raise, each - not so much for the money but for the principle - or else they'll quit the show. Rob agrees to act as their intermediary, and Alan sends Rob to his business manager, Doug Wesley, to talk over the issue. Despite Alan's companies doing very well and Alan himself being a very wealthy man, Doug bamboozles Rob with corporate gobbledygook about certain business subsidiaries doing better than others, each being the official employer of different areas of the show. The one that pays Buddy and Sally is currently doing very poorly, hence a raise for the two of them is impossible, but because the subsidiary that pays Rob is doing so well, Doug gives... Written by
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After Rob says, "I'm stupid," and Doug agrees, it's apparent that filming stopped and resumed later. Besides a slight difference in Rob's attitude, Rob's hands, which were hanging at his sides, are now clasped together behind him as if waiting to get back into the scene. See more
Mr. Wesley, this pot is The Alan Brady Show, right?
[tossing out flowers as he speaks
Uh-huh, and his lovely red flower is Alan Brady. Uh-huh. Now, you take away Sally Rogers, and Buddy Sorrell, and Robert Petrie, and all Alan has left is an empty pot!