Michael John Piper finally passes away, depressed and delirious, after a long battle with cancer, and his "psychic" widow sticks around Fisher & Sons to discuss his funeral arrangements with him. She also predicts that one of the brothers will have a child, and perplexedly tells Nate she doesn't sense Nathaniel - though only because the funeral home is crowded so not everyone can be sensed. Nate is also baffled by Brenda's so-called ebb in sexual activity, especially when learning even Rico, with a family of four, has an extremely strong pattern of one. He does get some good news, though - at his first funeral-directors' meeting he enthusiastically declares war on Kroehner's and is well-received by all present. Ruth begins attending The Plan seminar when Robbie invites her, and alternates between resisting their hate-the-world policy and taking a hard look at her actual family relationships, meaning she mostly insults her kids. Claire soon has more to worry about than cutting remarks,... Written by
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In the scene with his niece and mother, Keith handles a plastic thermos featuring The Get Along Gang, American Greetings card characters who also had a short-lived cartoon series in 1984. See more
Robbie graduated from The Plan course in the previous episode, yet in this episode he is back in the class. Even if he took some more lessons, he wouldn't be in the same class with Ruth who is a newbie. See more
The only god I know is a mean-spirited comedian in ugly pants whose every joke has the same damn punchline.
Somewhere in a Dream
Performed by Joel Evans See more