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,...
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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
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I joined "The Plan".
Isn't that like a cult or something?
No, it's one of those '70s self-discovery clubs that yell at you and don't let you go to the bathroom for 12 hours, right?
[takes out yogurt cup
I think this will do. All right, I'm leaving you without dinner. I'll be back really late.
This whole concept of Mom self-actualizing is making me nauseous.
You're sure it's that and not the concept of Mom pissing in a plastic jar?
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