With Sally's continued leave of absence to appear on The Stevie Parsons Show as his permanent guest, Rob needs someone, temporarily at least, to do the typing at the office. Laura really does want to take the job, against Rob's wishes. After failed secretary after failed secretary (including Alan's giggly niece Jackie), Rob finally relents. Sally will know by the end of the week what her status on Stevie Parsons' show will be - stay on or return to Alan's show. As such, Rob thinks he can handle working with Laura for one week. Laura ends up proving Rob wrong in that she can do the secretarial job very well and still maintain the house; however, Rob, festering, makes the office environment with Laura an antagonistic one. Rob has to come to some understanding of why he is doing what he's doing. Once he does, only Laura can tell him if his feelings are valid based on the reality of the situation.
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Did You Know?
Rob's line about finding a girl who doesn't "snap, giggle or pop" is a take on the slogan for Rice Krispies cereal - "snap, crackle and pop." See more
When at the office where Laura thinks up the joke about digging to the center of the earth to see if it is chewy or creamy chocolate, one camera angle features Rob and Buddy bantering back and forth (the dartboard and plaque on the wall behind them). A shadow at the top of the wall above the heads of the two men reveals the form of the boom microphone swinging back and forth in the direction of each actor as he speaks. See more
Rob has heartburn?
Mm-hm. And, you know, he didn't have it while Sally was there. It just started since then. No, he comes in the front door, slams it, says hi to me, doesn't kiss me, throws the paper on the table, and burps.
Aw, doggone it!
[Rob enters, slams the front door, says hi, throws his hat in the closet, slams the closet door, throws his paper on the dining table and burps