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Friday TV Ratings 4/19/19: I Love Lucy Special Low, Last Man Standing Hits Series Low

Final numbers to come.
Time
Show
18-49 Ratings
Viewers (mil)
Channel
8 PMLast Man Standing0.8/54.73Fox

I Love Lucy Funny Money Special0.5/34.44CBS

NBA Countdown0.4/32.23ABC

Blindspot0.4/33.05NBC

Dynasty0.2/11.06The CW
8:30 PMNBA: Celtics v. Pacers0.7/42.74ABC

The Cool Kids0.6/33.52Fox
9 PMThe Blacklist0.6/34.01NBC

Hawaii Five-0 (R)0.4/23.99CBS

Proven Innocent0.4/21.98Fox

Whose Line Is It Anyway? (R)0.3/11.01The CW
9:30 PMWhose Line Is It Anyway? (R)0.3/11.01The CW
10 PMDateline NBC0.7/44.05NBC

Blue Bloods (R)0.4/35.28CBS

Thursday Cable Ratings 4/18/19: Better Things and Drag Race Rise, Tacoma FD Nears Low

Below are the Top 25 programs on cable on Thursday, 4/18/19. Items of note include Better Things on FX, RuPaul's Drag Race on VH1, and Tacoma FD on TruTV.
(Note: Click the names of the shows written in purple to be taken to their pages in the TV Ratings Guide Cable Database.)
Show
Network
18-49 Viewers
Viewers (mil.)
NBA: Warriors v. ClippersTNT1.333.32
NBA: 76ers v. NetsTNT1.162.93
Inside the NBA PlayoffsTNT0.581.42
The First 48A&E0.381.13
Double Shot at LoveMTV0.360.61
The Rachel Maddow ShowMSNBC0.323.23
NHL: WA v. CarolinaNBCSN0.290.82
HannityFox News0.293.63
Swamp PeopleHistory0.281.44
Tucker Carlson TonightFox News0.273.15
Impractical JokersTruTV0.270.54
NHL PlayoffNBCSN0.260.76
The Face of EvilInvest. Disc.0.261.09
RuPaul's Drag RaceVH10.250.53
Pardon the InterruptionESPN0.240.72
The FiveFox News0.242.92
House HuntersHGTV0.241.06
ElfNick-At-Nite0.230.71
NHL: Las Vegas v. San JoseNBCSN0.230.66
The Ingraham AngleFox News0.232.92
Beat Bobby FlayFood0.220.81
The Last WordMSNBC0.222.51
SportscenterESPN0.210.51
America's NewsroomFox News0.212.80
Tacoma FDTruTV0.210.39




Highlights Below the Chart:


Project RunwayBravo0.210.86
Marvel's Cloak & DaggerFreeform0.150.39
Better ThingsFX0.130.36

Finally Together Season 1 Episode 8: Family Games



SETTING: BACKYARD

CATHERINE
So, we're actually following through on this idea?

ANDREW
Yeah, and I'm here to win. Child vs. in-laws vs. grandchildren vs. Fran and Brian?


CATHERINE
No way, I don't want David on my team.

DAVID
Do you even know me?

BRIAN
What if we all just make our families the teams? Fran and I will be the mediators.

ALL PEOPLE GROUP INTO THEIR RESPECTIVE FAMILIES

TEAM 1: DAVID, MARY, CHRIS, JULIAN, DREW
TEAM 2: JOSH, ANDREW
TEAM 3: CATHERINE, WILLIAM, BRITNEY, BRITNEY 2

CATHERINE
Yes! Team 3, for the third kid I've always wanted!

BRITNEY 2
Let me guess, Britney 3?

CATHERINE
You got it.

DAVID
Not too late.


BRITNEY 2
Focus on this so we can not come in last, please?

BRITNEY
What are we playing for again?

BRIAN
You'll see.

ANDREW
What the hell does that mean?!


JOSH
It means they have no clue what the prize will be so whoever wins will just get 10 hugs from my mom.


ANDREW
Maybe not. Either way I'm still here to win.

DREW
Can one of the games be to see who can sign my notebook first? Because as far as it knows, only half of you exist. [GOES IGNORED]

BRIAN
What does the birthday woman want the first game to be?

CATHERINE
Lip sync battle!

DAVID
Pretty sure he was talking about Fran's birthday. I know yours is being overshadowed.


FRAN
Whatever, show us what you got.


CATHERINE and DAVID perform a Britney Spears song, with BRITNEY and BRITNEY 2 also on stage. 

BRIAN
I think you all did anything except for lip sync.


BRITNEY 2
As was my intention.

FRAN
Honestly, I don't think we even need to see anyone else perform to know yours was the worst.


CATHERINE
OK whatever, I didn't want to win this anyway.


BRITNEY 2
Yeah you did.

JOSH
Who cares? If you're looking for another game then Andrew can tell you I'm pretty great with random trivia.


ANDREW
He actually is. 


BRIAN
Fine. What's the name of David's wife?


JOSH
You think I don't know that? Annie.

MARY
Um...seriously? My name's Mary. 

CHRIS
Can we play basketball and win this pathetic competition?

BRIAN
Find a ball and your wish is granted.

[DAVID, MARY, CHRIS, JULIAN, and DREW start a game of pick-up basketball in the driveway. Nobody makes any baskets in 20 minutes.]

BRIAN
I hate to say it, but you all suck at the things you're supposedly good at.

CATHERINE
So we win right?

BRIAN
No, but you'll always be my smartest daughter.

BRITNEY 2
And dumbest. 

FRAN
I think it's clear who the real winner is in this pathetic excuse of a family tournament. Josh and Andrew. Andrew was the person with the most passion for this. Who cares if his husband doesn't know anything about anyone here?


BRIAN
Should we tell him what the prize is then?

FRAN
I think it's only fair.


BRIAN
Fine. You want to say it or do you want me to?

FRAN
You know you want to say it. 


BRIAN
Eh I don't want to. We can tell them another time, right?

FRAN
I'll just say it. Everyone, Brian and I are moving to Poland. We wanted to tell everyone face-to-face. We're leaving the house to Josh and Andrew. You can move into it if you want, or if that's unrealistic then you can sell it. 

JOSH
Seriously?








Life In Pieces Season 4 Premiere & Episode 2 Review

It's been a long wait to see the Short family again, but Life In Pieces is finally back for season four. I was very critical of the show last season, and I wasn't a big fan of quite a few of the storylines, but I'm still excited for it to be back after so long away.

Episode 1:
Story 1: Welcome to the Jungle:

The entire family is on vacation in the jungle to celebrate John and Joan's 50th anniversary. Though they're hungry, they are rushed off to their rooms quickly and can't even eat. The rooms are disgusting and awful, and Tim and one of his daughters both got bit by bugs. Lark loses her stuffed armadillo, and refuses to go to sleep before they get it. Greg installed a GPS tracker in it, but won't go out to get it because it's outside. Jen shames him into going, but he quickly retreats back into the room. However, he goes back out. The armadillo starts moving, which causes Greg to freak out. It turns out that the hut employee was the one who had it, and he gets it back for Lark. However, the toy is full of bugs and they have to get rid of it anyway.

Story 2: Be My Little Baby:

Sophia gets stuck hanging out with Heather, even though she wants to hang out with Tim, Sam and Tyler. Sam and Tyler tell her to blow Heather off and even try to convince her to have another child so she doesn't have to fill the role of "the baby" anymore. However, Heather doesn't get the message. Sophia tells Tim about it, and Tim tells Heather that Sophia doesn't want to be treated like baby anymore. Heather feels like a terrible mom, but she makes up for that the next day by letting Sophia go zip-lining. However, Sophia gets scared right before she's about to zip-line, though Heather also doesn't understand that and makes her go.

Story 3: Colleen's Last Resort:

Colleen tells Matt that she booked a room at a much nicer hotel, but Matt doesn't want to go because it's a family vacation. After a snake shows up in their bed, they end up going. Everyone is suspicious of them the next day when they look clean, rested and happy. Tim spots Matt and Colleen's hotel keycard, and Matt and Colleen are found out. Greg is ready to snitch on them, but Colleen offers a compromise: they will all stay in the room together starting that night, which really puts a damper on Matt and Colleen's vacation.

Story 4: 50 Short Years:

John proposes to Joan that they get a room at the same hotel that the rest of the family is staying at, though Joan instantly shoots the idea down. The next day on their guided tour, John wants to ditch it which Joan wants to keep going. However, John is able to convince her to sneak away. This leads to them getting lost. They end up finding a road, and they ask a bus for a ride. They hop on the bus, which is from the resort, and discover their entire family. Joan is heartbroken and declares that their children "suck." However, Colleen is able to fix things by giving John and Joan their room and sending the rest of the family back to hell.

Wrap-Up:

I thought that this was a great return, mainly because it focused on the family and their bonds, instead of the often-weak pregnancy-related stories like last season. It was really fun to see the entire family on the vacation from hell, and many of my favorite characters all got something to do. My favorite story was the fourth one, as it was a culmination of all of them and was a really great way to wrap up the episode. The second story felt pretty familiar, and wasn't very original, but I still enjoyed it despite the issues with it. The first and third stories were both solid as well, with some really funny moments in both. This premiere gives me hope that this season will be better than the third, and made me very excited for the rest of the season. It's great to have the show back, and I never realized how much I missed it.

Score: 9/10
Grade: A-

Episode 2:
Story 1: Funeral For A Goose:

Tyler's band isn't attracting an audience anymore, which leads to Tim taking him to record a demo at a studio to raise his spirits. The recording doesn't go very well though, and Tyler thinks he's terrible. He decides to quit music altogether. Tim tells Tyler about his time as a diver, saying that even though diving wasn't for him, it did lead him to his eventual passion. He also tells Tyler that he can go back to making music if he wants to. After this talk, Tim decides to try diving one more time.

Story 2: Rough Pregnancy:

Jen tells Greg that his "nose breath" makes her want to vomit. She also tells him about a bunch of other things he does that she hates, and he tries not to do any of them anymore. However, Greg finally  can't stand her demands anymore and he tells her how he feels. This leads to her turning the A/C all the way down to the 50s, and they get in a war over the thermostat.

Story 3: Good Care:

John brings Joan home from the hospital after her injury in the jungle, and he pledges to take care of her until she is better. Heather helps him out with making food, but John wants her to keep it a secret from Joan. He takes advantage of her kindness though, and asks her to make both Joan and him smoothies (or, in his case, a milkshake) and tells her to go to the market. Joan thinks that the food is a bit too good, though, and gets upset that she's had to take care of the cooking and cleaning for five decades while John was perfectly capable himself. When John starts requesting more and more intricate food, Heather walks out. This leads to John giving Joan food of much lower quality, and she gets suspicious. John confesses to her that Heather was the one doing it, which makes Joan very happy, since it means that she's married to someone very, very incompetent, and not someone lazy.

Story 4: Meet the Parents

Morgan, the mother of Matt and Colleen's prospective baby, is a bit of a mess, but Matt and Colleen do their best to make a good impression on her. However, another set of prospective parents come in to meet with her, and Matt and Colleen start to doubt that they'll get the baby. They go to the adoption agency and request to see Morgan again to try to convince her to give them her baby, but she's already on her way home. They are able to track her down before she catches the bus. She tells her that she loved the book that they gave her because of the picture of them as Minions, and she tells them that she is giving them her baby.

Wrap-Up:

This episode was weaker than the premiere, but was still better than most episodes last season. The third story was the only one that I'd actually describe as being "great," but the other three were all decent themselves. John and Joan were both so funny in story 3, and Joan's line about John being "very, very incompetent" was by far the funniest line in the entire episode. I always love their stories, so it's not a surprise that this one was my favorite. The fourth story was also far better than I anticipated, considering how much I disliked the Matt and Colleen baby stories last season. It wasn't anything spectacular, but it actually did make me look forward to their storyline moving forward, as I think their new life with their baby's biological mother is going to be interesting. The other two stories were both pretty mediocre, but both still had enjoyable moments, especially the second story, which had a weirdly sweet ending. All in all, a decent-yet-uneven episode that was still solidly enjoyable.

Score: 8/10
Grade: B

Thursday TV Ratings 4/18/19: Life In Pieces Premieres Modestly, Grey’s Anatomy and The Big Bang Theory Hit New Lows

Final numbers to come.
Time
Show
18-49 Ratings
Viewers (mil)
Channel
8 PMThe Big Bang Theory1.8/911.17CBS

Grey's Anatomy1.2/66.10ABC

Superstore0.9/53.04NBC

Gotham0.6/32.07Fox

Supernatural0.4/21.30The CW
8:30 PMLife In Pieces (P)1.0/66.84CBS

AP Bio0.5/21.84NBC
9 PMMom1.0/56.62CBS

Station 190.9/44.96ABC

The Orville0.6/32.68Fox

Brooklyn Nine-Nine0.5/31.79NBC

In The Dark0.2/10.67The CW
9:30 PMLife In Pieces0.8/45.06CBS

Abby's0.4/21.54NBC
10 PMSWAT0.8/45.10CBS

Law & Order: SVU (R)0.5/32.64NBC

For The People0.5/32.77ABC

Our House Season 1 Episode 12 - Our Wells Beach House, Part 1

 Our House Season 1, Episode 12
Our Wells Beach House, Part 1

Betty: So everyone, are you excited for our trip on Friday?
Teri: Getting trapped for ten hours in an RV with my entire family and Frank? Never been less excited for anything in my life!
Betty: But we’re going to Wells! You used to love going there as a little girl!
Teri: I know, I’m excited to be there. Just not excited to be stuck in a tin can with my family in order to get there.
Betty: It won’t be bad. Heck, we already live in the same house as one another. How will this be any different?
Teri: But we aren’t all so close here. It’s a huge house, we can walk away from someone if they really annoy us. Not in an RV!
Karl: It’s only ten hours. Plus, nobody will dare to make a scene when I’m driving.
Teri: I guess. I’m just so glad you’re driving. I remember when mom used to drive us up in the station wagon when we were kids. That was… a unique experience.
Karl: No worries, that’s not happening this time.
Velma: I’m just excited to finally go to Wells. I keep hearing about it and seeing your pictures of it on Facebook, and now I finally can see it for myself.
Teri: I know you Velma. You’re on Facebook so often that you probably have fonder memories of Mom and Dad’s last trip to Maine than they do.
Velma: That is not true. I only go on during my lunch break at work.
Teri: Bull! We live together now, I know when you’re on lunch break. And you’re on Facebook way longer than that.
Cindy: Well I’m excited. I finally get off of work, and so does Jerry.
Teri: I know, feuding with the HOA is a great full-time job!
Cindy: You know I work hard.
Teri: I know. I still can’t believe the school let you take off for two whole weeks to go on vacation!
Cindy: I’m the principal, what are they gonna do? Fire me?
Teri: Maybe.
Jerry: They’ll never fire her. She’s too good at… whatever an elementary school principal actually does.
Teri: I really can’t believe that the Army let you take two weeks off. I mean, principals don’t do much -
Cindy: Hey!
Teri: But you guys are like actually doing things.
Jerry: They cheered when I told them I needed the time off. They’ve been telling me for about a decade that I need a vacation and I’ve taken a collective two weeks off since then. So, they were more than happy to see me finally go somewhere.
Teri: Yeah, that’s not why they were happy for you to take off. They were just happy to get a break!
Jerry: What’s that supposed to mean?
Teri: You’re a lot, Jerry.
Jerry: A lot of what?
Teri: Just… a lot.
Jerry: Alright, thanks for the great explanation.
Betty: Is anyone packed and ready to go? I’m going to pick up the RV in ten minutes, so bring your bags down to the living room by the time I’m home. It’s always best to get everything early ready instead of late.
Velma: As you may know, I am always packed early. I’ll get it to the living room by the time you’re back.
Betty: I can’t believe we’re going in two days and you and I are the only two that are ready.
Teri: That’s because the rest of us all have lives outside the house. Velma works from home and you’re a retiree who spends all day watching CNN. You see Erin Burnett more than you see any of us.
Betty: That’s not true and you know it.
Teri: Well, you see more of her than you see Frank, at least.
Betty: Yeah, but he’s Frank.
Frank: Hey!
Teri: Come on Frank. You’re from New Jersey, that makes you automatically the worst of any of us.
Tammi: I’m married to him and even I can’t really argue with that.
Teri: See, Frank! Even your wife agrees, We make fun of you because you deserve it, not because we’re mean.
Frank: Didn’t you guys just go on a four day trip to New Jersey.
Teri: That was different.
Frank: How so?
Teri: Because we only went on that trip so we could see Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks.
Frank: Seeing Fleetwood Mac required a four-day stay.
Teri: We were in Atlantic City, we obviously needed to gamble. I’m addicted to Blackjack. It’s a real problem, Frank!
Frank: So all you did there was see a concert and gamble for four days.
Teri: Yes.
Betty: That’s not true! We went to the beach and walked on the boardwalk in Ocean City and got orange twist ice cream.
Tammi: You wouldn’t even come to Ocean City when I got married there, Teri!
Teri: Oh, so I’m just Teri now?
Tammi: Don’t deflect.
Teri: Alright, fine. I just didn’t want to go because I didn’t like Frank, not because I’m allergic to New Jersey. But now I like him and I regret not going.
Velma: You’re lucky you didn’t come, Teri. Your parents and I all stayed in the same hotel together and I would barely even consider it a hotel. It was more like hell on earth.
Teri: See Tammi, I made the right decision. I didn't have to sleep in a hotel that probably had roaches and bedbugs, and your wedding still went on just the same.
Tammi: That’s touching. Now if you excuse me, I should go finish packing. Should I take my bathing suit with.
Teri: It’s April and we’re going to Maine. I’ll let you make that decision for yourself.
Tammi: Yeah, the bathing suit will remain here.
Teri: Good choice.
Friday morning…
Karl: Betty…
Betty: Karl, you sound terrible!
Karl: I’m not going.
Betty: What? No!
Karl: I haven’t been feeling well for a few days and it’s so much worse today. I have a fever and I can barely talk. I think I have the flu. You guys need to just go without me and I need to get back to sleep.
Betty: I don’t remember how to drive there. I need you!
Karl: Use the GPS. It’ll get you there.
Betty: Alright. But it won’t be the same without you. I will miss you.
Karl: I’ll miss you, too. Now go have fun with the family. I’ll be here when you get back.
Betty: Well, then I’m gonna go get ready. You get some rest.
Two hours later…
Betty (singing): Voulez-vouz!
Teri: Mom, are you going to sing along to ABBA the entire way to Maine?
Betty: Your father never lets me do it in the car because it distracts him. So I will enjoy my singing privileges while I have them.
Teri: You’re driving! How do you not find it distracting?
Betty: ABBA calms me.
Teri: Well it’s making my blood pressure fly through the roof. Can they not calm you without you needing to sing along?
Betty: Nope. Sorry.
Teri: Oh mom. Cindy, how are you not flipping out right now?
Cindy doesn’t respond.
Teri: Cindy!!!
Teri notices earbuds in Cindy’s ears and rips them out.
Cindy: What was that for?
Teri: If I have to listen to our mother cover ABBA’s entire discography, then you do too.
Cindy: Won’t she stop?
Teri: Nope.
Cindy: Just start singing along. She'd rather not sing than have to share the spotlight.
Betty (singing): I had a dream, a song to sing!
Frank: Hey Teri, does your mother know that its actually called “I HAVE a Dream?”
Teri: Are you proud of yourself Frank? Making puns during a crisis like this, how dare you?
Frank: I thought it was funny.
Teri: Of course you did, you’re from New Jersey! The entire state is a damn joke!
Tammi: Wow Aunt Teri, you’re in a cranky mood.
Teri: If you had to listen to her struggle to sing along to Waterloo in two different languages, including the one she actually speaks, you would be cranky, too. But you are protected by those blessed earbuds that I somehow forgot to pack.
Velma: I would just like add that I have been listening to the whole thing, and it brought me joy to hear someone sing so enthusiastically for three whole hours.
Teri: Shut up Velma.
Betty: Hey guys, we’re stuck in traffic right now in DC and it looks pretty bad. It looks like the trip’s gonna take an hour longer than we expected.
Teri: Does anyone have a bat or a crowbar or anything heavy? I’m going to smash the window and escape.
Betty: Oh Teri, you always overreact. Just sit back and relax, we’ll be there soon enough.
Cindy: Here Teri, you can have these earbuds.
Teri: Where did these come from?
Cindy: I had an extra pair. They aren’t the best, but it’ll work.
Teri: You are a godsend.
Three hours later…
Betty: Great news guys, we’re in New Jersey!
Teri: How is that great news?
Frank: New Jersey is beautiful if you just give it a chance.
Teri: Is it?
Frank: Yes. It’s a great place to live, and a great place to raise a family.
Teri: Okay. Fine. I don’t actually hate New Jersey. It just seems like a popular place to dump on, and that’s why I do it.
Frank: That was very brave of you.
Teri: Thank you.
Cindy: Jerry, are you filming this?
Jerry: Of course.
Cindy: Good. We need her to never forget that this happened.
Betty: Hey Ralph, how are you? I haven’t heard anything from you today.
Danielle: He’s been sleeping the entire trip. So has Mitchell.
Betty: That’s adorable.
Danielle: Adorable?
Betty: Alright, maybe not adorable. 
Danielle: Definitely not.
Betty: So, how many people are listening to me?
Danielle: I’d say about half of us. You giving up on singing really helped stop us from listening to stuff on our phones. It also gave plenty of people the opportunity to sleep.
Betty: Alright, so who’s excited to get to Wells? This place is so special to me and I’m just happy that I’m going to get the chance to share it with you all in just a few hours.
Danielle: I don’t know about the rest of these wackos, but I’m excited. For the last five years I just went on vacation to Colonial Williamsburg with my daughter and my son.
Betty: We only live an hour away from Williamsburg! That’s not a vacation!
Danielle: It was to me. I didn’t have anyone in my family willing to go farther than that and I wasn’t going to go alone.
Betty: Well now you have us!
Teri: And sometimes, you will certainly wish that you did not.
Danielle: Don’t kid yourselves. You guys are the truest family that I have.
Teri: Aww, poor baby. If you think this is good then you must have had it even rougher than I ever imagined
Cindy: Mom, I’m getting hungry! Can we stop somewhere?
Teri: There's food in the fridge. Mom, do not stop.
Betty: But there’s a sign for Popeye’s Chicken.
Teri: Mom!
Betty: I love that chicken from Popeye’s!
Teri: Please don’t drag this drive out any longer, I beg of you.
Betty: Oh fine. Cindy, there’s a Lean Cuisine in the freezer if you want it?
Cindy: Why is that in there?
Betty: I packed a dozen of them for us for dinner. But you can have it for lunch, since I also made spaghetti and mashed potatoes. And a green bean casserole!
Cindy: What is this, Thanksgiving? How long did you think we’d be in here?
Betty: I just wanted to make sure we’d have enough food for the whole ride. I also baked two strawberry rhubarb pies if anyone wants a slice later on for dessert. It’s your father’s favorite.
Three hours later…
Danielle: Hey Betty, why does it look so familiar outside? Are we in the right place?
Betty: Totally. We totally just drove over the George Washington Bridge. Didn’t you hear my panic attack?
Danielle: Are we in Brooklyn?
Betty: Absolutely not. We definitely did not just drive through Staten Island.
Danielle: Betty! How did we end up here?
Betty: Wrong turn. But it’s fine! We're going to end up in Maine soon enough.
Danielle: I grew up in Bensonhurst. I know this place like the back of my hand. Do you want me to drive us out of here?
Betty: Nah, I’m good!
Teri: Wait, we’re in New York? Quick, put my Taylor Swift CD in.
Tammi: Must we?
Teri: I want to hear Welcome To New York while we’re still in New York!
Betty: Put it in. But after that, ABBA is going back in.
Teri: Seriously, how many albums did they record? We’ve been listening to them for eight hours!
Betty: Well, I have the live album, the two greatest hits albums, the Spanish album…
Teri: That was a rhetorical question, I really don’t care.
Betty: I think we’re stuck in traffic again, so…
Teri: What else is new?
Betty: As I was saying, we’re stuck in traffic so who wants to chat about our trip? What is everyone most excited to see?
Teri: I’m most excited to not have to work for two whole weeks.
Danielle: I’m most excited for the sunset walks along the beach.
Cindy: I want to go see our friend Jeanne at that little gift shop.
Betty: Cindy, you haven’t been to Maine in almost twenty years.
Cindy: So?
Betty: Well uh, Jeanne. She retired.
Cindy: She did?
Betty: Cindy, she was 75 years old in 2000.
Cindy: I saw her every summer for twenty years. I can’t believe I’ll never see her again.
Betty: Cindy, people die sometimes.
Cindy: Die? You said she retied!
Betty: Welp. I lied.
Cindy: When did it happen?
Betty: Five years ago. It actually happened while we were there, we went to the funeral.
Cindy: Why didn’t you tell me?
Betty: I’m old. I forget things!
Cindy: Not an excuse. Did any of our other friends die without you telling me?
Betty: Well, there’s Meredith and Joe and Pat and Carly…
Cindy: Are you kidding me?
Betty: I’m just kidding! Well, Carly is pretty old so she might not have survived the past year. But the rest are probably fine! And just think, Mary is still alive and she’s still in the house next door!
Cindy: I miss her! She was always so nice.
Betty: I know, she was always my best friend from Maine.
Teri: Hey mom, why don’t you tell everyone that story about that time you met Barbara Bush.
Betty: Ooh boy, you guys are gonna love this!
Five hours later…
Betty: It looks like we’re only about three hours away now.
Teri: This feels like the never-ending trip.
Cindy: The traffic in Washington and our three hour excursion in Brooklyn sure didn’t help.
Steven: Mom, I really have to pee!
Tammi: You can go ahead.
Steven: Mitchell’s been in there for twenty minutes.
Tammi: Mitchell, get out of there!
Mitchell: I’m sorry, I think that fish that I ate earlier tonight was spoiled. This is going to be awhile.
Betty: Wait, what fish?
Mitchell: It was in the fridge.
Betty: I didn’t pack any fish.
Mitchell: Oh my god!!! What did I eat?
Betty: I think you ate someone else’s old trout.
Mitchell: I’m going to puke. Again!
Betty: Don’t worry Steven, I’ll pull over at this McDonald’s.
Cindy: Can we find a Wendy’s?
Betty: Cindy, put aside your feelings about McDonald’s for a minute so your grandson can go to the bathroom!
Cindy: Fine.
Steven: Thank you grandma Betty!
Teri: Are we in Connecticut?
Betty: Yes!
Teri: I can’t believe it’s taken us thirteen hours to get here. At least we’re still alive.
Betty: Just throw in a movie. I brought a few DVDs with.
Teri: Okay, so we’ve got Bumblebee, The Favourite, and The Shape of Water.
Betty: Three great choices!
Teri: No, they aren’t. There is a child in the RV with us.
Betty: What, he can't watch all of those?
Tammi: Heck no!
Betty: Why not?
Tammi: Do you know anything about The Favourite or The Shape of Water?
Betty: No, I just picked out whatever I found at Target. The one looks like a nice sci-fi adventure and the other looks like a good historical drama.
Tammi: Okay. Well I guess you can describe them as that.
Teri: It looks like we’re watching Bumblebee.
Cindy: Oh goodie! Just what I was hoping for!
Tammi: It’s not like it’s going to make this trip any worse! Do you want to hear more of grandma's ABBA karaoke?
Cindy: Oh boy, put it in.
Teri: Should we maybe wait for Steven and Frank to get back in the RV?
Tammi: Nah, they’ll catch up!
Teri: Sounds good to me!
To be continued…

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