Better with You

Episode 1.16 : Better Without a Couch

  • Better with You
    • Episode Premiere : March 02, 2011
    • Distributor : ABC
    • Genre : Comedy
    • Seasons : 1
    • Show Period : 2010 - 2011
    • Production Company: Warner Bros. Television
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Cast and Crew

The Story

Casey notices that he has an incoming call from an old girlfriend. Ben warns that he should NOT pick up that phone. Too late. Casey learns that his ex is moving back into the city and wants her couch back. It happens to be the same sofa he's been sharing with Mia since they moved in together. Uh oh.

Ben believes this is a major problem because the Putney girls are crazy-jealous. Things will only get worse when Mia finds out Casey's ex is named Jessica. Girls hate girls named Jessica because they are always super-hot. Let's see, there's Jessica Simpson�Jessica Rabbit� Well, you get the idea.

In the hotel world, Ben is known as a bit of a "fixer." He's like Harvey Keitel in Pulp Fiction. Truth be told, Ben never saw Pulp Fiction, which is why he doesn't know Keitel was The Wolf. He also has no idea what they call a Quarter Pounder with cheese in France. Nevertheless, Ben is willing to help. He suggests deception.

BONUS MOVIE TIDBIT: In France, a Quarter Pounder with cheese is called a Royale with cheese because of the metric system. Yes, everything you ever need to know about life can be found in Quentin Tarantino movies!

When Ben tells Mia the couch has termites, she makes the guys get rid of it immediately. They end up lugging it all through the streets of New York, stopping occasionally to rest. Unfortunately, a cop gives them a ticket every time they take a cushy seat on city streets. They end up storing the sofa at Ben's place, but Maddie and Mia pop in four minutes before Jessica is scheduled to arrive. Make that three minutes and fifty-nine seconds. Fifty-eight�fifty-seven�

DING DONG! Someone's at the door. Casey's ex lives up to her super-hot Jessica status. Mia freaks when the truth comes out. She shoves the couch into the rightful owner's ankle. Later, Mia apologizes to Jessica and Casey tries to apologize to Mia. It doesn't go well.

Mia eventually accepts the fact that Casey had other girlfriends before her. They both agree to ditch any item that has ties to a former flame. Soon, they are standing in the middle of a very empty firehouse. Perhaps they don't need to get rid of "everything." They still need a new couch though.

Joel and Vicky are looking to update their will. They ask Maddie if she can recommend a good lawyer. It never dawns on them that their daughter is a good lawyer. Joel is reluctant at first, but Vicky persuades him to give Maddie the gig. She says, "We paid for her law school, we might as well get a free will out of it." Maddie is completely willing to eat her fee in order to have her folks finally see her as an adult.

Maddie is all business while going over the details of the will, but Joel refuses to take her seriously. She enlists her always-fawning assistant, Glen, to help make her office look ultra-professional. But only Vicky shows up for their next meeting. She tells Maddie that her dad was recently diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat. It's nothing terribly serious, but he still doesn't want to worry his girls.

Maddie has a heart-to-heart with her dad about his situation. Joel doesn't like talking about things like this with his children. But Maddie makes him realize that she's actually an adult now. Joel agrees to keep her in the loop in the future. Of course, that means he can no longer order bacon on her watch. Joel doesn't seem to mind.






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