Everyone gets older except for Frankie Heck, who refuses to admit that she may be aging ungracefully. Frankie gets a rude wakeup call when Sue asks her to pick up some diapers for a babysitting job. The young clerk at the store thinks she’s inquiring about products for incontinent adults. Frankie says, “Look, I might sneeze-pee once in awhile, but I don’t need diapers!” Oops.
Brick discovers that his mom has been lying about lots of things for lots of years. Apparently, the President did NOT outlaw candy for kids under 10. Brick’s not the only victim of Frankie’s legacy of deception. Axl says, “She once told me kids who talk during Wheel of Fortune go blind.” We’re thinking such an affliction would make it tough to know when to buy a vowel.
As Brick uncovers more fibs mom told, Frankie continues to lie to herself about being as youthful as ever. She then lies to Mike by refusing to admit she threw out her back while reaching down to adjust a plug. The Hecks remember it’s their anniversary after getting a card from Bob. Mike wants to take his loving wife out to dinner. But Frankie’s not going anywhere. She’s stuck supine on the bedroom floor with a still-smarting back.