Debbie and Marty are in a rut. The Bird-Kersees have never heard of this phenomenon, and that makes the Weavers feel even worse. But when Jackie has a moment of distraction while Larry is talking, they decide they’ve caught the rut from Debbie and Marty.
Meanwhile, Debbie wants a simple night to reconnect. Marty, however, has planned a night out at a hot new restaurant with three DJs -- dinnertainment, they call it. That same night, Larry and Jackie try role-playing, and try to dress as the sexiest person they can think of. Quite adorably (in a way…work with us here), they show up dressed as each other. But once they try acting like each other, compliments are hard to come by.
Dick has to stay at the Weavers’ house with Max and Abby. Their middle-aged babysitter -- guest star Rachel Dratch -- has a sinus infection and some hygiene issues, but Dick doesn’t care. He’s in love.
Debbie: Can you babysit tonight?
Amber: I can’t, I have to study.
Debbie: Doesn’t that mean you’ll be here?
Amber: Study out. In public. I focus best when I’m surrounded by distractions. You guys wouldn’t understand because, well, you’re old.
Marty: You gave up booze nine months for that one.
Marty: Larry, does this shirt say we’ve been married 20 years and we’ve still got it?
Larry: No, it says you haven’t been shopping in 20 years and you never had it.
Jackie: Dick, you’ll go to the Weavers’ house. They’re hired a babysitter.
Dick: Are you fricking kidding me? I’m not going to be left with some hormonal teenager who’s just waiting for us to go to bed so her boyfriend can grope her on the sofa.
Larry: Well, that’s what’s happening, so get on board.