Theo says that Lana has "it." "It" is not an eye for fashion.
Suitable only by comparison.
Slacks 'n' relaxin'.
She is an endless encyclopedia of facial expressions.
Rudy even rhymes with cutie! That's how cute.
They're cooking with gas. (That's slang from the '40s, y'all.)
And I mean FACE.
This next look is the other reason that I was excited about this episode. When Denise invites Vanessa to go out with her, she stresses the importance of looking "funky" in the Village. How does she propose achieving this look? By raiding Cliff's closet.
So very funky.
He's talking to that phone hard.
Are his days in nice clothes permanently over? I worry.
Thank god you're back. It's been so dreary without you.
Denise is wonderful and special and I hate when she leaves.
My second point is probably only interesting to New Yorkers, so if you don't want to read a nitpick about subway options, then feel free to skip ahead. Anyway, Denise informs Vanessa that the G train will take them straight into the Village. No, it most certainly will not. I live off the G train, I know. (And it wouldn't have worked in the '80s, either, I checked.) The G won't even get you into Manhattan. Further, if you're living in Brooklyn Heights, that's not even the closest train to you. Why are they walking to Hoyt-Schermerhorn in the middle of winter when the 2/3, N/R, and 4/5 are all right there and will all actually get them where they need to go? (I'm including all three options because I don't know if they're thinking East or West Village.) I just thought it was a particularly ridiculous mistake. Dad should probably just give them cab fare anyway; this family is loaded.
"Don't volunteer me to give my children money."
What is this awfulness? Did a pimp die?
We'll close out with another round of your favorite game: HOW ARE THEY HIDING PHYLICIA'S PREGNANCY THIS WEEK?
Same as last week: by not including her in the episode. I'm not sure precisely when these shows were filmed, but my guess is that Ms. Rashad is ready to go into labor at any moment, or perhaps just recently gave birth. Hope she's back soon!
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