Call Me Kat (2021) s02e05 Episode Script

Call Me Your Biggest Fan

1 Phil, Carter and CJ are waiting for their hot chocolates.
What happened? Couldn't find the whipped cream? (MOUTH FULL): Oh, I found it, all right.
What did we say about doing whipped cream shots? Never leave Kat out! That's right.
- This is delicious.
- Mm-hmm.
What is going on back here? BOTH: Nothing.
This is so inappropriate.
We said we would do this as a group.
Thank you.
How hard is it to make two hot choc ? Oh, man.
I had this exact same fantasy.
But one of you wasn't in it.
Me, oh, my, oh, my, oh, me Nothin' wrong with you but I'd rather be me.
Here you go.
Sorry this took so long, CJ.
We were, uh, having an employee meeting.
Yes, a couple hot chocolates for a couple hot chocolates.
You're corny, Dad.
Cornier than a cornucopia of cornflakes in an Iowa cornfield? No? Guess I'm corny, too.
Just remember, when your mom comes to pick you up, you did your homework first.
Playing Minecraft was the reward.
For my friends, a scone of cherry I hope they will like it very much.
Looks like someone is thinking about entering the jingle contest at the Middle C.
Oh, no, I'm not ready for something as prestigious as a contest sponsored by Manny's Auto Garage.
He's the Sultan of Transmissions.
Yo, all I care about is the extra cash.
Mondays are usually dead, but this is gonna bring 'em in.
Hey, wouldn't it be great if Max signed up for the contest? Don't try to act like you're just thinking of that now.
If you miss it, you have to enter! Damn your athletic genes.
Oh, come on, Kat! That was my lunch! I'm particularly proud of that one.
Looks like your mom's gonna be a little late picking you up.
Let's go back to the bar.
Ooh, I'll let you scrape gum from under the tables.
Can I just stay here instead? By yourself? Oh, I'll look after him for you.
Okay, uh, cool.
Uh, can I talk to you? Um, remember, uh CJ doesn't know about us.
Oh, so you're saying that I shouldn't tell your 12-year-old son that we're having sex? Oh, what ever will we talk about? Listen we're gonna have a great time and you don't have to worry about violating any child labor laws.
Now go on, get.
Quick question.
Do you have access to Max's underpants? Hey, I am not putting a flyer in that man's drawers.
Come on! I would do it for you.
So, Max? Do you have plans Monday night? I'm not entering the jingle contest.
And stop it with the flyers! Okay, sorry, no more flyers.
Thank you.
Anybody could've done that.
Max, you have to do it.
You are such a good songwriter.
Back in college, everyone thought he was gonna be the next John Mayer.
Is that something people want? Let me get up out of this.
Kat, thank you for your support, but I will share my music with people when I'm ready.
Okay, this might sound like something that Randi often refers to as "shade.
" But if you don't show your work to people, it's not work, it's a hobby.
Yep, that's shade.
Come on, this contest might be just the thing to get your creative juices flowing.
I promise you my juices are better than ever.
Okay? Like a fine wine.
Thus, no jingles required.
Or maybe you don't want to enter because you don't think you're good enough.
Being that I'm a mature adult, let me assure you, I am impervious to reverse psychology.
Oh, really? Why do you think you part your hair on that side? Because back in college you said (GASPS) You're a witch.
So for this one, my teacher had us draw our beds from memory.
That looks like a couch.
You look like a couch! Sorry, being an adult is hard.
You go through transitions.
Mind your business.
I like your nails.
Oh, thank you, I did them myself.
Those would've gotten you an A-plus.
(CHUCKLES) You want me to do yours? Oh, that'd be awesome.
It's gonna cost you though.
I don't have any money, but I can give you a shout-out on my Insta.
Thanks, but all I need is two embarrassing stories about your dad one for each hand.
Y'all are never gonna believe what just happened.
Prepare yourself for some big news! You're getting your eyes done.
Sheila, I asked you about that in confidence.
Carter has asked me to emcee the jingle competition.
Which I shall henceforth be calling "Manny's One Night Only Commercial Jingle Showcase Extravaganza hosted by Phil Crumpler.
" Ooh.
Yeah, Carter couldn't have made a better choice.
Well, I'd like to be humble, but I have to agree.
(CHUCKLES) "He couldn't have made a better choice"? Seriously, Katharine, have you forgotten that stretch in the '80s when I was the face of Consolidated Farm Machinery? No, the image of you in a swimsuit draped across the hood of a manure spreader is seared in my memory.
Of course I'm happy for Phil.
I'm sure he'll do a perfectly adequate job.
Aw, that's what you said to me when I got my teaching degree.
Hey, CJ, grab your stuff.
Your mom's double parked on the corner.
All right, I'll see you later.
Hey! (LAUGHS) Randi's really great.
You two should go out.
What? Randi? Oh, yeah, she's, uh, like my brother.
Or my sister or any other person I'm related to that I would not go out with.
Did you guys have fun? Definitely.
Check out my nails.
Oh, cool.
All right.
(CHUCKLES) All right, hey, don't keep your mom waiting.
- Talk to you later.
I love you so much.
- All right, I love you.
Aw! - He's such a good kid.
- Mm-hmm.
Yeah, he is.
Listen, uh, don't paint his nails again.
What? Why? Nail polish is for girls.
Well, that's very close-minded.
It's 2022.
I don't care what year it is.
It's not how I was brought up.
Then you were brought up stupid.
"Stupid"? Yeah, lots of guys paint their nails.
Athletes, musicians And do you know what they all have in common? Their fathers aren't acting like jackasses? None of them are my son.
Look, I get to decide what's right for him.
Don't do it again.
I have more enjoyable things to do.
Like clean litter boxes.
I know for a fact I'm more fun than cat poop.
Not today.
If you have a dent Or your frame is Bent.
Bent If your oil leaks or your brake drum squeaks Oh, that is good, that is good.
Don't take your car out of commission Drive on down to Manny's Transmission.
I would go to Manny's.
That was amazing! Oh, geez, Kat! Announce yourself.
Sorry, sorry, that was rude.
Um (IMITATES TRUMPET FANFARE) Kat Silver, arriving! That was such a good jingle.
You have to enter the contest.
I was just playing around.
I'm not ready to perform in front of people.
You perform in front of people all the time.
Cover songs.
Are we forgetting what happened last time I performed something I wrote? And that's why I flew On the wings of Rachel.
(ALL BOOING, CLAMORING) That never happened! I was there.
One drunk guy yelled, "You suck," and threw a lime slice at you.
It was juicy and got in my eye.
It also got in my head a little.
That was so long ago.
Stop letting one setback keep you from your dreams.
Kat, I will get back onstage when I'm ready.
You're just gonna walk away? Sorry, that was rude.
(IMITATES TRUMPET FANFARE) Max Kingbird, walking away! Hey, Kat, check it out.
The last time I wore it was at Reba McEntire's niece's bat mitzvah.
Ooh, was it a Western theme? Oh, yeah, Reba don't play.
Even the rabbi wore chaps.
Hey, guess who wrote a jingle for the contest? You? Oh, Kat.
I hope it at least rhymes.
No, not me, Max.
I thought he didn't want to enter the contest.
Oh, he doesn't.
You're gonna sign him up, aren't you? Is two the only even prime number? Yes, of course I'm entering him.
(GIGGLING) Stop giggling when I say I'm entering him.
A child.
I work with a child.
Yeah! - (GUNFIRE ON TV) - Oh, Randi.
I didn't realize you were up here.
I never use the café bathroom.
It's warm from other people.
Oh, I just do the hover it's good for the quads.
I-I needed a break.
I'm mad at Carter.
We're all just sick about it.
None of us expected Carter to choose Phil as emcee.
Let's just be the bigger person and pray that Phil falls on his ass.
Uh, doesn't fall on his ass.
What did I say? Not important.
I'm actually mad at Carter for something else.
Oh, right.
The nail polish thing.
- Mm.
- Wait, how did you hear about it? Kat told Phil.
Phil texted me.
It's a little deal we have.
He also tells me which of my friends' husbands are closeted.
I just I didn't expect Carter to be such a caveman about it.
"Me Carter.
Fire hot.
Nail polish on boy bad.
" You're being awfully hard on him.
I mean, we all agree he's horrible at picking emcees.
But, you know, when it comes to his son, he's just doing what he thinks is right.
I can't believe you're defending him.
Honey, sometimes it takes people a while to come around.
It was hard for me to accept that any unmarried woman over the age of 30 shouldn't be referred to as an old maid or a spinster.
And it was a big day for all of us when you finally did.
I'm just saying that, you know, if I can change my way of thinking at my age, surely Carter can as well.
I hope so.
Love to continue chitchatting, but I did come up here for a reason.
Ooh! Don't worry.
- Randi's at class.
- Oh.
'Cause I am not in the mood for another one of her lectures.
I heard all about Nail Polish-gate.
How'd you hear about it? Well, Randi told Kat.
Kat told me.
It's a little deal we have.
Sheila's in the loop, too.
Come on, Phil.
You know I got love for everyone.
Uh, hey, I'm just old-school.
I'm from Louisville.
My father didn't paint his nails.
I don't paint my nails.
It's not what boys do.
I know.
I grew up around here, too.
I was taught the same things.
I was just looking out for CJ the way my father looked out for me.
Well, maybe if little straight boys could paint their nails without it meaning so dang much, school would've been a lot easier for kids like me.
Yeah, never thought about it that way.
'Cause you didn't have to.
I mean, I guess it wasn't a big deal to CJ.
So maybe don't make it a big deal for you.
You're right.
These are my hang-ups, and I don't want to put 'em on my son.
Cut yourself some slack.
The world is changing so fast.
It's hard to keep up.
Damn, Phil.
Why couldn't I have talked to you before I got into it with Randi? Well, I cannot be everywhere.
Welcome to Manny's One Night Only Commercial Jingle Showcase Extravaganza! Hosted by yours truly, Phil Crumpler.
(CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) Everyone say hello to our sponsor and judge, Manny! (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) Please don't buy him a drink.
Given the lawsuits, he's not allowed to consume alcohol in public.
But for everyone else, a two-drink minimum.
- (CHUCKLES) Please.
- (GIGGLING) All right, let's get started! Can we talk about that outfit? Does he have to pull focus like that? Yeah, I guess, uh, some people just need a lot of attention.
Damn, Sheila.
I'm not even wearing my good bra tonight.
If Phil melts under the pressure of his hosting responsibilities, I can slide right in.
But fingers crossed he does.
You mean "doesn't"? What did I say? - (APPLAUSE) - PHIL: Yeehaw! Yeehaw! (LAUGHING) (OFF-KEY): So if your car isn't running Come to Manny's But how would you get there since your car isn't running? Why do they say it's running when it doesn't have feet? Beep, beep.
(APPLAUSE) Yeah, not sure I've heard the winner yet.
Don't worry.
I have it on excellent authority that a real contender's coming up soon.
You were there.
You know what's coming.
And next up to the stage you know him, I love him Max Kingbird! (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) Surprise! I entered you! (PHIL GIGGLING) (THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY MAIN THEME PLAYING) I'm not gonna do it, Kat.
If you don't, I will.
You wouldn't dare.
I would.
And I do.
Looks like we have an unexpected replacement, Ms.
Katharine Silver.
Drama, people.
It's what you came for.
Um hi, everybody.
I'm sorry.
I-I only heard this once, but I think I remember it.
If your frame is bent Oh, just let me do it.
Uh, Max Kingbird, everybody! (APPLAUSE) Hello.
(CLEARING THROAT) If you have a dent or your frame is bent If your oil leaks Or your brake drum squeaks Don't take your car out of commission Drive on down to Manny's Transmission Drive on down To Manny's Transmission.
Right off I-265 in Louisville.
(CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) Can we go outside and talk for a minute? Sure.
Move it along, dandelion.
You've gotten enough sunshine.
(CHEERING CONTINUES) - That means get off the stage! - Oh.
Whatever you're gonna say, I'm not sure I want to hear it.
You were right.
I stand corrected.
Please continue.
I need you to know, if I could do our nail polish conversation over again, I would do it differently.
I appreciate that.
What made you change your mind? I had a minute to think.
Also, Phil helped me realize I have a blind spot.
That man holds some big wisdom in that little bitty body.
Bottom line is I'm sorry.
You're the last person in the world I want to make mad.
Mmm, I like when a man isn't afraid to admit - when he's wrong.
- (CHUCKLES) - (CHUCKLES) - Now it's your turn.
Wait, come again? You shouldn't have called me closed-minded and stupid.
W No, no, no.
I did not call you stupid.
I said you were raised stupid.
You want to call my mom and tell her that? No, I do not.
I saw pictures of her, and she got Michelle Obama arms.
But, okay, I hear you.
Maybe I did jump on you a little bit.
I've seen a lion be more gentle with a gazelle.
Look, we're gonna fight sometimes, so we should have a few rules.
Rule number one: no name-calling.
- See? I listen.
- Mm-hmm.
That's good, 'cause rule number two is listening.
Rule number three is never eat ice cream before church if you're lactose intolerant.
Who told you that? - (LAUGHING) - Oh, I'm-a kill CJ.
Yours was my favorite of the night.
Thank you, Sheila.
Oh, I was nervous about that "Beep, Beep" lady, - but you killed it.
- (CHUCKLES) Don't take your car out of commission Drive on down - To Manny's Transmission.
- (LAUGHING) Man, it's so catchy.
It's like herpes that you can hum.
But it's totally gonna get stuck in my head.
You might get an angry call from me at 3:00 in the morning.
(RANDI LAUGHS) Oh, Phil's about to announce the winner.
SHEILA: That's it? No drumroll? No flickering lights? Theater is dead.
The winner of the jingle contest and a lifetime of oil changes up to two is Jimmy Patterson, - with "Cars Can't Fix Themselves.
" - (APPLAUSE) - That's a bummer, man.
- Mm.
What? That's impossible.
I'm gonna demand a recount.
From who? Manny's the only one who voted.
Well, I think he's wrong.
Yours was by far the best.
You heard that audience.
Someone should say something.
I'm gonna say something.
- This is unfair.
- Kat, just let it go.
I'm gonna go change the keg.
Drive on down to Manny's Transmission.
I think it's moved in for life.
(GRUNTS SOFTLY) So, this is where the beer lives.
(CHUCKLES SOFTLY) Does the, uh, tequila live down here, too? Oh, there it is.
¡Hola! ¿Cómo están ustedes? What do you want, Kat? I just I want to make sure you're okay.
I'm fine.
I have never said that and meant it.
(CHUCKLES) Look, I know you didn't win, but I still think it's great you got back up there.
I-I do, too.
It was great performing something I wrote again.
- And no one threw fruit.
- (CHUCKLING) So you're not upset? Oh, I'm upset.
- At me? - At you.
Why did I ask? Look, I know you didn't want to enter the contest, but I just really want you to get back to your music.
Listen, I want that, too.
But you got to trust me to get there myself, at my own pace.
But what if your pace is too slow? You say nothing.
Got it.
But what if it's Nothing.
You have my word.
- That I will try.
- (LAUGHS) And one more thing.
What? Thank you for believing in me.
Hey, Kat, we're gonna need you out here.
Your mom's onstage, and she has Phil in a headlock.
Oh, geez.
Thank you for bringing us dinner.
This is really nice.
Uh-huh, uh-huh.
You gonna eat your sandwich? Um, I will.
Working on my fries.
Never mind the fries eat the sandwich.
I'll get there.
Oh, hey, Randi, uh, could I hand you a napkin? - I'm good.
- Oh, okay.
How 'bout a, uh, chicken finger? No, I'm okay.
Good God, woman, just look at my damn hands! Black fingernails? What did you do, get 'em stuck in a car door? He let me do it.
It's called Midnight Onyx.
It's 2022.
- Men can paint their nails.
- Mmm.
Well, it looks like men need a little more practice.
No, it's not my fault.
He wouldn't stop wiggling.
- (CHUCKLES) - Hey, Kat, I couldn't help but notice you're done with your fries.
Maybe you should move on to your sandwich? Uh, I think I might save it for later.
Good God, woman, just eat the damn sandwich! Okay, okay.
None of this is going the way we planned.
It was so much smoother in our heads.
(CHUCKLES) What's this? "A night of original songs by Max Kingbird"? Really? Felt like it was time.
Well, you know how I feel about it.
Randi, fruit me.
- Y Kat.
- (LAUGHING) Hey! Everybody talks, everybody talks They don't know a thing I swear it ain't a secret - Secret, secret - You got to let The feeling move you You better get up on your feet And dance to the beat if you want to shake away
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