Hot In Cleveland s05e12 Episode Script

I Just Met the Man I'm Going to Marry

The following is a paid political announcement.
Elka Ostrovsky seems like a sweet, old lady.
But how well do we know her? We know she's been in jail.
We know she's was married to the mob.
[Gunfire] We know she lives with three single women.
[Buzzer] What's that about? Is this the kind of person you want approving appointees to the municipal utilities commission? I don't think so.
Vote Jim Powell for City Council.
I'm a disabled African-American Ohio state football hero, and I approve this message.
Elka, as your campaign manager, my first job is to go after this guy and all of his vicious, ridiculous, embarrassing lies.
There's just one problem.
All that stuff is true! Okay, we'll just add that to the equation.
[Sighs] You now have a .
001% chance of winning this election.
In exactly three days and seven bottles of wine, the Academy Award nominations will be announced And it will either be an honor just to be nominated, or I'll kill myself.
[Phone beeps] Oh, it's my agent.
One of the on-air nomination announcers dropped out, and they want me to replace her.
- That's so exciting! - Wow.
Oh, my God! I will be standing in front of the whole world when I find out if I'm nominated or not.
Oh, my God.
I will be standing in front of the whole world when I find out if I'm nominated or not.
Don't worry.
I'll fly out with you and help you through it.
Well, maybe I can come too.
Although I'm meeting my new boss this afternoon.
Might be a bit awkward to ask for time off.
Keep in mind that a person's impression of you is made within the first ten seconds of meeting them, and it's very difficult to change that initial assumption.
When I first met Joy, I thought she was a prostitute.
Just backing him up.
Oh, my God.
Hi.
You must be Joy.
- Joy.
- I'm Mitch.
And I can tell you're a great detective because you're observing me very closely.
And ugh, I'm an idiot, I forgot to feed the meter.
I'll be right back.
I'm leaving this message because I want this documented.
I've an overwhelming feeling that I just met the man I'm going to marry.
Normally I'd mock anybody who'd say something like this, which only makes me believe it more.
I'm gonna sing at this one.
I am.
Look, it's my wedding.
I can do what I want! Sorry about that.
Oh, no worries.
Happens to me all the time.
Do I detect a British accent? You jolly well do.
I know, Americans love my accent.
Not this one.
My ex-wife was British, so that accent sort of turns my stomach.
You even look like her.
Really? Do you have a picture? Yes, I carry around a photo of the woman who ripped my heart out and crushed it in her hands.
So we're both detectives.
Let's get to know each other.
The slight tremor in your hand indicates you're on your third cup of coffee.
Your posture tells me that you had early ballet training, but your attractive toes say you didn't stick with it.
And I can tell by the way you checked your reflection in the door window that you recently changed your hairstyle, and you're not sure whether you like it.
And your posture tells me you went to Brown and majored in psychology.
I may have looked that one up online.
The haircut is good, by the way.
Thanks.
So what do you think your greatest strength is as a private investigator? Without a doubt, it's my attention to detail, a 360-degree awareness of my environment at all times, scanning, sensing, almost catli - Joy.
- Ah! I I brought you this folder.
I thought you might need it because you wrote "don't forget this folder" on it.
Thank you.
Oh, Mitch, this is my friend Melanie.
Melanie, this is Mitch.
Hello, Melanie.
Hi.
Well, I'll let you two get back to your meeting.
How do you keep from touching her? Excuse me? Melanie is an incredibly beautiful woman.
Oh, but who am I kidding? She would never go out with old Mr.
Fatty.
- Who? - Me.
Oh.
I keep forgetting.
Until recently, I was really fat.
In fact, I was on The Biggest Loser.
Is that where you lost all the weight? No, I was the first one kicked off.
So you were the biggest loser on The Biggest Loser.
Ha, ha.
Yes, the castrating British wit.
No, I didn't start losing the weight until my ex-wife Cressida left me.
I was so depressed, I stopped eating.
Well, it's hard to believe now.
You're in such great shape.
Do you have a picture of how you used to look? Yes, I keep photos of me when I was 500 pounds.
They're right next to the pictures of my ex-wife.
You shouldn't get so down on yourself.
When I first saw you, I didn't think, "oh, there's a fat guy.
I hope he doesn't come near me.
" Oh, my God, the phone message! Oh, uh, Victoria, do you have any celebrity friends who could endorse Elka? I've crunched the numbers, and if we go with you to L.
A.
And get some celebrity backing, we could raise her awareness by double digits.
These crunchy numbers do they work on stuff that people actually care about, like Academy Awards? I suppose I could build a composite of blogs and press coverage and then establish a model for meta-analysis.
Okay,Big Bang Theory.
I'll get you your endorsements if you find out whether or not I'm gonna be nominated.
Don't listen to the answering machine! Don't listen to the answering machine! [On answering machine] This'll be a great thing to play at my wedding.
I'm gonna sing at this one.
I am.
Look, it's my wedding.
I can do what I want.
Joy! This is so exciting.
Who is he? Who is he? [Gasps] Your new boss? He's so handsome.
Him? No! [Laughs] That message is about someone entirely different.
- [Phone ringing] - Oh, one second.
Hello? Joy, it's Mitch.
I can't stop thinking about Melanie.
Uh-huh.
And from your tone, I deduce you are with her now.
Okay, pretend I'm someone else.
So good to hear your voice, mother.
Oh, say hi to your mom! Melanie says hi.
Really? She says hi to me? Yes.
To you, mother.
Oh, okay.
So what's the deal? Is she free at all this weekend? Um, well, this weekend we're all going to L.
A.
with Victoria.
That's perfect.
I'll go too.
What flight are you guys booked on? What am I saying? I'm a private detective.
I'll find out.
Say good-bye to me like you would to your mother.
All right.
Go to hell! Wow! Sounds like you and your mom are getting along better.
Okay, so who is this guy you're gonna marry? Well, it's Anybody got any lactaid? I'm in the mood for cheese, but I wanna be preemptive.
Sorry.
Mm.
It's him.
- Him? - Him.
Funny, handsome, lactose-intolerant him.
Wow, Nate.
I did not pick up on that.
You gonna ask him out? No! No, uh, it's just a crazy thought.
So let's not speak of this ever, ever again.
- [Singsong] Nate! - What are you doing? I'm gonna make a love connection.
No, no, no! Come on, come on.
I'm really good at this.
Nate, do you find Joy attractive? Oh, God, yes.
Melanie, please.
And, Joy, would you like to go out with Nate? How can I say no? I am good at this! I can't help it.
I've always been a sucker for long, dark hair.
[Laughs] Have you? And big, brown eyes.
Yeah, I get that.
And killer curves.
Typical.
But I have no confidence.
When I look at Melanie, I'm just this tongue-tied fat kid who doesn't stand a chance.
Look, it's not rocket science.
Try noticing something about her and ask about it.
She'll answer, you'll say something back, and before you know it you'll be talking.
I can do that.
I'm a detective.
I notice things.
Although even detectives can be blind to what's right in front of them.
Ha, not this detective.
I'm just so nervous.
I mean, Joy is amazing, but she's like a 9.
2, and I'm a 6.
3.
Although some women have drunk me up to a 6.
9.
Oh.
Oh.
Sorry.
I would say it's okay, but you told me not to talk to you.
Well, you never know what kind of a gabby loser is sitting next to you.
[Laughs] Been there.
- Joel Mandel.
- [Sighs] I work for Price Waterhouse.
Price Waterhouse? The accountants who tally up the academy nomination ballots? You handle that account? Well, I'm not allowed to say.
Although I have in the past.
In fact, last year I was up onstage holding this very briefcase.
I thought so.
You know, I remember saying to myself, who is that drop-dead gorgeous accountant next to Ryan Gosling? [Laughing] - That was me! - Oh.
- Hi.
- Hi.
So You like penis? [Stammering] I mean peanuts! P-peanuts.
I I meant peanuts, 'cause you're eating those are peanuts.
I've gotta stop saying "peanuts.
" I gotta go.
I'm so glad Melanie told me about your secret crush.
As am I.
I never would've guessed.
I mean, even now it seems like you don't like me.
And I know what you're thinking "oh, Nate.
He's made of numbers, like a computer.
" [Laughs] But, uh, answer me this.
Can a computer make out with a human? It cannot.
Trust me.
Would you excuse me for a moment? God, I'm a wreck! Can't help you.
Keep moving.
I don't want your booze.
I want your advice.
I have to pretend to be in love with Nate for annoying, noble reasons I can't get into, but I don't think I can pull it off.
You can't upset him.
I need him to win the election.
I applaud you for your dream, Elka, but no! You've slept with thousands of guys.
What's one more? Do it.
Can I talk to you, Joy? It's urgent.
My husband has a bucket list.
[Sighs] I'm getting nowhere with Melanie.
I need conversation practice, Joy.
[Sighs] Fine.
Just relax and talk.
I'll start.
So, Mitch, what got you into detective work? Oh, I started out as a cop, but after you eat so many doughnuts, you come to realize that the real hole is in your center.
Oh, that's sad.
There's a sadness about you.
- Which Melanie will hate.
- No! No, women like that vulnerability.
Now let's find common ground Books, movies.
What do you like? Well, as a detective, I like Peter Diamond Mysteries.
I love Peter Diamond! How about movies? I've always loved Casablanca.
I've only seen it about 20 times.
Did you know, at the end, when they're on the runway the actors in the background are little people, and the airplane is cardboard? Yes! That just makes me love it even more.
Me too.
This is fun.
Yes.
I'm having a lovely time.
Good.
Then I'm ready for Melanie.
So [Laughs] Me again.
I'm sorry we got off to sort of an awkward start there.
Oh, that's okay.
So what's your favorite movie? Princess Bride.
I love that movie.
"Incontheivable!" I'm sorry? That's a line from the movie.
I have not seen that movie.
Excuse me.
Hey, hey, hey! What are you doing with that briefcase? The guy from Price Waterhouse just fell asleep.
I need to break into this case and see if there are any Oscar ballots inside.
No! Victoria, you can't do that! Oh, I think I can.
You forget I did a two-episode arc on MacGyver.
All I need is a paper clip, hair spray, and some matches.
No, Victoria.
[Groans] That was a disaster.
With you, it's so effortless.
It's so much harder when you have feelings for the person.
[Alarm blaring] [Victoria screams] My hair! Help! I'll save you, Melanie! Victoria, what were you thinking? Why am I the bad guy? Although, come to think of it, on MacGyver I was the bad guy too.
You got us kicked off the plane, and now we have to drive all night to get to L.
A.
on time.
I was desperate to find out if I'd been nominated or not.
Nate, have you crunched the numbers yet? I have, and I would not put money on you being nominated.
Oh, God.
So I have to get up in front of billions of viewers with singed hair and no sleep and be happy for other people? [Groans] Where's my damn Xanax? I'd just like to point out how well Melanie is driving.
Thumbs up, Mel.
The good news is, Victoria, it's not too late for you to help the campaign.
- [Sighs] - I was thinking, when you get up in front of those billions of viewers, why not mention our website, Voteelka.
com? No! No, I have too much to take care of already.
I hardly am gonna have any time to glue on eyebrows and buy a wig and and get my dress ready.
I can help with the dress.
And just pluck some hair off joy's arm for your eyebrows.
You know, Joy, I own this exact car.
It seats two adults and four children.
And my mother.
- Did you hear that, Joy? - Yeah, I did.
And the nominees for best direction in a motion picture Harold Israel for Winter's Long Gone.
Victoria's holding up okay, right? Sure! If you didn't know she was highly medicated, drunk, and hasn't slept in 36 hours, you might think, "what an odd woman.
" Oh, no, Victoria's category is coming up next.
And now best actress in a supporting role.
Victoria, the nominees? Yeah, sure.
Why not? Oh, let's see.
Marion Cotill you know, the French chick who gets nominated for everything.
Ivy Johnson for Night of the Hereafter.
Oh! Well, here's a big surprise.
Damn Helen Mirren.
That's "dame" Helen Mirren.
I know what I said.
Oh, Violet Hemsworth.
Well, we all know how she got nominated, the big slut.
And the final nominee Is Victor oh, my God! Victoria Chase! - Oh! - She did it! She did it! And it is such an honor to be nominated with these amazing women.
We are all so talented.
- Is everything all ready? - Yep, all set.
What? What's this? Who's MacGyver now? Oh, thanks, Angelina.
And give my love to Brad, Shiloh, Knox, Vivienne, Pax, Zahara, and Maddox.
Victoria, you don't even remember the names of your own children.
Oh, I will, now that their mother is an A-lister.
I made such a fool out of myself with Melanie on that trip.
Look, you don't need tricks or smooth lines to get a girl like Melanie.
Just make her laugh.
She's a sucker for a guy who can make her laugh.
I guess I could give it a shot.
Trust me you're a a very appealing guy.
[Inhales] - [Laughing] - [Phone beeps] Ooh.
Oh, my God, it worked.
Elka, great news! Thanks to the dress stunt, you are now front-runner for Cleveland City Council! [Excited chatter] And speaking of dresses, Armani, Dior, and Valentino are jostling for the honor of designing my Oscar dress.
- [Laughs] - [Phone ringing] Ooh, an international number.
Hello? Konbanwa! It's the Mrs.
Ladypants people calling from Japan to congratulate me.
Oh, thank you! Uh-huh.
What? [Laughs] Are you absolutely sure? All right.
Uh, yes.
I-I certainly will look into that.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, sayonara.
What's wrong, sweetie? Apparently, years ago, when I didn't think that I had a chance in hell of getting nominated for an Academy Award, I signed a rather unusual contract with the Mrs.
Ladypants people.
I have to wear a Mrs.
Ladypants absorbent gown to the oscars, now with crystal litter box technology.
You're gonna wear diapers to the oscars? They are not diapers.
It's an absorbent gown! Well, look at the bright side.
You won't need a seat filler if you have to go to the bathroom during the ceremony.
[Laughs] You're very funny.
Now what am I gonna do? You're gonna celebrate.
We're all gonna celebrate! Honey, you could win an Oscar! And, Elka, you could win an election! You know what, Melanie is right.
She's beautiful too.
Somebody else talk.
Okay, I will.
So here's to everyone getting exactly what they want.
[Chuckles]