Season 5, Episode 12 - Aired January 15, 2014
At a high school open house, Claire finds herself overwhelmed just thinking about all the pressure on Alex, Jay teaches Phil to break the rules some times, and Gloria encounters a competitive "mean girl" mom. Meanwhile, Mitchell gets defensive when he's confronted by his eco-warrior neighbor.
Quote from Claire
Alex: How was the open house?
Claire: Wow. So intense. I had no idea the kind of pressure you're under. Honey, I was just you for two hours.
I could barely hold it together. I don't know how you don't have a meltdown every day. [Alex hugs Claire] I- Oh, honey. Sweetie, what? Did I say something?
Alex: Yes. Thank you.
Quote from Lily
Mitchell: No, no. I like to think that I'm greener than I am, but maybe I just want the credit without doing all the hard work that you do.
Asher: Well, you're right- It is hard, but, you know, it's also alienating. You know, no one wants to be friends with me. I-I can't tell you the last time I had people over for dinner, which is probably a good thing. You know, with solar power, it takes four days to roast a chicken.
Asher: If you want it cooked all the way through, yeah.You know I had salmonella three times?
Mitchell: If you want to come over to our house for dinner, we kind of owe you.
Lily: You can play with my dollhouse.
Asher: Yeah? Is it made from sustainable materials?
Lily: Forget it.