In You Opened the door, there’s a little bit of everything, for everyone. Adam is building himself up for the school dance when Dana shows an interest in him. Murray juggles with having the talk with Barry, while Erica is on hand to try and help everyone else out.
The episode mainly focused on Adam’s school dance, and his nerves about it. Pops tries to teach him how to dance, and when that doesn’t work out he goes to Erica. He ends up being taught by his mum (of all people), and it goes well, until they practice the slow dance.
Isn’t Beverly the worst? Not only does she embarrass the hell out of Adam when he’s talking to Dana, but she’s done it to them all. Erica pulls out her scrapbook to show Adam that he’s not the only one who’s had to deal with it. When Bev volunteers for chaperone duty, Adam is crushed, and not even Erica’s bribe of scrap booking with her mom could keep him safe.
She turns up in a matching outfit to Adam, and even though she embarrasses him at first she kinda saves the day. She kicks off the dance-a-thon, and when Adam realises that Dana’s mom is equally as embarrassing (and hammered!) he lets go and has a good time.
Murray tries to have the talk with Barry, and Barry gives him the wind up at first. When Murray comes back in with the most
cringe worthy hilarious set of hand puppets to use as educational aids, he cracks. They eventually find a better way to bond, Murray giving away the oldest bottle opening trick in the book to Barry who’s impressed.
The moral of You Opened The Door is that if you have embarrassing parents, relax, so does everyone else. It shows you that the kids are also well beyond their years sometimes. Barry got to drink a cold one with his dad, Erica’s already manipulating her mom and Adam may well have a girlfriend.
Have a good one,