George says he gave Taxi Driver the loan based on character. I wish I could use that excuse with Visa. Potter’s all like, moron, get some collateral next time, and make sure it isn’t a useless taxi from 1906. “I guess if you shoot pool with someone at the Building and Loan, you can borrow money,” Potter says. Yeah, that’s how it works nowadays too, just ask those banks that got the bailout from their friends in Congress!
Cutting to the chase, the board says they won’t sell out to Potter on one condition – George stays on as Executive Secretary. George says he’s leaving! Leaving for school dammit! He tells them Uncle Billy’s their man, because if there is one thing a financial institution needs is someone who has to tie string around his fingers to remember things. The board member tells George if he doesn’t stay, they’ll vote with Potter. Son of a bitch!
Just when you think you’re out, the pull you back in!
Clarence says he knows George didn’t go to school but instead stayed on. Loser! George gave Harry his college fund so he could go off to college. Don’t the youngest of the family always get everything they want? The answer to that is yes.
Harry went off to college and became a football star. George waited around four year for Harry to come back and take over the Building and Loan so he could now head off to college as the oldest freshman in the history of the world. George and Uncle Billy are at the train station waiting for Harry while George looks through a bunch of travel brochures. Keep dreamin’ bitch.
Harry jumps off the train but he’s not alone – he brought his wife! George is like bwa-huh? Exactly. George shakes new wife Ruth’s hand and is all excited to have a sister-in-law until she mentions that her father offered Harry a job. Rut-roh, wrench in the works! Harry tells George he hasn’t decided to take it and he knows George has been holding things down at home. “I won’t let you down, George.” Yes you will. George’s face tells us he knows it too.
Feel that breeze? That’s your hopes and dreams
blowing away from you!
George asks Ruth if the job is good. Her dad owns a glass factory and he wants to get Harry started in research. On glass? Oh brother, it’s probably Pyrex or Dow Corning or something. It’s turning out to be a sucky life, huh George?
As an aside, I can’t wait until the recession is over so Old Navy can start hiring humans for their ads.
Back at the Bailey house, everyone is celebrating except George who throws his travel brochures on the ground. Ma Bailey comes out of the house and mentions that Mary is back from college. It’s the 1930s, why would she need book learnin’ and schoolin’? Just get married and live repressed lives like all the other women back then. And sometimes now.