One more in the never-ending series of glimpses inside the seedy underbelly of the supposedly friendly conversations that go on over stuffed shells and alfredo sauce at the O.G. Today's haunting installment: "Regression."
(First, as always, watch the original commercial here.)
WENDY: Mmmmm, this alfredo reminds me of Mom's secret recipe. Oh, which she told me, by the way.
BEN: Yep, she told me too.
ALAN: Me too.
LUKE: Me too.
WENDY: No way. She told me I was the only one who knew!
BEN: Yeah, she's been saying a lot of stuff like that lately.
WENDY: What do you mean?
BEN: Well, ever since her Alzheimer's really started taking a turn for the worse, she can barely remember what she had for breakfast, much less who she gave her "secret" alfredo recipe to.
WENDY: Wait. Mom has Alzheimer's?
BEN: Uh . . . yeah. She got the diagnosis, like, nine months ago?
WENDY: Oh my God, Ben! When were you going to tell me about this?
ALAN: We called you the day her test results came back, only you were in St. Bart's with your rich producer boyfriend and couldn't be reached.
LUKE: And we sent, like, a ton of e-mails.
WENDY: Oh, jeez, uh . . . well, I guess my, uh, spam filter at work must've caught them . . .
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WENDY: Well, she did tell me once I was her favorite child.
BEN: Me too.
ALAN: Me too.
LUKE: Heard her say it to one of the nurses at the hospital the other day.
BEN: She even said it to Oscar the last time I was home.
WENDY: Wait, the dog?
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