RITA. Mom!! Can't you ever stop making our problems into some kind of joke?

MRS. R. Ears. I meant ears! At any rate, sweetie, maybe Reid lost interest. Boys will be boys.

RITA. But Marcia said he told her that... well, that their relationship had a boring plot. He was tired of pursuing her and seeing her act like the pretty, dumb heroine.

MRS. R. She IS pretty dumb, that's for sure! [Cue from laugh track that this is a funny statement.]