Look, thirty minutes is just not long enough for a show about anything anymore. I realize in the olden days we had plenty of 30 minute sitcoms that worked. But back then, the commercial breaks weren’t nearly as long. In the present day, a 30 minute show is about 14 minutes long. It’s just not long enough for a decent story arc. Rant over.
This week our lovely couple goes to Nashville. But first, Leann and Eddie bicker about Leann’s over packing for a two-day trip. Eddie is intimidated by Leann’s father. Leann says she went coon hunting for the first time when she was two. Or four. Or Five. She killed a raccoon with a shotgun.
Oh I remember now. Leann sued her father, who was at the time her manager for mismanaging her finances or something. Leann has a tour bus parked on her dad’s property for her to stay in with Eddie. Leann has to go to an interview so Eddie is left alone with Leann’s father.
In a talking head, Eddie says that in the south there are two types of respect you can get from a girl’s father. One is for the way you treat his daughter, and the other is cowboy respect. Eddie says he is looking for the cowboy respect. Um, so he has completely ruled out earning the other kind then? Oh. Okay.
Event number one in the Embarrass Eddie Decathlon, skeet shooting. A ten-year old boy smokes him. Eddie explains to us in a talking head that he co-started in a movie with Chuck Norris. Because, why?
Leann does her interviews and doesn’t get to spend any time with her dad. Later snuggled up on the tour bus Eddie says he had fun with her dad.
Event two in the Embarrass Eddie Decathlon is roping. Leann gets it on her first try. Or so editing makes it appear. Eddie held her purse while she did it and then headed off to prepare for her concert. Event number three in the Embarrass Eddie Decathlon is horseback riding. Eddie feels confident. He has ridden horses in the movies many times. Yet somehow he didn’t know how to make the horse turn until Daddy Rimes told him how. Eddie falls off the horse and lands on his ass.
Eddie limps into The Grand Ole Opry with Daddy Rimes and the boy. He has to explain he busted his ass riding a horse in a meadow. Daddy Rimes wants Leann to sing Blue but she snappily informs him that she has her own repertoire. She should sing Blue. She sings Spitfire and the crazy bitch can sing. Leann sang a song for her Daddy. It was really sweet. The Opry just hired another Minnie Pearl when Minnie Pearl died? Thanks just wrong.
The next day, Daddy and Leann reminisced about her childhood. Leann and her Daddy sing while he plays his guitar. #Allergies I really liked this episode. Leann and Eddie need to move to Nashville and be normal people.