Dr. Frasier Crane takes a call from Doug and listens to his problem. Doug talks about his mother and how she doesn't have much of a life. He claims that she "literally hangs around the house all day." Frasier points out Doug's incorrect use of the word, "literally," which causes Doug to get angry and hang up the phone.
While creating plans for themselves, Frasier and Niles are surprised that their father has invited them to grab a beer with him at Duke's. They ask several questions to confirm that he is inviting them.