The Gregory Hines Show

Season 1 Episode 14

Carpe Diem

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jan 30, 1998 on CBS
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Carpe Diem
Matty braces himself for a Sadie Hawkins Day dance by dodging the calls of the many interested girls who aren't named Diane. Carl finds romance of his own courtesy a woman who rents videos from the same store he does. And Ben makes it a trifecta by lighting up to a younger woman, Allison, who pitched a media plan to him. She beats him to the punch by asking him out. Matty's spirits sink when Ben tells him Diane called to ask him to the dance, only to pick up and hear that it's not Diane, but Diana, whom he's now stuck having to take. Ben eagerly awaits going to Allison's place for the first time -- only to get there and find her daddy, Jack, with her, waiting to grill his daughter's date. When Ben tries to explain the age thing and that he's just dating for fun, he only succeeds in putting his foot in his mouth. But once Jack's out of the picture, their first date is smooth sailing. So smooth, in fact, that when it comes time to end, she asks him to take her to a nightclub. Since that's not his department, Ben turns to Nicole for help, but as he soon learns from Allison, the club Nicole recommended is also the club where Allison's boyfriend, Eric, bartends. Since Ben's always been a monogamous kinda guy, he worries Eric might be more fun than he is. Alex and Carl remind him that he said he was never looking for a long-term commitment, and point out that if Eric was that much fun, Allison probably wouldn't be seeing both of them. Yet, when Eric calls and leaves a message on Allison's answering machine, Ben realizes that he's no good at dating for fun, and breaks up with her. Allison then shocks him by dropping by his place to say she broke up with Eric, so they could have a long-term commitment -- forcing Ben to break her heart. And Ben blows things once again by calling Diane, Diana, after Matty brings home the former, whom, due to the latter's allergies, he ended up going to the dance with.moreless

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