Mom… Aidy Bryant
John… Benedict Cumberbatch
Danny… Andrew Dismukes[Starts with a family gathering on Mother’s day]
Children: Presents! Presents! Presents! Presents!
Mikey: Come on, mom. Open it.
Aidy: Oh my gosh, what a Mother’s Day. You did too much.
John: Well, you deserve it. After all, you’re our mom.
Aidy: Well, I’m your wife.
John: Yeah, that’s what I meant. Who wants to go first?
Chloe: I do. I do.
Aidy: Oh, you know, I love these little wooden signs. Okay, let me see. Okay, “Life doesn’t come with a manual. It comes with a mother.” Oh, where’d you get this?
Chloe: We got it at Home Depot. They sell art there too.
John: This one’s from me, sweetie.
Aidy: Okay, thank you, John. Okay, “Mom turned upside down spells Wow.”
John: Turn it upside down, it actually works.
Aidy: No no, I see. No, you’re right. It does it. These are really great.
Mikey: Here, mom. Thought you’d like this one.
Aidy: Oh, okay. Thank you, sweetie. Okay, “Dear mom. We sucked your teats dry and now you look weird in a bathing suit. Happy Mother’s Day.”
Danny: Good one.
Aidy: But I guess I thought this one would have a little funny rhyme or something. But thank you.
Chloe: You kind of look like the woman in the sign?
Aidy: Yeah, I don’t know about that.
Chloe: Honey, give her yours.
Danny: Okay, here you go, Mrs. M. Just wanted to say thank you for welcoming me to the family.
Aidy: Oh, of course, Danny. Let’s see. “Having a mother in law is like having crabs.”
Aidy: What? Is there more on the back? I mean, it feels like they didn’t finish the joke.
Chloe: Well, you’re gonna like this one.
Aidy: Okay, well, I do like the color for sure. “Were your ears ringing? I was in therapy.” That doesn’t even say Happy Mother’s Day.
John: I picked this one all out by myself.
Aidy: Okay, it’s a big one here. “Dear wife. Now that the kids are grown, we don’t have sex as much anymore. But we do sometimes. And that’s fine.” What?
John: This one actually goes with it. So “Don’t read into that as me asking for more sex. The amount that we are doing is good for me. Happy Mother’s Day.”
Aidy: Okay These are getting really specific and personal.
Chloe: Yeah, they’re great. Right?
Aidy: Well, I think you’ve spent too much.
Danny: Oh no, they’re like $1.99.
Chloe: Okay, I want to read this one. “Dear Mom, if you died and dad remarried—” [John laughing] Wait, I’m not finished. “It would be an adjustment, but I feel like we would get to a place where we were able to call the new woman Mom. Happy Mother’s Day.”
Aidy: Okay, okay. I don’t understand. You know, usually these signs say something like, you know, “Caution. Mom needs wine,” or something like that.
John: We have ones like that here.
Aidy: Okay, okay, let’s see. It says, “Oh, look, it’s wine o’clock. I just love watching the sunrise.” Is that implying that I’m getting drunk at dawn?
Danny: Here’s a good one.
Aidy: Oh, okay. “I only drink on days that end in y and during hours that have numbers in them.”
Chloe: Here’s another.
Aidy: Oh, my— Okay, okay, “I’m not drunk. It’s just the wine talking.” Oh, “As in, oh my god, a bottle is talking to me and it has lips and everything. Did I get so drunk? I did shrooms. Oh, yeah, I did. I’m an effing mess.” Okay, I don’t drink that much.
Mikey: Here you go.
Aidy: Oh. [opens the sign] “You do”? Okay, I think Mother’s Day can be done now. Okay, thank you, everyone.
Mikey: No, mom. We’re sorry. I guess we got carried away.
John: Yeah, I mean, you know, they seemed really clever in the store. Don’t be mad. This is your day.
Chloe: There is one last one if you want to look, you probably don’t though.
Aidy: Oh, you know what? Fine. Just give it to me. “Mom, for all the times we forgot to thank you for all the special things you do, there’s just one thing we need to mention. You’re the best. We love you.” Okay, well, that one is pretty cool.
Danny: That part flips down.
Aidy: Okay. “We suspect dad has a secret family.”[John laughing]
John: Who wants more pancakes.
Aidy: Well, wait, do you? I need an answer.