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Synopsis

At an art gallery opening, Larry hits it off with a woman and gets her number. He recounts the encounter to Rosie O'Donnell, who's just met someone herself. They piece together it's the same woman, Jane, and she's bisexual. "What is this?" Larry says. "She has to sleep with everyone?" Neither Rosie nor Larry will back down though, and the competition is on.

Larry goes back to the apartment and finds Leon waiting for him outside. His first date with Jane gets off to a rocky start, when the Japanese food Larry brought for dinner spills in the bag. The next day, he returns to the restaurant, tells the maitre d' to secure his food better in the future, and asks for an apology. The maitre d' not only apologizes, he bows. Larry is impressed.

Larry shows up to a softball game with Rosie. Things have been going well for her and Jane-Rosie's taking her to the Tony Awards that week. Larry goes home and bemoans Rosie's lesbian advantage to Leon. Leon refuses to let Larry back down, offering him a pep talk and a little blue pill. Larry's reluctant to start juicing, but desperate to win Jane's affections.

After her next night with Larry, Jane is so content she cancels her trip to the Tony's with Rosie. At softball, Rosie is perplexed. She's known Larry for four decades and Jane is the first woman to rave about him in bed. Something isn't adding up. Larry credits his improved performance to diet and exercise, but she's not buying it. He hits a home run and Rosie looks on incredulous as he circles the bases.

In Central Park, Larry sees a Japanese tourist give a full bow after a minor incident. He asks if the 90-degree bow is standard, and the man tells him anything less would be seen as dismissive. He calls the maitre d's effort-head and neck only-- "a shit bow." Larry returns to the restaurant to let the maitre d' know.

Before his next date with Jane, a trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, Larry needs more pills. Leon is out of them, so Larry secures two pills from an older-looking man in Washington Square Park. In Cooperstown, Larry bumps into Jane on the steps of the Baseball Hall of Fame, and she jokingly demands a full bow apology. Larry obliges, and a pill falls out of his shirt pocket. Larry makes excuses-he was leveling the playing field, it was for recovery, everyone's doing it-but Jane withholds his ticket. Larry's not getting into the Hall of Fame.

Larry and Rosie playing softball

77: The Bi-Sexual

Season 8