TV Trope: Serious Business
Annie: Intervention? Intervention? Intervention?
Jeff: Count me out.
Shirley: We can’t count you out, he listens to you.
Jeff: Well he also listens to The Barenaked Ladies, go get their dumb asses to help you. [Everyone gasps in shock].
Troy: OK Jeff, you are clearly in a bad space today, but Pierce is our friend and The Barenaked Ladies are triple platinum, are you?!
Jeff: Why does everyone leap to defend that band so aggressively? And how much stuff do we have to go through this year before my friendship stops being questioned?
Annie: Well maybe friendship is going through a lot of stuff, Jeff. And maybe BNL have two Billboard Awards to your zero.
Jeff: Oh, OK, they’re BNL now? We need a shorthand for The Barenaked Ladies? That’s how fundamental they are. You know what Pierce probably needs more than anything? Some space. Maybe I do too.
Britta: You know what, maybe we all need some space to pull the knife out of the back of the most celebrated Canadian alt-rock band of the 90s you selfish, jaded ass!
Jeff: This is a fight! We are fighting!
(2.15 Early 21st Century Romanticism)