Ellie has recently flirted with the idea of running for Assemblyman, but because Joey has objections, she has promised to stay out of politics. [All of the preceding has taken place off-camera between episodes.] Joey tells several jokes about the prospect of women in politics on his show. Ellie and her women's political club friends are offended and angry. Ellie decides to run. She insists that Joey put her on his show to rebut his statements. When Joey refuses, she makes life uncomfortable for him at home, including making him sleep on the living room couch. Freddie comes up with a plan to embarrass Ellie on television and end her political ambitions by asking her difficult questions about the U.S. Constititution, and Joey agrees to it. Hilda overhears the plan and tells Ellie, so Ellie bones up on the Constitution before the show. On the show, Ellie turns the tables on Joey, answering every question in great detail, and volunteers her verbatim quoting of the entire Preamble to the ...
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When Ellie appears on Joey's TV show to demonstrate the readiness of American women to participate in politics, she does so by quoting the U.S. Constitution word-for-word. After nailing the Preamble, she goes on to say "After the Preamble comes Article I which says, 'Congress shall make no law . . . '." The writers have her quoting the First Amendment to the Constitution, not Article I. See more