Next to playing the guitar & singing in the band, Joe's other favorite thing is watching football on tv. He was such a Philadelphia Eagles fan, he even wore a football uniform (#45) watching the games on tv. Joe's favorite player is the quarterback (#15) Danny Brown. Danny also had his local weekly talk show. The black quarterback would talk football & the upcoming game the Eagles had. The show was set in a sports bar complete with a house band. One episode had Danny with the house band. Danny had his own electric guitar as he jammed & sang with the band. Danny had a fine voice & was an awesome guitarist! After the song, fans had mixed emotions as some cheered & some booed! Then Danny went back to his hosting desk, sat down & said, "I don't care what football fans think about what I just did. Next to football, I like doing my music. If you think that playing the guitar makes me a sissy & singing's for canaries, you watch too much Brady Bunch! My favorite group's The White Angels. Joe & Bart really put their hearts when they play the guitar. I wouldn't mind if I wanted the band to come & work on a project with me." Back to the story, when Joe watched a game in his football uniform, Brian came to him & said, "You really need therapy!" "Scott!" Joe yelled as he came to him, "Take the wisecracking dog out in the backyard & give him a bath!" "Will you play the guitar in your football gear?" asked Scott. "After the game." "I'll need more than a bath after this!" quipped Brian. In the backyard, Scott grabbed & placed the baby swimming pool in the middle of the yard. Then he filled it with water from the garden hose. Liz brought out some rubber toys for him to play with, including a baby duck. "I'm not a puppy!" said Brian, "I can bathe myself." As Scott sat on a lawn chair watching Brian bathing, he asked what he was like when he was a puppy. "No comment." said Brian, then he sighed remembering his days @ the puppy mill. When Brian got out of the pool, he grabbed a towel to dry himself off. Then he asked Liz for his flea powder, but Liz started sneezing he she brought it to him. "Get rid of that!" he snapped, "I don't want to leave this family over flea powder just like the Bradys did with Tiger until Jan discovered the flea powder made her allergic." Liz laughed @ that & then she & Brian cried, "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!" Around 4:30, Scott & Brian were in Joe's bedroom watching him playing his electric guitar in his football uniform. He was messing on a song as Brian groaned, "How degrading!" After the song, Joe unstrapped his guitar saying, "That's the last time you'll see me play the guitar in my football uniform." "Dad," Scott suggested, "Remember that super hero program you had? The episode where Frank adopts Michael. Why not have the band wear football uniforms & teach kids that a band's like a football team!" "That'll be the day." quipped Brian. "For once, I agree with the dog!" said Joe. "X gets the square & $1,000!" quipped Brian. Days later @ the recording studio where the band practices, manager Ray Walters arrived & told the band they had a video gig with Danny Brown. "Danny Brown?" asked Bart, "The brother can play football, but he tries so hard with his music." "Danny's a White Angels fan." explained Ray, "Thinks Joe & Bart are awesome guitarists. He has a great idea for a video program, just hear him out." Danny Brown entered the studio & shook hand with all the band members. "If your band had one more member, you'd have a football team." quipped Danny, then got down to business, "Band, after my away game, the Eagles have an open date. I was thinking about having the band doing a video that would educate as well as entertain. It's called 'A Band's A Team, Too'." "We did something like that @ Super Music wearing super hero outfits." said Frank, "Fred, Victoria, David & Cody weren't in the band then. It was the episode I adopted Michael." "All I'm asking is that you appear with me & wear football uniforms sporting the Eagles' green jerseys." said Danny. "Cool!" said Jason. "Awesome!" said Eric & Cody slapping hands. "I won't do it!" snapped Victoria, "I would look pretty ridiculous in a football uniform!" "Why not wear a cheerleader outfit & look like a babe?" said Cody as he & Eric howled & slapped hands. "Cool it, Dufus & Drumhead!" snapped Frank as he told his wife, "You wouldn't look bad as a cheerleader. You do this for me & we could score a touchdown in bed." The band howls. "Oh grow up!" snapped Victoria, then kissed Frank. Vicki agreed to be a cheerleader. Danny had a camera crew with him & wanted to film the band rehearsing as part of the show. So ignoring the cameras, the band had their normal band practice. During the Eagles bye-week, the band filmed their video @ the indoor practice facility field the Eagles used. We find the band in huddle as Danny spoke, "Team, let's show then we can work as a team. Take it in #24." They clapped hands & broke huddle as they lined up against the Eagles' defense. Jason snapped the ball to Frank, then he handed it to Ben who fought the defense to score a touchdown! The team went over to Ben to congratulate him. Then Danny said, "What you just saw takes total teamwork. But these guys aren't Philadelphia Eagles that you just saw..." the band takes their helmets off, "They're The White Angels. Like football players, they work together as a team to bring you slammin sounds. A Band's A Team Too!" The next clip showed each band individual in their football uniform (cheerleader outfit for Vicki) introducing themselves & a clip of them playing their instruments. "Frank Brandis, #8, Leader & Trumpet!" (trumpet solo). "Vicki L. Brandis, 2nd Trumpet!" (trumpet solo). "Bart Smith, #67, Tenor Sax & Guitar!" (tenor sax, followed by guitar solo). "Jason Herkimer, #53, Bass Guitar!" (bass solo). "David L. Brian, #14, Keys!" (organ solo). "Joe Roman, #45, Guitar!" (guitar solo). "Ben Sanders, #24, Vibes!" (vibes solo). "Fred Sanders, #76, Marimba!" (marimba solo). "Cody Mitchell, #30, Drums & Tympani!" (Drum solo). "Eric Hunter, #98, also Drums & Tympani!" (Tympani drum roll). "And guest Danny Brown, #15, Guitar!" (guitar solo). When they showed the band in their studio, Danny narrates, "These 10 talented musicians work hard & have real dedication to be a player. They write their own songs, go over arrangements & really work hard to make a song work. The band plays rock, jazz. pop & rap on 10 different musical instruments. Let's explore the different areas of the band." The first segment; HORN SECTION. The band backed up while Bart, Frank & Vicki played. First Vicki played trumpet solo #1 as Frank played with a mute attached. The Bart played a tenor sax solo. Finally Frank played his trumpet solo still having his mute attached. Then he took off the mute & played a cool solo. Before we show you the rest, let's switch the scene @ the Romans' house. As Lou's watching her soap opera, Brian looked & sighed, "Whatever happened to game shows on network tv in the afternoon?" "Extinct like a dinosaur." said Lou. "Or like U.S. 75 from Galveston-Dallas, Texas." quipped Brian. Then he turns to the readers explaining, "Before there was Interstate 45, U.S. 75 went along that way. But in 1987, the Texas Highway Department decided to remove U.S. 75 signings south of Dallas starting below I-30. The road's now known as TEXAS 75 from Streetman-Conroe & it's green signed Business Loop 45 in Ferris, Palmer, Ennis & Corsicana." "You're a very smart dog, Brian." exclaimed Lou. "No, I'm reading that from the script. That's another piece of geography trivia that Larry sneaked into the fanfic. Good day!" quipped Brian. Brian went to get the mail. Other than bills & a music magazine for Joe, he saw a small package forwarded from Rhode Island addressed to him. Brian opened it & he suddenly started crying. Lou went over to Brian & asked what was wrong. But Brian ran upstairs to Scott's bedroom & cried on his bed. When Liz & Scott came home from school, Scott went to his bedroom & found that his bed was wet. "Bad dog, Brian!" Brian was crying like a puppy. Lou came to the bedroom & told Scott he was crying over a letter he received. "Don't tell me you have to leave the fanfic series!" cried Liz, "I like having a funny dog in our family even if you aren't Snoopy or Porkchop." Brian then realized that he had to show the envelope. Inside the envelope were long lost pictures of Brian as a baby puppy. A few had him with his mother taking care of him. "These pictures brought back memories." he cried, "I love you people, though you're a G-Rated family." Lou, Liz & Scott looked @ all his baby puppy pictures. Scott took one of the pics & posted it on his bulletin board. "You'll always be my best friend." said Scott hugging Brian. "Sure, but when you're a teenager, you'll ditch me & start playing in your own band just like your Dad's." quipped Brian. Back to the video, the 2nd segment; RAP. The band backed up Jason & David as they played their instruments & rapped. The 3rd segment; GUITAR & DRUM CORP. Eric & Cody each played on a set of drums while Joe, Bart & Danny played their electric guitars. And along with them, the Eagles Cheerleaders danced to their music. The guitarists sang "Football Hero". Then Bart got to open with guitar solo #1 for the first time in his life. Then Danny played guitar solo #2 & Joe played guitar solo #3. Danny got to live out his fantasy when he played along with Joe & Bart. Then Eric & Cody were in heaven as the cheerleaders danced in front of them. Then Eric had a drum solo, then Cody took his turn on a drum solo. The 4th segment; THE PIT. A marching band has a percussion pit section consisting of tympanis, vibes, marimbas & other percussion. First, Eric & Cody played a super tympani piece where they played their own soloes. After finishing with a drum roll, they played rhythm as Ben & Fred joined in. In between their instruments, the chimes they shared. Ben & Fred played a real cool song they messed around with. Fred played a marimba solo as Ben played chord progressions on the vibes. Then Ben went over to play a chimes solo as Fred rolled chords on marimba. Then Fred left the marimba, grabbed some hammers & took over playing a chimes solo. Ben went back to his vibes & played a super solo while Fred banged on the chimes. Then Fred went back to the marimba & they both soloed together. The last segment had the band together with Danny playing Bart's guitar. After the song, Danny thanked the band for helping him out & appearing on the video.