Out of all of the unbelievable things that ever happened on this show, I can’t get past the fact that they had that big-ass house when they got married and were like 25...or 26 if they were engaged for a year! Come on! I live in NJ, and a small house is damn expensive—with high taxes to boot. No one is getting a freaking mansion in freaking Alpine as a “starter home” in their 20s. If we’re supposed to look at this show through the lens of Randal being “a lot,” then kudos, show, you got me on the house purchase...even though that wasn’t exactly a plot point. Otherwise, I don’t think the show was strictly anti-Randal. Passive-aggressive Beth is as much of a blame here. I mean, young Randal “asked around” and found out Beth was a dancer and she immediately shot him down that he had bad intel. Suddenly we’re supposed to believe he kept her locked down from dancing all of these years?!? He obviously supported that part of her from day 1—and she’s the one who said she’s not a dancer. Plus, Beth wasn’t exactly “barefoot and pregnant” chained to the kitchen. She was a “career woman” with a job she loved, and Randal was shown VERY MUCH being a “hands-on Dad,” despite his own high-profile career (insert his season 1 jingle about predicting the price of coooooooorn). I mean, the man cooked the whole freaking Thanksgiving dinner every year—and made a whole arena of super bowl foods! And, okay, maybe this is proving the point of him being “a lot,” but I wouldn’t mind kicking up my feet and letting my husband do all the housework and whatnot. But anyway, now that Beth is a part-time dance teacher and Randal is also currently unpaid until he is sworn in to a low-level, low-pay councilman position, how the hell can they still afford this mansion?!