The Live Episode quickly derails because Jeffrey refuses to wear his glasses on camera. The fact that he is standing directly under a tasselled lantern and has to keep pushing the tassels off his forehead is icing on the cake.
Jeffrey: (preparing for his entrance) Here, hold those, I can't wear them. (hands his glasses to Tawny)
Tawny: (tries to hand them back) I think you need them...
Jeffrey: (loud whisper) NO! They're ugly!
Tawny: But your eyes-
Technician: You're on! (hands Jeffrey an envelope) Go! Go, go! (Jeffrey leaves)
Tawny: (tries on Jeffrey's glasses and blinks incredulously) Oh my god, this guy's blind as a bat!...
(on set, Jeffrey makes his entrance)
Celeste: (as Maggie, reading teleprompter) Dr. Randall, what a surprise. Are you having lunch here?
Jeffrey: (as Dr. Randall, reading teleprompter) I will if it's that sample. (Burton, the director, looks confused) Heh... (peers at teleprompter) I wish it was that simple.
Edmund: (watching in his office) This guy never heard of contact lenses?
Jeffrey: The test results have come back.
Jeffrey: And I'm afraid the results are very disturbing. (reading teleprompter) It seems that... Angelique has a... rare case... of brake fluid. (squints) Bran fluid. Bran flavor.
Burton: (whispers) Brain fever.
David: (watching in Edmund's office) Brain fever.
Edmund: SAY IT!
Celeste: (hisses) Brain fever!
Jeffrey: (nods) Brain fever. Or, what we call in Austria... (he stares at the teleprompter in disbelief; Celeste looks at the teleprompter and gets a similar look on her face) ...kopfgeschlagen. (looks quietly pleased with himself) At the current rate of inflation, her brain will laterally explore the-
Celeste: "Literally explode".
Jeffrey: Exactly, within the next three houses-
Jeffrey: Yes, will literally explode within the next three hours. I would suggest leaving the restraint.
Celeste: "The restaurant".
Jeffrey: Restaurant, yes.
Celeste: Her brain will actually explode?
Jeffrey: Yes, I've, uh... (looks over his fingers at teleprompter) I've seen it happen. It's a dreadful... it's a dreadful, dreadful thug... thing.