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"Tupperware Party Massacre" is the ninth episode of Freak Show. It premiered December 10, 2014.


In the wake of a tragic loss, Jimmy sinks into a drunken despair. A reading from Maggie spurs Dandy to action. Stanley and Elsa track down the twins.



Gloria and the Avon lady as the two-headed puppet

In her tent, Maggie gives Dandy a five-dollar reading. After murdering his mother and turning her into a life-sized marionette in homage to Bette and Dot (with help from the grafted head of a freshly killed Avon lady), he admits that he has lost the one person upon whom he relies for help. She gives him pat promises that all will be well and he tips her a one-hundred dollar bill. He is confronted as he leaves by Jimmy. Jimmy has not been coping well with his mother's death. Since then, he has begun a sexual dalliance with Ima and has been constantly drunk. Jimmy accuses Dandy of being the man behind the clown mask and throws a drunken punch. Dandy deftly moves out of the way and the punch knocks Jimmy off balance. He collapses to the ground. A disgusted Paul and Eve walk away, leaving Dandy to privately reveal his plan to get his revenge on Jimmy for taking the twins from him.

Stanley has convinced Elsa that he has contacted Dr. Sugar to perform the surgical separation of the twins and, having successfully searched Ethel's trailer for a clue to their location, they find the girls at a motel in West Palm Beach. They say that an angry mob has killed Ethel and that no freak is safe.

A dark, handsome stranger, Angus T. Jefferson, comes calling for Desiree. She reveals to Maggie that he is her secret beau as they enter the prop tent to find Jimmy and Ima rutting like hogs. Maggie is hurt and slaps Jimmy and belittles Ima as nothing more than a hole to stick it in.

The desperate housewives of Jupiter, FL are throwing another "Tupperware party" but it is ruined by Jimmy's drunkenness. He blubbers to a disappointed vision of his dead mother before they ask him to leave. The doorbell rings almost immediately afterwards and Dandy charms his way in on the pretense of using the phone. The man of the house later returns from work to find his wife and her friends floating in a blood-red swimming pool.

Stanley and Elsa bring the twins to a remote shack equipped with a makeshift examination table. Stanley attempts to assuage their doubts, saying that Dr. Sugar has perfected his technique. Bette is not convinced but, once they are alone, she tells her sister that she is willing to sacrifice herself for Dot's happiness.

At the Mott manor, Dandy prepares his bath with freshly collected blood, poured from a Tupperware, as Regina Ross arrives to inform him that she has contacted the police regarding the disappearance of her mother. He doesn't hesitate to admit that he killed Dora and his own mother as well. Disrobing, he implores her to join him in the bath like they did as children. He claims to be a god among men with no desire to kill her, but she only begs to leave. Disappointed, but convinced of his immunity to the law, he allows her to go.

Wandering away from the carnival in a drunken stupor, Dell is accosted by Stanley, who directly acknowledges their mutual homosexuality and tries unsuccessfully to entice Dell into a tryst.  Back in his caravan, consumed by guilt over his murder of Ma Petite and his hidden homosexuality, Dell struggles to compose a suicide note to Jimmy. Encouraged by his own drunken vision of Ethel, he hangs himself from a rope in his trailer. Just as he blacks out, he is cut down by Desiree.

In a motel room, Stanley coaches his favorite gigolo in playing the role of Dr. Sugar, convincing the dumb "himbo" that it will be a mercy killing, before employing his oral service.

Regina returns to the manor with Det. Colquitt, who asks to question Dandy regarding her accusations. Dandy admits his crimes and brags of the Mott family fortune. Although Colquitt is about to draw his gun on him, Dandy offers one million dollars cash if the cop works for him and shields him from the law, with the first job being to dig a grave for Regina. Without hesitation, Colquitt turns out and shoots Regina in the head, killing her, and then asks Dandy if he has a shovel.

Moved by her sister's love, Dot decides to not go through with the surgery visits Jimmy in his trailer to express her love for him. She removes her robe and offers herself to him with Bette's full compliance, but after only a kiss he stops them. Jimmy admits that while he cares for them both, he does not love them, and that he loves another woman. After they leave, the police force arrives to arrest Jimmy for the multiple homicides of the housewives, having found one of his gloves at the crime scene.


  • Detective Colquitt is very likely to be Detective Jack Colquitt of the Los Angeles Police Department Missing Persons Division, as seen in the episodes "Murder House" and "Spooky Little Girl".
  • This episode was originally listed as "The Fat Lady Sings", but was renamed for unknown reasons. [1]
  • The ninth episodes of both Coven and Freak Show are unfortunate for Kathy Bates' characters; they lose their head.


  • Dandy Mott: "I'm your god, Jimmy. And I've decided that you need to suffer. I'm going to destroy you and everything you love. Oh, it will be so much fun!"
  • Regina Ross: "Is this my mother's blood?"
  • Dot
    I love you, Bette!
    I love you, Dot!