E. C. is Cracking Up
Since E.C. is terrified of fire, everytime the Bloginskis have one he starts writhing on the floor, blathering like an idiot. The shrink has had to come several times. In addition, he wants a baby so badly that he's taken to playing with a sack of flour, cooing to it and throwing it up in the air.
The other Bloginskis make the "cuckoo" sign when he's not looking. Can you blame them?