Back to basics
Here we have an even worse example of someone “at sea” in the kitchen. Even if you’re not completely at home with poaching eggs or baking cookies, you would think that you’d know how to cook spaghetti. If not, just boil some salted water and pour more than enough spaghetti that you think you’ll need in the pot. Done.
But this guy obviously relies on his wife for his common sense as well as his culinary needs. Bypassing the water, and the pan, he seems to think that the pasta can just cook on the stove in its natural state. I’d call the fire department now if I were him.