Episode 8 – The Camp Out
Episode 4 – Meet me at the Fair
Mark and Christopher discuss the wonderful Meet me at the Fair episode which originally aired Wednesday Nov 28, 1977. It is Season 4 Episode 11
The Ingalls and Oleson families are spending the day at a county fair, and there is plenty of fun and excitement in store for everyone. While sparks fly between Mary and a smooth-talking balloonist, Caroline and Harriet face off in a pie-baking contest, and Charles and Nels enter a gritty competition of their own. As for Laura, she wastes all her spending money in a surprising way, and Carrie faces serious danger when Laura fails to supervise her.
Deezenpalooza continues! This will be our last review in the DEEZENPALOOZA Summer Event! Spielberg’s 1941….what can I say? What can I say? I will say nothing – go listen to the podcast…
Danny Peary writes, in his indispensable Guide for the Film Fanatic, “Pointless mayhem was directed by Steven Spielberg, although it’s the type of comedy (i.e. Casino Royale) that looks like it was directed by anyone who came along. At the outset the film has some period flavor, introduces some promising characters, but it becomes increasingly stupid; it is alternately smutty, racist, cruel (unless you think watching someone’s house slide off a cliff is funny) – it is always wasteful of it’s large budget.”
Episode 3 – My Ellen
Mark, Christopher and Chris discuss the dark and classic episode from Season 4, My Ellen. My Ellen is the 3rd episode in the 4th Season and First aired on September 26, 1977.
Eloise Taylor: I asked God for a miracle today. I prayed by my baby’s grave. I asked him to make her alive today. He can do that. He’s done greater things than that.
Reverend Robert Alden: Eloise, it’s not…
Eloise Taylor: Don’t tell me it’s not my place to question God. They’re covering my baby out there with dirt. It’ll be so dark… My Ellen was always so afraid of the dark. God doesn’t care about me and God doesn’t care about Ellen. Don’t you come around here no more. No more!
Cal Taylor: Eloise…
Reverend Robert Alden: It’s alright. I’ll go.
Eloise Taylor: [Picks up bible] And take your damn book with you!
[throws Bible at him]