25 February 1979
When the Peters family moves into the caravan on Scatterbrook Farm, young John and Sue make the acquaintance of Worzel Gummidge, a scarecrow come to life and full of mischief.
4 March 1979
John and Sue offer Worzel a proper chair for his home in the barn if he will teach them Worzelese; the sly scarecrow also gets the idea to filch a full set of furniture from the villagers.
Season 1, Episode 3: Aunt Sally11 March 1979
Worzel takes the afternoon off to go to the village fête to see his intended, Aunt Sally, even though the ladylike wooden figure considers associating with a scarecrow to be beneath her station. Aunt Sally takes advantage of his feelings for her and persuades him to exchange places with her so she can escape being sold to an antiques dealer.
18 March 1979
A lonely Worzel begs his creator the Crowman to make him a handsome head so he can get a wife; after a disastrous visit to the home of Mrs. Bloomsbury-Barton, the foolish scarecrow learns that it is more important to be handsome inside than out.
25 March 1979
Worzel turns the farm upside down looking for his Clever Head. When he finds it at the nearby school and puts it on, he encounters a teacher who takes him for a genius.
1 April 1979
When Worzel is told that the runaway Aunt Sally is working as a housemaid at Mrs. Bloomsbury-Barton's home, he decides to pay her a call. But the mistress is away, and Sally pretends to be the lady of the house and invites Worzel in for tea. Result: chaos.
8 April 1979
Aunt Sally is in a despondent mood after being sacked from her position as lady's maid to Mrs. Bloomsbury-Barton. To cheer her up, Worzel asks her to the charity ball. Problem is, the only dance he knows is the comical Scarecrow Hop, which they do with surprising results.
6 January 1980
Worzel stows away on the coach taking a group of pensioners to the seaside. Once there, he meets Saucy Nancy, a gregarious ship's figurehead who wants to marry him. But the scarecrow also rescues his beloved Aunt Sally from a fairground and the three form a very unusual romantic triangle leading to disaster.
13 January 1980
With the Peters family away on holiday and Mike laid up with a sore ankle, Mr. Braithwaite hires a new farmhand: a Cockney lad who speaks in rhyming slang. The boy turns out to be Worzel's delinquent nephew Pickles Bramble who bullies his poor old uncle into doing all the dirty work on the farm for him.
20 January 1980
When Worzel learns about fishing, he dusts off his "wangling" head and tries his luck catching the goldfish in Mrs. Bloomsbury-Barton's pond. Trouble comes when the maid mistakes him for the handyman come to fix the dishwasher.
27 January 1980
After his latest foolish antic, Worzel is taken away by the Crowman and put on trial for failure to do his duty as a scarecrow as well as all his other mischief. The jury consists of all the local scarecrows but what's worse for Worzel is that the prosecutor is Aunt Sally!
3 February 1980
Worzel and Aunt Sally go looking for employment, he to get married, she to save up for a trip to "Hegypt." By a mix-up the agency sends them as butler and maid to the home of Lady Bloomsbury-Barton, who is having a fancy luncheon to impress her friend Lady Partington. The expected disaster ensues.
10 February 1980
Worzel and Aunt Sally decide to enter the local talent contest but their failed attempts at a ventriloquist act make any cooperation impossible. They enter separately, she dancing to "Swan Lake" and he with a magic act; their efforts to sabotage one another make them the hit of the show.
Season 2, Episode 7: Fire Drill17 February 1980
The village is planning a big bonfire celebration and Mr. Braithwaite offers his old scarecrow to be burned - Worzel Gummidge. John and Sue help Worzel build another scarecrow to be burned in his place but the new one has strong objections to that plan.
24 February 1980
When she gets stuck in a washing machine at a junk shop, Aunt Sally promises to marry Worzel if he will rescue her. The deed done, he holds her to the promise and the Crowman reluctantly plans a traditional scarecrow wedding for the engaged couple.
Season 3, Episode 1: Moving On1 November 1980
The Braithwaites and the Peters return from holiday to find Scatterbrook Farm a shambles, courtesy of Worzel Gummidge and Aunt Sally. It is up to the Crowman to find a way out of trouble for the two foolish artifacts.
8 November 1980
Aunt Sally has run away to join the fair and poor lovesick Worzel follows her. He soon makes the acquaintance of the charming Dolly Clothes-Peg, a scarecrow who was once a fashion store mannequin in London, and the two hit it off, which is more than the jealous Aunt Sally can bear.
15 November 1980
Worzel hitches a ride to town to shop for a new sweater to attract the attention of Aunt Sally. Once at the department store, he causes a commotion in the menswear department then is mistaken for the centerpiece of a display in the gardening section. All goes well until he is recognized by the Braithwaites as being the scarecrow stolen from their farm.
22 November 1980
There's a new resident at the Hall, the imperious retired military man Colonel Bloodstock. Aunt Sally insinuates herself into the house as the parlor maid and Worzel tries to work up the courage to challenge the Colonel for her.
29 November 1980
Following the example of all the humans he knows, Worzel takes an interest in gambling. After several failed attempts he decides to enter the Crowman's terrier Ratter in the local whippet race, because he has a trick up his sleeve to win.
6 December 1980
Dafthead, the scarecrow created by Worzel (in the episode "Fire Drill"), comes back and usurps Worzel's place as the scarecrow of Scatterbrook Farm. Worzel's attempts to regain his rightful place lead to a scarecrow duel--umbrellas at dawn!
13 December 1980
Mr. Shepherd hires a barge to take Aunt Sally down the river to sell to a museum. Worzel mounts a rescue mission with the aid of Saucy Nancy--even though Aunt Sally doesn't want to be rescued.
20 December 1980
Worzel discovers that Aunt Sally has joined the church choir so she can partake of the luncheon served after choir practice. Thinking this a brilliant idea, he puts on his singing head and offers himself as a tenor, dreaming of the upcoming Harvest Festival picnic.
27 December 1980
Double-length musical holiday special: it's Christmas Eve, a most important day for scarecrows as they must stand in position to guide Santa Claus back to the North Pole. Worzel Gummidge, however, deserts his post to enjoy the delights of the season, jeopardizing his chances for attending the Scarecrow Ball.
31 October 1981
Worzel decides he needs a mother to look after him. The Crowman summons Sarah Pigswill who was made from the same turnip patch a season before Worzel. Mother and son are reunited for Worzel's birthday but she turns out not to be what the poor scarecrow was hoping for.
19 June 1980
Dolly Clothes-Peg, the dressmaker's dummy turned scarecrow Worzel met last year, comes to town to visit her old friend. The jealous Aunt Sally tricks Dolly into the back of a moving van, setting up a confrontation wherein poor Worzel has to choose which of the wooden ladies will become his wife.
26 June 1980
At the Village Jumble Sale, Worzel Gummidge tries to free Aunt Sally from a box she is stuck in and accidentally breaks off her leg. He is so filled with guilt and despair that he pleads with the Crowman to chuck him on the compost heap. Worzel soon changes his mind when he learns that Aunt Sally was purchased by Gypsy Joe--dealer in firewood!
3 July 1981
After a particularly outrageous series of adventures, the Crowman has Worzel and Aunt Sally hide out at his home, serving as his parlor maid and valet. When Aunt Sally bullies and charms Worzel into doing all of her work for her, the Crowman makes him a Disobedient Head so he can stand up to her.
10 July 1981
A second, sweeter Aunt Sally comes to town, causing much confusion for the lovesick Worzel Gummidge, who can't tell the two Aunt Sallies apart.
17 July 1981
A fish and chips shop opens in town and Worzel becomes good friends with Jolly Jack, the ship's figurehead that stands out front. The friendship runs aground when the rakish seaman meets the flirtatious Aunt Sally and they leave poor Worzel adrift in his misery.
31 July 1981
It's Worzel's Bestest Birthday and the poor scarecrow is sulking because snooty Aunty Sally refuses to attend his party. John and Sue put together a surprise party for him but Worzel still needs to learn not to be so selfish about his birthday.
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