When the family phone bill goes through the roof, Mike temporarily installs a pay phone in the house to teach the children a lesson.

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With Carol and the three girls added to the household, Carol convinces Mike to install a second telephone line into the home. One line into the den would be for Mike and Carol's exclusive use (and the kids only in emergencies), and the kids and Alice would use the telephone in the family room. The second telephone line makes matters worse as the kids constantly use the den telephone on what they deem emergencies, while someone else in the house is using the family room telephone. Even implementing rules for the family room telephone don't seem to solve the constant squabbling between the kids who are clamoring to use the telephone. The last straw for Mike is when he receives the astronomical telephone bill, and sees all the toll charges incurred. Taking a cue from Sam the butcher, Mike thinks he has the answer: exchange the family room telephone for a pay telephone. Although the extra money provided to each child to make telephone calls is more than their telephone bill, Mike believes... Written by Huggo

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21 November 1969 (USA)  »

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The first appearance of Alice's boyfriend, Sam the butcher. See more »

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Previous Goof was wrong. In the 60's and 70's if one party did not hang up the phone, then the line would stay open. It no longer works that way, but that is how the system used to work. See more »

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References Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) See more »

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