Jan has invited Clark Tyson over to help her with her homework. She has a crush on Clark, but he doesn't even really know that Jan exists as a member of the opposite sex. But Clark goes ga-ga over Marcia, who in turn just sees him as Jan's little friend. After Jan asks Greg's advice "for a friend", Jan believes that there is something about her face that is turning off Clark, most specifically her freckles, which she'll do anything to get rid of. But when she overhears Peter talking about a girl that he and Clark like that has freckles, a despondent Jan has no more excuses for why Clark isn't attracted to her. As Mike and Carol can see Jan is upset about the situation with Clark, they who are planning a surprise birthday party for her to cheer her up, Jan instead makes up a make believe boyfriend names George Glass so that they won't feel sorry for her. Mike and Carol want to invite George to the party, but when the search for him is unsuccessful, they come to the realization of what ... Written by
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The title is based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale 'The Ugly Duckling'. See more
Jan's wardrobe is mismatched during same day scenes, i.e. downstairs in one outfit then upstairs in another outfit. See more
Referenced in Bridesmaids