Marcia is in seventh heaven when the school's star football player, Doug Simpson, asks her out for a date for this Saturday. After she accepts, she remembers that she already has a date for Saturday night with a nice but somewhat plain boy named Charley, who adores her. As she would rather go out with Doug, she uses the advice given to her by Greg. He says that to get out of a date, she should use the non-committal statement, "something suddenly came up", which is what she tells a dejected but understanding Charley. She's happy that she managed not to hurt Charley and keep her date with Doug, but she still feels terrible doing it. A few days before the date, Marcia gets hit in the face by an errant football, bruising and swelling her nose. Marcia tries to avoid Doug before Saturday, but if she does see him, she hopes he will be understanding of her less than perfect looks and that she won't hear the words "something suddenly came up" from him. Meanwhile, Mike and Carol can't agree on ... Written by
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Nicholas Hammond, who plays Doug Simpson in this episode, co-starred as Frederick Von Trapp in the 1965 movie The Sound of Music. See more
When Alice and Carol are preparing the two sofas in the family room for Carol and Mike to sleep on as their bedroom had just been painted, Carol states that this will be the first night that she and Mike have not slept in the same bed since they got married. That statement is an error as they did not sleep together on the night of their first family camping trip, where the males slept in one tent and the females slept in another tent. They also did not sleep together when Alice sprained her ankle while Carol was away tending to an ailing relative. See more
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