When Rob, Sally and Buddy have to dig through building trash containers for a lost script, Rob finds a network memo to Alan Brady saying he must fire one writer. Rather than be split up, they seek a new gig together.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Ritchie Petrie (credit only)
Claude Wilbur
Doug Bedlork


While Rob, Sally and Buddy rifle through the basement garbage looking for their only copy of this week's script, Rob finds a three-day-old network memo to Alan stating that he needs to let one of the writers go for budgetary reasons. Rob decides not to tell Sally or Buddy about it till he figures out what to do. After talking to Laura, Rob decides to tell Sally and Buddy, especially as Rob will probably have to make the decision on which of them to release. After discussing it, the three decide to show solidarity by quitting Alan's show together and looking for another job as a writing team, but the only job open is working for ventriloquist Claude Wilbur's show featuring puppets, the star puppet being Jellybean the Snail. With Rob acting as negotiator for the team, Claude offers them the well-paying job, but Rob isn't sure they should accept it, if only because they will be writing for a snail and, in Rob's eyes, a not very nice snail who has a master with an unusual perspective on ... Written by Huggo / edited by statmanjeff

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Comedy | Family





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23 March 1966 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Henry Gibson recites "Keep-A' Goin'!" by Frank Lebby Stanton when Rob is trying to decide whether Buddy or Sally should be fired. In the film "Nashville", Gibson's character Haven Hamilton sings a version of this poem at the Grand Ole Opry. See more »


Jellybean: I... I like your style.
Rob Petrie: Oh, thank you. I admire your... antenna.
Jellybean: Oh, well, then grab one and shake.
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References The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) See more »

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