One Day at a Time: Season 3, Episode 9

Barbara's Friend: Part 1 (29 Nov. 1977)

TV Episode  |   |  Comedy
9.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 9.0/10 from 20 users  
Reviews: write review

Barbara tries making friends with a girl that is too pushy and clingy.

Director:

Writers:

(created by), (created by), 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Barbara's Friend: Part 1 (29 Nov 1977)

Barbara's Friend: Part 1 (29 Nov 1977) on IMDb 9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of One Day at a Time.
« Previous Episode | 48 of 209 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
...
Dwayne F. Schneider (as Pat Harrington)
...
Lindsay V. Jones ...
Melanie Walsh
...
Edit

Storyline

Hoping for date with Cliff Randall, Barbara desperately tries to ditch her clingy classmate Melanie Walsh, a girl who has decided that she and Barbara are best friends. Ann urges Barbara to give Melanie a chance, until Melanie visits the apartment and proceeds to bug Ann and Julie with her rather unusual personality. When Melanie mentions that a boy from school is interested in her, Julie urges Barbara to help Melanie land him. However, it transpires that the boy is Cliff Randall. Waiting for Cliff at a restaurant, Melanie gives Barbara a glass giraffe as token of their friendship. Cliff arrives and asks Barbara to go with him to the Grateful Dead concert, leading Melanie to believe that Barbara has betrayed her. The two argue, and Barbara accidentally shatters the glass figurine. Later, Barbara receives a phone call from Melanie. She is in a cheap motel and has swallowed a bottle of sleeping pills in a suicide attempt. Written by Skip Eastport

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

character name in title | See All (1) »

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

29 November 1977 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This show went on way too long dollymaeflow
Is the show funny? How did Bonnie Franklin get on TV? hottestmexu
What happened to Alex? pfanderson5
Was Ann right to paddle Alex? dollymaeflow
70's fashion johnny_burnaway
Why did Ron Rifkin leave the show? Ariane1998
Discuss Barbara's Friend: Part 1 (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?