One Day at a Time: Season 3, Episode 9

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

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



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


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

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29 November 1977 (USA)  »

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