Billie Jo is ecstatic that her first 45 has been produced. The record company has plans to market it heavily, which evokes mixed emotions in Billie Jo. She is excited about her recording career potentially going through the roof, but is worried that she, as a personality, won't be exciting enough either for the press agent, Ted Swift, or the record buying public. Indeed, Swift is less than enthralled by life at the Shady Rest as a means to market Billie Jo. Eventually, Swift wants to market Billie Jo as a glamorous and sophisticated pampered southern belle, with the Shady Rest depicted as another Tara. To promote her career, Billie Jo likes the idea despite it being a total fabrication, which is why Steve and Betty Jo in particular hate the idea, especially since there is always the potential that the truth about her real life will be discovered. Betty Jo hopes that the question "is this what Mom would want you to do?" will make Billie Jo come to her senses, even if it risks her ... Written by
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Del Moore plays Ted Swift, but he is not the same Ted Swift played by Sid Melton in "The Singing Sweethearts" in Season 6. See more
The Girl From Ipanema
Music by Antonio Carlos Jobim
English Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Performed by Meredith MacRae See more