Steve is working late into the night to submit a bit for a lucrative government contract. When Uncle Joe finds out about the contract after Steve has submitted his bid, Uncle Joe chastises ... See full summary »

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Kate Bradley (credit only)
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Steve is working late into the night to submit a bit for a lucrative government contract. When Uncle Joe finds out about the contract after Steve has submitted his bid, Uncle Joe chastises him for not using Joe's administrative skills in greasing the process to ensure that Steve wins the contract. When Steve continues not to hear if he was awarded the contract, Joe can't help but continue to rub it into Steve that he should have consulted with him first. An angry Steve in turn blows up at Uncle Joe, dissolving the Carson-Elliott Airlines. After Steve hears if he was awarded the contract, one half of the old company is willing to bury the hatchet, but the other half isn't. It isn't until Steve hears from a government official named William R. Blake - an old Air Force nemesis of Steve's, who he refers to mockingly as "By the Book Blake" - that both Steve and Uncle Joe figure that neither knows everything that one needs to know about running the company effectively. Meanwhile, Bobbie Jo ... Written by Huggo

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29 March 1969 (USA)  »

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The title is based up an expression from someone who follows all the rules and regulations. See more »

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Talk about continuity error. Betty Jo is (again) pregnant in this episode. It rightly should have been shown at the end of Season 5, before Kate's Homecoming. See more »

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In the Evening by the Moonlight
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Written by James Allen Bland
Performed by Meredith MacRae, Lori Saunders, Linda Henning, Frank Cady & Edgar Buchanan
[The Bradley sisters, Uncle Joe and Sam sing the song in the hotel lobby as a singalong]
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