Avonlea (1990–1996)

The Calamitous Courting of Hetty King 

A traveling salesman falls in love with Hetty. Meanwhile, Felicity wonders why Gus won't ask her to the winter carnival.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Wally Higgins
Patricia Hamilton ...
Mag Ruffman ...
Lally Cadeau ...
Harmony Cramp ...
John Gilbert ...
Wellington Campbell
Maja Ardal ...
Mrs. Potts
Barbara Hamilton ...
Elva Mai Hoover ...
Mrs. Lawson


The annual Avonlea Winter Skating Festival is this Saturday. The timing is perfect for a visit to Avonlea by Wally Higgins, a traveling ice skate salesman. Wally, a bachelor, carries around a good luck charm: a perfect sized 6A women's pair of skates. He is much like Prince Charming on the search for his Cinderella. The woman who fits that pair of skates he knows will be the woman for him. Once he sees this pair of feet in Avonlea, he is awe struck: the feet belong to Hetty King. Wally begins his open wooing of Hetty. Long time spinster Hetty doesn't know quite what to think, especially concerning the schoolboy way in which Wally is approaching the matter. Meanwhile, Felicity is miffed that Gus has not yet asked her to the festival, the event less than a week away. Gus knows Felicity's feelings but is keeping it a secret as to why he hasn't asked her. And Hetty is having a land border dispute with her long time neighbor, Wellington Campbell, both threatening legal action. Hetty ... Written by Huggo

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29 March 1992 (Canada)  »

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