Jason Allen becomes smitten with a girl from the school named Elaine Harris. Elaine and Jason hit it off, but their attempt at a first date is spoiled by her uptight, somewhat conservative father, who doesn't take to Jason's laconic style and apparent lack of ambition. Then Jason comes up with an elaborate plan to use Richie Lane, the buttoned-down class overachiever, as a go-between to get Elaine out of her house for a date -- but things don't go quite as Jason hoped. Written by
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The couplet that Seymour Kaufman recites near the beginning of the episode comes from stanza XX of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's poem, "Lord Walter's Wife". Nevertheless, he misquotes the first line, stating, "Love's a virtue for heroes! - as high as snow on high hills". The line actually reads, "Love's a virtue for heroes! - as white as the snow on high hills". See more