Jodie tells Dennis about his impending marriage to Carol; Mary convinces Danny to try being nice to Elaine; no one is more surprised than the doctor to find that Chester survived the operation.



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After his mother's demise, Tim does seem to be cursed. Mary's professor brings her home with amorous intent, but meeting Chuck and Bob and watching Danny and Elaine put Shakespeare into action hasten his departure. Billy tells Eunice they are the only sane members of the family; he changes his mind when he catches Dutch in her bedroom. Jodie tells Dennis that he is the father of Carol's baby; Dennis is very jealous. Elaine is exhausted from Danny's attentions and Danny is exhausted from giving them. Elaine asks Burt for advice; he tells Elaine to trust them. Danny asks Mary for advice and he listens when she says to be nice to Elaine. Chester wakes up from his coma with amnesia; he thinks he is Gunga Din or Gloria Swanson. Written by LA-Lawyer

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19 October 1978 (USA)  »

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Episode 31
25 April 2010 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

Episode 31 begins with Tim's confession to Jessica that he believes he's cursed(and when a chandelier falls from the ceiling,barely missing them,Benson adds "well if you ain't the kiss of death you come awfully close!") Billy asks Eunice why they two are the only ones in the family who aren't "completely bonkers." When he learns that she's in love with Dutch,a convicted killer,Billy is convinced he's next to go crazy.Jodie breaks the news of his upcoming marriage to his lover Dennis,who himself failed at marriage,and refuses to back off("even if you can make it work,I'll make sure you don't").Mary's college professor,Anatole Martins(Lee Bergere),drives her home from school,obviously with designs on her,but she remains steadfastly devoted to her husband Burt,the subject of her very first poem,composed in class.Elaine is both starving and exhausted,and Mary convinces Danny to try being nice to her,relating how she was rotten to a guy who remained nice to her throughout her "rotten phase." When Danny inquires as to where he is now,her answer is "he's in the dining room,I married him!" Elaine confesses to Burt that she's scared to be nice because she'd been kind before to other people who "turned out not to be so nice." An amnesiac Chester awakens after his coma,and the doctor's reaction is priceless: "he's alive,I can't believe it,he is alive!".Chester asks the doctor for a fudgeicle("he thinks I'm the Good Humor man! Common mistake!"),then identifies a smiling Benson as Sidney Poitier! When asked who he is,Chester chooses first Gunga Din,then Gloria Swanson,before the frustrated doctor admits defeat("I can't stand it,the man is behaving like an idiot!"),informing Jessica that his recovery will take time("or I will have a hell of a lawsuit on my hands!")

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