The trio buy Mr. Roper's car from him only to discover it has created more problems than it is worth.



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Mrs. Roper wants her husband to sell his old car which is practically a lemon. The guys (Jack, Janet, and Crissy) needing a car offer to buy it and Mr. Roper sells it without fully disclosing to them what it's condition is. But when a used car salesman tells him that the model is a classic and he can sell it for more 10 k, Mrs Roper tells him to ask the guys top sell the car and give him a cut. But Roper doesn't want to. Written by

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1 November 1977 (USA)  »

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In the final scene Mr.Roper says he was taken for $100, $200 for the car plus an extra $100 but in an earlier scene the kids paid $212 for car so really he was taken for $88. See more »

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Never go back on your word
24 December 2013 | by (victoria b.c canada) – See all my reviews

Mr. Roper has soled his car, but the trio of Jack, Janet, and Chrissy want that car more than anything. Despite giving a dealer his word about the car, Mr. Roper caves in when the gang offers Mr. Roper 212 dollars for the car. The dealer apprises Stanley of the car's worth, and says he could have gotten at least 12 thousand for it, because it's a 57 Chevy. Stanley finds out his car is actually a 58 Chevy, and Stanley is disappointed again. I enjoyed this episode quite a bit. I wouldn't call it a favorite, but it is very funny. It has some great slapstick with Jack at his best. I especially liked his little stunts with some eggs. Chrissy is in top form when it comes to being dense as well. I did feel they were a bit too cruel to Chrissy in this one, but perhaps I should learn not to be that offended by it. I just think they went a little overboard with it. The Ropers have a lot of screen time, and I loved it. Mr. Roper is a huge cheapskate, and he cracked me up with his antics. You shouldn't jump to conclusions, and you should always keep your word when you promise someone, something. That's the lesson I learned in this one


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