Mrs. Poole volunteers to fill in for Sandy's secretary. Mark and Willie are in trouble and Michael thinks it is caused by boy they are keeping company with. Michael and Sandy meet the boy's mother, who is initially disinterested.

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Sandy's secretary goes on family leave and Mrs. Poole volunteers to fill in. Mrs. Poole turns out to be remarkably efficient and leaves her own mark on the place. Mark and Willie are given a weeks detention and Michael thinks the trouble is caused by a boy they are keeping company with. Michael and Sandy meet the boy's mother, but she is disinterested until she finds out that Michael is a widower. Written by jem

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9 January 1989 (USA)  »

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(Spoilers) This episode is hilarious. The best of the series. I remember it like it was yesterday. Wish I could find it online. Edie McClurg is perfect!

As a secretary for many years, I really appreciated the real life situation, and having lived in the south, I found the humor spot on.

The character of Patty Poole and the dynamic with Mr. Hogan (neighbors, friends, boss-employee) was great fun. Who knew she was this good? Too good for the job, apparently.

It was set up perfectly. You knew it was a bad idea and you knew it would go wrong, but you had no idea she would be so good. That was so unexpected, it was delightful.


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