It's a battle of the sexes as Shirley and Laurie prove to their male chauvinist counterparts to be better able to handle the wilderness.




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When Chris and Tracy are sent off to their grandparents, Laurie suggests that her Mom take an adult getaway. Shirley's idea is that she and Laurie have a women's weekend which Laurie loves the idea of. They decide to go on a camp-out in the wilderness. There is only one problem, that being Kieth and Danny don't believe that Shirley and Laurie can survive in the wilderness without male help and they enlist Reuben to keep an eye on the women. But should it be the other way around? Written by timshehan

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Comedy | Family | Music




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11 February 1972 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The battle of the sexes
5 March 2014 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Hel-l-l-p" is a typical battle of the sexes, as Shirley and Laurie decide to go camping in the wilderness, closely followed by Reuben, Keith, and Danny, who naturally believe those 'helpless females' can't possibly survive without male egos nearby. It's no surprise who encounters poison oak and other natural obstacles, neglecting to bring along necessities such as food, can openers, or sleeping bags (the women had a ball). Danny claims he thought they were taking him to a drive-in movie! The best gag comes last, courtesy a little girl scout (Cindy Henderson), Reuben sheepishly admitting, "we've come to rescue you!" A rare instance where the episode begins with the featured song, "I'm on My Way Back Home" (the same footage taken from "Days of Acne and Roses"), composed by Jack Keller and Bobby Hart, from the LP SOUND MAGAZINE.

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