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Skip III: The Bailout 

Michael's buddy Skip returns, offering to take him and David on a plane ride. But things turn deadly serious when the plane begins developing engine trouble and everyone is forced to bail out.



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Episode credited cast:
... Sandy Hogan
... David Hogan
Luis Daniel Ponce ... Willie Hogan
... Mark Hogan
... Mrs. Patty Poole
... Michael Hogan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gerald Gordon ... Skip Franklin


The foul-mouthed (and newly divorced) Skip Franklin - "Uncle Skip," as Willie and Mark know him - returns to visit the Hogans. After spilling out his recent problems (as usual, lacing it with minor profanity) to Michael and Sandy, he decides to sort out his problems by taking his plane for a little ride. He invites Michael and David along. Things go fine for awhile, until the engine stalls and everyone is forced to bail out. Everyone is safe, but just before they have to go before the Federal Aviation Association to talk about what happened, Skip lets slip that the gauges weren't working. He considers it to be "minor," but airline pilot Michael is furious, especially since he and David could have been killed, and says he'd refuse to lie to him in court. But things turn out well, as Skip admits what really happened and takes responsibility. Written by

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Comedy | Family





Release Date:

7 March 1988 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Michael Hogan: I still can't figure out why that cylinder head temp gauge didn't show we were overheating.
Skip Franklin: Aw, that thing never worked right. Mmmm, honey, with coffee like this, you're gonna have no trouble hooking a man.
Sandy Hogan: I'll bring a thermos along on my next date.
Michael Hogan: Wait a minute, wait, wait a minute. Skip, what do you mean, that gauge never worked right?
Skip Franklin: When you've been flying as long as I have, who needs gauges?
Michael Hogan: You mean you took us up in a plane knowing it had faulty equipment?
Skip Franklin: Well, I got a little behind ...
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