Avonlea (1990–1996)

Proof of the Pudding 

Alec and Janet go away to celebrate their wedding anniversary, leaving Felicity in charge. When Hetty makes a trip to Charlottetown to settle a water rights dispute, Sara is sent to stay with her cousins and immediately clashes with Felicity and her know-it-all attitude.


Richard Benner (as Dick Benner)


Suzette Couture, Fiona McHugh (developer) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Polley ... Sara Stanley
Doris Petrie Doris Petrie ... Mrs. Lesley
Paul Haddad ... Theodore Simpkin
Gema Zamprogna ... Felicity King
Zachary Bennett ... Felix King
Harmony Cramp ... Cecily King
Joel Blake ... Andrew King
Jackie Burroughs ... Hetty King
Lally Cadeau ... Janet King
Cedric Smith ... Alec King
Gillian Steeve Gillian Steeve ... Clemmie Ray
Valentina Cardinalli Valentina Cardinalli ... Jane Spry
Miklos Perlus ... Peter Craig
Michael Polley ... Dr. Blair
John Shepherd ... Henry


For their anniversary, Alec and Janet decide to take a weekend vacation, leaving Felicity in charge of the house and the other children. Hetty is available to provide adult supervision if required. However when Hetty is called away unexpectedly and Olivia already away, Felicity is placed in ultimate charge to her delight, she who feels she can do no wrong. Because of Felicity's superior attitude, Felix, Andrew, Cecily and Sara decide to make the weekend difficult for her. Both Felix and Sara are already feuding with Felicity even before Hetty's departure, the two who refuse to abide by anything Felicity says. The five children may kill each other before the arrival back of any of the adults. Thrown into the mix is Agnes Rushton-Lesley, the Governor's wife, who drops by for a visit. All the children mistakenly believe she is their not oft seen and deaf Great Aunt Eliza, Mrs. Lesley who does not correct them. As such, Mrs. Lesley cannot resist the opportunity to have a little fun of her... Written by Huggo

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This episode echoes Anne of Green Gables (1972) when Marilla goes away for the day leaving Anne alone to make tea for her best friend Diana, but everything goes wrong. Anne accidentally gives Diana Red Current Wine instead of Cherry Cordial, while Felicity uses sawdust instead of cornmeal in her pudding. See more »


Felix takes a cookie from the tray from the window, and when he goes back to take another the first cookie is still on the tray. See more »


Felicity King: Felix King, your playtime is up! And it is for the rest of you. Now get back to your chores!
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19 March 1990 (USA) See more »

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