All's Well With Boswell
Robyn Jacobs has gotten her first baby-sitting job-only, instead of a baby, she's sitting with Mrs. Fishbine's cat. Boswell is a huge feline, and Mrs. Fishbine thinks the world of him. However, she is a stern parent: Robyn must make certain that Boswell eats three solid meals during the day. Boswell also can't go outside (because he's recovering from a cold), and he must stay off the furniture. Robyn agrees to make Boswell behave, and Mrs. Fishbine leaves.
Almost immediately, the trouble starts. As Robyn prepares Boswell's breakfast in the kitchen, Boswell knocks over and breaks a small glass ballerina in the living room. Robyn realizes that she can replace the figurine with a duplicate from Greenblatt’s Department Store. She phones Jessie and tells her to pick up the figurine and bring it to Mrs. Fishbine's house.
Jessie does, and that's when the trouble really begins. Thanks to a series of circumstances, Boswell ends up outside, Robyn and Jessie chase after him, and they all end up in a locked furniture van on its way to Connellsville!
Eventually, Robyn and Jessie get out of the van in Connellsville and see Tom Riley, who is delivering a load of apples. They sneak into the back of his truck and make it back to Odyssey and Mrs. Fishbine's house just in the nick of time. But Boswell gets in the last word as he knocks the new glass ballerina from the mantle. Mrs. Fishbine reprimands her cat for breaking it again. We can guess that Robyn will never cat-sit again.
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- Do you think Robyn's problems with Boswell were due to lack of responsibility or to bad circumstances?
- How could Robyn have better handled the catastrophes of her day?
- Should Robyn have told Mrs. Fishbine everything that happened?
- Would you?
- Why or why not?
Heard in episode
- Bob Luttrell recounts that he recorded the sound for the cat food spilling by actually dumping a complete bag of cat food all over his kitchen floor. He also brought a neighborhood cat into his studio for hours to get the right "meows" for Boswell.
- This episode's title is based on a popular phrase originally coined by Shakespeare in the title of his play "All's Well That Ends Well."
- Chris's opening mention of Robyn having in the past is most likely a reference to Robyn's mowing business in #81: “Good Business”.
- Some of Roger and Sylvia's scene from the TV show Robyn and Jessie watch and discuss would be heard again partially during #153: “Mayor for a Day”.
- Walker Edmiston uses the voice he used to voice match for Henry Fonda to portray Ringo in this episode.
- This episode is included in the DVD for "A Fine Feathered Frenzy".
- At the end of the episode, Robyn and Jessie are scolding themselves for leaving the door open, but this does not make sense. As they are leaving earlier in the episode, there is a distinct sound effect of them closing the back door.
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QuotesJessie Morales: There's a flea on the fly on the hair on the wart on the frog on the knot on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea, there's a flea on the fly on the hair on the wart on the frog on the knot on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea. There's a hole! There's a hole. There's a hole in the bottom of the seaaa. There's aaaaa hole in the bottom of the sea, there's a hole in the bottom of the s—
Robyn Jacobs: ENOUGH, with the hole in the bottom of the sea!!
Tom Riley: There's a... hole in the bottom of the sea!
Jessie Morales: Hey!
Robyn Jacobs: Don't even THINK about it, Jessie.
Robyn Jacobs: Thanks a lot, Jessie! Kitty-Crunchy's all over the floor. Another mess to clean.
Jessie Morales: Why don't you just put Boswell down and let him eat it up? <beat> Okay, bad suggestion.
Jessie Morales: Connellsville Furniture. How interesting.
Robyn Jacobs: Why?
Jessie Morales: I dunno, I just thought it was interesting. That's all.
Robyn Jacobs: <beat> You're weird, Jessie.