Bernard begins to tell the story of Cozy Creek, where Parson Brown tells his parishioners that he has invited the Big Bad Wolf to church. His congregation is shocked, especially Ralphie Pig, spokes-pig for the Three Little Pigs. Goldilocks defends her friend, Wally, the Big Bad Wolf, as does Parson Brown, who claims Wally has changed so much that he is now a vegetarian. Red Riding Hood is worried that this new attitude is just a trick, but Parson Brown encourages the villagers to encourage Wally, just as Old King Cole has.
Ralphie keeps refusing to forgive, so Little Red Riding Hood shares a letter Wally has written asking forgiveness for his treatment of her and her grandmother, though she admits she is still not sure Wally's changed. Wally comes to the church, supposedly to meet with Ralphie to ask his forgiveness for what he has done to the Three Little Pigs, but it turns out to be a trick! As the wolf prepares to attack, he suddenly has a change of heart and confesses that he is part of a scam by Ralphie to buy people's land cheaply and sell them brick houses because they think the wolf can blow their houses down. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men arrest Ralphie, and Wally asks their forgiveness for his behavior. They all forgive him and invite him to join them at Horner's Cafe.
An episode of "Israel's Most Wanted" features Bubba Servanti, a fugitive who - though he was forgiven a huge debt by the king - refuses to forgive his fellow servant who owes him a small amount.
An episode of "Forgiveness in Action," live from King's Way Elementary School, portrays Verna Shemphill's attempts to continue to forgive Billy Rebowski, who pulls her hair over and over again, each time asking for her forgiveness.
At the end of the show, Eugene reveals that the dump is the site for this episode because forgiveness is like taking out the trash and allowing it to be hauled off to be recycled into something fresh and clean.
- What happened to Bubba when he didn't forgive the debt of his fellow servant?
- Was the King right in doing this?
- Why was it so hard for Ralphie to forgive the Big Bad Wolf?
- Has it ever been hard for you to forgive someone?
- Can you think of a time when someone forgave you?
- How did that make you feel?
- In the Bubba Servanti segment, while Bubba is trying to get the money out of the other servant he yells "Show me the denarii, show me the denarii!"...this can be a reference to the movie "Jerry Maguire" when Tom Cruise said "Show me the money!" Bubba also told the king that "I was even going to make a sacrifice at the temple in your name". The king then responds, "I desire mercy, not sacrifice." This is likely a reference to the Bible when Samuel rebukes Saul for taking the livestock of the Amalekites. Saul tells Samuel that the livestock is for a sacrifice to God. Samuel responds by saying that "Obedience is better than sacrifice."
QuotesAnnouncer: He who forgives ends the quarrel. African proverb.
Parson Brown: You know we aren't the only ones doubting Wally's conversion. He doubts it himself. In fact I spent the better part of last night trying to convince him that Ol King Cole loves him every bit as much as he loves Billy Goat Graham.