Mayor for a Day
Cunning, conniving, irresponsible Curt Stevens wins a contest and becomes mayor of Odyssey for a day. His administration starts off with a bang. First, he orders his new secretary to have a bat phone installed in his office. He then unleashes a horde of crazy animals on the city and nearly causes the town to go bankrupt. Finally, he signs an order instructing Whit's End to be torn down! His administration is a nightmare, but no one would expect anything less from Curt.
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- Why did Curt make such a terrible mayor?
- What are the characteristics of a good leader?
- Read Romans 13:1-7. Why do you think God wants us to obey our leaders?
- Curt Stevens speech toward the end of the episode is a reference to the movie "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington."
QuotesCurt Stevens: Well, I meant every word I understood.
Curt Stevens: Miss Plumduff, my first official act as mayor will be to expose corruption at every level of our city's government.
Miss Primblush: Really sir?
Curt Stevens: Yes, starting with your nephew. The chain on his bike broke and the baseball card on the back tire fell off. Have him arrested and released immediately.
Curt Stevens: What do you think the city will do now?
Harvey Nelson: Oh, I'll recommend appointing a full independent panel to conduct a full inquiry into the circumstances behind this scandal, which means, of course, by the time the panel comes to any conclusions, no one will care anymore because we'll have assured the people in the meantime that this administration will be rethinking its current policy of land grants/ When a more broad-based detail policy can be submitted, which when it is submitted, will be inconclusive and open to misinterpretation and of questionable help to the government.
Curt Stevens: You're really crackers, aren't you? Straight from the pack, 100% saltine. You make it sound like you've done this before.
Harvey Nelson: Plenty of times. You didn't really think anything changes in government, did you?
Curt Stevens: And finally as your mayor, I will tighten the belt of our city government around the waist of indifference and reckless bending. So what if I meet up with a few celebrities? Just remember, a penny saved is a penny earned. And the early bird catches the goose that laid the golden egg!
Harvey Nelson: It seems as though you're trailing behind two other personalities.
Curt Stevens: Who?
Harvey Nelson: Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein.