The One About Trust, Part 1
After being called into the guidance counselor's office, Connie finds that she hasn't taken a government class needed in order for her to graduate. Since she's been such a good student, Miss Hartl allows her to work on a political campaign instead. Connie volunteers to work on Margaret Faye's mayoral campaign against Bart Rathbone. This creates a conflict because Whit is concerned about the policies that Margaret might implement if elected. Whit cautions Connie to be careful about the ideas she hears from Margaret.
At the first campaign meeting, Margaret implies that Whit respects and treats Eugene better than he treats Connie simply because she is female, which leaves Connie confused when the evidence seems to show that Margaret is right. Whit does seem to give more of the high-tech and "glamorous" jobs to Eugene. Whit explains that some of his decisions are made on his workers' aptitude and talents, but agrees to teach her the basics of computers.
Later Margaret asks Connie to investigate charges that Whit fired a woman because she accused him of discrimination against women.
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- Why did Connie decide to work on Margaret Faye's campaign instead of Bart Rathbone's?
- Why was Connie upset with Eugene when he asked about her paycheck stub?
- Why did Bart want Whit to endorse him for mayor?
Heard in episode
- Margaret Faye, trying to remember Connie's name in this episode, calls her "Katie," which is the name of the actress who plays Connie. Connie was also called Katie in #220: “This is Chad Pearson?”.
- Bart Rathbone's actions during the Blackgaard saga are mentioned several times during this episode (much to Bart's chagrin).
- It's possible that the title of this episode is an allusion to how the TV show Friends named their episodes—every single one started with "The One About," "The One With," etc.
QuotesDoris Rathbone: Someone get the number of that truck! Oh, wait. It's you, Eugene.
Doris Rathbone: Nice man. Shame about that haircut, though — whew!
Connie Kendall: I don't want to hear it, you... you...YOU, you!
Bart Rathbone: I wanna bring ya to a gentler, kinder Odyssey. The kind of kinder Odyssey that only my kinder kind of kind guy can bring about. Kind of.
Bart Rathbone: Surely. You can help us get all computerized and stuff! Come on, what do you say?
Eugene Meltsner: I'm... incredulous!
Bart Rathbone: Is that a yes?
Eugene Meltsner: After all your dubious scheming and plotting to the detriment, if not outright damage, of the town of Odyssey and its denizens, how can you realistically expect that I would even consider, much less grant, your requests for my ministrations and assistance in your bid to attain office?
Bart Rathbone: Is that a yes?
Eugene Meltsner: In a word, NO! NO! A thousand times, NO!
Bart Rathbone: I get it, youse wanna think about it for a little while. Well, fine, fine; just give me your answer tomorrow.
Eugene Meltsner: <groans> I give up!
Bart Rathbone: Boy, you really put your foot in it that time. Is she always that snippy?
Eugene Meltsner: You have no idea.
Margaret Faye: Just remember, Connie. Whit isn't perfect.
Connie Kendall: He would be the first to tell you that.
Doris Rathbone: What's this?
Bart Rathbone: What's what? It's not a typo is it? I told that guy, "leader" is spelled with two e's!