Written by Richard Bensfield and Perry Grant
Produced by Mel Swope
Directed by Roger Duchowny
Original Air Date: March 2, 1974

Laurie wants to go skiing, but is committed to baby-sit. Her efforts to con Danny or Keith into working in her place are futile.

Keith also has a problem. He met a new girl at school, Karen, and invited her to a party, only to learn that she is bringing an escort. Danny suggests that Keith get another date to make Karen jealous. He tries every number in his phone book to no avail. As a last resort, Keith makes a deal with Laurie -- if she will pose as his date, he'll baby-sit.

Danny complicates matters by telling Karen that Keith's date is a beautiful southern belle, Lauriebelle Culpepper. At the party all is going well when "Lauriebelle" slips and calls Shirley "Mom" bringing Shirley into the charade as "Mother Culpepper."

Keith is sure he has been successful when Karen dances with him and invites him to her house -- until he learns that the invitation is to engagement party!

"How Long Is Too Long," music and lyrics by John Bahler and Tony Asher (on Bulletin Board)

Guest Cast:
Karen ----------------------------------------------------- Sherry Mills
George --------------------------------------------------- Jack Stauffer
Claire ----------------------------------------------------- Colby Haines
Betty ------------------------------------------------------ Lindsay V. Jones

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