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Episode No: 002

Title: Union Fees


It is announced that kids have been hired to work at the T.H.E. Television Network so the company can save money. The kids meet Lois, the waitress at the Network Canteen, who charges Kevin $12 in advance for a steak that he doesn't even have time to eat!

When the crew is ready to film the intro, Christine and the link set are upside down (but Ross and Miss Time are not) due to an engineering problem, which is later corrected by bumbling network engineer, Seth Pool.

Meanwhile, Marc tries to ask Moose out on a date, but, due to his French background, says the wrong thing, and, instead, gets a piece of fruit. When Christine says that she likes "good rock"(music), Marc misunderstands and tries to win her over by getting her a great big boulder. Kevin Somers charges him $20 (later reduced to $5) for a lesson on how to win Christine over, telling him to show her who's boss, and to "pounce." Marc takes that literally and practices pouncing, accidently pouncing on Jono. Jono gives him further advice, but when Marc loses his courage, Jono pounces on Moose ... and it turns out she wanted Jono all along!

Kevin Somers gets a letter from the M.A.F.I.A.(Members of the Associated Federation of Independent Artists) union, warning him that if he doesn't pay his dues by Thursday, he'll be "fitted with concrete shoes." Kevin pays up, and thinks he is able to yell at Ross, being a paid member of the union, until he finds out that Ross is a member of a different union ... the D.E.V.I.L. (Division of Electrical and Visual Industries League). At the end, Ross reveals that only the parts of the show with Kevin Somers in them can be aired, because he is the only one who belongs to the MAFIA, and he convinces the rest of the kids to pay up and join the union. When they don't get paid, the kids get invade Mr. Dime's office and threaten him until he pays up.

Air date: September 18 , 1979

Starring: Ruth Buzzi, Les Lye, Marc Baillon, Jono Gebert, Christine McGlade, Kevin Schenk, Kevin Somers

Writer(s): Geoffrey Darby, Roger Price

Director(s): Geoffrey Darby


TOMATO: Kevin Schenk


Cooper Brothers, with a live performance of I'll Know Her When I See Her