Episode No: 11

Title: Episode Eleven


Mr. Dime mandates that everyone in the building on the weekends wear a straightjacket as a security measure, including Director Geoffrey Darby and the tech crew. Sarah tells Mr. Dime that someone stole money out of the safe, so he fires her. She is soon re-hired. Rodney escapes his straightjacket and Marc offers him his wallet to be freed. The rest of the kids soon free each other.

Wardrobe guy Frederick shows off a flamboyant straightjacket outfit commissioned by Mr. Dime, and Rodney ties his shoelaces together. There are more locker jokes, and Brad is literally the class clown. During a link, Sarah announces a Jim Unger cartoon caption contest. Brad can't return a book in the library without a receipt, and Marc suffers from German measles. The roving camera visits Kingston, Ontario. Sarah says "Hi" to the viewers in the Millhaven Penitentiary.

Marc eats dirt in the dungeon. Sarah ultimately quits as Mr. Dime's assistant, and Ross talks the kids into joining the union...for the right price.

Production: Straightjacket


  • Contest prizes include: Dunkin Donuts coupons, Arlington Sports gift certificate for competition training shoes and tube socks, five albums, Panasonic AM/FM radio
  • An on-screen title reads: "Sorry girls... but Kevin Somers will be on next week."
  • Closing credits:
    "Happy Birthday Rodney Helal"
    "Staging - who was that masked stage hand"
    "Tired of being a P.A. - Jani-Hothips-Barry"
    "Struggling to be a Director - Geoffrey Darby"
    "Thinks he is a Producer - Roger Price"
    "Always wanted to be Executive Producer - Bryn Matthews"

[Go Back]

Original Air Date: April 21, 1979

US Air Date: unaired

Starring: Marc Baillon, Brad Hampson, Rodney Helal, Jim Johnson, Les Lye, Robin Marpack, Sarah West

Writers: Geoffrey Darby, Roger Price

Director: Geoffrey Darby


Bag of Salt: Rodney Helal


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