Alice

The Principal of the Thing

Season 3, Ep 12, Aired 12/10/78
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  • Episode Description
  • Alice is mortified when she gets a call from Tommy's school and she's asked to come down and meet with the principal. Alice learns that Tommy has been mocking his teacher in school and threatens to take television away from him. Meanwhile, Alice hits it off with his principal and they start going out but Tommy soon finds himself a target at school when the other classmates tease him about his mother dating the principal.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Linda Lavin

    Alice Hyatt

  • Polly Holliday

    Florence Jean "Flo" Castleberry (1976-1980)

  • Philip McKeon

    Tommy Hyatt

  • Vic Tayback

    Mel Sharples

  • Beth Howland

    Vera Louise Gorman

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Vera: This is "As The World Turns"! Will Tommy be ruined in school? Will Alice find herself another son? Can she find happiness with old Thorny? Flo: Will Vera ever shut her mouth?

    Notes (1)

    • This episode was postponed on October 15, 1978.

    Trivia (1)

    • This episode marks the first appearance of Flo's often talked about boyfriend Bubba Norris.

    Allusions (1)

    • The title of this episode is an allusion to the old saying "when someone says it's about the principle, not the money, it's about the money."

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