Small Wonder

The Lie

Season 1, Ep 7, Aired 10/19/85
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  • Episode Description
  • Jamie realizes the value of constant truthfulness when he can't convince his parents that he's not responsible for breaking (and secretly gluing together) a teapot caused by Harriet's smart-aleck cousin.

  • Cast & Crew
  • William Bogert

    Brandon Brindle (1986-1989)

  • Alice Ghostley

    Ida Mae Brindle (1988-1989)

  • Dick Christie

    Ted Lawson

  • Marla Pennington

    Joan Lawson

  • Jerry Supiran

    Jamie Lawson

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Ted: (sees Jamie dribbling the basketball in the kitchen) Hold it! What did I just say about playing with that in here?
      Jamie: Sorry, Dad. Bad habits are hard to break.
      Ted: (in a strong warning voice) Well, if you don't break that bad habit before you break something in the house, I just liable to break something over your rear end.
      Jamie: (looking nervous and saying nothing)
      Vicki: His rear end gets the message.

    • Jamie: If I'm lying, may I be hit by lightning on this very spot! (looks up)
      Ted: (to Joan) Stand back, Honey.(backs away)
      Jamie: (nothing happens) See?
      Ted: (to Joan) I'll say one thing for him, he's got guts.

    • Joan: (thinking Jamie broke the teapot)Jamie, I think we just solved the mystery of my lamp with the cross-eyed angel.
      Vicki: And the pigeon toads.
      Jamie: Now, one broken thing at a time.

    • Jamie: (to Vicki while glueing the teapot back together) Last month, I broke my mom's antique lamp and I never got caught. I was lucky.
      Vicki: Lucky.
      Jamie: Yeah, cause after I glued the pieces back together, the angel on´╗┐ the lamp was pigeon toad and crossed-eyed.

    • Joan: Am I imagining things or is that teapot leaking?
      Jamie: (nervous) You're imagining things!
      Ted: It sure is leaking, Honey.
      Vicki: It sure is leaking, Honey.
      Joan: I can't understand it, I just bought it.(teapot suddenly falls apart) It's falling apart!
      Ted: Well, no wonder. This thing was glued together.
      Jamie: They sure don't make teapots like they used to.
      Ted: (looks at Jamie suspiciously) I have a feeling this teapot became defective after it was sold.

    Notes (1)

    • The production title of this episode is "The Lie".

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