- Episode Description
Both Greg and Marcia rush home after school with the news that they're both running for student body president. May the best candidate win, as the boys and girls each take sides and soon each one of them is accusing the other of sabotage.
- Cast & Crew
Ann B. Davis
- Fan Reviews (3)
The ending that I was expecting
An episode divided can not stand!
Yea! Greg beat the girl! Greg beat the girl! Greg beat the girl!
- Trivia & Quotes
Marcia: I've promised everybody everything I could think of.
Mike: Sounds like you're running for Congress.
Marcia: I mean every one of my promises, too.
Mike: Forget what I said about Congress.
Mike: Well, in the heat of an election, candidates sometimes get carried away.
Alice: That's the truth. I remember when I was in grammar school, a little girl that was running for office actually pulled another little girl's hair.
Carol: Well, I bet nobody voted for that little girl.
Alice: (smiling)Right. That's how I lost the election.(Mike and Carol laugh) Well, she yanked my hair first.
Carol: Oh, Alice.
Carol: Now Marcia, how long were you on the phone?
Marcia: Five minutes.
Greg: (to Marcia)Five minutes? Ha!
Mike: Okay. Okay. Does this have something to do with the elections? Is that it?
Greg: Yeah. She was calling kids on the phone, trying to get their votes.
Mike: (to Greg)What did you want to use it for?
Greg: (short pause) The same thing.
Alice: E-V-E-R-L-Y, E-V-E-R-L-Y, E-V-E-R-L-Y! EVERLY, EVERLY, YAY! (Alice breaks her back) team.
This episode makes a strong statement against the use of negative campaigning (which had run rampant during the 1968 presidential campaign). Toward the end of the show, Greg and his campaign committee are projecting how the vote will go and discover the race will be tight. Rusty (Greg's campaign manager) comes up with the bright idea to spread a nasty rumor about Marcia, that she and local creep Felix Brown were seen making out at the movie theater. Greg is appalled; not only does he totally object, but he fires him, threatens him with bodily harm if such rumors do surface and orders him to leave. Marcia, who had been listening in on the proceedings (unknown to Greg), gains new admiration and respect for her new brother.