The Torkelsons

Educating Millicent

Season 1, Ep 12, Aired 12/22/91
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  • Episode Description
  • Millicent had her reasons for not finishing high school, but there's no good reason why she couldn't take an equivalency exam now.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Connie Ray

    Millicent Torkelson

  • William Schallert

    Wesley 'Border' Hodges [Season 1]

  • Rachel Duncan

    Mary Sue Torkelson

  • Aaron Michael Metchik

    Steven Floyd Torkelson [Season 1 - EP 2-20]

  • Lee Norris

    Chuckie Lee Torkelson

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • (Elmo has started talking to Milicent)) Milicent: (looks behind couch) Mary Sue? Elmo: (glances behind couch) Nobody there. Milicent: Oh boy. Elmo: Oh boy. Milicent: You are a hallucination of my own fatigue! Elmo: Elmo is Elmo!

    • Milicent: Dorothy Jane, wake up. Dorothy Jane: Huh? Milicent: Tell me you hear that doll talking to me and everything will be all right. (Dorothy Jane looks at Elmo, who is now lying motionless on top of the couch) Dorothy Jane: You're crazy, Mama. Go back to sleep.

    • Millicent: Why wouldn't you want to move on to the first grade? Mary Sue: I hear it's very hard. Millicent: I'm sure Elmo would want you to move on to the first grade, Mary Sue. Mary Sue: I'm sure Elmo would want you to finish high school, Mama.

    • Dorothy Jane: Did you marry Daddy on account of me? Millicent: I married your daddy because I loved him. And I wanted to build a family and a home for you.

    • Dorothy Jane: I know why you didn't graduate high school, Mama. All it took was a little math. I'm the reason you didn't graduate. You were pregnant with me.

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    Allusions (1)

    • Title: Educating Millicent. Educating Millicent is a play on the movie title "Educating Rita". "Educating Rita" starred Michael Caine as a professor who takes on a new student named Rita who wants to go college and finish her formal education.

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