All-American Girl

Season 1 Episode 11

Educating Margaret

Aired Unknown Nov 30, 1994 on ABC
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Educating Margaret
Margaret dates a British film professor who, despite his passionate work, turns out to be a real bore.

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  • Margaret starts dating one of her professors, who turns out to be quite boring.

    This episode has been done before in other series- a student dating the professor. As it turns out, they don't have much in common and Margaret ends up breaking up with him. The professor talkings about gardening, dirt and vegetables, and the only thing they have in common is a love for film, albiet with much different taste.

    At the end of the episode, he comes to her drunk begging for her back. He ends up making a movie of the experience, because he makes movies from his pains. However, he turns the story around and makes it seem as though the student was the one obesessed with him.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Margaret: I know, I know. I really screwed up this time. I was too impulsive. I was irresponcible. It was all my fault.
      Mrs. Kim: Don't blame yourself. That man was a fruitcake.
      Margaret: But there's got to be a lesson I can learn from this.
      Mr. Kim: This time you're in the clear. The guy is a nut. Good night, honey.
      Margaret: I still say there's a lesson.
      Stuart: This was an isolated case. You'll never see anything like it again. Good night
      Margaret: There's got to be a lesson There's always a lesson.
      Grandma: Ahh. Sometimes you feel like nut, sometimes you don't. Ahh. You feel like nut.

    • Margaret: E.T. affected people all over the world. It obviously had some kind of universal appeal.
      Prof. Whitaker: Miss?
      Margaret: Kim.
      Prof. Whitaker: Miss Kim, popularity does not equal artistry. E.T. was a cute little story about a cute little alien.
      Margaret: Uh-huh. (picks a Milk Dud from here teeth.) It's more than that. It's about friendship, it's about feeling like an outsider. I mean if you weren't moved by that film, than you might as well just, umm (raises her finger, points at Prof. Whitaker and in her best E.T. voice) go home.
      Prof. Whitaker: It was riddled with flaws. What other important work has the protagonist die and then miraculously come back to life at a crucial point in the narrative?
      Margaret: I dunno. The Bible.

  • NOTES (1)


    • Rodin/The Thinker
      While comparing her film profesor to other artist she mentions Rodin but none of them can remember the sculpture he was most famous for. While trying to remember they all assume the classic pose of The Thinker, the sculpture they are trying to remember.

    • Educating Rita
      The title of this episode is a parody of the movie Educating Rita.