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All-American Girl

Season 1 Episode 10

Ratting On Ruthie

Aired Unknown Nov 23, 1994 on ABC
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Ratting On Ruthie
Some expensive perfume vanishes while Ruthie is away from the counter she's supposed to be watching, and Margaret must decide what to tell management -- and she's aghast when for the first time in her life her mother refuses to tell her what to do. Meanwhile, Grandma fills in when one of Benny's friends must drop out of their Barbershop Quartet.moreless

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  • Margaret takes the blame for Ruthie when merchandise goes missing so Ruthie can keep her job.

    I did not like this epsiode. The moral dilema is that Ruthie leaves the counter and merchandise is stolen. Margaret takes the blame in the end, so that Ruthie can keep her job instead of blaming it on someone they don't like who will be quitting in a week anyway.

    Ruthie ends up confessing after Margaret has. However, the boss doesn't believe her. Ruthie keeps on saying she needs the job and has no skills. However, when Margaret fired her, she went to work in the Chicken restaurant, so apparently she can find another job. I understand the bond between friends is strong, but Ruthie should have admitted what happened instead of Margaret taking the fall.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Mr. Kim: Stuart!
      Stuart: Yeah Dad.
      Mr. Kim: Would you take a look at Hal's throat?
      Stuart: Oh, sure. (Walking toward Hal.) Do you have insurance?(Hal looks up, confused.) Just kidding. OK, open. (take pen light and looks in Hal's throat.)
      Hal: Ahhhhh.
      Stuart: and close. Go home.
      Hal: Why?
      Stuart: Well you got some pretty heavy inflamation there. It's nothing serious, but I'd talk to your doctor about it.
      Hal: Can I sing?
      Stuart: Well, you're no Johnny Mathis. (laughs)

  • NOTES (1)


    • Evita
      At one point, Grandma sings "Don't cry for me South Korea". This is a parody of the famous line, "Don't cry for me Argentina" from the musical Evita.

    • Willard/Ben
      Ruthie starts dating a guy in a giant rat mascot costume and Margaret and Gloria ask if she could set them up with Ben and Willard. This is a reference to the movies of the same names where a man befriends rats that end up doing his bidding.

    • Happy Days
      While at work, Ruthie and Margaret aretrying to figure out who they would rather date from the show Happy Days, Richie, Potsy or Ralph Mouth.