Season 1 Episode 4

Shall We Gather at the River?

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Nov 15, 1982 on CBS
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Joanna falls through the ice at the annual River Day festival. Dick is on the outs when Joanna blames him for everything bad that happens in her life.

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  • Great episode

    All round nice episode. A lot of funny moments, especially when it comes to Dick trying to smooth things out with Joanna... But just ended making it worse & worse! Would of been nice to see Larry, Daryl, and Daryl in the surprise party scene. Nice to see Joanna more of the spotlight in this episode instead of just always being the comedic foil to Dick.

    Seeing Mary Frann in a sexy nightgown was a special treat and that alone bumps this episode to a 10. (Also funny how Kirk clearly takes a close up picture of Joanna's cleavage at the bottom of the stairs!)moreless
  • It's getting cold in Vermont and Joanna wants to build a fire and have a romantic evening at the Inn. Kirk comes in all excited about the River Party the town has the first time the river ices over. Dick talks Joanna into going with disastrous results.moreless

    Some very funny moments and a few odd embarrassing moments in this episode. I guess in his fervor to get Joanna to try things he doesn't consider her feelings sometimes. He does a few open mouth insert foot moments in this episode.

    So Joanna has never iced skated. People don't have to try everything ever been done but Dick feels she is missing out. Of course she ends up in the river! Now she's mad at Dick and some funny situations ensue. Finally Dick talks Joanna into coming down for a romantic evening just the two of them. Not surprisingly Joanna puts on a sexy negligee and comes down the stairs. The only problem is Dick invited the whole town to surprise her. Surprise!

    In the end everyone but George, Leslie, and Kirk leave because they were embarrassed by Dick's stupidity and in the end Dick really eats crow but gets the prize! :) Thanks for reading...moreless

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