The Electric Company

Season 3 Episode 8

The Incredible Return-a-ball

Aired Friday 4:30 PM Mar 07, 2011 on PBS

Episode Recap

Marcus watchs a commercial in which Francine displays 'The Incredible Return-a-ball', a ball that returns to your hand after throwing it. Marcus buys the ball from Francine but his ball bounces to the ground. Francine and Gilda quickly close shop before Marcus confronts them. Marcus tells his crew at the diner about the fake ball he saw in Francine's ad. Hector displays the picture of Francine and they notice a reflection on the pin of her hat which reveals to be Gilda throwing it back to her. Marcus, along with the rest of his crew, head to Francine's shop asking for his money back. She does but Francine has an idea of doing a better commercial. Later after watching the ad, Marcus buys it again because he can't resist the ball. His friends notice that Francine isn't standing on the wall and her earrings aren't facing down. They make a commercial to prove the ball is fake. And so, customers who bought the ball from Francine return it and get their money back, including Marcus.