The Electric Company

Season 2 Episode 8

The Potato Custom

Aired Friday 4:30 PM Apr 09, 2010 on PBS

Episode Recap

Jessica receives a letter that she's been named Junior Ambassador to the planet Skelecki. The ceremony begins this afternoon at 4 p.m. so Jessica and the rest of The Electric Company have their Skeleckian friend, Janet, help her with her acceptance speech. Meanwhile, Annie Scrambler receives a letter that she's a runner-up to Jessica but she hates being second place. She scrambles the words on Jessica's speech in order to insult the Skeleckians and take over as Junior Ambassador. At the embassy, Jessica goes up with her speech and in the end insults them. The Skeleckian Ambassador and the rest of the Skeleckians turn their backs against her as a way of not speaking to her. Back at the diner, Lisa realizes Jessica speech was scrambled and Hector saw Annie at the embassy which means Annie could be involved. Janet comes in and tells The Electric Company that Annie was there and tells Jessica to do The Potato Custom in which she has to serve the Skeleckians a potato on a stick as a way of forgiveness. Luckily, Shock has plenty of potatoes. They get back quickly to the embassy to discover Annie has been named Junior Ambassador. But in the end, the Skeleckians accept Jessica's apology. Jessica has dinner and sings a song for them. Annie ends up serving the potatoes and washing the dishes which is something she hates. Annie's scheme fails again.