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PostSubject: "THE ELECTION"   Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:46 pm

[Note from Carol regarding Editing]
Since I do the Episode Reviews, I have been given acces in the Episode Reviews forum to edit, move posts so that all posts regarding an episode stay together. If I post an episode review that has some post already started.... instead of me using the quotes feature... I will just edit the first post of whoever started the thread about that episode to include the pictures of the episodes at the top of the thread. That way, all comments and posts remain in their original form. [End of Carol's Note]


THE ELECTION

When it comes time to elect a new classroom president, Mary and Nellie are first to compete for the position. To even things out a bit, the boys strategically elect a shy, mentally delayed classmate named Elmer Dopkins. The trouble is, Elmer's overprotective father is fully aware of the boys' ulterior motives, but how far can a parent go to protect their bullied child?














I feel so bad for Elmer. He is such a sweet kid! This episode centers around bullying. You would think that in a place like Walnut Grove, a kid would not have problems in school... but no matter the place, sometimes there is always someone there to cause trouble.

I read an article today how bulling affects the parents and so I can see how this situation is stressing out Elmer's dad as well. He doesn't really know how to handle it, he just doesn't want his son to suffer. What a way for Elmer to stand out in the end though. I thought Mary Ingalls was a a little over dramatic with the tears falling down her face, hahaha... but like Mary... I knew who deserved to be the class president. Loved how Willie didn't vote for his sister! Nellie was so sure that she was going to win! ha! Great episode!



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I watched this episode the other day, and it's one of my favorites involving a character who was only in one episode! I think Elmer's character is inspiring, especially after the speech he gives at school, after the two older boys push him into the mud. definitley a happy ending to this one!
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PostSubject: Re: "THE ELECTION"   Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:35 pm

strange - Carl & Alicia, Ginny, Joseph (aka Spotted Eagle) and Anna are nowhere to be seen in this episode.
Maybe they were all expelled.
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PostSubject: Re: "THE ELECTION"   Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:15 pm

good esp.shows how mean kids are & how we should stick up for ourself.


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PostSubject: Re: "THE ELECTION"   Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:47 pm

In this episode we see two of Michael Landon's kids Thumbsup


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PostSubject: Re: "THE ELECTION"   Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:47 am

this is a good episode. I love Elmer's speech. I was tease in school. But, didn't got worse like those boys bullying Elmer. a great episode to watch, if you have been bullied or your the bully. Need to learn your lesson, not to bully other people. Even if, they have learn disabilities.




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PostSubject: Re: "THE ELECTION"   Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:54 pm

Carol wrote:
In this episode we see two of Michael Landon's kids Thumbsup

Yes... Michael Landon Jnr. really looks like him!!!! greenS

I saw Leslie acting as one of the big girls in school.I knew it was her so I never bothered reading the credits Wink


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PostSubject: Re: "THE ELECTION"   Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:27 pm

Buttercup wrote:
this is a good episode. I love Elmer's speech. I was tease in school. But, didn't got worse like those boys bullying Elmer. a great episode to watch, if you have been bullied or your the bully. Need to learn your lesson, not to bully other people. Even if, they have learn disabilities.

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PostSubject: Re: "THE ELECTION"   Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:21 am

I liked this one.....felt bad for poor Elmer


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PostSubject: Re: "THE ELECTION"   Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:34 pm

I liked this show, knew people like Elmer, was teased at times myself. His speech could be repeated in many classrooms and it's a shame more endings couldn't be as nice as this one.
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PostSubject: Re: "THE ELECTION"   Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:22 pm

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PostSubject: Re: "THE ELECTION"   Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:05 pm

Nice Pictures!!! Thumbsup


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PostSubject: Re: "THE ELECTION"   Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:11 am

Thse pictures are really NEW for me! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: "THE ELECTION"   Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:02 pm

I watched this episode today, because I thought it was appropriate after our recent presidential election, but I still think I will always find it sad. Elmer was a great young boy, it was just so unfortunate that only a few people realized that. He had many talents, including helping the injured animals, that others wouldn't have noticed if they had even seen it right in front of their faces.

Though I did find it funny that something Charles said during the episode, that had to do with Nellie's 'campaigning,' is still relevant to elections today. I don't remember his exact words, but it was something similar to "ploiticians will say whatever they can think of to get you to vote for them, even if it isn't true"

I wish we had seen Elmer in more episodes than just this one!
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