Since no one has posted about this episode, I wll start the topic. Charle&Almanzo go into the freighting business. They make a wager on which route is the best way to Sleepy Eye. Charles says if Almanzo gets there first, Caroline will make a special supper and Almanzo says Laura will cook supper if Charles makes it there first and they make 1:00 the deadline to get there and if neither makes by 1:00, then Charles and Almanzo will cook supper. They both end up having trouble along the way and neither makes it by 1:00 and cooks supper with disastirous results.
Subject: Re: The In-Laws Sat May 16, 2015 12:08 am
Just watched this one... very funny! Charles had it in the bag to get to sleepy eye long before Almanzo, if only he hadn't taken his "shortcut"! The tramp who rode with Charles was funny as well, he also played in "The High Cost of Being Right". I also loved the scene when Caroline and Laura are in the school yard laughing about the routes that Charles and Almanzo are taking.
The ending scene with Charles and Almanzo burning the dinner was also very funny....It seems as though they should have been able to cook a meal without burning everything! I love how Caroline and Laura walk out and over to the restaurant for dinner after that!
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Subject: Re: The In-Laws Sat May 16, 2015 10:37 pm
Season 7 wasn't one of my favorites simply because they had Almanzo and Laura fighting a lot so that the fans could get used to Melissa Gilbert as a married woman. I loved how the guys got caught in their lie at the end and had to cook for their wives. Now, what is funny, is that in earlier episodes of the show, Charles could cook while traveling, but he couldn't cook at all in this episode or the one where Caroline moves into the hotel to encourage men to give women the right to vote.
I'm surprised Charles put up with Kavindish for as long as he did. He wasn't grateful at all to Charles for letting him ride with him to Sleepy Eye. He must of been relieved when he he decided to walk the rest of the way or well at least until he came up on the train. He insulted both Charles and Caroline.