Episode Thirty-Nine: “Back in the Saddle Again”
Original Airdate: April 23, 2002
Richard helps Rory with her business-fair project and gets the entrepreneurial itch. Michl’s mother Giselle, a French Auntie Made comes to visit. C’est magnifique!
I actually really enjoy this episode because of how involved Richard gets with Rory’s school project. And I’m sorry, but I think their invention was a good one that should have won the contest because it actually would be marketable in the real world. I tried googling to see if any company has already done it and they haven’t. Hmm . . . might be an idea for a small business!
Michel and his mom are quite the pair too, and who would have thought Michel actually lies to his mom about all his weird eating habits. *laugh
Paris: (passing out binders advertising her idea for a product)The average teenager spends seven hours a day at school. Seven hours where he or she is busy walking from class to class indoors, outdoors, in all types of weather. At the same time, that same teenager is going through major physical changes within his or her own body. The combo of the action with the environment in addition to the hormonal imbalance can only lead to one thing accidents.
Madeline: What are you talking about?
Paris: Monday morning, Muffin wakes up and looks in the mirror. ‘Oh no, I have a zit on my face. I’ll just look down when I walk so hunky football player won’t notice.’ And bam Muffin smacks right into the cafeteria wall. Ouch, that’s gotta hurt.
Madeline: Who’s Muffin?
Richard: What makes you think you can get a young person to spend good money on something that they can get “for free”, or at least at a lower cost?
Paris: Because I know one thing about the modern teenager.
Richard: And what is that?
Paris: That you can get them to buy anything as long as it comes in a leopard print.
Madeline: Very True.