Kate is subjected to widespread abuse for being the lone holdout; Buddy captures first prize, T.J.'s heart, and (for good measure) the real killer.
Story by Linda Weintraub; teleplay by George Lefferts; produced by Nigel McKeand; directed by Glenn Jordan.
Kenneth Mars: Bob Fingerman.
Hilda Haynes: Emma Lassere.
Michael McGreevey: Sam Wilkes.
Mitzi Hoag: Clara Briault.
Willie Aames: T.J. Latimer.
Sidney Lassick: Benson Margotte.
Eloy Phil Casados: Rudy Cortes.
Genie Ann Francis: Alice Dennison.
Laurence Haddon: Marc Hanes.
Jerry Hardin: jury foreman.
Priscilla Morrill: Elaine Hogan.
Fred Stuthman: judge.
Ken Sylk: Bennett Davis.
Hugh Gillin: Conrad Hacker.
Keith Atkinson: Vic Mitchell.
Michelle Riskas: Bettina Klein.
Ray Hemphill: court clerk.
Kate: Willie, don't you have something to do downstairs? Willie: Oh. Yes. I guess I was just trying to think up a good exit line. Kate: Nothing beats "Goodbye." Willie: That's not bad.
Buddy: I'm skipping the whole thing. T.J.: You're crazy! Buddy: I can't do it. Everybody looks at me funny, these days. All they talk about is my mom, and everything else. T.J.: Buddy Lawrence, if you don't skate in that contest tomorrow, I'm dumping you. Buddy: For Alice Dennison. T.J.: If that's what it takes to get you there, I'll sacrifice myself.
Buddy: I'm sorry. It's not your fault you're different. I guess I really don't mind it. I mean, I do, but I'm gonna try not to. I mean, at least you're not boring! You're difficult, but most mothers are boring. Not being boring makes up for a lot, to me. Kate: Thank you. That may be the nicest thing anybody ever said to me. Buddy: I vote "Not Guilty" in the case of Kate Lawrence.
Buddy: T.J. here yet? Kate: Not yet. Buddy: What time is it? Kate: 7:15. Buddy: He's late. Kate: Oh, Buddy, he said he'd be here at 7:30. Buddy: That's right. He's late! He's not coming, I know it. Kate: You wanna bet? The hundred you won in the contest? Buddy: Sure. Kate: A pleasure doing business with you, Miss Lawrence. Let's go downstairs. Buddy: I'll wait up here. [doorbell rings] Kate: That'll be a hundred dollars. I'd like it in big bills, please. Buddy: Hey, wait a minute. That could be anybody at the door. Kate: You wanna bet? Buddy: Not a chance. Besides... we didn't shake on it. Bet's not legal if you don't shake. Kate: Now she tells me!