||Phil and Michelle have the
horrible realization that they are stuck in a place they hate; Maggie and Chris restore Roslyn and Cicely's Model T for the
Founder's day parade; Maurice goes on a buying spree
to work his way into Holling's family.
Phil and Michelle close on a deal to invest all their money into sixty acres
of Alaskan wilderness. When they realize that they don't have enough money left
to build their dream house and the land is so vast it makes Phil nauseous, Phil
falls into a depression. Caught up in her own quandary, Michelle is offended
by and anonymous gift of an old parka and clodhopper boots and tries to find
the culprit. Determined to keep her own style, Michelle packs away the gifts
of warmth and ends up with frostbite on her feet from her thin leather boots.
Feeling they've ruined their lives with no escape, Michelle and Phil's spirits
are raised when Ed thoughtfully brings them beautiful costumes to join in the
Founder's Day Parade.
Claiming that his beloved
Uncle Elvy has been reincarnated in Miranda, Maurice takes a personal interest
in the child with expensive toys and designer dresses. Holling becomes increasingly
uneasy with the whole situation and, when Maurice starts a stock portfolio for
Randi, it's the lasti straw. He returns all the gifts and explains that Maurice
has exceeded the bounds of gift giving. Ruth-Anne sets a dejected Maurice straight by being very honest and telling him that he
is a lonely man full of regrets who thought he could buy his way into a family.
Chris and Maggie enjoy
each others - company and the task at hand as they restore Cicely and Roslyn's
antique Model T forthe Founder's Day parade. While Chris attempts to make an
emotional connection with Maggie, she is oblivious to his advances and focused
on how the town's founders didn't need men in their lives. As Maggie sits in
the driver seat dressed as Roslyn waiting for Shelly to shows up as her Cicely for the parade, Chris makes his point that everyone
needs somebody by surprising her in drag as Cicely.
and Roslyn's Model T last seen in 1958.
Marie Guerin --
Parisian designer, the Lagerfeld of the under twelve set.
-- convinced he was a soldier in Alexander's army at the siege of Tyre.
Day Theme -- "Cicely, the Paris of the North".
Quote: "No matter how bad things are, you can put on your lipstick, feel better
and face the world. Did you know, when the Titanic was sinking, women went to
their staterooms and did their lips?"
- Tom Hammond (also appeared
Eugene - Earl
Walt - Moultrie
(Note music listed is from the original TV airings. The DVD may differ.)
I need names of missing tunes from the original airings - email me.]
instrumental when Chris is on the air at the beginning.
when Phil tries to get his money back.
Angel Band (from O Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack)
[Phil and Eugene talk about mango shakes.] (thanks reyna!)
tune when Ruth-Anne and Michelle talk about her anonymously adopted parka.
Ad' Dheidh - The
[Ending at the parade.]
White houses [Talks to Maurice and Holling in Miranda's nursery about Founders'
Black cats? [Maurice
thinks Miranda is his Uncle Elvy.]
Gifts? [Stockbroker brings
by Miranda's portfolio.]
Socks for Founders'
Day. When Cicely and Roslyn drove up, Roslyn lost a sock and bought a new pair
in what became the town of Cicely.
the Microsoft Word manual when Ed stops by to drop off the parade costumes.
Prop from float in Founders' Day parade in storage in Roslyn.
Photo from Moose
I own from this episode:
||Shelly's blue vest when she is in the Brick and Maurice says that Miranda
is his Uncle.