[quote=carol marie]We rented the series from Netflicks. We got all the way up season 7 I believe… after everyone was married - Adam could see again - Nellie had the twins etc.
There are a couple of episodes I hadn’t seen as a kid and IMO are not appropriate for kids… one was Mr. Olsen having an affair (Charles walked in before much could happen)… another was the rape & subsequent pregnancy of Albert’s girlfriend who later died - and lastly, the one where Mrs. Garvey & Mary’s baby burn in the housefire… that really freaked out my kids.
The stupidest episode IMO was the one where the women decided it was unfair to have to give up all of their property rights to their husband upon marriage. They all left their spouses until the husbands agreed to sign a petition trying to pass a law against that. Oh brother… it seemed so out of character for Caroline to up & leave Charles… some sort of women’s agenda type thing in the 1800’s? I doubt it.
We liked the earlier seasons the best. Once Laura married “Manly” she turned crabby all the time.
I agree with you on these shows. These shows made me sick to my stomach. But overall you have to agree 95% of the episodes were excellent.
By the way, did anyone see the episode with Col Sanders (Kentucky Fried Chicken) in it. The Olsen’s were having trouble with there restaurant and the reason was they did not have many options on their menu. So the changed the menu at its restaurant by adding many choices. The restaurant flourished.
At the end of the show, Col Sanders comes through town in a carriage. He sees Mr. and Mrs Olsen and and asks “Would they like to open a restaurant chain?”. Mr. and Mrs Olsen ask “How many items are you going to have on your menu?”. Col Sanders says “Just One – Fried Chicken”.
Then Mr. & Mrs Olsen laugh histerically at Col Sanders. Col Sanders then takes off. Then Mr. & Mrs. Olsen keep laughing histerically saying to each other – “What a goof – he thinks he is going to start a successful franchise with only one item on his menu!”. Then the episode ends. If you have not seen this one, get it. It’s a classic!