Lydia Kikuchi joins me to discuss this beloved episode!
“Charles and Jonathan are picking up a freight delivery for Mr. Olesen when they bump into Toby Noe, an old friend from Winoka. Charles convinces him to come visit them in Walnut Grove. Toby comes to visit. He goes to church with the Ingalls the next day and when he’s greeting people at the door, Rev. Alden tells Charles they need to have a meeting to find someone who can play their new organ instead of Harriet. Toby can play, so he agrees to play that very morning. Unfortunately, he’s a spirited player and Miss Amanda Cooper fusses at Rev. Alden for that ‘un-church-like’ music. Toby finds her spirited and it’s love at first sight. He tries everything to make her like him. At the same time, Laura is trying with Albert’s help to get Jason, a boy at school, to like her. Unfortunately, Laura and Toby both go to the annual barn dance alone, but they both end up with the partner they want.”
Dance With Me Originally Aired on January 22, 1979
The opening song “Albert” is written and performed by the amazing Norwegian band, Project Brundlefly and is used with permission.
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