Brian Mehlenbacher returns to the show to discuss this sometimes tragic and sometimes hilarious episode!
“Laura is playing with Anna when Nellie walks by and says she is starting a club and they are going to play in her room and she invites Laura but Laura wants to play with Anna so Nellie says she can come too. Laura is enjoying a music box, but Nellie is being bossy and tells everyone to pay attention to her so when Harriet directs everyone downstairs a few minutes later for refreshments, Laura steals the music box. She takes it home to play with in the loft of the barn, but when she thinks someone is coming, she gets startled and drops it and messes up the part that plays the music. Laura tries to fix the music box, but Nellie catches her. Laura says that she will be in Nellie’s club and do anything she wants if she won’t tell her parents. Nellie makes Laura be mean to Anna. Laura has several nightmares about how she would be punished if her parents and Nellie’s parents found out that she stole the music box.”
The Music Box originally Aired on March 17, 1977
The opening song “Albert” is written and performed by the amazing Norwegian band, Project Brundlefly and is used with permission.
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