- October 11, 1997
- January 10, 1998
- April 11, 1998
- July 11, 1998
Food of the Week
Frozen waffle and sardine nachos
Lesson of the Day
It's important to acknowledge your mistakes, learn from them, and try to do better next time.
- Al: What Should I Do to Celebrate?
- News Anchor Al: Today's Kid's Question
- Harvey's Birthday Presents
- Madame Judy: Al's Fortune
- Mind Your Manners
- Food of the Week: Frozen Waffle and Sardine Nachos
- Madame Judy: Message from Harvey
- Morpho Man
- "Weird Al" Yankovic - Yoda (Harvey's Birthday Version)
- Harvey performed no stunts this episode.
Al forgets Harvey's birthday. To rectify this, he
goes back in time to find time to get Harvey a gift. Unfortunately,
Al keeps causing more and more problems for himself. Eventually,
he is tripped by a Russian dancer and knocked unconcious. When he
awakens, it's time for Harvey's birthday party. Al feels bad until
Madame Judy channels Harvey and discovers that Harvey only wants Al
to sing for his birthday. Al is elated to do so and brings out the
Bad Hair Band and they perform "Yoda."
Al: Let's see. I've worked tirelessly for days on end, and I've finally
invented something that will change the very face of civilation as we
know it! What should I do to celebrate? I know! Watch TV!
Crying Woman (sobbing): You have no respect for me. That's
what it all comes down to! And I refuse to be in a relationship where
I am not respected! I'm leaving you.
(Woman cries as she exits the house through the front door.)
Woman: Goodbye! Oh-ho-ho-ho!
(Woman sobs and leaves. Camera shows to whom she was talking, the
Announcer: Be sure to join us again tomorrow for The Young and the
Al as News Anchor: Today's kid's question is from Lisa Holliday in
Donnersgrove, Illinois, who asks, "Do anchormen really have anchors
attached to them?" Of course not, Lisa. We have huge concrete blocks.
Anchors haven't been used since the late '70s.
Madame Judy: Okay, okay! Now me! Ohhhhhh! From my own collection,
a crystal ball to guide your path. Look, you can see the future!
Swirling in it already!
The Hooded Avenger: Wait a minute, that's not the future. That's
"Saved by the Bell."
Cousin Corky: Hey! This thing's picking up cable!
Al: Oh, hey, Madame Judy.
Madame Judy: Silence, toad! I am divining your future!
Al: That's great, but I already know my future, and I don't really
have time for this right now, so can we do this some other day,
Madame Judy: Oh! I see that you are anxious! Oh! You are a very
Al: Anxious? That's not what you told me last time you told me
Madame Judy: Oooooh! The anxious man is soon bitten by...radioactive
Al: Good to know. Okay, Madame Judy, I really got to run. Just put
this on my soothsaying tab, okay? Man, what a day this has been. Can
you believe - (Al finally notices radioactive red lobsters clinging
to his leg) OOOH! OOOH! SHE WAS RIGHT!
Al: you know, Bobby, I would show you an educational film on the
subject that I already showed you, but based on your recent behavior,
I think there's another film you should watch.
Announcer: What are manners? Manners are the rules we all live by
that keep us from beating the living daylights out of each other.
When Mary goes over to visit her friend Sally, and Sally tells her
that she smells funny, that's not very good manners, is it? No. And
it's liable to hurt her manners, too.
What would a good host do? A polite host wears a sweater identical
to the one his friend is wearing. That makes his guest feel at ease.
What other ways can we be courteous? Well, when you attend a school
assembly and you have to sit through a boring puppet show, don't
talk. Don't say a word. Just act like it's the funniest thing you've
ever seen in your life. Then get up and leave quickly before they do
When eating in restaurants, remember: the left fork is for
the salad, the middle fork is for the main course, and the last fork
is for defending yourself against rabid wolverines.
And most importantly, always remember those three magic words:
please, thanks, and uvula. Try repeating these helpful phrases after
me. "Please move, you're standing on my neck." "Thanks so much for
the giant bag of goat droppings." "My, but you have a lovely uvula."
I hope these little handy hints will help you to mind your manners.
Al: All this time travel is making me kind of hungry. Before I go
any further, I think I need a little nutrition break. So why don't we
make frozen waffle and sardine nachos?! Now, you start with your
waffles, heated or not, it's your choice. Then add the sardines.
The nacho cheese. Then the jalapenos, motor oil, and the secret
ingredient, shaved chocolate. Now personally, I like to shave the
chocolate myself. Oh, and I prefer an electric razor over the blade
kind. It just tastes better that way!
Plot and Review
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Al forgets Harvey's birthday, so he uses his time
machine to go back in time to get his friend a present. As usual,
his plans go awry, and he ends up having to come clean to his critter buddy.
Harvey forgives his caretaker, and asks for just a song as a gift.
Well, if the airing of this show is any indication,
then Harvey's birthday is the same as mine. Isn't that cool?
It's my brush with greatness!
This show was great. It totally made sense.
Even though the idea of having a time machine is fantastic, the situation
Al got into was a realistic situation. I mean, who hasn't forgotten
a special day for someone important to him? And Al reacted like a
normal person, not a moron. Though there weren't as many cute,
creative things in this episode as there have been in past ones, the higher
level of general quality makes up for it. Al might not have found
time to watch t.v., but he was kicked in the head by a dancer. He
gets points for that.
Plus, it had a sweet little ending, with Harvey
forgiving Al and asking for a birthday song. Al learned the lesson
on his own, it wasn't the Hooded Avenger or some other character that drove
it home in tidy, network-approved, declarative sentences. Nice appearance
by the band, as well.