A Cheater Cheated
Mad at Bart Rathbone for not advertising on his show, Odyssey 105's Cryin' Bryan Dern is preparing to air a show in which the questionable business practices and mistreatment of customers at the Electric Palace are brought to light. Bart is desperate to redeem his image before he loses his job. His desperation drives him to Whit's End. Whit suggests observing a reputable business in action. Eugene suggests that Bart intern at Whit's End, and Whit reluctantly agrees.
After observing Eugene in action for a few hours, it's time for Bart to get some experience of his own. Tom Riley is the first of several customers for Bart, but it soon becomes evident that Bart has much to learn about the Golden Rule.
At the end of the day of training, Bart believes he is ready and has agreed to be interviewed by Dern on the radio so he can show Odyssey how he is changing. The interview turns out to be an ambush when a surprise guest, Bart's own son Rodney comes on the show with a list of the unscrupulous things that happen behind the scenes at the Electric Palace!
Later, Bart decides to protest what he thought was going to be the show that aired his interview, but it turns out that the broadcast schedule has changed. Bart’s interview is replaced with a fundraiser for cancer patients, but Bart doesn't know this as he tells everyone not to listen to the "garbage" on the radio.
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|Bart Rathbone||Walker Edmiston|
|Bryan Dern||Corey Burton|
|Eugene Meltsner||Will Ryan|
|John Whittaker||Paul Herlinger|
|Sister Mary Cathleen||Unknown|
|Rodney Rathbone||Steve Burns|
|Tom Riley||Walker Edmiston|
- The first mention of Edwin Blackgaard owning the Electric Palace since #359: “The Merchant of Odyssey”.
- This was the last episode in which Walker Edmiston played both Tom and Bart.
- This is Walker Edmiston's 200th episode acting.
- At the beginning of the episode, Whit said that the cancer ward was called Cans for Cancer. On the "Bryan Dern" show at the end, Dern calls it Cans against Cancer.
- In the scene where Bart is boycotting the Bryan Dern show, you hear a clock striking 5:00. But in the preview Bryan Dern said his show started at 7:00.
Mr. Tanner: So I have to buy a 50 dollar flashlight to buy 20 dollar batteries to get 50 percent off a CD?
Bart Rathbone: Yep. That's a sweet deal.
Eugene Meltsner: You could be an intern of sorts at Whit's End.
Bart Rathbone: Here's your sundae.
Tom Riley: It looks like someone sat on it.
Bart Rathbone: Well, ah... <nervous chuckle>
Eugene Meltsner: It's how you would wanted to be treated, isn't it?
Bart Rathbone: No, I would want someone to take my order!
Bart Rathbone: Well, if the girdle fits....