|Dobson Comes to Town||The Curse||Hold Up!|
Whit and Eugene have been hard at work preparing for a new addition to Whit's End: a microwave satellite dish that will beam Kid's Radio programs to Connelsville. They both have errands to run, leaving Connie and Lucy Cunningham-Shultz to manage Whit's End. Lucy is looking for an interesting news article to write. She doesn’t have long to wait, for as soon as Whit and Eugene leave, in walks one of the most unusual characters ever to come into Whit’s End. He’s an Indian chief, complete with war paint, a blanket, leather clothing, and moccasins. He asks who the owner of the building is. When Connie tells him, he puts an ancient curse on Whit for defiling the lands of his ancestors!
Connie and Lucy don’t believe any of this will happen. But the Indian tells them that when the signs start coming true, they will believe. The girls want to know what signs the chief is talking about, so he tells them: “Flying horses made of rock. From pit that can swallow man come pit that man can swallow. Water that is not traveling up. Forest comes to building.” They think the whole thing is bizarre and are about to dismiss it, until the signs start happening! Connie, Lucy, and even Eugene start believing in the Indian’s nonsense. They are especially afraid since the culmination of the curse is Whit’s death!
When Whit returns, he calms their fears, though. He reveals that the medicine man is really a con man. The “Indian” works at a radio station in Connelsville, he’s merely trying to scare Whit out of putting up the microwave satellite dish.
 Discussion Questions
- Why didn’t Whit believe in the curse?
- What does the Bible about say about curses?
- How can you avoid being taken in by scams like curses?
|Connie Kendall||Katie Leigh|
|David Timic||Charles Knox Robinson|
|Eugene Meltsner||Will Ryan|
|John Whittaker||Hal Smith|
|Lucy Cunningham-Schultz||Genni Long|
|Nathan Forrest||Phil Lollar|
- The radio station manager from Connelsville is named Nathan Forrest; Nathan Bedford Forrest was a lieutenant general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.
- This episode is surprisingly similar to the sub-plot of Disney's "Jessie" episode, "Creepy Connie Comes a Callin' " (no pun intended, Miss Kendall)
- In #19: “Recollections”, Album 1, Whit states that he will buy the Fillmore Recreation Center and its adjoining land. However, later in this episode, Whit misspeaks by telling Connie and Eugene "You know that I don't own the land around Whit's End, just the building." This later led to the Land around Whit's End controversy.
- Eugene mentions a tragedy that hit the Fillmore Recreation Center in 1910, but Fillmore wasn't built until 1935.
David Timic in his Indian costume.
 QuotesConnie: I'm Connie. From the Kendall tribe.
John Whittaker: Eugene Meltsner, are you out of your mind?!
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