GREEN EYES & YELLOW TULIPS
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Theme: Judging others
Episode Number: 463
Writer: Kathy Wierenga
Scripture: 1 Samuel 16:7
Album: #36: Danger Signals
Last Air Date: 02/08/2005
Original Air Date: 2/24/01
A crowd of anxious reporters gathers at Whit’s End to find out what Whit’s reaction to the latest batch of Novacom programming is. It seems the company has duplicated the Imagination Station in a show that contains a lot of violence and language. Whit declines comment.
Later in the day, Connie meets Robert Mitchell, a community relations worker for Novacom who wants Whit to give reviews of Novacom’s programming. “Mitch” says he’s a Christian and wants the town to be a better place, just like Whit. Whit agrees.
Meanwhile, Bart and Rodney start acting nice to Connie and Whit—Rodney even pretends to have a crush on Connie—to convince them to help with a protest against Novacom. Whit declines Bart’s offer, wondering why Bart is suddenly so angry with the company.
Mitch meets Connie later at Whit’s End and just as the two are talking, Tom bursts in with a poster that says Whit is helping with a protest against Novacom. Connie insists that Whit had nothing to do with the poster.
The protest later commences at Novacom, with Whit only showing up to show his disapproval to Bart. When Arthur Dent turns up to try to persuade the protesters to move, the group gets violent, breaking windows and throwing rocks. Whit is hit with a rock and Mitch takes him to the hospital.
Joanne stops in at Whit’s End and finds that Connie has gotten some flowers from a secret admirer. The two of them discuss Connie’s feelings for Mitch. Connie insists that she can’t date Mitch because he’s a Novacom worker. Whit shows up with Mitch; Connie and Mitch have a talk. Before allowing Mitch to talking, Connie tells Mitch “she can’t.” Mitch says he respects her decision and leaves, just as Bart and Rodney come in. They’re hiding from the police. Rodney reveals that he sent Connie the flowers and Whit finds that Bart wanted to protest Novacom because they didn’t like his show idea.
Connie finds that Mitch was going to ask her to be a part of a Bible study and Whit says he has no problem with Mitch. Connie calls Mitch to leave a message apologizing and saying that she’ll help with the Bible study. The next day, more flowers arrive…this time, from Mitch.
Steve Burns plays both Rodney Rathbone and Mitch in this episode, so not only did he play Connie's new love interest, he played her "anti-love interest" who pretended to have a crush on her.