A United Robotronics strike pits shop steward Ted against management rep Brandon; Joan has her students use the strike as a social studies exercise, which also goes awry.
The gradual transition from a pure “kiddie” show to one a little more adult mainstream displays itself more starkly here, as the adult players muscle in more into the spotlight. The inside humor of this episode is that it occurs during a major screenwriters' strike.
Notable: One of a handful of episodes where Vicki doesn't wear a pinafore at all.
Production Title: "The Strike"
Show no: 323
Written by Bobby Herbeck
Directed by Leslie Martinson
Brandon Brindle: William Bogert
Principal Bryant: David Moses