Avonlea (1990–1996)

The Calamitous Courting of Hetty King 

A traveling salesman falls in love with Hetty. Meanwhile, Felicity wonders why Gus won't ask her to the winter carnival.


Stuart Gillard


Marlene Matthews, Fiona McHugh (developer) | 1 more credit »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Polley ... Sara Stanley
Jackie Burroughs ... Hetty King
Ned Beatty ... Wally Higgins
Patricia Hamilton ... Rachel Lynde
Mag Ruffman ... Olivia Dale
Zachary Bennett ... Felix King
Gema Zamprogna ... Felicity King
Lally Cadeau ... Janet King
Harmony Cramp ... Cecily King
Michael Mahonen ... Gus Pike
John Gilbert John Gilbert ... Wellington Campbell
Maja Ardal Maja Ardal ... Mrs. Potts
Barbara Hamilton Barbara Hamilton ... Mrs. Bugle
Elva Mai Hoover ... Mrs. Lawson
Roger Dunn ... Bert Potts


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The annual Avonlea Winter Skating Festival is this Saturday. The timing is perfect for a visit to Avonlea by Wally Higgins, a traveling ice skate salesman. Wally, a bachelor, carries around a good luck charm: a perfect sized 6A women's pair of skates. He is much like Prince Charming on the search for his Cinderella. The woman who fits that pair of skates he knows will be the woman for him. Once he sees this pair of feet in Avonlea, he is awe struck: the feet belong to Hetty King. Wally begins his open wooing of Hetty. Long time spinster Hetty doesn't know quite what to think, especially concerning the schoolboy way in which Wally is approaching the matter. Meanwhile, Felicity is miffed that Gus has not yet asked her to the festival, the event less than a week away. Gus knows Felicity's feelings but is keeping it a secret as to why he hasn't asked her. And Hetty is having a land border dispute with her long time neighbor, Wellington Campbell, both threatening legal action. Hetty ... Written by Huggo

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29 March 1992 (Canada) See more »

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