Transcript: Daddy's Girl: Changing Relationships | Feb 10, 1988

(music plays)

An animated map of North America appears on screen. One by one, states and provinces change into a darker colour. Then a spinning logo reads "On the Level."

The announcer says THE FOLLOWING COOPERATIVE
PROJECT IS SUPPORTED BY
STATE AND PROVINCIAL
AGENCIES WORKING THROUGH THE
AGENCY FOR INSTRUCTIONAL
TELEVISION.

(music plays)

The title of the show reads "Daddy’s girl. Changing family relationships."

A clip shows Jordan and Mac repairing a fence in a farm.

Jordan is in his twenties, with short wavy brown hair. He wears an overall and a red cap.

Mac is in his forties, with short light brown hair and a moustache. He wears a plaid shirt, a denim overall, a red cap and safety gloves.

[cows mooing]
[rooster crowing]

Mac says JUST A TAD MORE.
THAT'S GOT IT.

Jordan says OK.

Mac says GO TELL JEANNIE IT'S
TIME FOR MILKING.

Jordan says OKIE DOKE.
JEANNIE, IT'S
TIME TO MILK!

(music plays)
[cows mooing]

Jeannie and the young man laugh.

Jeannie is in her mid-teens, with long straight brown hair. She wears a denim overall.

At the dairy shed, Jeannie preps the cows for milking.

Jordan stares at Jennie. Mac observes.

Jeannie says HIS IS THE LAST ONE.
I'VE GOT TO GO TO WORK.
WHO'S GOING TO TAKE ME?

Jordan says I'LL TAKE HER, MAC.

Mac says I'LL DRIVE.
FINISH UP HERE,
WILL YOU?
MY LEG'S BEEN
ACTING UP.

Jeannie says OH, DADDY, CAN
I DRIVE?

In the truck, Jennie drives and changes radio stations.

Mac says KEEP YOUR EYES ON
THE ROAD, HON, EH?

Jeannie says OH, DAD.

Mac says YOU GOT TO TAKE
IT EASIER.
WATCH!
[tires squealing]

Jeannie says DAD YOU JUST
MAKE ME SO NERVOUS!

Mac says YOU MAKE ME NERVOUS
TOO, YOUNG LADY!

They pull up by a diner.

Jeannie says DO YOU WANT TO COME IN FOR
SOME ICE CREAM OR SOMETHING?

Mac says YEAH, WHY NOT.

Jeannie says I GOTTA CHANGE.

Jeannie goes behind the counter.

(music plays)

A waitress says TWO
CHEESE BURGERS!

Mac watches a young couple kissing at a nearby booth. He looks stunned. The young woman stands up and says OH HI, MISTER
McDEVITT.

Mac says OH, HI.

The young woman says I HAVEN'T SEEN YOU
IN A LONG TIME.
UM...
WELL, BYE.

Mac says JEAN.
WHO IS THAT?

Jeannie says THAT'S DONNA HANCOCK.

Mac says THAT'S
DONNA HANCOCK?

Jeannie says YEAH.

Mac says WHAT HAPPENED
TO HER?

Jeannie says SHE GREW UP.
SHE'S LIVING IN WINCHESTER
WITH WAYNE TOOLINGER.
WHAT KIND OF ICE
CREAM DO YOU WANT?

Mac says THAT'S WAYNE
TOOLINGER, HUH?

Jeannie says NO, THAT'S
RIO BOTOYA.
ARE YOU GOING TO
WANT NUTS ON THIS?
YOU ZIP UP YOUR
BLOUSE, YOUNG LADY.

[thunder rumbling]

Later, Mac tries to protect some equipment from the rain.

Mac says JORDAN!
JORDAN, GET OUT HERE!
WHERE YOU BEEN?

Jordan says I'M SORRY, MAC.
I WAS STACKING HAY.
I COULDN'T HEAR YOU.

Mac says WITH JEANNIE?

Jordan says WHAT?

Mac says YOU BEEN STACKING
HAY WITH JEANNIE?

Jordan says WHAT ARE YOU ALL
FIRED UP FOR, MAC?

Mac says I GOT TWO EYES,
YOU KNOW.

Jordan says OH, WAIT A
MINUTE, MAC.
THERE'S NOTHING GOING ON
BETWEEN ME AND JEANNIE.

Mac says GOOD.
I'M GOING TO
KEEP IT THAT WAY.
YOU'RE FIRED.

Jordan says OH, COME ON, MAC.
BE REASONABLE!
[lightning clapping]

Inside, Mac has dinner with his family.

Jeannie throws the plates on his spot.

Mac says NOW LOOK HERE,
YOUNG LADY.

Jeannie says NO, YOU LOOK HERE!
WHAT YOU DID TO JORDAN
TODAY WAS REALLY CRUMMY
AND YOU KNOW IT.
YOU OUGHT TO BE
ASHAMED OF YOURSELF.
IF YOU WEREN'T
SO MULE-HEADED
YOU'D ADMIT IT!

She walks to her room and slams the door.

Mac says WHERE'D SHE EVER
GET SUCH A TEMPER?

Mac’s wife says I WONDER.
[thunder-lightning]

(music plays)

Mac’s wife kisses his head and says SHE'S NOT A LITTLE
GIRL ANY MORE.
WHY DON'T YOU
GO TALK TO HER?
YOU MIGHT LEARN
SOMETHING.

Mac says SHE WOULDN'T LISTEN.
SHE'S AS STUBBORN
AS I AM.

Mac knocks at Jeannie’s bedroom door.

Mac says CAN I COME IN?

Jeannie says SURE.

Mac grabs a doll and says REMEMBER THE DAY WE FOUND
HER ALL BROKEN UP OUT THERE
IN THE YARD?

Jeannie says YEAH.
I THOUGHT SHE
HAD DIED.

Mac says DADDY FIXED HER UP.

Jeannie says THAT WAS FUN.

Mac says HON, I CAME IN HERE
TO APOLOGIZE TO YOU.

Jeannie says DOES THAT MEAN THAT YOU'RE
GOING TO HIRE JORDAN BACK?

Mac says NO, DOESN'T MEAN
THAT AT ALL.
THAT'S SOMETHING ELSE.
THAT'S FARM BUSINESS.

Jeannie says OH, COME ON, DAD.
YOU KNOW IT ISN'T.

Mac says WELL, THIS IS NOT WHAT
I CAME IN HERE FOR.

Jeannie says WELL THEN WHAT DID
YOU COME IN FOR?

Mac says I CAME IN HERE TO
APOLOGIZE TO YOU
AND YOU THROW
IT IN MY FACE.

Jeannie says YOU DON'T TRUST
YOUR OWN DAUGHTER!

Mac says DON'T YOU RAISE YOUR
VOICE TO ME, YOUNG LADY.

Jeannie says THAT'S NOT FAIR!

Mac says IT IS FAIR!
ANYTHING I SAY IS FAIR!

The next day, Jeannie serves Jordan some coffee at the diner.

Jordan says I DON'T KNOW.
I RECKON I WOULDN'T GO BACK
TO HIM EVEN IF HE BEGGED ME.
HOW CAN YOU
STAND HIM?

Jeannie shrugs.

Jordan says WANT TO CATCH A MOVIE
THURSDAY NIGHT?

Jeannie says OH, I CAN'T.
HE WOULDN'T LET ME.

Jordan says HOW COME HE
HAS TO KNOW?

Mac enters the diner.

A man says HEY, MAC.

Mac says COME ON.

Jeannie says to Jordan PICK ME UP AT 4
BY THE MAILBOX.

Mac says I THOUGHT I TOLD YOU
TO KEEP AWAY FROM HIM.

Jeannie says CAN'T VERY WELL KEEP HIM OUT
OF A PUBLIC PLACE, CAN I?

Jeannie is in the bathroom, getting ready for her date.

Her little sister comes in and says CAN I WATCH?

Jeannie says SURE.

The sister says WHY ARE YOU GETTING ALL
GUSSIED UP IF YOU'RE JUST
GOING TO SALLY'S HOUSE?

Jeannie says WHY DON'T YOU MIND
YOUR OWN BUSINESS?
SEE YOU LATER, DAD.

Mac says OKAY.
BYE-BYE.
HAVE A GOOD TIME.
BE BACK FOR DINNER.

Jeannie says OKAY.
[Western movie playing]

He gets in Jordan’s car.

In the movie theatre, Jordan tries to kiss Jeannie.

Jeannie pulls away and says JORDAN!

The crowd says SHH!
WHAT DID YOU
DO THAT FOR?

Jordan drives Jeannie home.

[tires squealing]

Jeannie says COME ON,
JORDAN, SLOW DOWN.

Jordan says YOU'RE THE ONE THAT
HAS TO BE HOME, NOT ME!

Jeannie says COME ON!
JORDAN,
WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

Jordan says I'M TAKING YOU HOME.

Jeannie says ARE YOU
OUT OF YOUR MIND?

Mac hears a car pull over.

Jeannie says THANKS A LOT, JORDAN.
I REALLY NEEDED THIS!
[car door slams shut]
[tires squealing]

Mac watches Jordan leaves through the window.

Inside, Mac says YOU LIED TO ME.

Jeannie says DADDY, I'M...

Mac says I TOLD YOU TO STAY
AWAY FROM HIM AND
YOU DELIBERATELY
DEFIED ME.
NOW HOW THE DEVIL AM I GOING
TO BE ABLE TO TRUST YOU
IF YOU PULL A
TRICK LIKE THAT.
WILL YOU ANSWER
ME THAT?

Jeannie says I'M TRYING BUT
YOU WON'T LET ME!

Mac says PLUS, YOU'VE
BEEN DRINKING!

Jeannie says I CAN EXPLAIN THAT IF
YOU GIVE ME A CHANCE!

Mac says I DON'T WANT YOUR
EXPLANATIONS!
I JUST WANT TO BE
ABLE TO TRUST YOU.
I WANT YOU TO
TELL ME THE TRUTH
NOT PART OF THE TIME
BUT
ALL
OF THE TIME!

Jeannie says IF YOU'D JUST
LISTEN TO ME...

Mac says IS THAT TOO
MUCH TO ASK?

Jeannie says YES IT IS.
YOU WON'T LISTEN.
YOU DON'T WANT TO
KNOW THE TRUTH.

Mac says ALL RIGHT, YOUNG LADY,
YOU ARE GROUNDED.

Jeannie says FOR HOW LONG?

Mac says ALL RIGHT, ONE
WEEK FOR LYING,
ONE WEEK FOR
DRINKING, ONE WEEK
FOR DISOBEYING ME AND
ANOTHER WEEK FOR SASSING!
IS THAT
PERFECTLY CLEAR?

Jeannie says PERFECTLY!

Over the phone, Jeannie says THE URBAN BLIGHT?
YOU'RE KIDDING.
WHEN?
OH, I'M GROUNDED.
SALLY, I'LL JUST
DIE IF I CAN'T GO.
DO YOU THINK
IT WOULD WORK?
ALL RIGHT, BYE.
MOM, BETTY MITCHUM'S
SICK TONIGHT, AND I'VE
GOT TO WORK 'TIL 11.
IS THAT ALL RIGHT?

Mom says I SUPPOSE.
HAVE YOU SEEN
THE FREEZER BAGS?

Jeannie says NO, BUT BE SURE
TO TELL DAD, OKAY?

Mom says I'LL REMEMBER.

Later, mom and Claire make a puzzle.

Mom says TIME FOR BED,
CLAIRE.

Claire says OH, MOM.

Mom says GO ON.

Claire says ALL RIGHT.

Mac says I'M GOING TO GO
PICK UP JEANNIE NOW.
YOU WANT ANYTHING
FROM THE STORE?

Mom says OH, I FORGOT
TO TELL YOU.
SHE'S WORKING
LATE TONIGHT.
SHE WANTS YOU TO
PICK HER UP AT 11.

Mac says OH, HOW COME?

Mom says BETTY MITCHUM'S SICK.

Mac says OH, SHE IS,
IS SHE?
SHE LOOKED PRETTY GOOD
AT THE PIGGLY WIGGLY
THIS AFTERNOON.
SAID SHE WAS GOING
TO A CONCERT AT THE
HIGH SCHOOL TONIGHT.

Mom says I'M SURE SHE SAID
BETTY MITCHUM.

Mac drives to the concert.

[general chatter]

Jeannie says DID YOU HEAR THE WAY HE
SUNG THAT LAST SONG?
OH, GOD!
UH-OH.

Mac says GET IN THE TRUCK.

A boy says WE'LL WAIT IN
THE CAR, OKAY.

Jeannie says DADDY, NOT HERE.

Mac says GET IN THAT TRUCK
JEANNIE,
NOW!

Jeannie says DON'T SCREAM AT ME!

Mac says DON'T YOU TELL ME
WHAT TO DO, YOUNG LADY!
NOW YOU GET IN THAT
TRUCK AND PRONTO!

Jeannie says to Betty LET'S GET
OUT OF HERE.

Mac says YOU STOP RIGHT
THERE, YOUNG LADY,
OR YOU'RE IN
BIG TROUBLE!

Jeannie says LEAVE ME ALONE!

Mac says YOU PUT ONE FOOT IN THAT
CAR, AND YOU'VE HAD IT!

Jeannie gets in the car with her friends.

[car engine starts]

Mac says YOU LEAVE AND YOU MIGHT
AS WELL NOT COME BACK!

Jeannie says LET'S GO.

Mac says JEANNIE!

(music plays)

At the bus station, Betty says WE CAN WRITE EACH
OTHER ALL THE TIME.

Jeannie says OKAY.

A boy says DON'T WORRY.

Jeannie says YOU GUYS GO ON.
I'LL BE OKAY.
GO.

A girl says BYE, JEANNIE.

[car engine starts]

At home, Mac says I SHOULDN'T HAVE YELLED
AT HER LIKE THAT
IN FRONT OF
HER FRIENDS.
WHERE IS SHE?
IF SHE'S NOT BACK IN HALF
AN HOUR I'M GOING TO
CALL SALLY'S FOLKS.

Mom says JUST GIVE HER
SOME TIME, MAC.

Mac says YEAH.

(music plays)

The announcer says THE NEXT BUS
TO WINCHESTER IS LEAVING
IN FIVE MINUTES.
ALL PASSENGERS
PLEASE BOARD.

(music plays)

The bus leaves and Jeannie walks by home.

She finds Mac asleep on the couch and he covers him with a blanket.

A slate shows the title of the show again: "Daddy’s girl. Changing family relationships."

The opening sequence rolls again.

The announcer says ON THE LEVEL IS SUPPORTED
BY STATE AND PROVINCIAL
AGENCIES AND THE CORPORATION
FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
THROUGH THE AGENCY FOR
INSTRUCTIONAL TELEVISION.
TOGETHER SERVING EDUCATION.

A slate reads "With support from the Corporation For Public Broadcasting."

This program was produced by EFC. Educational Film Center. The Northern Virginia Educational Telecommunications Association.

Copyright, 1980. Agency for Instructional Television.

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