One Day at a Time (1975–1984): Season 3, Episode 22 - Julie's Big Move: Part 1 - full transcript

Julie moves out, but Ann wonders if she and her irresponsible roommate can make it on their own.

♪ This is it, This is it

♪ This is life, the one you get

♪ So go and have a ball

♪ This is it, this is it

♪ Straight ahead
and rest assured

♪ You can't be sure at all

♪ So while you're
here, enjoy the view

♪ Keep on doing what you do

♪ So hold on tight,
we'll muddle through

♪ One day at a
time, one day at a time

♪ So up on your
feet, up on your feet

♪ Somewhere
there's music playing

♪ Don't you worry none

♪ We'll just take
it like it comes

♪ One day at a
time, one day at a time

♪ One day a time
♪ One day at a time

♪ One day at a time
♪ One day at a time

- Surprise!




- Hey Julie, you better
get this place cleaned up

before mom gets home.

We can either do
it today or Sunday.

I say Sunday, what's your vote?

- Polls are closed.

- You're not Julie, you're mom.

- You guessed.

- You weren't supposed
to be home this early.

That's dirty pool.

- Oh, good, well that
fits right in with the decor.

Where's your sister?

Out selling the mineral rights?

- I thought she was here.

- Oh she might be.

We better look; she
could be buried alive.

- Mom, we didn't know
you were gonna be home

two days early.

- Oh well I apologize I
finished up my business

in Chicago earlier
than I expected.

(phone rings)

I hate to ask, but
where's the phone?

- It's right there.


It's around here someplace.

Here, here.

- Thank you, hello.

No, I'm sorry.

Julie's not here.

What notice?

I don't know anything
about sharing an apartment.

You're gonna have
to call back later.

Yeah, okay, bye.

Barbara, do you know
anything about your sister

looking for somebody
to share an apartment?

- Julie's moving out?

- You tell me.

- I don't know
anything about this.

- Well apparently she's
advertising for a roommate.

- Just because she
didn't like the pizza

I served for breakfast?

- Mom!

Short time no see.

- Well, hi, Jule,
anything interesting

happen while I was gone?

- Well, let me think,
interesting things...

- Interesting things.

- They're building a new
shopping mall downtown.

- Uh huh, yeah.

- And, let's see, oh, that
dress I was working on

at the boutique sold...
- That's good!

- And there was one more thing

right on the tip of my tongue...

- You're moving out.

- That's it.

And mom, before you
get hysterical, listen.

- I'm listening.

- Okay, now I'm 18
years old and you know

I've been thinking
about moving out.

- Since you were four.

- What was the
name of that little boy

you used to play house with?

- Barbara!

Keep picking up.

- Picking up.

- Picking up.

- You want me to
pick up when I'm losing

the only sister I ever had?

- Aww, you're gonna miss me?

- Yeah, that's weird.

- Before we miss
her too much, Julie,

don't you think it might
have been a little more polite

if you had mentioned
this to me before

you advertised for a roommate?

- Oh, I think I'm gonna cry.

- Well mom, you're
always telling me

that I'm not responsible
and I'm not organized

so I figured I'd get a
roommate, an apartment

and get all the details
worked out before I...

- Dropped it on me.

- Who am I gonna
talk to on those

cold windy dateless nights?

- Mother, I'm old
enough to be on my own.

Most of my friends
have their own places

- I know that, Julie.

- I wonder if I can sleep
without anybody snoring.

- This isn't just
a childish whim.

I love you mom but
I've gotta grow up.

- You didn't say you loved me.

- I love you.

- I love you too.

But then of course it would
be nice having my own room.

- Yeah, I know what you mean.

Mom you can't protect
your little girl forever.

Just try and look
at it from my side.

Try to have an
open mind about it.

I'm ready to move out.

- You're right.

Mom, you're standing
there saying you're right

is not gonna help matters any.

What did you just say?

- I said you're right.

- I am?

That's neat, mom,
you understand.

- I may not like it
but I do understand.

- I love you.

- I love you too, sweetheart.

And answer the doorbell.

- Well that could be
somebody who saw my notice.

You know this could
be my new roommate.

- Why you there kid?

- Oh, it's just you.

- What do you mean, just me?

I brought you a lamp
for your new apartment.

Miss L used to use
this in her Bordeaux.

It's got a three way switch:
dim, dimmer and bingo.

- Thank you, Schneider.

- Listen, want me to
keep this downstairs

until you tell your
mother that you're...

Oh hi, how are you?

You really got
home kind of early.

Does she know anything?

- She knows.

- Say what?

- You told Schneider
before you told us?

- She didn't tell me nothing.

But you know, what's
so tough to figure out.

I mean, I'm a
superintendent, I see a tenant

hauling in empty boxes.

Right away the
alarm goes ding-a-ling.

- You were moving in boxes?

Wow, you must be
pretty sure of yourself.

- You said I could go.

- I said I understood.

Didn't say I agreed.

- Oh, mother.

- Come on now Mrs. Romano,
nobody said it was gonna be easy.

I kinda look on Julie
as my daughter too.

When I first heard
she was leaving,

I got a big lump in my throat.

- Oh, Schneider.

- Kind of like somebody
put a dent in my camper

- Schneider, this is all
very touching, but I...

- Listen, you take my
word for it little mother.

You'll get over this.

I mean these things happen.

I was a superintendent.

People move in here, I
get to know 'em, right?

A chance to love them?

Then they move
out, what can I do?

I give them a little
slap on the shoulder,

I tell 'em, have a good
life and I make sure

they ain't ripped off a toilet.

(doorbell rings)

- Hi.

- Hi.

- Are you the one who
advertised for a roommate?

- Sorry to disappoint
you but it's my daughter.

- Oh, can I talk to her?

- Well, I think she's thinking
more on the lines of a girl-

- Not necessarily.


- Hi.

- Could you go as high as
a hundred a month for rent?

- Maybe, where would
we take the apartment?

- Oh, I was thinking midtown.

- No good for me, I
work on the south side.

Unless you got a
car you could share.

- No, I don't.

- No sale, sorry.

- Oh, that's cool.


- Okay, bye.

- I can't believe
she would let him go.

Well when Julie
leaves, we'd have room

for him here, mom.

- Julie, are you
trying to tell me

that you were considering
rooming with a guy?

And your only concern
was with rent and location?

- Well mom, I'm not
gonna get into religion

and politics the
very first thing.

- No and neither is he.

You mark my word,
young lady, and it's all right

for a man to live with a woman,

but it's not all right for a
woman to live with a man.

- All right, Julie, let's
be frank here, all right?

What I feel is that
you're rushing into things.

- Well that's a typical
mother's remark.

- Well that's a typical
daughter's remark.

You don't know the first thing

about handling
your own finances.

- Mom, I've been
doing really well

with my fashion designing.

I made 62 dollars this week.

- Julie, you are still
in design school.

You have to study.

You don't have very
much time to make

the dresses that you do
make and the ones that you do

you don't know if
they're gonna sell.

- Would you give me
some credit, mom?

I am an adult, I'm not
just relying on the dresses.

I've still got my child
support from daddy.

- All right, all right adult,

have you ever made out a budget?

- I was waiting
for you to ask that.

- You call this a budget?

- Well yeah, it covers
every essential.

Rent, food, cosmetics.

- All right, how about
laundry room supplies?

- Well I thought I'd drop by
here when I needed those.

- Band-aids, aspirin,
stuff like that?

- I'd drop by.

- Toilet tissue.

- She'd drop by faster.

- All I'm asking, Julie, is
that you make haste slowly.

You see, I think
that I might be able

to help you choose a roommate.

- Mom, you would be
looking for someone

who was trustworthy and mature.

I'd be looking for
someone who was great fun

to be around and with
a great personality.

- Hey, why move?

- Look, Julie, I know at
18, you are legally an adult.

But that doesn't mean that
you are an adult in your head.

(doorbell rings)

Excuse me.

- Yet.

- Hi, I'm Bunny and I
bet you're size 5, right?

- Right?

- Fantastic, so am I.

- I'm Julie Cooper, come on in.

This is my mom, Miss
Romano and my sister Barbara.

- Hi.

- I just dropped by the
design school to see

if there's any
modeling work around.

- Oh, you're a model?

- Now and then.

And I saw that notice you
put up on the bulletin board

so I came right over.

I already have an
apartment if you're interested.

- Sure, I mean it sounds great.

I'm getting good vibes
already, aren't you?

- Yeah, what's your sign?

- Aquarius.

- And mine's Pisces.

Fish and water,
we belong together.

- Bunny, are you hungry?

Could I fix you
something to eat?

- Oh, I'm starving
but I don't want

to spoil my
appetite, I looked into

a dinner date at La Pavione.

- La Pavione?

Who's taking you
there, an oil Barron?

- I don't know
what the guy does.

I just met him.

- Bunny, bunny.

Is that your real name?

- Oh no, that's just a nickname.

- What's your real name?

- Candy.

- That's sweet.

- Where is the apartment?

- On Russ parkway.

- That's a very
fancy neighborhood.

- Oh boy, I'm on a
pretty tight budget.

How high is the rent?

- Budget, wow, you really
are a together person, Julie.

- Oh boy.

- I've allowed 100 dollars
a month for my share.

- That's perfect,
the rent is 200

- What happens if the
landlord raises the rent?

- Oh, he's a very nice man.

He hasn't raised my
rent since I've been there.

He's a sweetheart.

- That's lucky.

- Yeah, modeling work
can be kind of unreliable.

But somehow things just
always manage to work out.

Would you like to
see the apartment?

- Oh, I'd love to.

Well, that is, I should see it

before I make a decision.

- Gee, you have
such a business head.

- I didn't think I'd
ever find such a neat

prospect as Julie.

Boy have I met some screwballs.

- I won't be long.

- Well, glad to
have met everyone.

Hey, it'll be just great
if Julie can move in,

she'll be such a
maturing influence, ciao.

- Ciao.

- Julie?

- [Women] A maturing influence?

Oh boy.

- Just think, I have to
say goodbye to all this.

Goodbye chair.

Goodbye desk.

Goodbye Barbara.

Goodbye window.

- Gee, I'm flattered.

You put me before the window.

- Don't you have an
ounce of sentiment in you,

you little twerp?

I mean I am moving
out, this is real.

- I know, I mean for
the first time in my life,

I'm gonna come to
bed and be here alone

without my sister.

And when I wake
up in the morning,

I'm gonna look over here
and you're not gonna be here.

And I'm gonna think to
myself, it's about time.

I'm gonna miss you, sister face.

- Yeah, well I'm
gonna miss you too.

- Yeah, well I'm
gonna miss you more.

I mean ever since
I can remember,

you've always been my best pal.

I know, in a year or
so, when I move out,

I can come live with you.

- Aw, sis, forget it.

Oh hey, I almost forgot.

- What?

- Something I have loved
and cherished for years.

- And I thought Peter
Frampton was taller than that.

- Tutu bear, I
thought you lost him!

- That's what I
wanted you to think.

- Why?

- Don't you remember?

You were always yanking
Tutu bear's arms off.

- I never did any such thing.

- Yes, you did.

I mean, let me tell
you one thing, kid,

as a child you had the delicate
touch of a sumo wrestler.

You yanked off Tutu
bear's arms so many times.

- I did not.

- Did too.

- I did not.

- Did too.

- Did not.

- Did too.

- Didn't.

- Did.

- Yup.

- Uh.

- Barbara, I am so glad
that we are older now

and can discuss these
things with such maturity.

- Yeah right.

You think I'm mature
enough to give Tutu bear

a goodbye hug?

- Yeah.

- Oh, goodbye Tutu bear.

- I'll just go around
with my camper

and load all of this
stuff into it huh?

- I really wanna thank you
for everything, Schneider.

Hey, you wanna come
over for dinner tonight?

I'm making this big
pot of minestrone

for Julie's last night home.

- Oh, that's what
I'm smelling, huh?

I was all set to go
check the wiring.

I didn't know...

Really kinda
getting to you, huh?

Really worried about
your little daughter

leaving the reservation, huh?

- Worried?

No, I'm not worried.

I know Julie needs
to stretch her wings

and find herself.

I mean, I have no need to worry.

She is mature, responsible,
she's got a good head

on her shoulder,
no, I'm not worried.

- You're worried.

- Yeah.

- What is that awful...
ly delicious smell?

- Minestrone, for you.

- What an unusual
going away gift.

- Thank you.

- Well, I'll go down
and get my camper.

Well I guess it's
that time, huh?

Not much to say really.

(speaks foreign language)

- Schneider.

(speaks foreign language)


(sings in foreign language)

- Schneider!

- Hey, Julie, would
you come in here

and look at this last suitcase?

- Yeah sure.

(phone rings)

- I got it, I got it.

- Oh hi.

- Hi.

- Oh hi Miss.

- Hi Bunny.

- This is Roddy
and this is Skip.

Oh rather, this is
Skip and this is Roddy.

I've known them forever.

Anyway, we came
by to help Julie move.

- Oh well...

- Yeah, well thanks
a lot but I don't usually

accept help from
guys who wear vests.

- This is our superintendent,
Mr. Schneider.

- Hi.

- Hi, howdy.

- Oh Julie's told me
so much about you.

She said you could
fix practically anything.

Now I can see why.

You look so competent.

- Yeah, well, what can I say?

Except you're right.

- Mr. Schneider, I'm
sure you won't mind

if the guys sort of help you.

- Oh that'd be
fine, that's okay.

I'll go down and
I'll get my dolly.

- Roddy and Skip rented
a trailer and everything.

That way we can get
it all done in one trip.

Oh miss Romano, I
think your soup is burning.

- No, it's not, Bunny.

- Oh good, I mean as
long as it's supposed

to smell that way.

Okay you guys, you
wanna attack this stuff.

- Okay.

- Oh hi Bunny.

- Well say there, are you ready?

- Give me about two more years.

- Bunny.

- Julie, hey!

- This is Roddy and Skip.

- Hi guys, nice to meet you.

- They have a trailer
and they're gonna move

all your stuff and then later,

they're taking us to dinner

at the fifth season restaurant.

- All right!

Oh but, my mom
is making a big pot

of minestrone for all of us.

- Oh that's all right, go
ahead, go ahead, that's okay.

I mean it'll just leave
more minestrone

for Barbara and me.

- Schneider, where's the dolly?

- I don't know, I can't find it.

It's gone.

I guess you'd have to say
that me and dolly are parton.


Gong show here I come, right?

All right there,
why don't you guys

take that light
stuff but first of all,

give me a hand here
with the foot locker here.

It's three or four
hundred pounds and...

- Schneider, no wait a minute.

- [Schneider] I can handle it.

- I think that's
too heavy for you.

- No no no.

Oh, there we go.

- What's in this?

- 18 years of living is in that.

- You can handle it?

- Yeah, I got it.

- You're sure you got it?

- Oh I got it.

- Now this is heavy.

- No, I got it.

- You got it, you're
sure though?

- Yeah, I got it.

Take it!


Where are my gloves?

- We'll bring it down.

- Yeah, all right, go ahead.

I'll show you the way down.

- Yeah it's a different
way than you come up.

- Hey, look, it's kind of
a going away present.

I'd like to pay for the trailer.

- Oh, it's not
costing us a thing.

- How come?

- Well, Roddy's father owns a
trailer rent company downtown.

- Oh, we do some
publicity for a trailer.

Is it Sherman Trailer Rental?

- Maybe, I don't know
Roddy's last name.

Do you want me to ask?

- No, that's okay.

- Well, I'll get this box Julie.

Do you wanna grab the suitcase?

- Sure, yeah.

Barbara can you
get the suitcase?

- Oh, yeah, yeah.

I can use the exercise.

- What's the matter?

- Oh, I'm just trying
to think of a better way

of saying this
than, well this is it.

- Yeah, that's what
they say in all those

old cornball movies, huh?

- Yeah.

Well, this is it.

Oh, you're not gonna be
mad at me if I cry, huh?

- No, no, are you gonna
be mad at me if I don't?

- No.

- Good.

Mom, this is really
weird, you know.

It just kind of hit me.

I'm moving out of here.

I mean it's so strange.

It's also very scary.

Maybe, you know, I
don't know if I'm ready

to move out anywhere.

- Oh darling, oh darling, of
course you're ready to move.

Then again, you know, if
you have a change of heart.

You can stay here a couple
of days, a week, four years.

I never know when to quit do I?

- Right.

- I'm gonna get you a
jar of that minestrone.

- Uh, mom.

Can I tell you something
that you won't wanna hear?

- Darling, there's nothing
you can say right now

that I wouldn't wanna hear.

- Your minestrone is the pits.

- You didn't wanna hear that.

- I didn't wanna hear that.

Oh, it's just the way you looked

that first summer you
went away to camp.

Oh, breathless and excited
and hanging onto Tutu bear.

Only you were shorter.

- Now you're shorter.

- Get out of here.

- Yeah, I'm going.

Hey Ma, Ma, can
I put some things

on the charge account
of the drug store?

- Honey, get the
hell out of here, huh?

I can't do another
farewell scene, okay?

- Julie, you gotta move it

if you're gonna get
ready for our dinner date.

- Right, yeah.

Bye mom!

- Oh, don't worry about
Julie, Miss Romano.

She'll be fine.

She can really handle herself.

Not like my last
roommate, boy what a loser.

She couldn't do anything right.

She was always having accidents

so I had to tell her to go.

- Accidents?

You mean she was
always getting hurt?

- No, she kept getting pregnant.

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