Ellen contemplates moving out of her mother's.
Ellen generosity is challenged when she competes for a good Samaritan award.
Mr. Munn leaves Ellen in charge of the school.
Ellen encourages Catherine to attend a seminar by a popular motivational speaker (John Ritter).
Ellen discovers that Catherine and Rusty have been dating secretly.
Ellen loses a piece of jewelry given to her by Dot.
Ellen invites her favorite aunt to join her for the holidays.
Ellen counsels the star football player about his anger before a championship game; Dot buys generic brand groceries to save money.
Ellen's good intentions in throwing a surprise birthday party for the school-bus driver (Betty White) end in the latter's retirement.
Ellen convinces Catherine to go into business making taffy; the teachers are upset that the town of Clark isn't on a map.
Dot's dating history makes Ellen wary of her mother's new suitor.
Dot tries to chase away an annoying raccoon by singing; Ellen offers help to a high-school student deal with his affections.
Catherine feels left out as the bond between Ellen and Dot grows.
Ellen receives disastrous results when she supports a local stylist after being asked to pose for Vanity Fair.
Ellen plans a demonstration to protest the opening of a new restaurant.
Ellen sets out on a course of self-discovery to decide what she should do next with her life.
A harried executive leaves behind the stress of city life and returns to the quirky serenity of her hometown. This episode: Ellen learns her latest business has folded.