"Aunt Hetty's Ordeal" is the third episode of Season 2 of Road to Avonlea and the 16th episode overall.


When former Avonlea school teacher Miss Muriel Stacey is named Provincial Superintendent of Schools, Hetty King is hard pressed to curb her jealousy. Hetty attempts to compete with Muriel's teaching achievements by recruiting Gus Pike as a student for the Avonlea schoolhouse.



Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast


  • Joel Keller as Pincher
  • Charles Kerr as Lt. Governor
  • Sean Roberge as Cannery Boy


Hetty King: She's far too weasely to say it, but there it is, between the lines, as plain as day!

Hetty: Far be it from me, ladies, to toot my own horn.

Hetty: The devil's in most people. Not me, mind you, but most.

Gus Pike: I figure I can learn readin' by morning and writin' by quittin' time.

Hetty: Rome wasn't built in a day, to be sure.

Hetty: I'm calm as a cucumber.

Clara Potts: Hetty King, you're looking rather green around the gills. Perhaps you should try a tonic. Muriel Stacy recommends tonics very highly.
Hetty: Hmph! Wouldn't touch it. Tonics are for weak-livered souls.

Muriel Stacy: Filling the shoes of Miss King is no easy task, believe me.

Felix King: You're really strange, Gus. I want to get rid of my family.

Gus: There's plenty to learn about fish. About anything, if you've got the hunger!

Gus: I come because I wanna say somethin' to my teacher, Miss King. You're the first one who tried to help me, Miss King. You got me to go to school. You learned me how to chew ten times so I don't burp. If it wasn't for you I wouldn't know nothin' about learnin' an' education. I may wreck the King's English, so I'll say me thanks the only way I know.

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Sullivan Entertainment live-action universe
Anne of Green Gables (1985) (gallery) · Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel (1987) (gallery)
Road to Avonlea: The Movie (1990) · Road to Avonlea (1990–1996) (episodes · gallery)
Happy Christmas, Miss King (1998) (gallery) · Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (2000) (gallery · soundtrack)
Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning (2008) (gallery)
Road to Avonlea Season 1 episodes
"The Journey Begins" (gallery) · "The Story Girl Earns Her Name" (gallery) · "The Quarantine at Alexander Abraham's" (gallery)
"The Materializing of Duncan" (gallery) · "Old Lady Lloyd" (gallery) · "Proof of the Pudding" (gallery) · "Conversions" (gallery)
"Aunt Abigail's Beau" (gallery) · "Malcolm and the Baby" (gallery) · "The Witch of Avonlea" (gallery) · "Felicity's Challenge" (gallery)
"The Hope Chest of Arabella King" (gallery) · "Nothing Endures But Change" (gallery)
Road to Avonlea Season 2 episodes
"Sara's Homecoming" (gallery) · "How Kissing Was Discovered" (gallery) · "Aunt Hetty's Ordeal" (gallery)
"Of Corsets and Secrets and True, True Love" (gallery) · "Old Quarrels, Old Love" (gallery)
"May the Best Man Win" (gallery) · "Family Rivalry" (gallery) · "Sea Ghost" (gallery) · "All That Glitters" (gallery)
"Dreamer of Dreams" (gallery) · "It's Just a Stage" (gallery) · "A Mother's Love" (gallery) · "Misfits and Miracles" (gallery)
Road to Avonlea Season 3 episodes
"The Ties That Bind" (gallery) · "Felix and Blackie" (gallery) · "Another Point of View" (gallery)
"But When She Was Bad... She Was Horrid: Part 1" (gallery) · "But When She Was Bad... She Was Horrid: Part 2" (gallery)
"Aunt Janet Rebels" (gallery) · "A Dark and Stormy Night" (gallery) · "Friends and Relations" (gallery)
"Vows of Silence" (gallery) · "After the Honeymoon" (gallery) · "High Society" (gallery)
"The Calamitous Courting of Hetty King" (gallery) · "Old Friends, Old Wounds" (gallery)
Road to Avonlea Season 4 episodes
"Tug of War" (gallery) · "The Lady and the Blade" (gallery) · "Incident at Vernon River" (gallery) · "Boys Will Be Boys" (gallery)
"Moving On" (gallery) · "Evelyn" (gallery) · "The Dinner" (gallery) · "Heirs and Graces" (gallery) · "Hearts and Flowers" (gallery)
"Felicity's Perfect Beau" (gallery) · "The Disappearance" (gallery) · "Home Movie" (gallery) · "Hearth and Home" (gallery)
Road to Avonlea Season 5 episodes
"Fathers and Sons" (gallery) · "Memento Mori" (gallery) · "Modern Times" (gallery) · "A Friend in Need" (gallery)
"Strictly Melodrama" (gallery) · "The Great Race" (gallery) · "Stranger in the Night" (gallery)
"Someone to Believe In" (gallery) · "Thursday's Child" (gallery) · "Best Laid Plans" (gallery)
"Otherwise Engaged" (gallery) · "Enter Prince Charming" (gallery) · "The Minister's Wife" (gallery)
Road to Avonlea Season 6 episodes
"The Return of Gus Pike" (gallery) · "Lonely Hearts" (gallery) · "Christmas in June" (gallery) · "Fools and Kings" (gallery)
"Comings and Goings" (gallery) · "The Trouble with Davey" (gallery) · "Great Expectations" (gallery) · "A Fox Tale" (gallery)
"The More Things Change" (gallery) · "Home is Where the Heart Is" (gallery) · "What a Tangled Web We Weave" (gallery)
"A Time to Every Purpose" (gallery) · "Homecoming" (gallery)
Road to Avonlea Season 7 episodes
"Out of the Ashes" (gallery) · "Love May Be Blind... But the Neighbours Ain't" (gallery) · "Davey and the Mermaid" (gallery)
"Woman of Importance" (gallery) · "Secrets and Sacrifices" (gallery) · "Ah... Sweet Mystery of Life" (gallery)
"King of the Great White Way" (gallery) · "Total Eclipse" (gallery) · "From Away" (gallery) · "After the Ball is Over" (gallery)
"Return to Me" (gallery) · "The Last Hurrah" (gallery) · "So Dear to My Heart" (gallery)
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