Mr. Douglas walks into the barn while Eb is singing a folk
song. He explains to Eb that he collects folk songs, keeping
both factual tales and legends alike alive. Eb suggests that
Oliver write a folk song about Molly Turgiss. Each time the
name Molly Turgiss is spoken, an object mysteriously flies
through the air and breaks or strikes someone. Oliver tries
desperately to learn, from the townspeople, about the tale
of Molly Turgiss, however, they are all afraid to say her
name, let alone talk about her. Finally, feeling safe
because the ghost of Molly was driving Mr. Haney's truck into
Pixley, Mr. Kimball tells Mr. Douglas the sad story.
Molly Turgiss was a woman who at one time had lived in
Hooterville, but was so ugly that nobody liked her. She
left town, but vowed that in the future, she would haunt
anybody who mentioned her name.
Lisa comes to the rescue, when she meets Molly's ghost and
offers to "fix her up" if she will stop throwing
things. Molly agrees, Lisa does her best to make Molly
beautiful, and Molly's ghost leaves the town in peace.
show ends with Molly (in her last act of haunting), breaking
a guitar over Oliver's head for writing such a bad song about
The townsfolk do not want to talk about Molly Turgiss
Oliver sees the ugly Molly's ghost reflected in a mirror
Molly agrees not to haunt anyone again, now that Lisa has made her "beautiful"
Only dogs liked Molly Turgiss, because she was shaped like a
According to Lisa, "You are only as ugly as you look"
Molly's ghost frequently stole Mr. Haney's truck, drove it
to Pixley, and parked it in front of a fire hydrant