- Director:Gary Nelson
- Writer:Albert E. Lewin,Edith Sommer
- Cast:Hope Lange,Edward Mulhare,Reta Shaw
|Episode cast overview:|
|Hope Lange||-||Carolyn Muir|
|Edward Mulhare||-||Capt. Daniel Gregg|
|Reta Shaw||-||Martha Grant|
|Charles Nelson Reilly||-||Claymore Gregg|
|Harlen Carraher||-||Jonathan Muir|
|Kellie Flanagan||-||Candice Muir|
|Don Scardino||-||Dr. Ferguson|
|Kathleen Hughes||-||Mrs. Coburn|
The title refers to the fact that Mrs. Muir becomes ill and the Captain provides his medicine. Mrs. Muir then dreams about being at a dance or "ball" with the captain. (it has nothing to do with exercise equipment).
The red flannel hash that the housekeeper, Martha, has made is a traditional New England recipe - made with beets. Often served for breakfast or lunch using the left-overs. Traditionally topped with a poached egg, which is optional. An alternative can be had by combining a can of corned beef hash and a can of beets, chopped, & fried in a pan, sometimes topped with ketchup.