Episode #86 - Season 4, Episode 19
First Aired: February 20, 1986
WKS is having an auction to raise money. A wealthy and beautiful older woman, Victoria Hurstenberg (played by Christine Belford), takes a special interest in Nick's artistic creations, and Mallory wonders what her true motive is. Meanwhile, Alex's painting "Horsey and Ducky - A Barnyard Eviction", though originally rejected, brings some much-needed money into the station. Mallory, in her jealousy, attends the art auction to see what's going on behind the scenes with Nick and Victoria.
- Elyse considers putting Alex's painting from kindergarten in the auction to raise funds for WKS. Steven thinks it's simplistic, but Elyse explains Alex's five-year-old view on economics. Alex declares the painting from his "Fiscal-Surrealist Period".
- Victoria is very fond of fur (something that in 1986 was just losing fashion because of environmentalist pressures).
- Steven buys (presumably) a reproduction of one Cassius Marcellus Coolidge's paintings of Dogs Playing Poker. There are sixteen in the set. The one Steven bought is called "Poker Sympathy".
- Nick has his "Monty Python's Flying Circus" shirt on again
- Steven quotes H.D. Thoreau: "I have found no companion so companionable as solitude." - Steven misquotes a little, but it is from Walden, Chapter 5, "Solitude", section .