Luigi writes home to his mama about the amazing different kinds of schools that are available in America. Schools for everybody. Next it’s off to his English class where the topic shifts to doing some algebra. The word problems may not be designed for solving any problems, but are just the thing for making wisecracks.
Luigi seems to have a crush on his teacher, and after he talks with his classmates, and the maximum amount of jokes are told, he heads out to talk to Pasquali.
Pasquali has a one track mind. He doesn’t quite have as good a handle on American culture as he might like, but he’s always on the look out for ways to part Luigi with his hard earned cash. Before the latest scheme can develop, Luigi takes time to write more to his mama. He tells her about the theater that Pasquali is to take him to, which Luigi is about to learn is actually a horse race.
Luigi gets an introduction to betting, and the ease that money can be lost in a big way at the track. He had better watch his step, or Pasquali will have Luigi getting married off to his daughter Rosa. Somehow anything that Pasquali does manages to come around to that point.
In the end, things have a way of working out, and it’s time to write to Luigi’s mom again. He tries to tell what he learned from his experiences with the horses.
PS: I have two shows from Life with Luigi with the same dates. Not sure which is for the right dates, so I’m posting this one today. It seems to fit in with the recent themes on other shows about the race track. Do people still do that? Go to the track? It doesn’t seem to be such a big topic on today’s television shows anymore.