Ernie doesn't really attend Mother Malone's school; he delivers Joe there, and then has to stay and wash dishes when his dog does some damage. Ernie drives the cart that the boys (and Pop) make their escape in. I think the school Ernie is first shown in is the one in Stage Fright.
While that may be true about "Stage Fright", there really is no indication in that particular film that the play the kids are in is actually a school play, other then the TV print (which more than likely had its plot slightly re-written to make it more 'kid friendly'). And like you said, Ernie doesn't actually attend the Mother Malone's school, but he and Farina evidently do live their at the end of the short. Mtw12055 19:31, August 18, 2010 (UTC)
I thought that at the end of Boys to Board Ernie and Farina were invited to a meal because of their role in the recent activities. There isn't real evidence that they're quitting their delivery job or leaving their home they must have at the beginning the film. The evidence that they're in the same school as everyone else in Stage Fright may be weak, but there isn't any evidence that the play is not a school play. All this probably is not too important. Rjh 06:24, August 19, 2010 (UTC)
- This is the best picture I have that you described. I don't think it comes from an actual film, and it's not great quality, so I wouldn't replace the current picture, but do what you want; replace it with a scan, leave it here, put it on the actor page, or trade places with the current picture. Rjh 06:24, August 19, 2010 (UTC)
- Yeah, that's the exact picture I was thinking over. Maltin and Bann have a copy of it in their book, but a scan of it fades it out and reducing it distorts it badly. It's my favorite picture of Ernie; the one in the bio just doesn't flatter him that much. Thor2000 15:43, May 2, 2011 (UTC)