I guess first impressions aren't always right. I didn't like Mr. Levine at the start, bragging about having the biggest apartment, the biggest summer house, etc. But he turned out to be very intelligent, with a good sense of humor. I cracked up at him sitting out back of the Cooke house, playing the Duelling Banjos song from "Deliverence" on his guitar, while the cat made off with the pork chop.
He did an excellent job allotting the prize money. I only wish he had built an extra chicken coop to house those 2 little brats in. :phhht
The Levine kids were great! Loved them! The son was such a good pal to Mr. Cooke, and I just loved how the daughter let him pull her loose tooth. Mrs. Levine needs to chill a little bit, but otherwise seems like a fine person.
Like other posters, I felt bad for Mr. Cooke. He seems like such an emotional person, but it hasn't worn off on the rest of his family, who didn't seem to even notice when he left or when he came home. He obviously doesn't have much of a grasp of money matters, but I think his choices really did come from his heart.
Mrs. Cooke? Dullard.