Suddenly Susan

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (1)

  • Susan: (during the wedding ceremony) I probably should've let you go first...

Notes (104)

  • The German episode title is "Durchgestartet", meaning "Pulled Up".

  • Theme: "Nothing On Me" written by Shawn Colvin.

  • In this episode only, Susan's parents are played by Kurt Fuller and Caroline McWilliams, replaced thereafter by Ray Baker and Swoosie Kurtz.

  • Brooke Shields got this show based on her guest perfomance on Friends.

  • The German episode title is "Der Selbsthilfe-Guru", meaning "The Self-Help Guru".

  • The German episode title is "Die gro├če Sex-Umfrage", meaning "The Big Sex Survey".

  • The German episode title is "Susan, saft- und kraftlos", meaning "Susan Emasculated".

  • The German episode title is "Die Basketball-Bohnenstange", meaning "Basketball Bean Pole".

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Trivia (5)

  • In this episode Susan says her neighbor is Mrs. Wong but later became Mrs. Fong.

  • Susan is upset that people think the column her Nana wrote for her was written by her. Yet in the Christmas episode, while everyone walked out because they didn't get a bonus, the mail guy writes her column, "Suddenly Susan".

  • During the scene when Jack is talking to Todd and Luis about the new water delivery "man" Jack's coffee cup changes a number of times, and when Susan walks in later in the scene her cup changes as well.

  • Todd goes to Susan's party dressed as Andre Agassi, the early years. Everyone tries, and fails, to name the actress that Andre married just before he changed his image, a joke playing on the fact that it was series star Brooke Shields.

  • If the dress fit Maddy perfectly when she was skinny, when she got bloated it would be in shreds. Yet the dress is intact.

Allusions (13)

  • The episode title is a nod to guest Betty White having been on The Golden Girls.

  • The episode title is a play on the story, Beauty and the Beast.

  • The episode title is a play on Maurice Sendak's Caldecott Medal-winning 1963 childrens' book, Where the Wild Things Are.

  • The episode title is a play on the 1963 movie It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World.

  • The episode title is a play on the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.

  • The episode title is borrowed from the song of the same name from the 1964 Jerry Bock/Sheldon Harnick/Joseph Stein musical Fiddler on the Roof.

  • The black-and-white sequence sees character homages to I Love Lucy, I Dream of Jeannie, and Leave it to Beaver.

  • The episode title is a play on Richard Lester's 1966 film A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

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