The Unsinkable Mommy Adler

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (13)

  • Jack: (To Karen) OK, don't hate me for this. (hugs Karen) I love you.

  • Jack: I want the world to know the truth about C-3PO! Will: Jack, C-3PO is not gay, he's British.

  • Grace: (to Will) I do not have to sit here and be criticized and insulted by my best friend. That is why my mother is in town.

  • Jack: Ladies and gentlemen, fresh from 45 minutes of butt-robics, I give ass!

  • Bobbi: Honey, I love you! Karen: Oh, honey, so do I.

  • Grace: What movie did you get? Jack: Star Wars. Will: Oh, again? Grace: Jack, I'm dreaming of Jabba the Hutt. Jack: That's 'cause you live with him.

  • (Karen, Will, Jack and Bobbi are playing cards) Karen: Ha! Gin! Will: Well, I'll be darned, that is gin. It's too bad the rest of us are playing poker. Karen (taking money): Yeah, that is too bad. Will (takes money from her): No Karen, we're all playing poker. Even you. Karen: Wow. The gays really love their rules.

  • Will: You have a tendancy -- you kind of need to be the star of your relationships. You know, it's all about your stuff. Your boyfriends are like gardeners, and you're sort of like... Grace: No, no, no, no, no, no, no. Do not call me a flower. I am not a flower. I am a gardener, damn it. I do plenty of hoeing. Bobbi: That's just what a mother likes to hear.

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Trivia (2)

  • Goof: In the restaurant scene, when Grace stands up to walk out, she grabs her coat from the back of the chair. You can clearly see that, as she is talking, she puts both arms, through the sleeves. Yet in the very next shot as she does her dramatic exit, the coat is merely draped around her shoulders.

  • In the last scene when Debbie goes to leave and Debra shuts the door, she gets her fur boa caught in the door. You can see the set shake and both Debra and Eric almost break character. They left it in for laughs.

Allusions (9)

  • Episode Title: The Unsinkable Mommy Adler This is a reference to Debbie Reynolds' 1964 film, "The Unsinkable Molly Brown," which garnered her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role).

  • Bobbi: She gets too hungry for dinner at 8:00! A quick line from the Frank Sinatra song, "Lady Is A Tramp."

  • Karen: (After seeing Jack doing pantomime) Look Mummenschanz... Mummenschanz is one of the most famous mimes in the world.

  • Bobbi: Ok, boys, last card. Down and dirty. And feel free to come down and get me dirty sometime. A quick Hollywood impression of the famous actress Mae West.

  • Bobbi: Oh, but, darling, I adored his ruffled shirt. A quick reference to actress Zsa Zsa Gabor.

  • Bobbi & Karen: Good morning, good morning to you! Whoo! Whoo! Ha ha ha ha ha! Line from the song, "Good Morning," from the 1952 musical, Singing in the Rain.

  • Bobbi: You'll be swell. You'll be great. You can have the whole world on a plate. A line from the song "Everythings Coming Up Roses" from the hit musical Gypsy.

  • Jack: Danger, danger, Will Robinson! A funny reference to the robot in the 1960's sci-fi show Lost In Space.

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