Muffin Buffalo

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (25)

  • Jaye: (To Fat Pat) You lost 300 pounds! You can't just go and gain it all back again. Marianne Marie: Well "Sieg heil", Miss Jenny Craig.

  • Jaye: I’m not nice! I’m just . . . highly susceptible to guilt. Eric: You have the wrong idea about you.

  • Jaye: (to Mrs. Beattle) You do realize you’re being held hostage? Is this Stockholm syndrome? Are you Patty Hearst?

  • Dr. Ron: (holds repaired Cow Creamer) That's cracked. Aaron: How is it cracked to be concerned for the welfare of a family member? Dr. Ron: I meant the creamer. It's cracked. Aaron: Oh, yeah. I broke its head off the last time it talked to her. (Dr. Ron writes "schizophrenic" on a notepad)

  • Jaye: (About Fat Pat) He says I’m his only friend. Mahandra: You have to move. Jaye: I can’t do that. It’s like I took a baby bird out of the nest. If I ditch him now, he’ll die of neglect. Mahandra: (Pause) You have to move.

  • Jaye: You’re NonFat Pat! And I think it’s time the Greater Buffalo Region labeled you correctly.

  • (Jaye stops man from drinking alcohol) Man in Bar: Thank you. You just saved my sobriety. Jaye: I didn’t mean to! Hey, you take that thank-you back!

  • Jaye: When was the last time you looked in a -- Wait... You don’t have a mirror, do you? Fat Pat: I couldn’t find one my size.

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Notes (9)

  • The words on Jaye’s shirt while she is in the bar read “Climbing the corporate ladder.”

  • Marianne Marie’s mail bears the address, seen from her disability checks: Marianne Marie Beattle High And Dry Trailer Park Lot B9 Niagara Falls, New York 14306

  • The print on Marianne Marie’s apron reads “Where’s My Muffin?” Muffin Buffalo ©

  • Two more victims for Jaye: A nameless baby and her neighbor Fat Pat (overdoses on fat-free suppliment).

  • "Muffin Buffalo" refers to the stitched buffalo on the front of Jaye's neighbor's (Mrs. Beattle) apron, the trademark for her homemade muffin business, Muffin Buffalo.

  • While meeting with Dr. Ron, the doctor secretly diagnoses Aaron as schizophrenic.

  • Jeffery R. Smith auditioned for the role of Fat Pat. He was so good that he was later cast as the recurring mall security guard.

  • Featured Music: They by Jem.

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Trivia (9)

  • Jaye took the afternoon off from work. It doesn't make sense for her to go to Wonderfalls at the end of the episode to lock up.

  • In Pat’s trailer, when Jay passes the table, she sees a miniature pool table and a jump rope on the table. In the next shot, when holds on to the refrigerator, the jump rope is gone but the pool table is still there.

  • In the bar, after Jaye says “Spread the word” to Mahandra, a man in a yellow sweater stands up behind her and leaves. A second later, when Mahandra bends down to take off her shoe, the same man stands up to leave again.

  • The previous night, when Jaye and Aaron were taking pictures of Fat Pat’s trailer, they took a picture of a lawn ornament of a boy and girl kissing. In the shot of Jaye leaving Pat’s trailer, the lawn ornament is gone.

  • During the family game night, the clock next to Jaye and her father doesn’t change time.

  • The headline viewed upside down on Mahandra’s newspaper reads “Rec Center Gets Reno.”

  • The shot of Aaron looking out the window of Jaye’s trailer with the camera shown during the opening sequence of Wonderfalls is in this episode.

  • When Aaron offers Jaye some tea at her parent's house, he offers her the Cow Creamer and Jaye remarks that Aaron had broken off the head before. Jaye's mother says that Aaron glued it back on that afternoon. If no one knew Jaye was coming to Game Night, how did Aaron know to repair the Cow Creamer before she came?

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Allusions (3)

  • Aaron: You're not suggesting she's like that Margaret chick who talked to God about her period. Aaron is referring to the 1970 book Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume. The book is about a girl Margaret with one Christian and one Jewish parent who searches for a religion of her own. This book became famous for its handling of pre-teen issues which included buying her first bra and having her first period.

  • "Pat"squatch This is obviously a play on words for Sasquatch, a name for a Bigfoot-esque monster rumored to live in the mountains or woods.

  • Pat: A frog on a bike . . . The Rainbow Connection! This refers to Kermit The Frog and the song "The Rainbow Connection" sung at the end of The Muppet Movie.