It is correct Peter had not seen his father in years, but he had spoken with him via telephone. It is likely that all those years his father promised to pick him up on several occasions and never shown up. Or Peter could have lied to Ruthie, but the first one seems more plausible.
Peter keeps referring to his dad being busy that day and couldn't hang out with him so he decided to come over to the Camdens. In later episodes we learn that Peter hadn't seen his father in years...since two years when this episode aired.
Wouldn't you think that the minister and his wife would be more upset if his son wanted to have pre-marital sex?
Doesn't anyone else think it odd that Eric would let Kevin read his book about intimacy before anyone else? I wouldn't let my daughter's boyfriend read that kind of stuff.
When Ruthie's volcano erupted Annie went to check on the twins in the bathroom, but would she really let three year olds take baths by themselves.
When Kevin, Eric, Peter, and the twins were watching the game, Peter offered to get Kevin a soda. He gets up and never comes back, it doesn't seem like it would take that long just to get a soda.
When Annie was reading Eric's novel, as she sits down on the bed, she turns two pages and then continues to read.
In "A Cry For Help", Annie said that Robbie would be back after Christmas, and it was over a week after Christmas and Robbie was not back or mentioned at all.
Annie: The twins need a bath, Happy needs a bath, I need a bath.
Lucy: What does that have to do with Sunday?
Annie: Cleanliness is next to Godliness.
Lucy to Camden family: "Does anyone have any ideas for a sermon?"
Chandler to the congregation: "...Now may the lord watch over me and thee while we are absent from one another."
Eric (looks upwards): "You got me on my knees. I need help."
Lucy to the Congregation: It was my dad's wish that we return to the Sunday night services after the first of the year. And it was Chandler's wish that I take the first service, being my dad's daughter and a divinity student myself. So, the text of the sermon is quite short. Genesis 2, 2nd and 3rd verse. "And he rested on the 7th day from all of his work he had made. And God blessed the 7th day and sanctified it". It wasn't that long ago that Sunday was the day we all rested. We treated Sunday as a special day, when we came to Sunday school and church. And we rested when we went home. We talked, we read, we spent time to ourselves. Meditating. Or praying. Or just reflecting on our lives, our purpose, our behavior. Or even just the events of the week that just passed. It wasn't that long ago that businesses weren't open on Sunday. If you got in your car it was to visit your friends and family, just to let them know that you care, or maybe check out their situation, or just help out. At the end of the day of what used to be Sunday, people were rested and looked forward to the following week, sometimes with the determination to be kinder, to do better, to work harder. What happened to Sunday? Our parents grew up with Sunday's off. That means they had 52 days a year to rest. And those were the years when there was a summer. A real summer. Three months off from school for children to play. A break from the 9-month long school year when the routine was different. The energy was different. The air was sweeter. The nights longer, and children stayed up late because they could sleep in the next morning. It was when children wore themselves out with the fun of summer and longed for school again. We don't really have those summers anymore. We don't have those Sunday's anymore either. Children and parents and families and adults have 52 more days a year to do stuff. Sunday is the day we catch up on our work and our homework, because there is so much work and so much homework there's no time to do it. We work 7 days a week or at least are on the go 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. And yet we wonder why children grow up so fast. Why people need drugs to relax. Why they need human contact even if it's in the form of inappropriate unfulfilling sex. Could it be because we've lost 52 opportunities a year to rest and reflect and/or visit our friends and loved ones? That's 520 days in 10 years. That's 1,040 days in 20 years. I've lost 1,040-plus days in my life because Sunday is no longer Sunday. And I'm stressed and tired and irritable, and I feel as if I have no time to do the things I need to do and never have the time to do the things I want to do. And I'm just turning 21. How am I going to feel when I'm my dad's age? How are all of us going to feel when I'm my dad's age? Yet I fear we've lost our Sunday's forever unless we make an effort to reclaim them. And in losing our Sunday's, we're losing a lot more. We're losing ourselves. It's just something I was thinking about. God bless you for hearing my thoughts and being with me.
Lucy to Kevin: "Is the game over yet?"
Kevin to Lucy: "It's halftime."
Kevin gets up and starts kissing Lucy.
Lucy to Kevin: "Please, not in front of everyone."
Eric to Lucy and Kevin: "No it's perfectly okay, I'm glad you two are so in love. Physical attraction is an important part of relationships."
Lucy to Kevin: "Would you like to take a half-time walk?"
Kevin to Lucy: "Would that be a walk around the block or the walk around the promenade?"
Lucy to Kevin: "The promenade sounds interesting."
Kevin to Lucy: "It might be. Unless Roxanne and Chandler went somewhere else."
Lucy to Kevin: "Do you want to go to the promenade or not?"
Kevin to Lucy: "Or not. It's only half time."
Lucy to Kevin (Madly):"Fine!"
In Germany this episode is known as, Sundays, Again and Again, translated.
Barry Watson (Matt Camden) does not appear in this episode.
In the first airing this episode earned a 4.3 rating (or 6.8 million viewers), leading the WB and earning a 75th place for the week nationally.
Geoff Stults (Ben Kinkirk) does not appear in this episode.
Adam LaVorgna (Robbie Palmer) does not appear in this episode.
Jessica Biel (Mary Camden) does not appear in this episode.
The offical WB description for this episode included the tagline "SIMON AND CEICILLA DECIDE THEY'RE READY TO HAVE SEX".
Simon: "You know what I'll just get some Juicy Fruit."
When Simon is at the drug store he tells the cahsier that he wants some Juicy Fruit. Juicy Fruit is a popular chewing gum that's very sugary.
Cindy Miller: "Sundays are supposed to be a day of rest."
This episode was nice. Especially after rerun after rerun after rerun.
The point of this episode was great. People did used to treat Sunday as a special day. But now we treat it as Saturday night. I love Lucy's sermon. It was short and sweet and to the point.
Simon and Cecilia: They kind of scared me. Some teenage couples do decide to explore sex. But wouldn't Simon, after all those years of teaching, really think about that to the level that he did? I don't know.
Eric and Annie: They seem to be not so content lately. Eric isn't himself and is kind of "slacking off" on the parenting thing. It was weird that Cecilia's father had more shock and contept for Simon and Cecilia's sex plan than the minister and his wife. But it threw things into an array of laughter for me when Lucy came into the room and said,
"Does anyone got any ideas for a sermon?"
Peter and Ruthie: They're cute together. It was funny to watch Ruthie trick Peter into helping her. Ruthie seems to know it all. She told Simon,
"I don't think an extra church service will hurt you!"
Lucy and Kevin: These two are very funny to watch and take in all the fights. They seemed more serene in this episode but they still had their moments. But any woman who want's her guy to ask her to marry him, would be a little crazy. I loved how Beverley acted when she portrayed Lucy in this episode. We actually got to see Lucy in action as an aspiring preacher. She pretty much summed it up. Sundays aren't what they used to be. And her saying to everyone,
"I've lost 1,040 + days of my life because Sunday is no longer Sunday."
It got to me. So good job to Beverley!
Chandler and Roxanne: In later episodes, they grow on me but now, I am repulsed. It's just too soon for them to be so goo goo for each other. I don't know. It might grow on me.
Over all I thought this was a very good episode. It summed up the issue and gave us some intersting veiws to hold on to.