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I understand that there might be a reason why the crew couldn't get the original actor who plays Mr. Mills in "Little Miss Bunker" to appear in this one--but couldn't they at least try to get a look-a-like? In "Little Miss Bunker", Floyd has a full load of curly hair, while in this episode, he is bald with a comb-over!
While at the bar, Archie reveals to his friends that the Jeffersons remodeled their old house and were looking for renters. It is never explained what happened to the accepted offer the Jeffersons had for the house that forced Mike and Gloria to move out early.
When we see the livingroom of the house for the first time since the previous three seasons,there is one small thing missing.The small radiator that stood against the wall opposite the livingroom window.
When Mike and Gloria left, they had to move in with Archie and Edith for two weeks because the Jefferson house had been sold to the Banzinis and they wanted to move in right away. Yet now the Jeffersons still own the house-what happened to the Banzinis?
When Archie gives Stephanie a Star of David necklace while they are standing on the porch, the porch is obviously not closed-in. However, in the opening credits, all of the porches on Archie's street -- including Archie's -- are closed-in.
Everyone, including Archie, Edith and Fred must've forgotten that they've reunited last season in "The Brother"! In this episode, they say the last time they've met was at Archie and Edith's wedding where Archie punched Fred and broke his tooth--which is the same story used in "The Brother"! Had the writers ran out of ideas and decided to repeat an episode and figured none of us will remember it?!
Edith says that Archie is 55 yet in "Flashback: Mike Meets Archie" (which was 8 years ago), Archie says he's 49. And he said that in a flashback where Mike and Gloria was dating so it takes even a bit more than the show first started! That's over 9 years! So Archie should be 58-ish not 55.
Stephanie took the flashlight when Archie was heading towards the kitchen--but he was still in the living room with her. Couldn't she wait when he actually entered the kitchen to avoid being caught by her uncle?
Tracy Bogart, who played the nurse who held Stephanie's birthday cake and spoke a few brief lines, is the daughter of Paul Bogart, who directed this episode and 96 others from the series.
Although Jean Stapleton plays the role of Judith in this episode, she is credited under the pseudonym Giovanna Pucci in the closing credits. This was a play on her married named, Jean Putch.
This episode is a continuation of the plot from the Season 8 episode, "Love Comes to the Butcher." And just like that episode, the butcher's first name is credited wrongly in the closing credits, but this time as "Albrechl."
Notice how Stephanie is singing and dancing facing her back at everyone at the bar? You'd think Edith or Archie would make her turn around to the customers.
If Archie enjoyed Stephanie's performance at the tavern, why was his reaction bored and disgusted during her performance?
The lines of the song when Edith and Stephanie practice ("I want to dance like my sister Kate. Everyone thinks that she dance so great. I realise a thing or two...) does not correspond in Stephanie's final performance at the tavern. The lyrics are completely different.
At the end of the episode, when Edith breaks into song off camera at the bar, a lady sitting at a table (behind the table Archie is sitting at) can be seen laughing quietly.
Edith reveals in this episode that she voted for Jimmy Carter.
When Archie discusses with Stephanie going to synagogue with her Jewish friend, Stephanie acts surprised and excited at the notion of going to services on Saturday, and appears to have no knowledge of Jewish religious customs. However, in "Stephanie's Conversion," it is revealed that Stephanie has been raised Jewish and has been attending Saturday services at the synagogue for quite some time.
When the Bunkers and Barney and Blanche are in the cabin playing Monopoly, Archie is wearing a flannel shirt. This is rare as Archie is usually seen wearing a standard white button-down shirt (save for a couple of appearances in his "lucky" Disneyworld shirt).
The song Edith sings to her Aunt Rose in the funeral home is "Getting to Know You" from the musical The King and I.
If Edith's aunt knew she was going to die she could easily have arranged it herself. By paying for the funeral herself or making the funeral home the beneficery of the life insurance. Lots of people who know they are going to die, do all the arrangements themselves to spare others grief and to make sure there wishes are carried out exactly as they want them to be.
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