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Gloria claims that while it is illegal to sell horse meat for human consumption in New York, it is perfectly legal in New Jersey.However, this was only true during WWII because of rationing and low beef supplies. After the war, it became illegal again.
Barney Hefner's wife is called "Mabel" in this episode, but later in the series, she is known as "Blanche."
Gloria says that she never knew her grandparents, but in the first episode it was stated that Archie's parents visited the year before. Gloria would've known them for sure.
At the end while playing card, Edith's drinking glass changes from a short glass to a tall glass.
The man delivering the package looks like he's got a U.S. Postal service uniform on and is credited as "Mailman". Why is the Post Office delivering to the Bunkers on a Sunday morning? This is even more mysterious when it turns out to be a legitimate package from Cousin Amelia--a bomb (delivered by a guy dressed as a postman) would've made more sense!
The lighting, in this particular episode, could have been better. For example,there was noticable darkness on the staircase in the opening scene . I can't complain too much; this episode is still superb!
Just before Barney opens the door to leave the Bunkers' house, a television camera can be seen briefly to the right of the screen.
When Archie frantically answers the phone after his Cannonballers tryout you can see the overhead mike.
Script co-written by Rob Reiner
Why didn't Edith explain to the security when they 'caught her stealing' that she was actually running out to warn the Old Lady? Did Edith really need a Priest to refresh her memory on why she ran out of the store with the merchandise?
Archie has a pleasant phone conversation with his brother Fred in this episode, but when Fred appears in season 8, they say they haven't spoken in 29 years.
Factual Error: Gloria says that the Orthodox Jewish man says "Blessed...that I was not created a woman" in order to show his dominance over women. This is completely incorrect. The reason for the man saying that is because men have more "mitzvot" (positive commandments) than women do, and the men thank God for the opportunity to perform more mitzvot. Judaism has always stressed the importance of women throughout the Torah.
Edith says that it will be the first night that she and Archie slept separately in 24 years. But in the episode "Edith Has Jury Duty", Edith spent several nights in a hotel.
Edith also took Gloria and left Archie for a short time when Archie wouldn't quit gambling early in their marriage so she slept apart from him then too.
Don't forget "Cousin Maude's Visit" when Maude made the sickly Archie sleep on the couch.
Walter wants to give as a gift, No-Doz (caffeine pills).
In this episode, Edith identifies Barney Hefner's wife's name as Mabel. But later in the series, when Barney's wife leaves him, she is called Blanche.
When Archie and Edith come downstairs to the sound of Mike and Gloria arguing with Marilyn Sanders Gloria says "Marilyn just told us Mike is not Danny's father."
Gloria never hears the boy being called Danny nor was she told his name.
Marcia Rodd would play Carol, Maude's daughter in the episode "Maude" which was also the pilot for Bea Arthur's sitcom of the same name. However, in the series "Maude", Carol was played by Adrienne Barbeau.
When Archie shows the Walt Disney World brochure to Edith. It had to be "The Magic Kingdom" because The Magic Kingdom was the first park open in October 1st, 1971 in Orlando Florida.
Maude is said to have two ex-husbands here, but no mention of Chester or Barney. For that matter there is no mention of Carol or Maude's present husband Walter (of course their characters were not invented until it was decided Maude would be a spin-off, but this episode implies that Maude is not presently married, when later on in her series she should have already been married to Walter by this time).
Mike must really feel sick not to get in the middle of the political discussion between Archie and Maude. For once he has someone else on his side.
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