As The World Turns

Season 50 Episode 252

Ep. #12733

Aired Weekdays 2:00 PM Mar 31, 2006 on CBS
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Ep. #12733
Maddie continues to work on her project about Oakdale's most influential families as Casey, Will and Gwen show up to see her. Will and Casey offer to help her out due to their own Oakdale family ties, and compare life in Oakdale to the sitcoms of the '50s and '60s. Holden and Lily Snyder are The Snyder Hillbillies (a take-off of The Beverly Hillbilllies) featuring Meg, Paul, Lucinda and Luke. Jack and Carly are I Dream of Carly (a take-off of I Dream of Jeannie) featuring Nick and Lisa. Hal and Barbara are The Munsonsters (a take-off of The Munsters) featuring Jennifer, Dusty, Bob, Kim, Paul, Emily and baby Johnny. Mike and Katie are I Love Katie featuring Henry in a dual role as Henry and Henrietta, Nancy, and Jessica. Gwen finds the perfect sitcom for the four of them -- Happy Oakdale Days (a take-off of Happy Days and Laverne and Shirley) where all four of them go on a double date featuring the four teens, Tom and Margo.moreless

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (4)

      • The song played when Gwen & Maddie arrive at Al's Diner is Great Balls of Fire, a 1957 song written by Otis Blackwell and sung by Jerry Lee Lewis.

      • The final song that the Teens danced to in Al's Diner and at WOAK is Bring It On Home to Me, originally released by R&B singer-songwriter Sam Cooke.

      • The first song played in Al's Diner is The Loco-Motion, a 1962 pop song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. It was originally released by Little Eva went to #1 in the U.S.

      • The third song played in Al's Diner is Stand By Me written by Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, and Mike Stoller, and is performed by Ben E. King. It was a Top Ten hit on the U.S. charts twice.

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Maddie Coleman: This is great, I get it now. Everything that I write about Holden and Lily makes sense, except I read somewhere that Holden was Lily's uncle, which had to have been a misprint.
        Casey Hughes: No. That's the Snyder family stuff we didn't want to spring on you.
        Will Munson: Yeah, Lily's mom is Emma's daughter.
        Gwen Munson: Wait a minute, so Lily and Holden hooked up and then found out that he was her uncle?
        Maddie Coleman: Oh, that is just so inbred, I can't even speak.
        Casey Hughes: No, it wasn't like that. Lily's biological mom's adopted, so they weren't related at all.
        Maddie Coleman: Oh.
        Casey Hughes: But Meg married Lily's biological father.
        Maddie Coleman: Okay, I need a candy bar. Do you need a candy bar?

      • Jessica Griffin: How does he do all that construction work with all of those frilly shirts?

      • Katie Kasnoff: Come on, Henrietta, don't you want to show those men a thing or two?
        Henrietta: The last time I showed Henry a thing we had to call the paramedics -- my beauty parlor bill!

      • Will Munson: And that's not the half of it. My mom's got her own show. It's 'Nightmare at the Lakeview'.

      • Gwen Munson: I want to live in our sitcom, and 50 years from now, I want to still be that great.

    • NOTES (4)

      • This episode featured every current contract cast member except for Elena Goode.

      • The Snyder Hillbillies, The Munsonsters, and I Love Katie were all shown in Black and White.

      • The Theme Song to "Oakdale Happy Days" is "Happy Days", a single released in 1976 by Pratt & McClain. It cracked the Top 5 on the U.S. Charts.

      • This episode is the first of two special standalone episodes marking the show's fiftieth anniversary. During the cut scenes, black-and-white shots from the shows opening sequences were used rather than the current color scenes that mark commercials.

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • Gwen Munson: Maddie, if The Big Ragu hadn't bowled a strike, who knows what would have happened.

        This refers to Carmine 'The Big Ragu' Ragus, Shirley's singing and dancing boyfriend from Laverne & Shirley.

      • Casey Hughes: Ruth, Babe Ruth, you're the home run king, Munz.

        This refers to George Herman Ruth Jr., also known as 'Babe', an American Major League baseball player from 1914-1935.

      • The fake licence plate number that Henrietta gives to the officer at the Oakdale PD is 867-5309. It's taken from the song 867-5309/Jenny written by Alex Call and Jim Keller and performed by Tommy Tutone. It peaked at Number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1982.

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