Season 4 Episode 4

The Groom Wore Clearasil

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 24, 1985 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Norm: (pulling Cliff away from his potato's presidential podium) I want you to look what you've done, and think about this: you've knocked the head off a DOLL, and put a POTATO in its place. And you actually want people to, like, COME and KNOW this...
      Cliff: Well, yeah I think...guess you're right, Normie...been taking it a little TOO seriously...I, uh, I've been some strain lately, and...
      (Norm gives some reassuring words)
      Cliff: Thanks, you know, just THANKS for pulling in those reins and saying, "WHOA Paint, yer workin' up a FROTH!"

    • Anthony: Forget him, my father's a bum.
      Carla: Hey don't you talk about your father that way.
      Anthony: Okay he's a sleazy bum.
      Carla: That's better.

    • Carla: No, you're only 16.
      Anthony: You were pregnant when you were 16.
      Carla: Yeah, but I wasn't stupid enough to be married.

    • Sam: Listen Anthony, I know you like Annie a lot.
      Anthony: No, no I love her.
      Sam: Anthony, there's only two times a man uses that word; tennis and when he's already paid for the room, you know what I mean.

    • Carla: (to Sam) You know Nick's idea of fatherhood-when the egg splits so does he.

    • Cliff: (about Anthony) Well don't be too hard on the lad, Carla. You know men will so dome very strange things to have a woman by their side.
      Carla: In your case inflate one.

    • Cliff: Hey Carla, I've got a potato here that looks just like Richard Nixon.
      Carla: Big deal. Find one that doesn't and then get back to me.

    • Cliff: Hey Carla, I've got a potato here that looks just like Richard Nixon.
      Carla: Big dea. Find out that doesn't and then get back to me.

    • Sam: Damn, Carla's been on the phone for two hours here.
      Diane: She probably got an obscene phone call and won't let him off.

    • Cliff: I'll call you back when my potato marries a rock star.

    • Carla: Let me tell you three things about Tortelli men. One, they draw women like flies. Two, they treat women like flies. Three, their brains are in their flies.

  • Notes

    • The first appearance of Annie Tortelli, played by Mandy Ingber, who would reprise the role on the short-lived spinoff The Tortellis.

    • The first appearance of Anthony Tortelli, played by Timothy Williams. He even carried the role on to the short-lived spinoff The Tortellis. He does a good job of being believably Nick's son, complete with the same verbal cadences.

  • Allusions