Arnold tries to cover up the hole in his sweater by putting his hand over it. He tells Dudley that he can't walk around all day with his hand on his hip because people would talk, but he had his hand high up on his stomach.
Art reflects life as Le Tari would die from lung cancer three years after this episode aired.
Philip: Don't let anybody ever tell you boys that there are safe cigarettes...they're all dangerous.
Dudley: Then how come they didn't hurt my dad?
Ted: I'm afraid they did, son, that's why I'm really going to the hospital. I have a growth on one of my lungs.
(Arnold has just ruined the sweater Philip bought for him by accidentally dropping an ash on it.)
Arnold: The Surgeon General was right about one thing: When Dad sees this hole, it's gonna be hazardous to my health.
(Philip finds the burned sweater.)
Philip: You don't think it's a big deal? Well, the next time I catch you with a cigarette, there'll be more than one butt smoking around here.
Philip: Has somebody been smoking?
Pearl: You mean cigarettes?
Philip: Yes, I mean cigarettes.
Pearl: I guess it's me. I hope you don't mind.
Philip: Well I do mind, and I'm shocked... when did you start smoking?
Pearl: When? When? When? Gee, I don't know, I used to smoke then I gave it up but I guess I gave up giving it up.
Arnold: I can't go around with my hand on my hip all day, people will talk.
Pearl: The next time I smell smoke, the house better be on fire.
Arnold: Don't worry, it will be.
This episode was postponed on October 8, 1983.
Arnold: "Let's hit Tobacco Road."
"Tobacco Road" is a song performed by Lou Rawls.