As the episode ends, although he's portraying a drunk, Robert Guillaume stutters trying to say Willona's name while they talk.
Willona: Fishbone, as long as you live, don't you EVER die on us like that again.
Fishbone: You know I won't, a guy gets a funeral like this only ONCE in a lifetime.
Fishbone: (everybody's mad at him for not being dead) Now wait a minute everybody! What's this all about? Love, like J.J. said, right? So tell me you love me. Tell me you love me, I was good enough for it when I was dead, so I'm good enough for it when I'm alive, tell me you love me.
J.J.: It's important in life to tell people when they're down here that we love them, as we should've done with Fishbone. If all of us knew we would die the next day, we would all run to a phone booth and call up all our loved ones.
Wanda: Cool it mama! I'm working this wake!
Fishbone: Well, I'm dead now, ain't no sense of worryin' bout it no more.
(Raising his drink to toast himself)
Fishbone: Well, here's to me, may I REST IN PEACE!
This episode was videotaped on October 20, 1977.
Robert Guillaume is better known for his role on Benson.