The popular suggestion for entertaining Mudder is to show her Ben Miller's three-legged chicken.
When Haney and the Countess are watching a movie on TV, he says, "Ain't that Gene Autry great?" Pat Buttram was the 1950s comic sidekick to cowboy star Gene Autry in films and his television series..
Haney tries to court Lisa's mother but he's supposedly married. He's made references to this fact on seveal occasions. Has he mysteriously had a divorce or become widowed? He refers to himself as a "bachelor" in this episode?
Haney: (asking Mudder out after learning she's rich) Countess, I've heard that you're unhappy here because you have nothing to do but wash your expensive limousine, and polish your jewels, and worry about your villa in Italy.
Mudder: Well, no, I--
Haney: (grabbing her by the arm) Madam, I have come to relieve you of your boredom!
Oliver: Also your limousine, your jewelry and your villa in Italy.
Haney: (coming over to ask Mudder out) Mr. Douglas, is her lordship, the countess, anon?
Oliver: Anon? (commenting on Haney's suit) What are you made up for? It isn't Halloween, is it?
Haney: Mr. Douglas, don't you recognize a royal tea-drinking suit when you see one?
Oliver: No, no, I--
Haney: Would you mind telling her royalness that I am here?