Johnny Bago

Season 1 Episode 4

Lady Madonna

Aired Unknown Unknown on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Reno: "So, uh, how much do you charge for someone who's broken... four, five... seven commandments?"

      Johnny: "Oh, hell, honey, I'll give you the group rate, whattayou, kiddin' me?"

    • Johnny: "Don't they say that God usually works in wacky ways?"

    • Kenny: "When I found myself without dinner plans, I just turned on the idiot box, there. Y'know, I always wondered why they called it that, until all of a sudden, up popped a picture of you."

  • Notes

    • Johnny's letter: Dear Ma,
      I been thinkin' about Mrs. Carducci lately, and her pizza. Now, don't get mad, but maybe she wasn't lyin'. Maybe it happened like she said, while she was in the other room, yakkin' on the phone to her sister. Cheese and tomato sauce could burn naturally like that, with the dark spots ending up making a perfect picture of Jesus.
      I know you think the bishop was duped, Ma, and was a complete idiot for blessing the pizza, and calling it a miracle. And maybe Mrs. Carducci was nothing but a phony social climber. But out here on the road, I've seen things, Ma. And I've come to believe that even the most undeserving people can experience a moment of grace. Not to mention that was the same summer Maria, Mrs. Carducci's daughter, unbelievably lost her mustache. Plus not to mention something else I happen to remember.
      The nuns used to tell us, "Act as if you had faith, and faith will be given to you." Well, I'm tryin', Ma. And I want you to keep the faith, too. Okay? Until that miraculous day,

    • At first I thought it odd that Anna Berger wasn't listed in the guest starring credits, even though she's there reading Johnny's letter at the end; then I noticed that her scene looked suspiciously similar to her scene in "Johnny's Mannly Act."

      Tim Stack (Dick Dietrick from Night Stand) plays different local reporters in several episodes. I don't think his character had a name in this episode, but he was either playing a woman or a transvestite. I dare not venture to guess which it was supposed to be.

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