Tagline: "No -- thank YOU." -Buck
Luanne does not appear in this episode.
Hank says their new Christmas tradition is to spend it with "the Niefkos" however, Niefko is the man's first name, not their last name.
Hank: How about I buy you an ornament?
Cotton: (seeing the one Hank picked)
"Peace"?!? You'd like that, you draft-dodger. Sure you can't find one with a flag burning on it?
Hank: It's Jesus peace,not hippie peace.
Cotton: Either way, we've always been a "Joy" family.
Cotton: It's the first Christmas dinner in my new apartment, so you better bring a Christmas gift, a housewarming gift, and a chair if you want to sit.
Hank: Okay, I've put together a schedule which gives us four days to finish this house.
The frame's a prefab, so we could build it in two but let's take four and really enjoy it.
Bill: Since we're starting from scratch why don't we make it a dream house and put the toilet in the living room?
Bobby: (trying to get Hank a holiday gift) Why don't we just get him a gift certificate?
Peggy: That's a great idea, Bobby. We will give your father, who worked so hard to conceive you, the same thing we give the paper boy. Who did nothing.
Didi: Cotton is easy to shop for. Either he likes what I get him, and he's happy, or he doesn't like what I get him, and he shoots it, and he's happy.
Peggy: And, Bobby, that is how I saved Christmas.
Didi: Hank is too cruel.
Peggy: No, Didi, Cotton is the cruel one. Hank is the one who sells propane.
Didi: But Hank is cruel. He said he loved Buck. He should say he loves Cotton. And that's not just what I think, it's what Cotton told me to think.
Peggy: Cotton is jealous? But that is a human emotion.
Hank: Don't worry sir, you'll be back drivin' just as soon as I finish paying your debt to society.
Buck: Yup, you really pulled my eggs outta the frying pan THIS time.
Buck: You drive nice, Hank.
Hank: I pretend that the gas pedal is an egg.
Bobby (shopping) Dad! The world's BEST hammer!!
Hank: Son, Sears already sold me the world's best hammer, so someone is lying.
Hank (to Jimmy Carter): Wow, you ran our country... AMERICA.
The song playing in the house building montage is "The House is Rockin'" by Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Cotton: Well he's nobody but a one-terming peanut farmer.
This joke is a reference to Carter only being in office for one term, and before going into politics worked on a peanut farm.
Cotton: Henpecked by the OPEC.
The OPEC is the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. The joke is a reference to the 1979 energy crises which occurred which Carter was in office.
Jimmy Carter: The Egyptians once said they would never accept Isreal's right to exist.
This refers to the war between the two nations which started with a 1948 war, and it wasn't until 1979 that a peace treaty was signed between the two.
Episode Title: The Father, the Son and the J.C.
This episode's title is a reference to the Holy Trinity of Christian religion - The Father, The Son and The Holy Ghost.
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