Love, American Style

Season 5 Episode 45

Love and the Parent's Sake

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Nov 30, 1973 on ABC
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Love and the Parent's Sake
George's elderly parents are visiting and he and his wife can't stop fighting. Things get really bad when the older couple step in to try and help.

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  • QUOTES (2)

    • Helen: (to her husband who's brushing his teeth) Are you gonna be in there all night? First you make a pig of yourself at dinner now you hog the bathroom. You outta change your name to Porky.

    • Edna: (trying to help the arguing Helen and George) You must not forget the three don'ts.
      Percy: Don't get off the subject, don't raise your voice and don't try to win.
      Helen: Is this something new you saw on TV?
      Percy: New, haha, well this is in the July 1938 issue of Liberty and in the October 1946 issue of Colliers and in the 1953 Winter edition of Farmer's Journal right next to a fascinating article called "Fungi, Friend or Foe?".

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    • Helen (played by Nanette Fabray) compares her husband George (Dick Van Patten) to Porky Pig. Porky Pig is a cartoon character voiced by Mel Blanc. Porky Pig and Dick Van Patten actually look similar.

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