Fred (dressed as a gorilla, to Esther) Don't we make a nice couple? King Kong, and the bride of Frankenstein!
Rollo: What's happening, Pops?
Fred: World War 3.
Rollo: World War 3?
Fred: Yeah. Why else would they let you out of jail?!
Fred: Listen Bubba will you do me a favor? There's a turkey in the oven. Lie down next to it.
Fred (clicking the TV remote): Hello, Lucy!
Hello, Jolly Green Giant!
Good-bye, Tidy Bowl!
Harry: What is your name, Sir?
Bubba: I am Leif Ericson and I'm a Viking.
Harry: Okay, I'll give you $500 if you have...a tube of lipstick!
Bubba: What would I do with a tube of lipstick? I'm a Viking, not a VIQUEEN!
This episode was videotaped on November 22, 1974.
This is the first time in the series that the live studio audience became a part of the cast. Fred, Grady, and Bubba are shown sitting with the audience, most of whom are clearly not actors and very much enjoying the scene.
John Barbour auditioned as host of The Gong Show, but was rejected. He would fare better as co-host of Real People.
Wheel and Deal is an obvious parody of Let's Make a Deal, which once aired on NBC (and at the time currently aired on ABC and syndication). Everything is duplicated -- from the host's name (Harry Monty, a parody of real-life host Monty Hall) to the game's basic premise (option to trade a sure thing for an unknown, which could be a really good prize or a worthless zonk) and the contestants wearing zany costumes.