The Ann Sothern Show

Season 3 Episode 3

The Girls

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Oct 20, 1960 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Katy says there are 3000 windows at the Bartley Hotel.

    • Katy hears from a man named Bart out in California. She says he's a nice corporate lawyer she does business with and that he's located on the west coast.

    • When Katy is visiting Edith/Piper in Hollywood, several celebrities' names are mentioned. We are to believe she is at a pool party attended by Rock Hudson, Cary Grant, Clark Gable, Elvis Presley, Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons.

    • When Katy dials the office, she makes the call using the number 'Circle 78098.'

    • The women have not been in touch with each other in many years. It is mentioned that Edith/Piper is in town on a promotional tour and that she bumped into Helen at Cartier's. They decided to look up Katy, so the '3 Musketeers' could get together again.

    • We learn that Woody's given name is Woodrow.

  • Quotes

    • Katy: I hope you forgive my staring at you so much, but I can't get over how much you look like that gorgeous movie star, Piper Damone.
      Edith/Piper: Well, thank you very much, Katy. That would be a great compliment, only I am Piper Damone.
      Katy: Oh, yes, you're Piper Damone-- you're who?
      Edith/Piper: Besides changing my name, I made a few other changes. I took off 30 pounds, changed the lumps to curves, capped my teeth, bobbed my nose and this hair is mostly out of a bottle.
      Katy: But your eyes used to be brown. Now, they're blue.
      Edith/Piper: Contact lenses.
      Katy: Oh, that is marvelous!
      Edith/Piper: See these elbows? They're mine, all mine!
      Katy: Well, Piper, I have seen you on screen dozens of times, but I never dreamed that underneath all that gorgeousness was Butterball Schmidlab.

    • Katy: If you can function without me, then I can function without your charity.
      Devery: It isn't charity. I'd do the same for a loyal doorman.

  • Notes

    • This episode is a remake of an earlier story called 'The Reunion' from Sothern's previous sitcom, Private Secretary. However, in the original version, Sothern's character lacks self-esteem and doesn't think her life compares to her old friends. This time around, her friends envy her great life.

  • Allusions