Rose: I still feel guilty about going through Pepe's things.
Blanche: Me too. Although it was kind of exciting opening his closet and seeing his little boxing trunks hanging there with that provocative nickname on 'em.
Dorothy: Blanche, Everlast is a brand name, not a nickname.
Sophia: Remember Pepe, there are 3 rules in boxing. Rule 1, cover your face, rule 2, keep your head down, and rule 3, always keep moving. Incidentally those same rules apply if you ever eat at a clam bar in Little Italy.
Rose: I think I might be able to help Pepe too.
Sophia: Yeah, you can be a constant reminder of what happens if you spar without head gear.
Sophia: Okay Pepe, left, jab jab, left jab.
Dorothy: Ma, will you cut it out? You don't know anything about boxing.
Sophia: Please, I used to be considered the Don King of Sicily, of course I wore my hair differently back then.
Dorothy: After that, it's adios Pepe.
(Pepe opens the door to leave)
Sophia: No no, Pepe, get back here and boom boom!
Dorothy: Stan used to have to get naked to count to 21.
Sophia: Boom Boom.
Pepe: Kill Gonzalez!
This is not the last time we will see Chick Vennera. Â While he played Pepe in this episode, in "Rose Fights Back" and All That Jazz", he plays "Enrique Mas", Rose's boss at the television station.
Pepe's "Hath not a Cuban eyes? Hath not a Cuban hands..." speech is a reference to Shylock's speech from Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, which was actually in defense of Jews.
The title of this episode is a take-off of the Broadway musical "Fiddler on the Roof", which, incidentally, Bea Arthur was a member of the original cast.