Suzanne Pleshette would later star in the Will & Grace producers' other show "Good Morning, Miami" on NBC for the Fall 2002 as Claire the series' star's grandmother.
Jack: (responding to Karen's shirt which says "I loves me kitty") Oh my god I have that same shirt! Except mine has a big rooster on it and it says "I loves me big, red..."
Karen: Oh, good Lord. Look at this outfit! Is Grace in on this, too?
Karen: (needing to act slow for her mother's last scam) Ok, I'm ready. I figure slow-wise, I am somewhere between Sean Penn in I am Sam and Sean Penn at home with his family.
Lois: I gotta close this deal quick and I can't do it alone, which is why I brought in my poor, down-on-her-luck daughter who's also a little slow.
Karen: (sighs) How slow?
Lois: Well, you were a cheerleader, but you never stopped clapping.
Karen: You used me mom. I was never more than a prop to you. The poor little blind girl with a big rack. Or the poor little welfare child with a big rack. Or the poor little gardner's daughter... (long pause) ...with the big rake.
Karen: That is when I left home and never looked back.
Jack: Karen, this is not something you can run away from, it's not like a hotel bill or a crying baby.
Lois: You know, you can't go on hating me. I'm your mother. You got everything from me. Your looks, your guts, your ambition. The only thing you didn't get from me is that voice. That voice you got from your father!
Karen: Yeah. no one could ever tell us apart on the phone!
Jack: Please, just go in and have one drink with her.
Karen: No! If I go back there she'll just pull me into one of her schemes, I'll be right back where I started from. I will absolutely not have one drink with her!
Jack: Three drinks?
Karen: Well, she is my mother.
Lois: I never would have broken you up with what's-his-name. Now, she was nice.
Karen: Yes, she was. I miss him.
Lois: You know what they say: 'Beer before wine, makes you feel fine. Wine before beer makes you feel queer.'
Karen: You! I should've known that nursery ryhme sounded familiar.
Episode Title: Something Borrowed, Someone's Due
A play on the traditional wedding verse:
Something old, something new.
Something borrowed, something blue.