Tom Poston, who plays Norman, is married to actress Suzanne Pleshette, who would go on to play Karen's mother.
Goof: In the first scene with Norman, Karen is wearing a black dress and a single line of pearls. The position of the pearls changes from shot to shot, despite the fact that she never touches them.
Hayes selected this episode and "A Chorus Lie" as his tapes for Emmy consideration this season. He lost to Brad Garrett.
Grace: Okay! Okay I did it! I'm the gnome wrecker!
Karen: And now to present you with your very first paycheck, and no your eyes aren't deceiving you that's two zeroes behind that one.
Jack: (to Zandra) I just wanted to let you know that I turned down a job that literally payed TENS of dollars.
Jack: Zandra, what about all that stuff you're always saying about how we need to make tough choices in our careers?
Zandra: Well, that only applies to people who have careers! And you go back to this brainless fart who gave you this part in the first place and you get down on your knees... and you beg... like a gypsy in an airport... for your job back!
Zandra: If I still smoked, I would take my Parliament and stick it in your eye! sighs Oh, what the hell. I'm just gonna jab you with this dirty fork.
Zandra: This better be good. You're taking time away from my slow, agonizing march toward death.
Jack: Well, I won't keep you...
Jack: I'm typecast! Pigeon-chested! Corn-holed!
Karen: Honey, that was really moving. You know, I think I got a little misty....down there.
Grace: Jack, when is your commercial on? You've already made us sit through 8 episodes of Match Game '73.
Will: If I have to watch one more, I'm gonna "blank" in my shorts.
Karen: (to Jack) Oh, honey, no one in the world would believe you're straight. You're as gay as a clutch purse on Tony night. You fell out of the gay tree hitting every gay branch on the way down...and you landed on a gay guy...and you did him.
Jack: (To Karen) I'm an actor! Do I have to remind you that I almost got that part in Seven Grooms for Seven Brothers? Til that damn 15th guy showed up.
Will: I came from a broken home. And now, thanks to you, I come from a broken gnome.
Jack: There's not gonna be a next commercial. And if you were any kind of friend you'd pull that one off the air.
Karen: Okay, I'm gonna tell you the same thing I told Stan in prison. I ain't pullin' nothin'!
Karen: Ever since we've been running those ads, mattress sales have doubled! To five!
Grace : How did it go with your parents?
Will : I thought it was going to be sad, you know, going back to the house, dealing with the reality of their separation, but you know what? It actually turned out to be quite devastating.
Grace: Will, I have some bad news.
Will: What? That outfit isn't returnable?
(A fly buzzes around Grace. Grace slaps her arm, then Will's arm.)
Grace: Sorry. There were two of them.
Will: Oh. (Will slaps Grace's arm.)
Grace: Ow! Thanks. Did you get it?
Will: Get what?
Will: Ok, let me just grab my hoe, and I'll be ready. (He grabs Grace's arm.) I'm ready.
Jack: No ornery black police captain will ever say to me, (in a deep voice) "You a loose cannon, Bruce. Turn in your badge and your chaps and get your gay ass out of my precinct."
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