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- Aunt Debbie has cracked the case for us! She had a memory of a monologue from an acting class that was veeery similar to the plot for this episode. Looks like Canoga Time was adapted from a play by Matt Williams, Between Daylight and Boonville, originally produced in 1980 off-Broadway.
From a synopsis of the monologue:
Trying to prove that she and Big Jim have bigger fights than Carla and Larry, Marlene describes one humdinger they had when they wound up throwing every stick of furniture out in the yard. Start: “This one time, before the kids were born, Big Jim was workin’ construction before goin’ to work for the company.”
- Here's a review of the play when it was revived in 1990 in Chicago:
- This episode also reminded Debbie of the classic George Carlin bit about "My stuff, your shit."
- Here's that prehistoric blow dryer. It was called "The Eskimo" and was produced during the 1930s and 40s. Unsurprisingly, they are HEAVY.