The Drs. Cranes are a little stressed at each of their respective practices, and Sam suggests they take a vacation. They immediately go on vacation mode in preparation for their impending Caribbean cruise. Will it relieve their stress? Meanwhile, Woody has joined a local theater group. He tries out for the company's original 4-hour play called "Authors in Hell"; he ends up being the understudy for the Mark Twain role. He wears his costume into the bar each night in the hope that he will go on, and at work he spouts Mark Twainisms to everyone. Into the bar walks a new customer named Mary, an older woman who is a bit nearsighted and who has recently become a widow. Mary and Woody as Mark Twain hit it off. It seems as if Mary really believes Woody is a well spoken older gentleman. The problem becomes how kindly old gentleman Woody can break the news to Mary that he isn't who he appears to be. Written by
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The title comes from the Mark Twain or Samuel Clemens novel Pudd'nhead Wilson published in 1894. See more
When Mary returns to chat with Woody, the female customer in the yellow blouse enters the bar twice, once when he was standing, and the second time after he sat down. See more
[At Cheers, Woody is dressed as Mark Twain
Woody, you have been coming in here dressed in that ridiculous get-up for three weeks now. When are you going to stop this nonsense.
Carla, as an understudy, I have to be dressed and ready to go on at a moment's notice. Putting on make-up like this can take hours, but I wouldn't expect you to understand.
Why, because I'm not in the "thea-tah".
No, because you don't wear make-up.
References The Beverly Hillbillies