Rob's parents bestow upon Laura a Petrie family heirloom -- a huge, garish gold brooch in the shape of the United States, with a jewel for each city where a male member of the family was born. Laura reluctantly accepts the brooch to keep the peace, but her embarrassment over it turns to horror when she accidentally drops it into the garbage disposal. Written by
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Sally says "If this is the whole world, I want to get off," evoking of the title of the 1962 Broadway musical "Stop the World: I Want to Get Off" which would come out as a movie nearly three months after this episode aired. See more
Ritchie is missing. Grandparents always want to see their grandchildren when they visit, yet not one word is asked about him. When Ritchie isn't around, he's often watched by next door neighbor Millie, but Millie is among the party guests and not even watching her own kids while husband Jerry is away at a meeting, leaving viewers to wonder where all the kids have gone. See more
Well, let's look at it this way, honey: it's not the thought, it's the ugliness behind it.