Philip's parents come to visit for the weekend when he wins a prestigious award. After finding the rehearsed lines of the Banks' to be boring and deciding to kill the story, Will talks to the interviewer telling her embarrassing stories about Philip's past "barnyard life" he heard from Philip's parents. Written by
Did You Know?
Hattie repeatedly sang or hummed the song Wade in the Water. Harriet Tubman sang this spiritual as a warning to runaway slaves. To escaping slaves, the song told them to abandon the path and move into the water. By traveling along the water's edge or across a body of water, the slaves would throw chasing dogs and their keepers off the scent. This song was better explained in a later episode of this series. See more
When Philip comes home from work and talks about the award, Hillary is excited that she's going to get 2 new dresses for the interview and the awards ceremony. But, during the interview scene, Hillary isn't wearing a new dress. She isn't even wearing a dress at all. Despite the fact the Banks' don't end up getting their picture taken during the interview, Hillary didn't know that until the reporter arrived. See more
References The Sound of Music