Dorothy's son Michael is engaged to a black woman who is twice his age.
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When Sophia comes home to find The Girls, Dorothy's son Michael and his new fiancée Lorraine, who is black, along with her mother and two aunts - not to mention Blanche and Rose, whose mud-packed faces look for all the world like Al Jolson
blackface - she quips, "What is this, a revival of 'Raisin in the Sun'? Besides being funny per se, it is also likely an "inside" compliment to Virginia Capers
, the actress who plays Lorraine's mother, as she won the 1974 Tony award as Best Lead Actress in a Musical for her performance in 'Raisin', the musical based on 'A Raisin in the Sun'. Also, the first name of Michael's fiancée - Lorraine - could well be a "nod" to the author of 'A Raisin in the Sun', Lorraine Hansberry. See more
[after another St. Olaf story
You know, Rose, sometimes I wish someone would have turned the hose on your parents.
References The Cosby Show