Jonathan and Jennifer give Max an expensive foreign cigar. Max plans to go to Vegas like he does every year at the same time, but fearing he's 'in a rut', decides to travel somewhere ... See full summary »

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Max
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Big Sam
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Noel Conlon ...
Dave
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George Wiesenkopf
Michael Griswold ...
Milton Charles
Pamela Bowman ...
Freddy
Eddy C. Dyer ...
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Arthur Adams ...
Arthur
Kurt Smildsin ...
Clerk
Tommy Farrell ...
Roaring Tommy
Jack Krupnick ...
Gary
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Jonathan and Jennifer give Max an expensive foreign cigar. Max plans to go to Vegas like he does every year at the same time, but fearing he's 'in a rut', decides to travel somewhere different, only he doesn't tell anyone where he's going. The Harts discover that the cigar is poisonous and need to track down Max before it's too late.

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8 March 1983 (USA)  »

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There's Enough Smoke in This Greenhouse to Give the PLANTS cancer!
11 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Hart's give Max an expensive, exclusive cigar that turns out to kill people, and the whole episode is a mad race to find Max before he smokes it. BLOOPER ALERT --> About nine minutes in, the "Milton Charles" character goes to shake Jonathan's hand, but RJ doesn't remember that direction and misses it; then he makes good immediately thereafter. Some nice backstory with Max & Jonathan. He made Jonathan his first omelet, took out his first bank account for him, and took him to his first ballet. And RJ does a nice impression of Lionel's Max, too. When they think Max is dead, their devastation is pretty well-played. So many interesting observations going on here. Like: * Ah, the days when a fill-up would cost you $15.40.

* Some strange lingering closeups of Jennifer for no real reason.

* Max is such a loved member of the family. Then why do they have to rent him such an old, beat-up car? And, in fact, why would he not just buy himself a car? They've gotta be paying him enough. Strange little detail that takes nothing to deal with; it's just odd.

* I know it was the early '80's, seat belts were more of a suggestion and not a brain-splat-prevention device; but, if ever there was a time for seatbelts, this one was it.

Max stumbles away from the poker table, clearly altered. So, that's right, give the car to the drunk guy.

At least Max debuted a new apron today. Serious pair of lips.


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