When Mabel lists her duties in the town, she ends with "Chancellor of the Exchequer." This is a direct reference to Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado" and the character of Poo-Bah, whose comedy comes from the large number of positions he holds in the town of Titipu, one of which is Chancellor of the Exchequer. See more
You're right. That was an optical illusion. That's what we call them in Australia, Colonel Baird. Oy, sun in my eyes, thought I saw a Colonel Baird
Well, wow, you really don't expect me to buy that, do you?
I don't know, maybe.
Well, it's actually worked before.