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Brothers: Happy Birthday, Baby Brother

Cliff is celebrating his 25th birthday, meaning he is to get a trust fund. Lou spent the trust fund money, so he devises a scheme to marry the wealthy mother of Cliff's date.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x12
Airdate: Thursday August 08th, 1985

Director: Shelley Jensen
Writer: Nick LeRose

Guest Stars
John FureyJohn Furey
As Winston March III
Liz SheridanLiz Sheridan
As Zelda March
Episode Notes
In 1986, Showtime asked the various cast members of Brothers to name their favorite episode. This episode was chosen by Paul Regina (Cliff) as his favorite.

Episode Quotes
Winston: Mother just loves a good party.
Penny: Well, hey! Let's all get naked and make a pile!

Barnes: (to Donald) A fruit cup for the fruitcake?
Kelly: Well, that wasn't a very polite thing to say!
Barnes: You're right. (to Donald) A fruit cup for the fruitcake, sir?

Episode Goofs
In this episode Cliff turns 25; however, in the first season episode I Remember Papa, Cliff said he was already 25.

Cultural References
Donald: I saw that look in his eyes. And it was a look that said, "Dear when you smiled at me, I heard a melody, it haunted me from the start. Something inside of my started a symphony. Zing! Went the strings of my heart!" Am I right?

Donald is quoting a verse from the song "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart," a hit in 1943 for Judy Garland, from the musical revue Thumbs Up. Frank Sinatra also had a recording of the song, and the Trampps (the band who later had the hit "Disco Inferno") made the Billboard Hot 100 with a version of the song.

Cliff: Shouldn't I want to love him?
Donald: Who am I, Joyce Brothers?

Dr. Joyce Brothers is a well-known family psychologist and advice columnist.

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