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Dana is heading out for a date with her new boyfriend when it's revealed that her new man is, slightly, older than her. Which concerns Carol and makes Dana more determined than ever to make it work. Also Cody, makes a movie (Free Goldie) with the kids as the cast.
Meanwhile, Carol's pregnancy has her "bingeing" on any food she can get hands on (Pizza, turkey legs, Chinese) and it's up to Frank to try and break the habit in any he can.
The romance novel Al is reading is: Euphoria Island by Mary Ellen Daughtery
Cody's movie was named: Free Goldie
Free Goldie "Cast":
JT as Rambo Ratface
Brendan as Little Timmy
Al as Maria Conssuelo Valencia Debenedictis (Customer #2)
Karen as Customer #1
Mark: OK, Cody, what's my job in the movie?
Mark: OK, Mark, you're the assistant director, Executive Producer and Vice President in Charge of Production.
Mark: WOW, what do I do?
Mark: Serve lemonade.
Karen: Can I be the sensitive but sultry heroine that nurses Tom Cruise back to health in a PG-13 sort of way?
Cody: Close. You're gonna play the fem fatale. You're beautiful, you're dangerous, you light up the screen. Everyone wants you.
Karen: OOOOHHH, what's my characters name?
Cody: Customer number one.
Dana: Because, Mom, the guys my age are immature dimwits. Their idea of a good time is drinking beer and peeing off the water tower.
Al: (reading a romance novel) This stinks. Where are all the dirty parts?
Karen: Mom tears them out.
Al: Oh great, now we'll never know how lady Catherine repaid stable boy for his kindness.
Lilly: Hi Dana, I'm glad you're a girl, maybe you can help me.
Dana: Sure, what can I do for you?
Lilly: I think I got some toilet paper stuck in my bottom. Would you check?
Dana is on her way out for a date when Carol stops her to question her about the date. Dana avoids mentioning one particular fact, that the guy is 36 (to her 19). This secret is soon blown by Al when she bursts through the front door and blurts it out in front of Frank and Carol. Not sure why she didn't first look to make sure the parental units weren't around
In the opening scene with Cody making his movie, he hands out assignments to all of the family members without mentioning who would be the camera man. Even calling for action, with the video camera sitting idle on the counter.
Tom Cruise: Karen wonders if she can nurse him back to health in Cody's movie. Cruise was at the time married to Nicole Kidman.
YMCA (song): Performed by, The Village People, the song was released in 1978 and became one of the biggest hits of the disco era.
Bee Gee's: Were referenced when several members of the party at Dana's boyfriend's place began talking about disco. The Bee Gees were a singing trio of brothers — Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb.
Walton's Mountain: Referring to the setting of the classic 70's CBS family drama, The Walton's.
Marlon Brando: Carol claims if she gains any more weight she'll like the famous Hollywood star in a bikini.