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Re: 603 Der Familienhammer/If Al had a hammer

Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:39 pm
by Daniel
Just for those of you who didn't know:
Catherine Rusoff was Ed O'Neill's wife

Re: 603 Der Familienhammer/If Al had a hammer

Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:50 pm
by No Ma'am President
Bobbie Phillips really was one of my fave hotties to guest star on MWC. This ep, gets 4 star from me. Very funny, and who can forget Al's classic line to Jefferson "you hang out with a cool bunch". :) :)

Re: 603 Der Familienhammer/If Al had a hammer

Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:26 pm
by Shoe Dick
Daniel (f.k.a. admin) wrote:Just for those of you who didn't know:
Catherine Rusoff was Ed O'Neill's wife
I had no idea, thanks for that piece of trivia! A good episode, close to great. I give it a 4.

Re: 603 Der Familienhammer/If Al had a hammer

Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:29 am
by Dr. Shoe
The scene where Al destroys his room borrows from the Biblical story of Samson in Judges Ch.16. Samson was a judge of Israel and he had sort of superhuman strength granted to him by God which he held so long as he kept his vows as a Nazarite, part of which was to keep his hair long. A nefarious Philistine woman Samson was in love with found his weakness and cut his hair. She then turned Samson over to his enemies and they gouged out his eyes. While being used as a sort of amusement for his captors, Samson prayed for God to give him some of his strength back and it was granted to him. He then pushed the pillars of the building he was in aside and he destroyed his enemies and himself.

There are several movies made of this story but its interesting that Cecil B. DeMille made probably the most famous, Samson and Delilah. You'll remember that DeMille also did The Ten Commandments, which is parodied in The Legend of Ironhead Haynes.

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Re: 603 Der Familienhammer/If Al had a hammer

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:52 am
by Dr. Shoe
Shoe Dick wrote:
Daniel (f.k.a. admin) wrote:Just for those of you who didn't know:
Catherine Rusoff was Ed O'Neill's wife
I had no idea, thanks for that piece of trivia! A good episode, close to great. I give it a 4.
And she's the one who asks where the WOMB members can go when they are feeling "emotional."