While discussing exciting things in their lives, Woody tells the gang that he was just an extra on the TV show Spenser: For Hire (1985), and that he had rubbed elbows with its star, Robert Urich. Everyone is excited for Woody until they see the episode on TV, where Woody claims that the ubiquitous "white shirt" on the screen is him. After that, everyone in the bar is skeptical of his story, until... Meanwhile, Norm is painting Cliff's apartment. Norm is expecting to get paid, while Cliff is expecting it to be a freebie, especially in light of the fact that Norm painted Ma Clavin's house for free - when Norm was not a professional painter - and that Cliff regards painting as menial work that even a trained monkey could do. This disagreement causes a rift between friends. A tit for tat may either resolve the rift or make it worse. Elsewhere in the bar, Rebecca has booked the pool room to a woman's book club every Sunday night to add a little class to the establishment. The book club ...
Did You Know?
The first part of the title is inspired by the ABC drama Spenser: For Hire
(1985). It ran from 1985-1988. Woody claimed that he was in a show that was shot for that series in Boston, and bragging on how he talked to the show's star, Robert Urich
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Even though it was a running gag with the "MONKEY" Duane was never revealed as an Orangutan which is an Ape. Also the day he comes to deliver it takes place on a SUNDAY and Duane shows up in a USPS uniform with a package that Woody signs for. There is no mail delivered on Sundays and even though that was a funny way to end the Cliff/Norm grudge. See more
What are you doing there?
Miss Howe put Moi in charge of refreshments for the book club.
Yeah, but what are those?
Finger sandwiches. You know the part that takes so much time is getting that middle knuckle right.
References Mighty Joe Young