That’s not to say it wasn’t worth it.
Moore and White’s chemistry endures. After the previously reported “M” joke and more than a few gags about disgusting Midwestern potluck and their respective marriages to the mob, we got the “MTMS” reference to end them all.
“You got spunk,” Moore says to White, “I hate spunk.”
For the handful of you who didn’t make the connection, those are the same lines Ed Asner‘s character, Lou Grant, spoke to Mary in the pilot of their iconic series.
Speaking of Mr. Asner, when can we expect an appearance from him?