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Glad I’m not the only one having trouble understanding what they’re saying on that show. I watch it with subtitles now.
There’s also a hidden Steve Martin reference in this. 13 seconds in McHale as Rust says “My mama said dogface to the banana patch” which is a reference to a bit from Steve Martin’s A Wild & Crazy Guy album.
I’ve got a great dirty trick you can play on a three-year-old kid. Kids learn how to talk from listening to their parents, see? This is a good one. So here’s what you do. So you have a three-year-old kid and you wanna pull a trick on ‘em, whenever you’re around them.. TALK WRONG.
So now it’s like his first day of school and he raises his hand: “May I mambo dogface to the banana patch?”
“Give that kid a special test. Get him out of here.”
—Steve Martin, A Wild and Crazy Guy, 1978