The one thing that often strikes me is the dated pop culture references. There's at least one reference per episode I have to look up. Recent examples include (how many do you know?):
- Eric Sevaride
- Chad Everett
- Dave Garroway
- Euell Gibbons
- Kathryn Kuhlman
- Veal Prince Orloff
- Baked Pears Alicia (and this one's not fair, because it appears to have been made up. I don't have time to look up imaginary food. Well, OK, yes, I do. But I can at least save you the trouble.)
Lou: What would happen if Billie Jean King married Bobby Riggs?
Lou: Her husband would be very upset.
(Big laugh from Lou, little chuckle from Mary)
Lou: See? That was a joke that we could both enjoy. It had women's lib in it for you and sports in it for me.