matty tat tat wrote:
From what I recall Catherine, the new wife, throws Stan out on a Christmas Eve - the same episode where the girls volunteer at a food kitchen for the disenfranchised - Dorothy gives him cash to buy some flowers etc and he makes up with her.
After that I can't quite recall. The show, although absolutely brilliant and funnier than just about anything since, wasn't very good with consistency. I think they end up getting divorced.
Gotcha, thanks. I will have to look out for that if I see that Christmas episode.
Anyway, a lot of TV shows are inconsistent, especially comedies. I am sure some of it has to do with the use of different writers, as well the fact that half-hour sitcoms usually aren't meant to be serial in nature. So many shows, for instance, have a love interest for a character in one episode that you never hear about again even if the episode ends with them on good terms.
Another example I saw recently is a Friends
episode where Joey makes a Curious George reference and has to explain it to a clueless Rachel. That's in straight contradiction to an early season episode where Rachel has a Curious George doll and Marcel attacks and Rachel makes the crack that her doll isn't so curious anymore (great line, btw
). It was likely different writers who didn't even know about Rachel having that doll, or the same writers just forgot.