In the US, this series was broadcast under the title "The Good Neighbors" to avoid confusion with the short-lived series The Good Life (1971), even though that show was off the air almost three years before this one began. The opening titles were reworked by the BBC art department so that the title even includes the same flower, bird, and bee as the original. To make things even more confusing, when the series was released on US home video, the outer box had the "Good Neighbors" title, but the shows on the tape had the "Good Life" titles (they were from the BBC masters, simply re-encoded to NTSC video).
Come on, Margo. Get your hat on.
Margo: This is the "Daily Mirror".
Jerry: Please, have the "Telegraph".
Margo: Thank you.
In a previous episode ("The Pagan Rite") Barbara was furious when she thought Tom had taken freelance work to help pay their bills, saying that their efforts in self-sufficiency should be all or nothing. But in "A Tug of the Forelock" she is the one who suggests they take on temporary work to afford petrol for their new vehicle. But the operative word here is, "temporary". Tom explains to Jerry that this was not, a "permanent state" and therefore not a breech of self-sufficiency. This principle was first presented by Tom in "The Pagan Rite" where he explains taking "one job for one purpose" is an acceptable exception.
The closing credits listed the actors' names but not the corresponding names of the characters that they played.
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