"I guess the characters in a way could be called iconic, you have the 'crazy', the 'teenager', the 'grandparents', average americans. That's the other law of physics too, the interconnectedness of people and the fact that we all share the same atoms whether we like it or not."
- Jane Wagner
"People love the play because it's not judgmental. It's totally forgiving. There's no ridicule in it whatsoever, but it's satiric. Even me doing all the parts, that's part of the metaphor, one person embodying all these people. All of us being one, all of us being connected, all of us being a part of each other. That's Jane Wagner's gift, to tap what's noble in us rather than what is base."
- Lily Tomlin