- Harsher in Hindsight: In one episode, gets a wish that he's irresistible to women and wishes to back to his normal, ugly self. While they are making him dress up as someone from the 1960s, he's wearing so much fake tan that he appears to be in blackface, which doesn't help with the fact that he's wearing an afro wig and mistaken for an Indian celebrity by Anil's relative.
- Older Than They Think: The show was first broadcast under that name in 1968. The character first appeared in 1963.
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