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Season 3 Episode 8

A controlling mother is given the title item by a friend, causing her warnings and metaphors to come true. This forces her children to obey her; her son studies to be a dentist, while her daughter is forced to dress in outdated and feminine styled clothes. After she accidentally turns her daughter’s boyfriend into a slice of bread, her children snap at her. The episode ends with the mother now a pilar of salt after saying to be turned into one if she was a terrible mother. Written by Edithe Swensen and guest-starring Renee Taylor.


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