I watched Scent of the Reptile (and Earl and Pearl) last night. It's been awhile since I last watched Working Girl (most of the last season episodes are average, but there are some gems in the last season as well), but I recall there being hung newspapers with headlines regarding the campaign for Chief Elder between Earl and Richfield (from And the Winner Is..., which as I mentioned earlier includes references to past episodes itself) and a headline about Robbie's volcano science project (from Power Erupts). When it comes to continuity being ignored, there's various explanations as to why Earl married Fran. In How to Pick Up Girls, it's revealed that Fran was the first female he asked out, and then he asked her to marry him because he didn't want to go through asking another out again. And in Scent of the Reptile it's because of Fran's scent gland (which Earl liked because it smelled like a new car). I guess they're not contradictory (and perhaps Fran's scent is what gave Earl the courage to ask her out over other females). But there's a few other times when Earl mentions different reasons for marrying Fran, which are mentioned during arguments so he very well could have made up those reasons to make his point. For example, in Hurling Day, when Fran decides Earl shouldn't hurl Ethyl, he says "I married you so I could hurl her!" And in Nature Calls, when Fran demands that Earl change the diapers, he says "This is females work. That's why I married a female!"