Originally posted by TheOldManI've seen two or three weeks of the ad for "Are We Done Yet?" (in heavy rotation), and was left wondering why they are re-making "The Money Pit" already. Apparently this is actually a sequel.
It is a sequel to "Are We There Yet?" is is also quite clearly a remake of "The Money Pit" which was in turn a remake of the Cary Grant classic "Mr. Blanding Builds His Dream House" http://imdb.com/title/tt0040613/
One of the tip=offs is that the working title of "Are We Done Yet?" was "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House"
Merle was high on every drug known to man in season one. Given that he's obviously cleaned up as part of his membership in the Governor's inner circle, his new, more circumspect attitude makes perfect sense.