I was watching the Secret Service Dentists sketch by Monty Python, and in the video, The Big Cheese says the following after shooting his pet rabbit:
There -- poor Flopsy's dead, and never called me mother!
For the full context of the quote, you can use this link instead; it will skip past all the nonsense directly to the relevant part.
I was curious, what precisely does this phrase mean, especially in this context? Google didn't assist me a great deal -- there are lots of references to East Lynne, the novel that the quote is often attributed to, but I didn't see any actual explanation of what the phrase means.