During the opening theme song; the owner of the mill's face is never shown, except from behind or covered in a cloud of cigar smoke. This is a reference to the "Miserable Mill" book where this character never has his face seen by anyone, but is always described by having a thick cloud of smoke covering his head. See more
We all have skeletons in our closet, metaphorically, meaning "things from our past we'd prefer not leave lying around because they are painful or incriminating or would create unnecessary clutter." In my closet, I keep a 200-page book written by the woman I loved, explaining, at great length and in specific detail, the reason she could not marry me; which, if I were to leave out in the open, I would find myself reading over and over. It would be as if my darling Beatrice were bringing me bad ...