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Key Decisions

‘Key Decisions’

Season 1, Episode 4 - Aired November 23, 2003

Gob doesn't want to be upstaged by his actress girlfriend so he vows to escape from the prison where his father is incarcerated.

Quote from Lucille

Michael: Shouldn't Buster be spending his evenings with women that aren't so much his mother?
Lucille: He's a beautiful boy. They don't appreciate him. It's his glasses. They make him look like a lizard. Plus, he's self-conscious.
Michael: Gee, I wonder why.
Lucille: You're one to talk. When's the last time you went on a date?
Michael: I just haven't met anybody who's not self-absorbed and impossible to have a conversation with.
Lucille: If that's a veiled criticism about me, I won't hear it and I won't respond to it.


Quote from Lindsay

Lindsay: Bulldozing? What about the trees?
Michael: We're just gonna cover them up with blankets. [off Lindsay's look] I'm ripping them out.
Lindsay: Anything for a buck, right? You are so materialistic.
Michael: Don't suddenly turn this into one of your causes.
Lindsay: It's not sudden, Michael. I've always been deeply passionate about nature. Perhaps you remember Neuterfest?
Michael: I'll never forget your wedding.
Lindsay: I care deeply for nature.
Michael: You're wearing ostrich skin boots.
Lindsay: Well, I don't care about ostriches.

Quote from Buster

Lindsay: Buster's out of control.
Michael: What do you mean, another panic attack?
Buster: Me? No. She's just wigged out because I have a girlfriend.
Lucille: A waiter hands him a note; suddenly he's Steve McQueen. He doesn't even know what she looks like.
Buster: I know she's a brownish area with points. And I know I love her.
Lucille: I'm calling Dr. Miller. [exits]
Buster: Okay, I don't know I love her but I cannot tell you how liberating it is to be with someone who's not Mom who's nothing like her.
Michael: Yeah, and you're just you're just jumping right into this, huh?
Buster: Oh, yes. Yes. That's what you do when life hands you a chance to be with someone special. You just grab that that brownish area by its points and you don't let go, no matter what your mom says. Mmm!
Michael: Good talk.

Quote from Lucille

Lucille: He's fine. I'll be in the hospital bar.
Michael: Uh, you know, there isn't a hospital bar, Mother.
Lucille: Well, this is why people hate hospitals. [cackles]

Quote from Lucille

Narrator: And Lucille was mingling with the elite of the Latino Television Academy.
Lucille: Can I get a vodka tonic, please? I'd like a vodka tonic. Vodka tonic, please? A sea of waiters, and no one will take a drink order.

Quote from Lindsay

Michael: Lindsay, you have to cut back on everything. I'm even selling the corporate jet.
Lindsay: Great. So now we don't have a car or a jet? Why don't we just take an ad out in "I'm Poor" magazine?

Quote from Gob

Gob: You're looking at a desperate man, Michael.
Michael: Do you need money?
Gob: What I need is freedom. Marta is being interviewed today on TV about her show, El Amor Prohibido. I mean, it's bad enough that I gotta go to the awards show tomorrow night. Today I gotta stand next to her like I'm Rita Wilson.
Narrator: Gob's girlfriend Marta had been nominated for a daytime Desi, the award given for excellence in Spanish daytime television.

Quote from Lucille

Lucille: Gob, wait! I need those tickets! He promised me tickets to his girlfriend's awards show.
Michael: You're going to that thing?
Lucille: Well, my dear friend Lucille Austero is part owner of a television station and I want to show up and hold my head high. I may not have her money anymore, but at least I have a live husband.
Michael: Ah, she's lucky to have you as a friend. Buster.
Buster: Hey, brother. Uh, Mom said you could tie this for me.
Lucille: Make it long so Buster doesn't seem so... round.

Quote from Michael

Lindsay: I am not riding in that thing.
Michael: Well, we sold the jet, and they didn't want this. What am I gonna do? Besides, Lindsay, it's not like you're materialistic. Well, then, it's all yours. Watch out for bridges and hop-ons. You're gonna get some hop-ons.

Quote from Lindsay

Lindsay: You want me to get him out?
Michael: Oh, come on, it's one tree. After we get that lot cleared, we're gonna have enough money for you to neuter thousands of animals. You can make dogs and cats a complete thing of the past. No more dogs and cats. And we will have enough money for me to replace the stair car with a normal car.
Lindsay: I'll do it for the cats.

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