Phil Quote #1664

Quote from Phil in Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

Claire: If you really want to impress the interviewer, why don't you try casually leaving out this completed New York Times crossword that I found at the gym?
Phil: Why bring a knife to a gun fight? How about I lay out the family heirloom?
[aside to camera:]
Phil: 1931. Great-grandpa Ted Dunphy is driving south from Modesto one foggy evening. He picks up a stranded motorist and drives him to a gas station. The man has no money, so Ted pays for his gas. The man thanks him with a quick drawing on a cocktail napkin. For you see, that man... was Walt Disney. And this familiar fellow is Mickey Mouse.


 ‘Did the Chicken Cross the Road?’ Quotes

Quote from Phil

Phil: [aside to camera] Was Alex right? Had I been an unwitting... an unwitting spy? I even dug out an old article they'd done on me in a Russian newspaper during my trip. Sergei told me the headline said, "Young Tumbler's Mission of Friendship." A quick scan into Google Translate revealed the truth, "Famous Tumbler Denounces the West." I needed some fresh air to clear my head. Had I been that big a dupe in high school? And if so, what was stopping them from trying to use me again today?

Quote from Phil

Phil: Well, she does come by her wanderlust honestly. The kids here all know about my high school trip to the Soviet Union.
Alex: Yeah, but she doesn't need to hear about that.
Florence: No, please. Continue.
Phil: In the depths of the Cold War, my tumbling team was part of a cultural exchange. I became friends with a Russian tumbler named Sergei who wanted to hear all about the U.S. He asked me to... to send pictures when I got home, and not just touristy stuff. Sergei was interested in ordinary things. Uh, airports, um, power plants, train stations. His family was in the fence business. He said our military had the best fencing [chuckling] in the world. I must have sent him 100 pictures of the perimeter of Camp Pendleton.

Quote from Dylan

Dylan: "Dead-end alcoholics... broken lives, and broken dreams..." Nope, nothing about Spider-Man. Must be a different Iceman that cometh.
Haley: That's okay. It could still be good. But, Dylan, you have to stop looking at the carnival over there.
Dylan: I'm sorry, but it just might be easier to enjoy this unsparing look at life's castoffs if I knew that afterwards, we were gonna walketh over there and goeth to the bumper cars.