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32Quotes from ‘Flashy Little Flashdancer’

The Goldbergs: Flashy Little Flashdancer

519. Flashy Little Flashdancer

Aired April 11, 2018

Beverly doesn't get the support of her family when she and her friends decide to perform a Flashdance-inspired routine. Meanwhile, Adam fears he's losing his best friend, Emmy Mirsky, when she starts dating someone.

Quote from Beverly

Instructor: And pose. Not bad, ladies.
Beverly: Not bad? Uh, we have taken our passion and made it happen.

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Quote from Coach Mellor

Coach Mellor: Oof. That was tough to watch. Well, Coach is here for you. Except during lunch. That's when I have my 67-vegetable smoothie. But I'm happy to talk again on my jog home.

Quote from Beverly

Beverly: You've been flashdanced!

Quote from Adam

Emmy Mirsky: Look, I appreciate the crappy effort. But I kinda spent lunch making out with Brian McMahon.
Adam: What do you even see in that guy?
Emmy Mirsky: He's handsome and athletic and cool.
Adam: Name one cool guy who doesn't talk.
Emmy Mirsky: Snake Eyes from "G.I. Joe."
Adam: Name one more.
Emmy Mirsky: Teller from Penn and Teller.
Adam: Name another.
Emmy Mirsky: Snoopy.
Adam: He's the best.
Emmy Mirsky: Odd Job from James Bond, Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers.
Adam: All right, stop dancing in the end zone.

Quote from Beverly

Beverly: That's 'cause they're kind, stupid liars. I mean, no offense, but anyone who's seen Linda dance knows she's got no boogie from the waist down.
Linda Schwartz: Excuse me?!
Beverly: Admit it, you jacked up your back carrying around your kid for far too long.
Linda Schwartz: Geoff's 11-year-old legs got tired easily.
Beverly: And don't get me started on Essie's jazz hands.
Essie Karp: What's wrong with my jazz hands?
Beverly: They are crooked and calloused from years of scrubbing greasy pans and wiping tushies.
Essie Karp: I was gonna cover them with sparkly gloves for the show.
Beverly: And, Ginzy, all those years of stress raising four rowdy boys has given you such a nervous mom-tummy that you make poots all through this class.
Virginia Kremp: You know about my poots?

Quote from Beverly

Beverly: That was a stupid, stupid thing to do, moving your body to music like that!

Quote from Barry

Beverly: [record scratches] Can we start again?
[The audience is silent]
Barry: Is she asking me? Is this my decision?

Quote from Beverly

Adult Adam: [v.o.] This was the '80s, the golden age of the cheesy dance movie. Most notably, "Flashdance", the tale of a working-class girl who wanted to boogie with the best.
Virginia Kremp: I don't think she's ever gonna get into this dance school.
Linda Schwartz: Even the lady judge isn't supporting her.
Beverly: This movie is insane. She's so graceful and yet from Pittsburgh?

Quote from Beverly

Beverly: Break out your hottest leg warmers, ladies! It's time to flashdance.
Essie Karp: "Bring your boogie-woogie and a towel"? Ehh.
Beverly: Come on. It's our chance to live the very realistic story of a steelworker turned modern dancer.
Linda Schwartz: Please. No one wants to see four moms shake their tushes at the JCC.
Beverly: Our entire lives revolve around our kids. But I have learned something very important from the Bevolution.
Linda Schwartz: Is that still a thing?
Beverly: The biggest. And it's taught me that unless we make time for ourselves, our wonderful families will leech us dry of our youth and spirit.

Quote from Coach Mellor

Coach Mellor: All right, welcome to pickleball! Do not be fooled by its comically delightful name. Pickleball is a serious sport. It combines the greatest elements of tennis, badminton, and Ping-Pong. Time to pick your pickleball partner. Just make sure your partner for pickleball doesn't already have a pickleball partner picked! Let's go! Let's go! Let's go!

Quote from Coach Mellor

Coach Mellor: No partner, huh, Goldfarb? Eh, it's all right. No shame in that. At least that's what the school instructs me to say.

Quote from Coach Mellor

Coach Mellor: And as for you, we're gonna pair up again tomorrow. I need you to run some drills after school. Bring six gallons of water.

Quote from Coach Mellor

Adam: Emmy's been my best friend since second grade. Dating Brian won't change anything.
Coach Mellor: All right, listen up. Part of growing up is growing apart. You and Emmy are always gonna be friends, even if you don't hang out or talk or she can't recall your name immediately. How am I doing? You feeling any better?
Adam: Not at all!
Coach Mellor: Yeah, this one got away from me.

Quote from Beverly

Erica: Where are they?! My life is over! Where are the pictures of my boyfriend making out with that skank Bridget Greenley?!
Beverly: Surprise! [chuckles] Geoff's not cheating on you. I just lied to get you here. Isn't that fun?!
Erica: I drove home from D.C. at 90 miles an hour with tears in my eyes!
Beverly: Well, the good news is, your love is still intact and your mother has a dance recital tomorrow.

Quote from Beverly

Linda Schwartz: Bev, where are your dance clothes and your leg warmers? Class is about to start.
Beverly: These legs will never be warmed again.
Essie Karp: Why are you talking so dramatically about dance wear?!
Beverly: I shared my gift of dance with my family. And they laughed. So much so that Murray cracked a bone in his middle body.

Quote from Pops

Adam: Emmy used me as her nerd cover story.
Pops: Oh, no. How sad for you, but smart of her.

Quote from Geoff

Geoff: Baby, I love you. You make everything so much better. You shamed your mom into quitting, who shamed my mom into quitting and then everyone else quit and now the whole thing's canceled.
Erica: Well, you're welcome, handsome.
Murray: Wait. Bevy and all her friends quit that thing?
Geoff: Thanks to your amazing and cruel daughter.

Quote from Beverly

Beverly: Dinner's served. If you need me, I'll be upstairs in bed staring at the ceiling thinking about what could've been.

Quote from Murray

Erica: What's going on?
Murray: Clearly you morons hurt the lady and you're gonna apologize. Write one of your annoying keyboard songs where you rap and jump around. You know, the annoying crap you do every week.

Quote from Murray

Beverly: Well, everyone's right. I am not a flashdancer. I'm just a mom.
Murray: Not to me. You're beautiful, you're brave, you're strong. Now I see why the kids write their dumb songs. This stuff is really hard to say. Now go get your yenta friends and get back on the dance floor.
Beverly: I made them all quit.
Murray: Well, get them to un-quit. 'Cause that's what my pushy, amazing wife would do.

Quote from Murray

[Hysterical laughter]
Erica: Thank you for bringing me home from college to see this!
Barry: I can't breathe!
Murray: It hurts! It's so funny it hurts!
Beverly: Seriously?! You're laughing at me after I just danced my heart out?!
Adam: Thanks, Mom! I needed a good laugh.
Murray: It hurts! Aah! Oh.


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