‘Pretty in Pink’
Season 7, Episode 23 - Aired May 13, 2020
Adam is excited to go to the prom with Brea, but he worries about his fate if she's crowned Prom Queen. Meanwhile, Erica struggles to be there for Geoff when he has a family emergency.
Quote from Murray
Murray: I think you're more like that one with the Ronald McDonald hair.
Adam: You mean Molly Ringwald?
Murray: Melanie Grizwald.
Adam: Molly. Ringwald.
Murray: I don't hear a difference.
Adam: You should.
Murray: Yeah, well... She just shows up and everything worked out, just like it can for you.
Adam: I don't know, prom already started.
Murray: Didn't stop Mopsy Rainbird.
Adam: Dad, I appreciate it, but life doesn't work out like in the movies.
Murray: Usually not. But every once in a while, you get a movie moment. And whether you do something with it... Well, that's up to you.
Quote from Barry
Barry: No! The Flyers lost! You suck, Ron Hextall! It's okay, Big Tasty. It's just a game.
Geoff: Barry's trying to TEEF himself.
Erica: No way. It can't be done.
Barry: Look at me.
Geoff: Wow. He's really lockin' eyes with himself.
Barry: We've been there before, but this too shall pass.
Geoff: He really feels for himself.
Erica: Yeah, but he needs food to finish the job, and we're out of popcorn.
Barry: It's all kernels! Ugh! Ugh! I hate you, Flyers!
Erica: And... he's learned nothing.
Quote from Geoff
Geoff: Thanks, hon. I needed a break from the hospital. There was a baby in the maternity ward that had a full head of black hair. Like a tiny anchorman. It was very unsettling.
Quote from Barry
Barry: I came as soon as I heard. First question, who needs a hug? [hugs Geoff] There you go. Know you are loved.
Linda: Geoff, are you crying?
Geoff: No! Yes! I am! I'm sorry!
Barry: Let it out. Tears are the words the heart can't say.
Lou: My heart quit a job it had for 67 years.
Barry: Lou, look at me. I'm getting the best care available for you. The best. I'm pre-med, so you know I mean business.
Lou: Your words are meaningless. But your firm and encouraging tone sets me at ease.
Barry: Where's the doctor? As your advocate, I'm gonna need more tests. Many of them unnecessary, expensive, and invasive.
Linda: I don't know why, but I'm gonna get him.
Barry: Sit, Linda. You need your strength. We all need your strength.
Linda: Barry, I am so glad you're here. I feel a calmness washing over me.
Barry: Good. Let me be your human bubble bath. I'll be right back and you can all soak in me.
Quote from Erica
Erica: Dude, guess what I just bought.
Geoff: Something excessive and frivolous, like another indoor vertical tomato garden?
Erica: That sounds awesome, but no. I got stamps!
Geoff: For mailing stuff? Wow. You're kind of an adult!
Erica: I'm all the way adult! I don't know why people are always complaining about it. It's easy. Well, I did my thing for the day, so now it's sweatpants o'clock.
Quote from Erica
Geoff: Dad, thank God. Are you okay?
Lou: Part of my heart died because of a lack of blood flow. Yeah. I'm a regular Bo Jackson.
Geoff: Dad only uses sarcasm when he's vulnerable!
Linda: Oh, it's gonna be perfect and fine.
Geoff: Mom's sugar-coating everything 'cause she's in denial!
Erica: It is nice to know that you have this all under control, so I am just gonna scooch on out of here. And... [opens door] Oh. Okay. That is a bathroom with a chair in the shower.
Geoff: You can't leave now. I-I need you here.
Erica: In this room? With all the... beeping and the tubes filled with fluid going into your dad? And... Oh, God, that one seems to be going against traffic!
Quote from Adam
Adult Adam: [v.o.] Brea and I had held hands, couple's skated, shared off-campus lunches, and went for ice cream. But she was the most popular girl in school, and I never quite knew where I stood. What I did know was I was about to ask her to prom.
Adam: Hey, Brea...
Brea: Let's go to prom.
Adam: You're asking me? Tables turned! Women can do it! Working Girl. Melanie Griffith. Sexy, but competent. Let the River Run.
Brea: Is there a yes in there?
Adam: Yes! A thousand times yes!
Brea: I'm so excited!
Quote from Adam
Adult Adam: [v.o.] And while the moments that followed might not have happened exactly this way, here's what it felt like.
[Adam dances down the hallway as Wham's "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" plays]
Sydney: Don't touch me, freak!
Adam: With pleasure.
Johnny: Give me your lunch, Goldnerd.
Adam: It's my mom's meatloaf on pumpernickel. You're in for a treat. Three, two... Basketball.
JC Spink: That's my dad's ball. I'm not supposed to get trash on it!
[As Adam dances by the lunchtables outside, he grabs somebody's drink and throws it]
Girl: [o.s.] Hey!
[Adam dances into the gym as the cheerleaders practice]
Coach: Let's go, girls! Five, six, seven, eight!
Cheerleader: Who's the short-haired girl?
Adam: It's me! Go Quakers!
[Adam dances into his class and signs a girl's cast]
Girl #2: Hey! I don't even know who you are.
Adam: Read your arm!
Mr. Woodburn: Goldberg, stop dancing to your inner soundtrack!
Adam: Dance with me!
Mr. Woodburn: This isn't infectious! Get off me!
[As Mr. Woodburn pushes Adam out into the hallway, Beverly catches him]
Adam: Mom! What are you doing here?
Beverly: After last week, you probably need a new pair of rescue underwear for your locker.
Adam: That's the worst thing I've ever heard, but I don't care! Jitterbug!
Quote from Dave Kim
Adam: Okay, I got Footloose, Back to the Future, and the John Hughes tour de force Pretty in Pink.
Dave Kim: In the real world, Molly Ringwald would never end up with the handsome rich kid, Blane.
Adam: Then who? Duckie?
Dave Kim: They deserve each other. Him with his dumb hats and her with that crappy dress.
Adam: That dress is iconic! They named the movie after it!
Dave Kim: It wasn't even flattering. Too much frill and those puffy arms. Not for Dave Kim.
Adam: Thank God the fashion house of Dave Kim has weighed in.
Dave Kim: I know two things. Fashion and women. Brea will obviously be voted prom queen, while you'll be left in the shadows, literally, holding her tasteful, beaded clutch.
Adam: That's nonsense, Dave Kim.
Quote from Beverly
Adult Adam: [v.o.] It was true. For my mom, making me prom king meant nothing was off limits.
Beverly: We legally change your name to "Prom King." People will check it on the ballot 'cause they're dumb.
Beverly: We have one of my bras sticking out of your backpack. I'm thinking my black lacy one, but you pick your favorite.
Beverly: We use a cool new student, Don Steele, to split the popular vote. Don Steele's secret? He's me.
Adam: Those are technically options and also some crimes.