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The Goldbergs: Pretty in Pink

723. Pretty in Pink

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 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.

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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 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 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]
Beverly: Oh!
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 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 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.
[montage:]
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.

Quote from Murray

Murray: Could you guys be quiet? I'm trying to watch M.A.S.H. They say it's a comedy, so I-I guess it is.

Quote from Erica

Erica: Who says I don't take care of my people, huh? Geoff, for you, it's PayDay!
Geoff: What are you talking about?
Erica: It's like a chocolate bar but without any chocolate.
Geoff: Oh, good. Now I can wish for chocolate and more years with my dad.
Erica: There you go. And Linda, you scored a Skor bar. Different spelling. I'm the best.
Linda: Please, just let me sit here with my thoughts.
Erica: De-nied!

Quote from Barry

Barry: Who's ready for my famous homemade chicken noodle soup?
Erica: Famous? The only thing you're famous for is fighting one of those animatronic bears at ShowBiz Pizza.
Barry: And my soup.
Linda: This smells so delicious.
Barry: It has a secret ingredient... Love. And beans and beef stock. Technically, it's a chili.

Quote from Erica

Barry: It's important we know exactly what Lou has been through so I can tailor my support strategy to his unique path to recovery.
Geoff: Barry's right. We should know. I- If you want to step out or something, it's okay.
Erica: I'm here. I can't tell you how many times I've looked at Lou and wondered what goes on in there.
Dr. Mittleman: Okay. First, I made an eight-inch incision through the chest. [Erica gags]
Geoff: You sure you wanna stay?
Erica: I'm lovin' it.
Dr. Mittleman: Then I used a bone saw to crack open the sternum.
Erica: Ohh. For those of you keeping track, Lou is open.
Dr. Mittleman: Then I used a tool called a rib spreader.
Erica: [gags] Oh, I'm never gonna eat at Tony Roma's again.
Dr. Mittleman: So, by this point, I am wrist-deep in chest cavity...
Erica: I'm down.

Quote from Barry

Erica: Shouldn't you be giving Geoff's mom another foot rub? Which, by the way, was the most upsetting thing I saw at that hospital.
Barry: I needed a lot of lotion. It's been a dry winter for Linda.
Erica: Oh, my God. Are those Geoff's BVDs?
Barry: You may not be aware 'cause you're off on Erica Island, but there's news from the mainland that Geoff's dad has a heart issue.
Erica: I know! I also know that I suck as a caregiver. But what makes me the most crazy is that you're good at it. How?
Barry: I have full access to my explosive emotions at any time.
Erica: I've seen you fight animals, birds. All God's creatures.
Barry: My space is my space.

Quote from Barry

Barry: But, on the upside, I can also feel deeply for others in a time of great need.
Erica: I can't believe I'm asking you this, but can you teach me?
Barry: Erica, the answer to your troubles is TEEF.
Erica: Are you trying to say the word "teeth"?
Barry: TEEF. Stands for Tone, Eye contact, Empathy, and Food.
Erica: You do know the word "feet" is right there for ya.

Quote from Barry

Barry: Let's jump in with both TEEF. First, tone. Observe. Pops, I have some very upsetting news. We're out of cream cheese.
Pops: Oh, no. I had a hankering, but the way you said it made it all okay. I'll just use butter and jam.
Barry: Now the second E... Empathy.
Erica: What happened to the first E?
Barry: There's an order to this. Pops, I once ran out of cream cheese, too. I empathize.
Pops: Wow, I'm not so alone on this journey.
Erica: Can you go faster?
Barry: That brings me to the first E... Eye contact. Pops, let my eyes tell you I'm here for you during this difficult cream cheese time.
Pops: Your big, wet peepers are incredibly intense and off-putting, but then it kinda settles.
Barry: And next is food. I'm talking about nourishment for the body and soul.
Pops: Cream cheese? You did it, Barry! You got me through this!
Erica: No, he didn't! He created a cream cheese crisis so he could solve it!
Pops: And yet I feel better. Erica, you should get in on this TEEF thing.

Quote from Barry

Erica: I got nothing less insane. I'm gonna go find Geoff.
Barry: And, uh, give him these for me.
Erica: Whoa. How did you get his T-shirts so soft?
Barry: Same way I get my hair so soft... Fabric softener.

Quote from Adam

Adam: You got my [bleep] prom cancelled?
Beverly: It's not a complete loss. They did replace it with...
Adam: "The Egalitarian Quaker Gathering of Friends"? What the hell even is that?
Beverly: It is exactly like a prom, except there's no dates or music, and it's in the late afternoon.
Adam: That's a school assembly! Like when McGruff the Crime Dog came to talk about safety, but wouldn't stop frisking me.

Quote from Erica

Erica: Life's a rainbow of possibilities. Now let's do this thing. Starting with food! Boom! Comfort hoagie flying in!
Geoff: [chokes] Whoa! That was way more corned beef than I was ready for!
Erica: And pickle spears, slaw, and sauerkraut. I got you!
Geoff: You know what'd be nice after I choke down all this cabbage... Just a quiet moment where I don't really have to think and... What are you doing now?
Erica: Making soothing eye contact.
Geoff: But you're laser-ing through my soul! It hurts!
Erica: Good, you're raw and ready. Here comes some empathy.
Geoff: I thought we were just gonna sit on this blanket.
Erica: It's all going to be okay, Geoffrey.
Geoff: What is that voice?
Erica: It's an unwavering and understanding tone. It conveys safety.
Geoff: It conveys Darth Vader.
Erica: Damn it, I'm sorry. I just was trying to comfort you. Clearly I don't know what I'm doing, so if you need someone, just call Barry.
Geoff: I-I would. But he's with my mom. He promised her a Barry day.

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