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The Proposal

‘The Proposal’

Season 8, Episode 22 -  Aired May 19, 2021

Geoff tells the JTP he is ready to propose to Erica, but like any good romantic comedy, a series of miscommunications and misunderstandings threaten to derail the joyous moment.

Quote from Beverly

Erica: Is it cool if Geoff and I use the shore house this weekend?
Beverly: [gasps] Oh, my God! Yes!
Erica: Wow, you're more excited than I am.
Beverly: Oh, so romantic. The moonlight dancing on the water as he asks you.
Erica: Asks me...?
Beverly: Uh, well, whether you want New England or Manhattan clam chowder.
Erica: Oh, gross. Is it Chowderfest time already?
Beverly: I know. Time flies. [chuckles] You used to be my little baby, and now you're a big girl.
Erica: Okay, you're obviously having a mental breakdown, so I'm just gonna go get the keys.

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Quote from Murray

Adult Adam: [v.o.] Yep, my mom could barely keep the secret from Erica, so she had to share it with someone. [Beverly turns TV off]
Murray: Hey, that was Battle of the Network Stars! Now I'll never know if Potsie can out-tug T.J. Hooker!

Quote from Murray

Beverly: Look what I found in Barry's room.
Murray: Husband tip... eat more salt. That way, your finger will swell up and it won't slide off.

Quote from Adam

Beverly: This isn't my ring, Murray. Our child is getting engaged.
Murray: Really? Those two morons?
Adam: [to Brea] See what's happening? My mom's telling my checked-out dad that Geoff is gonna propose to Erica, but he thinks she's talking about Barry and Joanne.
Beverly: Quite frankly, it's about time.
Murray: Feels a little fast to me, but at least I won't have to pay for it.
Beverly: What? Of course you have to pay for it.
Murray: Damn modern times. Ruining everything!
Brea: And this makes you gleeful why?
Adam: Because, Brea Bee, a classic, real-life romcom misunderstanding is unfolding before our very eyes.

Quote from Adam

Murray: So, now, we're gonna be related to the Schwartzes? This keeps getting worse and worse.
Beverly: You will not make this union of two young hearts all about your stupid feud with Lou Schwartz.
Murray: You saw what he did!
Brea: What did Lou do?
Adam: Let's just say the worst thing someone could do to my dad.
Brea: He asked him to stand up?
Adam: Aww. You really know him. But worse.

Quote from Murray

Murray: Uh, Bevy wanted me to come over and, uh, apologize.
Lou Schwartz: About the barbecue incident?
Murray: I guess it was wrong of me to yell at you for as long as I did.
Linda Schwartz: It was 17 minutes. There was a clock behind you.
Murray: I was blind with rage, but that's no excuse. So, I'm [whispers] sorry.
Lou Schwartz: Thank you, Murray. It's nice to barely hear that.
Murray: Now, you say yours so I can get out of here. I left my car running.
Lou Schwartz: What do I have to apologize for?
Murray: The cheese, Louis. The cheese.
Lou Schwartz: Some people like the option to take the cheese off. You can't do that if it's melted.
Linda Schwartz: Plus, cold cheese retains its flavor better.
Lou Schwartz: Linda, please. That is patently absurd. I've got this. Get out.

Quote from Murray

Murray: I only came by 'cause my wife didn't want things to get weird after the kids got engaged.
Linda Schwartz: Wait, w-who's getting engaged?
Murray: Bevy found a ring in Barry's room, so I guess he's gonna propose to what's-her-name.
Lou Schwartz: Joanne?!
Murray: That doesn't sound right, but you'd know.
Linda Schwartz: But they just started dating!
Murray: That's what I said! But the heart wants what it wants! Melted cheese!

Quote from Adam

Adam: Aw, man! The simple lack of pronouns is wreaking havoc on people's lives!
Brea: [chuckles] I don't think I'm enjoying this as much as you are.
Adam: Are you not following what's going on here?
Brea: Yeah. Your mom found the ring that Geoff was going to use to propose to Erica, but your dad believed it was Barry who was gonna propose to Joanne. And when he let that slip to the Schwartzes, Joanne found out and told Barry that she wasn't ready to get engaged. Only Barry thought she meant Erica's not ready, which he told Geoff. So, now, he and Erica are going away for the weekend, and he has to provide a surprise, only it can't be a proposal.
Adam: So, you're up to speed. But don't worry. Romcoms always work out in the end.
Brea: You really believe that?
Adam: I have zero doubt.
Geoff: Hey, Bar. Um, you can just take this, and if you wanna hide it or lose it forever, that's... that's fine.
Adam: [to Brea] Okay. Maybe a little doubt.

Quote from Beverly

Linda Schwartz: Beverly, how are you this strong?!
Beverly: A mama can stop a train with her teeth if her babies are threatened.
Linda Schwartz: [grunts] But I just said it's too soon. They barely know one another.
Beverly: They're soul mates, you cracked leather bag!
Linda Schwartz: And let's be honest... the boy is a tad emotionally underdeveloped.
Beverly: Well, that's weird of you to say, but okay.
Linda Schwartz: Look, none of this matters anyway, because the proposal isn't happening.
Beverly: Isn't happening? What kind of an overbearing, self-centered mother are you to cancel my baby's wedding, where I'm going to perform Jeffrey Osborne's "On the Wings of Love"?!
Linda Schwartz: The kind who intervenes because their child is making a big mistake.
Beverly: Well, you'd better hope this happens, or I will put you in a permanent headlock in which you will have to eat, bathe, and sleep.
Linda Schwartz: Well, that's not gonna be practical for either one of us. [Beverly grunts] Oh... I'll do what I can!

Quote from Bill Lewis

Adult Adam: [v.o.] My mom desperately hoped Linda was wrong about the engagement, and there was only one way to find out.
Bill Lewis: There's our special snack-maker!
Vic: Can you believe we've been sitting here without a single chip and/or dip? And Murray pulled out a bag of uncooked rice.
Bill Lewis: It'll do in a pinch, but my teeth aren't thanking me.
Beverly: Linda Schwartz stopped the proposal.
Murray: See? Everything works out if you just do nothing.
Beverly: No. This is a bad thing.
Vic: Like not having snacks. I'd even eat a tomato like a piece of fruit.
Bill Lewis: I once closed my eyes and ate a radish while thinking about a pear. It doesn't work. The mind has limits.

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