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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 Barry

Geoff: Why'd you tackle me?
Barry: You cannot propose to my sister. She's not ready.
Geoff: Wha... How do you know that?
Barry: Joanne told me. Apparently, they're a lot closer than I thought.
Geoff: But we've been so happy since we got back together. I guess I never considered it might be too fast.
Barry: You can be an impetuous boob.

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Quote from Geoff

Erica: Ready to hit it?
Geoff: Oh. For sure. Or we could just hang here and take it slow. Like super slow. [deep voice] Look, I'm Geoff in slooo-mooo.
Erica: Uch. Please say this isn't gonna be the entire car ride.
Geoff: Sometimes we get what we want, and other times, we get crushed by life's cruel indignities.
Barry: [laughs] This guy! He knows how to kick off a beach weekend.
Erica: Okay.

Quote from Beverly

Adult Adam: [v.o.] Believing her baby girl was about to be engaged, my mom was on cloud nine... [doorbell rings] ...and ready to spread the big news.
Virginia Kremp: Hi, Bev!
Beverly: Ah! [laughing] Ginzy! Oh, my neighbor! My friend. My shadow. You may not shine brightly, but without your dull glow, my life would be meaningless. You are the moon to my sun.
Virginia Kremp: Aw.
Beverly: Sweet, simple Essie.
Essie Karp: Do I have a dull glow, too?
Beverly: No, you are a more distant planet to my sun, a dull, icy, lifeless orb that somehow makes my life richer.
Essie Karp: Aww, it's like you're a hateful Carl Sagan.
Beverly: Well, listen, I have some incredible news that will put in stark relief how pointless your lives are. [inhales deeply] My baby's getting engaged! Ah! Match your intense joy with mine! [laughs] Yes! Yes! Moon, dim faraway rock, what's wrong? Wait, why isn't Linda here to celebrate my divine union with her family?
Virginia Kremp: That's kind of the thing. She's not as excited about the engagement.
Beverly: I see.

Quote from Adam

Brea: Adam, maybe you have some info you'd want to reveal?
Adam: Did you know a zucchini is actually a berry? What's that about?
Brea: Not fun food facts.

Quote from Beverly

Geoff: It's pretty... pretty quiet here, huh? [phone rings] Oh, and now some noise. What a day, right?
Erica: [answers phone] Hello?
Beverly: Hey, Schmoo. Just checking in. Anything fun or joyous you'd like to share?
Erica: A bird flew into the window. It looked dead, but then it took off like an hour later.
Beverly: Yeah, such dramatic creatures. So, uh, Geoff said something about a surprise. What's that about, fool?
Erica: I don't know... fool.

Quote from Geoff

Erica: [on the phone] I kinda thought my surprise was gonna be something special, but he's acting squirrelly. Oh, wait, he's coming over right now, and he's extra sweaty, for some reason.
Beverly: Oh, my God! It's happening!
Geoff: Hey, so, um, I-I know I promised you, like, a big surprise, and I'm... I'm sure you're wondering what it is. So, here goes nothing.
Beverly: Yes! It's like I'm there!
Adam: [to Brea] I told you. It always works out.
Geoff: Erica, you mean everything to me.
Beverly: He'll probably mention me later, but so far, so good.
Geoff: Life with you is like a party in my heart. But why just party in my heart, when we can party at your parents' beach house?
All: Surprise!
Andy: Who wants to split a beer with me?
Matt: I saw a pelican!
Erica: So, this is my surprise? Hanging with your friends and Johnny Atkins?
Carla: And Carla, bitch.

Quote from Adam

Beverly: It's just a party at our beach house?
Adam: Oh, balls.
Brea: Yeah. Giant balls you could've stopped.

Quote from Geoff

Johnny Atkins: Hey, I know that bro.
Geoff: Yeah, I invited you.
Johnny Atkins: Right. Then happy birthday, champ. And I'm not calling you champ 'cause I don't know your name. Is it Glenn?
Geoff: It is not. And it's not my birthday.
Johnny Atkins: Are you calling me a liar, Glenn?
Erica: [on the phone] Okay, Mom, I should go. "Glenn's" in trouble. [hangs up]

Quote from Barry

Joanne: Wait, Barry, you weren't gonna propose to me?
Barry: One day... after I become a wildly successful doctor, emcee, and multi-sport professional athlete. So, like, next summer.
Joanne: [scoffs] This is upsetting.
Lou Schwartz: But Jo-Jo, you didn't want him to propose!
Joanne: A girl still wants to be asked.
Barry: Then let's make it happen! I'll do a super heartfelt sham one right now.
Joanne: No. I want it to be surprising and romantic, and then I'll reject you.

Quote from Beverly

Beverly: Enough. The only thing that matters now is getting Geoff back on track. What do we do?
Adam: Well, at this point in a romcom, someone would tell the guy to "go to her".
Lou Schwartz: But Geoff can't go to her.
Bill Lewis: He's already with the her he's supposed to go to.
Beverly: Well, if Geoff can't go to her, I'll go to her.
Lou Schwartz: No one's going to go to her without me.
Barry: And I have the ring! I need to go to him so he can go to her.
Murray: And I'll stay put for all of us!
Beverly: Not a chance. We're all going to her.
Vic: You can go to her in my church van.
Beverly: You're not going?
Vic: Oh, I don't like to get involved in other people's romantic entanglements.
Beverly: Everyone, to Vic's religious van! Go, go, go! Go! Go!

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