Frankie Quote #311

Quote from Frankie in Back to School

Frankie: I swear, this is so not me. I mean, for you to see me at school twice in one week? I'm usually here twice the whole year. If that. [laughs]
Mrs. Rinsky: I got the gals waiting for me at Beefsteak Charlie's, so why don't we just cut to the chase?
Frankie: If you could please just forget everything I said at our last meeting...
Mrs. Rinsky: Done.
Frankie: ...and go back to treating him the way you would've treated him had I not come in. And move his desk back, I know that would make Brick so happy.
Mrs. Rinsky: So now the kid's calling the shots?
Frankie: No. I'm completely calling the shots. And you, well, you're the main shot-caller.
Mrs. Rinsky: Let me tell you something. You take the M off of "mom"... and you replace it with G-L, you know what you got? I'll tell you what you got. "Glom." Want me to conjugate it for you? To glom. She gloms. She's a glommy mommy.
Frankie: I am not a glommy mommy. It's just that Brick has never not wanted to go to school before, and I will not let you step one foot out of this room until you promise to pay no attention to anything I've said.
Mrs. Rinsky: Fine. But I don't wanna see you anymore. You don't volunteer for the field trip. You don't show up for the science fair. The annual Mother's Day pancake breakfast? Maybe you're not so hungry that day. Got it?
Frankie: [v.o.] Damn. I really liked that pancake breakfast.


 ‘Back to School’ Quotes

Quote from Brick

Frankie: Ta-da!
Brick: Nah, I think I'll keep the new one. Thanks, though.
Frankie: You just said that you missed it. You said it was throwing you off.
Brick: I can't tell if it's you or the backpack, but something smells pretty rank. Besides, the other kids in my class seem to like this... Shaquille O'Neal character. Maybe it'll help me fit in more. [whispers] Shaquille O'Neal character.

Quote from Frankie

Mike: And Sue's middle name would be?
Frankie: You know her middle name. "Sue." Remember?
Mike: Oh.
Frankie: They wrote it down twice on her birth certificate by accident. We keep saying we're gonna go down and change it, and we never do.

 Frankie Heck Quotes

Quote from The Christmas Tree

Brick: Hey, Mom. Can I interest you in a decorative crock-pot cozy? Now you can leave your crock-pot out where everyone can see and save yourself unwanted embarrassment. It's for the women's club. These glasses are the prize for being their top seller.
Frankie: Let me guess. You're using the cozy money to pay off the peppermint-bark people.
Brick: Exactly.
Frankie: Brick, you're running a Ponzi scheme.
Brick: A Ponzi-what, now?
Frankie: You're using money you don't have to pay off the debt you had before, and now you got to go into even more debt to pay off this debt. It's an endless cycle. You're never gonna catch up.
Brick: Isn't that what you guys do with your credit cards?
Frankie: Well, yeah, but we're gonna die before they catch us.

Quote from The Shirt

Frankie: All I asked was for you to clean the bathroom! How hard is that?
Brick: Well, if you want to do it properly, you have to get to the root of the problem.
Frankie: Whoa, whoa, whoa, Brick. We are not "root of the problem" people. The surface is where we live. You start chipping away and digging down to the root of everything, the whole place falls apart. The filth and grime is what's holding everything together. You want to see a video of how we fix things? We wipe, we slide, we shove, we close. If a drawer is too full to open, move on to the next one. Never open it again.