Frankie Quote #1790
Axl: Hey, look at this... even got room for this guy.
Frankie: Nice. Well, get ready to be exhausted and miserable, 'cause you are so getting a job now.
Axl: Yeah! [chuckles] Um... yeah. Here's the thing, Mom. Uh... [inhales sharply] [groans] This whole time, I was... kind of blaming the suit, but I think the problem might have been me.
Axl: Yeah. I don't know. I think I just got kind of overwhelmed in there and kind of froze. I mean, it's a lot. Graduation's coming up, all my friends are getting jobs, and I'm just starting to think it might not happen for me. And why should it? I know nothing. Four years, I've been studying business. I literally have no idea what it is.
Frankie: Axl, let me tell you something... Now, I know this is gonna go against everything you know about me, but... I am not a terrible dental assistant. I actually know what I'm doing now. But in the beginning, I was so overwhelmed. I would try to pass the instruments, and all I would hear Dr. Goodwin say is, [as Goodwin] "No, not that one... that one!" [normal voice] And all I hear the patients say is, "Ow! That's my tongue!"
Axl: Okay, but, like, so, I find someone who's willing to hire me, then I show up on my first day, and... how will I know what I'm supposed to do?!
Frankie: Oh, you won't. But eventually, you'll figure it out. And then you'll have kids, and you'll be out-of-your-mind scared all over again. You know, it's funny, 'cause when you're young, you're never scared, but when you become an adult, you're scared all the time. I think that's how you know you're an adult... even more than carrying a wallet. [Axl puts his arms out for Frankie to hug him] Oh! [chuckles] [squeals]
Axl: Mom. Mom! Not on the suit.
Quote from Sue
Sue: [scoffs] Don't you get it, Brick? This is about more than the pool. They are trying to turn this into an adult house.
Brick: What do you mean?
Sue: I mean, we're getting older, and Mom and Dad are smelling the barn on parenting and looking to phase us out. Our yearbooks, inspirational posters, Planet Nowhere books... you think they're gonna keep all that? No.
Brick: They wouldn't do that.
Sue: Wouldn't they? The other day, I heard Mom complain about the chipped bowls. She wanted to get all new ones, and then Dad said, and I quote, "Wait till the kids are gone."
Brick: I love our chipped bowls.
Sue: Well, you can kiss 'em goodbye. Don't actually kiss them. You'll cut your lips. But this is how it starts... You leave to go to college, and you come back, and poof... all the jigsaw puzzles are gone.
Brick: But it isn't Christmas without saying that we're gonna do the jigsaw puzzle and then not doing it.
Sue: It happens, Brick. Remember Grandma's doll room? That used to be Aunt Janet's room. [Brick gasps] That's right. Before you know it, your room becomes Dad's TV room, and my room becomes Mom's TV room, and then we're all married with kids, but do we have rooms to cram our families into? No! We have to stay at the Ramada Inn because our rooms are filled with recliner chairs and hand weights. This isn't about nostalgia anymore, Brick. This is about our very survival. They can't wait to get rid of us.
Brick: Well, they've never been big fans. Look, Sue, you're overreacting. Maybe you need to cool off. Perhaps a dip in the pool would do the trick.
Quote from Axl
Frankie: [v.o.] Sue was gonna do a little cleaning up of her own, and at the top of her list... get rid of her brother.
Sue: [TV shuts off] Axl, that's my robe.
Axl: [groans] Fine.
Sue: Ew! No, don't take it off! Ugh! What are you doing here?
Axl: I'm waiting for Lexie to get back from psychology class, and then we might go out or something. Oh, that reminds me... got to pick up a new lady razor, 'cause, you know, between my beard and your wire-brush leg hairs, it is trashed.
Sue: Look, I believe I was very cool about you dating my best friend, but I didn't know it'd mean that you'd be here all the time even when she is not here.
Axl: Um, our dad is not paying the rent. Lexie's dad is. So whatever Lexie wants, Lexie gets. And Lexie wants all this, and Lexie's dad wants me to have your chips.
Sue: I can't take it anymore! I am sick of you!
Axl: Oh, my God. Sue, back in the old days, they used to live with their siblings and their grandparents and multiple generations. You should embrace this. And truth is, as the eldest son, I could have married you off to some old geezer for a couple of goats, and this place would be mine. You should be thanking me for letting you stay.
Sue: What's your point?
Axl: Give me your Netflix password.
Sue: Oh! That's it! [groans] No more! I'm out of here. [scoffs] And put that drink on a coaster!
Quote from Axl
Frankie: Oh, before you take the suit off, maybe you should check the pocket... make sure your wallet fits.
Axl: Oh, I don't carry a wallet.
Frankie: [v.o.] Don't say it. Don't say it. Don't ruin the moment. He's a grown-up. He can do what he wants.
Frankie: Really, Axl? Are you kidding me? You don't carry a wallet? That is so dumb! Where are you putting your money?
Frankie: [v.o.] I said it.
Axl: I put it in my sock. If I'm not wearing socks, I put it in my shoe, and if I'm wearing flip-flops, roll it up, tuck it behind my ear, where my illustrious hair holds it in place.
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.
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.