• Culture and Entertainment

    October Shows and Quotes (Loki, Only Murders in the Building, Castle, Boy Meets World, M*A*S*H)

    I don’t see that I posted this, and I love sharing excellent quotes, so here goes.

    Loki quotes. I loved the first two I think episodes before amazingly poor writing ruined it.

    “A double cross by history’s most reliable liar.”

    “I don’t need your sympathy.”
    “Good, because I’m running out of it.”

    “I’d never stab anyone in the back; that’s the most boring form of betrayal.”

    Only Murders in the Building quotes.

    “I can’t tell if you are acting or not. ”
    “Oh, believe me, when he is acting you can tell.”

    “You are scoring a murder mystery not DJ-ing a hobbit’s wedding.”

    “I know there is a part of you that misses me, that misses the magic we made.”
    “Oliver, I loved our shows, it’s setting money on fire I don’t care for.”

    “The headlines of the Times next was: “Splat.”

    “You bought in because I was confident and charming and young.”
    “You were around 58.”
    “. . . The false arrogance of youth.”
    “Again, you were nearly 60.”

    Oliver, getting out of his car which he has been driving and running to the passenger’s side, “No, no, you drive. I’ve got to record. And also my driver’s license expired 25 years ago.”

    More Castle quotes.

    Double trouble at the comic convention bar:
    Ryan, “This is like the Halloween from Hell.”
    Espo, “Oh yeah, this is probably to low brow for you, huh? You’re probably into the boring-a** intellectual kind of sci-fi like Gattica or 2001 the Monolith, what the hell was that?”
    Ryan, “Don’t ask me, no, no, swords and sorcery, that’s more my thing, like Lord of the Ring.”
    Espo, “Yeah, I can probably see you as an elf,” looks him up and down “. . . or a hobbit.” Walks off with a smirk.

    “Deep cover, I can’t believe he didn’t tell me.”
    “Espo, he didn’t even tell Jenny.”
    “Yeah, but I’m his best friend, she’s just the wife.”
    “Thus proving why there is no Mrs. Esposito.”

    Beckett to Castle, “Are you okay?”
    “No, Mrs. O’Leary, I’m not okay. I happen to like my legs and yours too. And why is your husband paying bikers over 5 grand for a stripper’s phone?” (I’m screaming. This episode.)

    Later, O’Leary to Beckett, “Kitkat who is this guy?”
    Castle “Kitkat?”
    Beckett, “This guy is Richard Castle, my future husband.”

    MAS*H quotes (this felt more summer so I shelved it after an episode or two).

    “If you do to the army what you did to this college, America is finished.”

    “You want to raffle off a nurse?”
    “Is that what I said?”

    “Since when are you interested in the Bible?”
    “I peeked at the end, Frank, the Devil did it.”
    “Hey, don’t get physical Frank, you’ll blow your sainthood.”

    “Henry, you have no idea what it’s like to share a tent with a guy who thinks he’s all 12 disciples.”

    Boy Meets World quotes. Not so much rewatching as skimming a bit for the best Eric parts. I didn’t get very far, my attention span is excellent. Also, the actor who voices Bernard in Adventures in Odyssey made a brief appearance in the rave/anniversary one

    “Topangas like totally strange.”
    “Strange is in the eye of the beholder, Mr. Matthews. I for example have a young neighbor who sings along with his little sister’s Barney records.” (I don’t know what the “normal” age of Barney watching was supposed to be, but I remember it was a point of mocking to say “you watch Barney.”)

    “How long have you been up there?”
    “Long enough to watch you swap spit with a Feeny” . . .

    Later. “Nice? She’s beautiful, I mean it’s the most incredible girl I’ve ever kissed.”
    “Which puts her at the top of the list of what, two?”

    “I understand that you two did a little detective work tonight.”
    Eric, “Sorry we ratted on you mom.”
    Cory, “It was me, I folded under torture.”
    Eric, “Yeah, Dad said, ‘Hello’.”

    “All these years pretending to be my close friend.”
    “Close? As in Philadelphia is close to . . . Neptune?”

    “Us, on the radio?”
    “Yeah, see if you can’t squeeze it in between doing nothing at school and nothing at home.”

  • Culture and Entertainment

    Favorite Castle Quotes, Early Seasons

    For your reading pleasure, I present some choice quotes from the first (3 I think) seasons of Castle. And in lieu of a post that requires some thinking . . .


    “Careful Hans, your New Jersey is showing.”


    “From the library of Katherine Beckett.”

    “Do you have a problem with reading, Ryan?”

    “Yo, check it, girl, you’re totally a fan!”

    “Right. Of the genre.”

    “Right, the genre, that’s why you’re blushing.”

    “What are you, twelve?”


    “Mr. Castle, you’ve got quite a rap sheet for a bestselling author. Disorderly conduct, resisting arrest.”

    “Boys will be boys.”

    “It says here that you stole a police horse?”


    “Ah, and you were nude at the time.”

    “It was spring.”


    “Exactly how much longer do I have to expect you to be shadowing me on my cases like this?”

    “Hard to say, when I’m writing a new character there’s no saying when inspiration might strike.”

    “I thought I was your inspiration.”

    “Oh you are Detective, in so many ways.”

    “Yeah well your inspiration might strike you sooner than you might think.”


    “Do you know the school?”

    “Oh, I’ve been kicked out of all of New York’s finer educational institutions at least once. The irony is, now that I’m rich and famous, they all claim me as alum and want money.”

    “It is just so rough being you.”

    “My cross to bear.”


    “Be careful, okay?”

    “Do I detect actual concern for my well-being.”

    “Screw this up and I’ll kill you.”

    “That’s more like it.”


    “Six months.”

    “Six months what?”

    “We dated for six months.”

    “I didn’t ask.”

    “Yeah, I know. You were not-asking very loudly.”

    “I know. I’m like a Jedi like that.”


    “Oh, do you want to see grumpy? How about the cover art for your new novel?”

    “Nikki Heat cover art? That’s only available to. . . oh my God, you subscribed to my website? Wait a minute… are you Castlefreak1212? Castlelover45?”
    . . .
    “So what did you think of your alter ego Nikki? Pretty sweet, right?”

    “Sweet? She’s naked!”

    “She’s not naked! She’s holding a gun. . . strategically.”


    “You were all over me to get a copy of that book. Do you have any idea how many hoops I had to jump through, just so my editor wouldn’t send an armed guard to watch over you while you read it? The least you could do is to… [pauses and looks at her] Oh. Oh! I see what you’re doing.”

    “I’m not doing anything.”

    “Oh, yes, you are. Yes, you are. You’re trying to push my buttons, but it’s not gonna work.”



    “‘Cause it seems to be working just great.”



    “Nothing… it’s just I’m so used to seeing you act like a 12-year-old all the time, it’s refreshing to see you as a father.”

    “It makes you want me, right?”

    “…And there’s the 12-year-old again.”


    “Does he look like a killer to you?”

    “Everybody looks like a killer to me, Castle. Job requirement.”

    “Do I look like a killer to you?”

    “Yes, you kill my patience.”


    “I can’t believe how many lives were ruined over one woman’s need to protect her family’s reputation.”

    “You will never have this problem. Between Grams and myself, our family reputation’s already in ruins.”

    “Mmm. Lucky me.”


    “. . .but changing your identity? The math doesn’t quite add up for me.”

    “You know what math doesn’t add up for me? Two wives.”

    “One wife too many for you?”

    “Two wives too many.”

    “Seems like the common denominator in that equation is you.”


    “No, no wait, this scene is going to expose the killer. ‘The play’s the thing wherein we’ll catch the conscience of the king.’ Hamlet.”

    “‘We already know who the killer is, so you are wasting my time.’ Me.”