Marty Kantrowitz: There's no such thing as a nice sixteen year old boy.
Lilian Kantrowitz: (after the Blouse Man tells her to get some meat tenderizer to treat Danny's wasp bites) Meat tenderizer? What is he - a pot roast?
Lilian Kantrowitz: Do you remember when you were a little boy and you wanted to go swimming with your cousin?
Marty Kantrowitz: Yeah - you didn't wanna let me go because...
Lilian Kantrowitz: Because I knew something terrible was going to happen. I knew your cousin was gonna drown.
Marty Kantrowitz: Yeah, but nothing terrible happened, Ma.
Lilian Kantrowitz: And why is that?
Marty Kantrowitz: Because I was careful.
Lilian Kantrowitz: No. Why did nothing terrible happen?
Marty Kantrowitz: We were extra careful because you told me.
Lilian Kantrowitz: And your cousin wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for me.
Marty Kantrowitz: What's goin' on, Ma? Who's gonna drown?
Lilian Kantrowitz: (pause) You are.
Alison Kantrowitz: You love the blouseman more than all of us?
Pearl Kantrowitz: No. Sometimes it's easier to be different with a different person.
Alison Kantrowitz: Are you and Daddy gonna get a divorce?
Pearl Kantrowitz: I don't know, baby. Sometimes, things happen between people that make it impossible for them to stay together.
Alison Kantrowitz: Look, Mama, I know Daddy's a big square, but he's still Daddy!
Pearl Kantrowitz: I went to Woodstock.
Marty Kantrowitz: You went to Woodstock.
Pearl Kantrowitz: Ummm...
Marty Kantrowitz: Was it groovy?
Pearl Kantrowitz: I can't go.
Walker Jerome: I saw.
Marty Kantrowitz: Did I want a microscope?
Pearl Kantrowitz: Once.
P.A. Announcer: The blouse man is on the premises.
Alison Kantrowitz: I never have to listen to you ever again. I saw you. I was there. You should have seen yourself. You looked disgusting! I'm the teenager! Not you! You had your chance.
Pearl Kantrowitz: No. I didn't.
Alison Kantrowitz: Well then why do the rest of us have to suffer just because you fucked up your life!
Lilian Kantrowitz: You gonna hold onto that the rest of the afternoon, Selma?
Daniel Kantrowitz: (Dad Marty is driving his family on vacation, mom beside him in front, granny & kids in back; they're singing the Name Game: "Shirley Shirley bo-Birly, Bonana Fana fo-Firley" etc) Let's do "Chuck"
Marty Kantrowitz: No "Chuck". We don't do "Chuck"
Daniel Kantrowitz: You never let me do "Chuck".
Marty Kantrowitz: When you're married you can do "chuck".
(mom raps dad in the arm, smiling)
Daniel Kantrowitz: Look, hippies.
Marty Kantrowitz: Sometimes things happen between people that make it impossible for them to stay together.
(Lilian Kantrowitz is giving Selma Levitsky a tarot reading)
Selma Levitsky: So?
Lilian Kantrowitz: No.
Selma Levitsky: "No"? That's what I pay you for? "No"?
Lilian Kantrowitz: The cards don't lie.
Selma Levitsky: Maybe they're subject to interpretation.
(Lilian picks up a card showing a man lying dead with 10 swords sticking out of his back)
Lilian Kantrowitz: Does this look like a "vacation" card?
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