I don`t know if that was already posted and don`t know the original sentences anymore, but it was in Portrait of Maddie, when the policman tells Maddie not to leave town as the case isn`t closed yet and David said that it`s no wonder that the town is full of criminals when they are all told not to leave the city!! :-) I love it!!!
--David's very startling about-face during the first half of the debacle in the bathroom, in "The Son Also Rises." He's deathly afraid of the impending battle with his father, so as usual, takes it out on Maddie when she follows him to see what's going on. As gruff as David pretends to be, you know and I know that he is much more bark than bite. So at first he's irate but then pleads for her assistance. He gets very frightened at highly emotional points and will quite literally go to pieces without her help.
M: Can I ask you something? D: Anything. My life’s an open book. I’ll discuss anything except me and the president. M: Do you really think I’m cold? D: Did I say that? M: Twice. D: I didn’t say that……..How could I say that? You…..cold? I’m burning up over here.
from Read the Mind...
D: Hey, can’t I come with you? M: You believe me? D: No, but I believe in you. M: That was a terrific thing to say. What does it mean? D: I have no idea.
M: I don’t want to die in my underwear. D: I didn’t know this was gonna happen. If I had known we could’ve shopped.
from My Fair David
M: "It was more than a doo-wop, it was a definite lyric. You snapped your fingers, you wiggled your hips, you even closed your eyes like Rickey Nelson." D: "Ricky Nelson!?! He’s white!"
"All right, maybe it is none of my damn business, but I've got a right to know!"
--David's impassioned declaration from the middle of the elevator fight in "I Am Curious." Earlier that morning he had found out from Sam about the other man's proposal to Maddie. He is frustrated and desperate, since it now looks as though it may be too late to keep her from going away, angry that she kept it a secret during her trip to see him and that devotional kiss--and as usual, gets over her objections by just talking right through them.
I only just realized what he says is also a contradiction in terms. I had to pause a second and then started laughing. Another funny moment in something that's not really supposed to be funny...
Post by queensgirl on Feb 12, 2006 11:04:16 GMT -5
From "All Creatures Great and...Not So Great":
"You know...I'm probably closer to you than anybody else I know out here."
A profound statement, from absolutely the middle of nowhere. True, they are talking about some pretty momentous things, from death to fidelity and religion, but this is a personal revelation from David that doesn't really follow from a specific question. He just kind of throws this out there to Maddie, that she is the best friend he's had since he moved to California. Then he leads the conversation in a whole different direction , but he had started with some rather moving implications about the meaning of her friendship and how he hoped she would be the one to take care of things 'if anything happened.' That's the kind of thing that would be done by a, well, you know.
"And since when did you change your mind about total strangers?"
--David's bitter retort from "Sam and Dave," after Maddie caught him making eyes at the client. Maddie doesn't know the context--we do: he is reacting to the discovery of Mr. Man at her door last night. He is trying to gibe her about the story of the planned wild escapade of her own, a point she misses because a) she doesn't know Dave was at her house and b) in her mind, her meeting with Sam--which Dave doesn't really understand yet--wasn't like that at all. The day she comes back to work, she seems to have forgotten all about, or perhaps deliberately want to bury, all thoughts of her crazy story the day before, and is back to her image of propriety. The fact that Dave would scold anybody about a lack of that quality is hilarious, but Maddie has him pegged: he is indeed flirting with Elaine 'for my benefit,' just to show Maddie up.
Dave: "I'm just responding to an attractive woman." The rest of us: Yeah, but not the one who just left the room, buddy.
He is so obviously trying to bait Maddie that I almost wonder why even Dave thought he could get away with it. He doesn't like being hurt by women--but he thinks it's perfectly okay to hurt back. I actually breathed a sigh of relief when Herbert says something like "Gee, sir," meaning, Don't you think that's a little bit much, during David's spleen-filled monologue in his office.
There are so many nasty remarks in the saga, particularly in this episode, you could trim them with a whetstone.