Mary Has a Little Lamb

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Quotes (11)

  • Sophia: Now, where was I? Dorothy: You were humiliating me. Sophia: Yeah. Right. The slut. And after all she did to me, did I turn her out? Dorothy: You tried, Ma! Sophia: But did she go? No. And look at us today. No one could love a daughter more. Dorothy: Thanks, Ma. Sophia: So what if I don't respect her?

  • Rose: Maybe we should sign Mary up for some natural childbirth classes. Dorothy: You know, that's not a bad idea. I wish I'd known about them when I was pregnant. I didn't know what to do except scream at Stan never to touch me again, and call him every name in the book. Rose: Rough labor? Dorothy: Rough conception. Blanche: Oh, she doesn't need those classes. I think women ought to have babies the way God intended - strapped to a table, numb from the neck down.

  • Merrill: I'm Merrill. Are you Blanche? Dorothy: No. Merrill: (to Sophia) How about you, cutie? Merrill: Boy, this guy's done hard time. Dorothy: Uh, no, Blanche isn't here, and, uh, she won't be back for a long, long time. Merrill: That's all right. I've been in prison ten years. I'm real good at waiting.

  • Dorothy: Seems like old times, huh? Mary: Oh, I love this house. I love this room. I feel so safe here. After I'd visit Mom in the hospital, I always was so glad to come back here. Now here I am again...only this time, I'm pregnant. It's funny, huh? Dorothy: What's that, honey? Mary: Well, it's just that I have another human being inside of me, and I've never felt more alone. Dorothy: Mary, that's why you have to talk to your father. Mary: No way. Dorothy: Listen, this is the most difficult thing for a father to accept. Mary: What? That I'm a grown woman? Dorothy: But you're not a grown woman. Just because the plumbing's in doesn't mean the house is ready to occupy. Mary: I think I know what you're getting at. Dorothy: Good, because I really didn't make that up myself. I heard it on This Old House.

  • Sophia: (to Mary's father) You feel that because Mary went out and got herself pregnant, she's a slut. Well, let me tell you what a slut is. It's someone who gets knocked up in the back seat of a Studebaker at a drive-in movie. It was a Studebaker, wasn't it Dorothy? Dorothy: It was a Nash, Ma. Sophia: Now, that's a slut.

  • Mary: Well, I tried talking to my father, but he just went all crazy when I told him. Dorothy: Well, that's what fathers do - they yell, and they barbecue. That's what separates them from the apes. Mary: Well, what did your father do when he found out you were pregnant? Dorothy: He chased Stan for three blocks with a salami. Mary: How come? Dorothy: They don't leave marks. When he finally cooled down, he realized that he loved me more than anything in the world, which was lucky for me, because I never needed him more than I did then.

  • Sophia: So Mary, when's the baby due? Dorothy: Ma, this is a 16 year old girl. Sophia: A knocked up 16 year old girl. (Mary stays silent) Dorothy: Ma, how did you know? Sophia: You had that same look of panic on your face when you told me.

  • Rose: Let's go into the kitchen and I'll fix you some pickles and ice cream. Mary: Oh I haven't had any strange cravings yet. Rose: Strange?

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Notes (2)

  • At the end of the episode, it is revealed that Dorothy used a St. Olaf story to get Mary back home. Obviously embarassed, she said "I was desperate!"

  • Julie McCullough is better known for her role as Mike Seaver's love interest on Growing Pains.

Trivia (2)

  • Viewed by 34.8 million people, and ranked #4 for the week.

  • Mary mentions staying with the girls while her mother was dying. Yet no previous episode even mentions this situation!