Alien Nation (1989)

Season 1 Episode 1

Alien Nation

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Sep 18, 1989 on FOX



  • Quotes

    • (Susan leaves the office at Emily's school and enters the restroom and a black woman comes in a minute later)
      Woman: Can I talk to you a minute? I was just thinking what it used to be with three kinds of restrooms.
      Susan: Three?
      Woman: Men's, Women's and Colored
      Susan: Really.
      Woman: I lived to seen it, but things do change, they really do change, if you want them to badly enough. I remember this old black woman, Ms. Jane Pittman, she used to pass this particular water fountain everyday, a white folks fountain. You know what she did one day? She walked right up to it and took a drink. (Laughs) But lordly all hell broke loose, when she did, 'a nigger took a drink out of a white fountain, a nigger done this, a nigger done that'. One became mayor of Los Angles; one became mayor of Atlanta, Atlanta; one ran for president and one will be president some day. But it is hard to take that first drink, it takes a lot of courage to be like Miss Jane.
      Susan: At least they weren't afraid she would turn into an insect.
      Woman: Oh Honey, I can show you people today that still think that black people have rabbit blood and Jewish people have horns. But you don't look like no cockroach to me. Take a drink.