Baby: Tell me a story.
Robbie: Life stinks. The end.
Earl: (to Robbie) All I ask is that you do everything I say, exactly how I say it, immediately and without question. Now, is that being so unreasonable?
Fran: Earl Sinclair, if you hurt one scale on that boy's head so help me, I'll disconnect your premium cable channels!
Earl: You'd make me watch BASIC? (Robbie tackles him)
Ethyl: Way to stand up to your father, kid.
Robbie: Yeah, did you like the part where I burst into tears and ran sobbing up to my room?
Ethyl: It wasn't one of your finest moments.
Baby: Fight! Fight!
Fran: There's not going to be any fight.
Baby: Yes there is. (hits his bottle like a bell) Round one!
This episdoe is also known as "Male Of The Household".
The Sun Also Rises:
The episode title is an allusion to the 1926 novel The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway. It tells the story of a WWI veteran who becomes a journalist. During that time he begins to live an isolated life. Some say its because he couldn't handle the war, and thus was "less of a man."
Similarly, in this episode, Earl is emasculated by Robbie when Robbie wins the right to be head of the household.