Friday Night Lights

Season 1 Episode 13

Little Girl I Wanna Marry You

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Unknown on DirecTV



  • Trivia

    • Matt's dad is shown going back to Iraq in this episode. At the bus station we see him in his uniform wearing the insignia of a Sergeant in the United States Army(E-5). It was established in a prior episode that he has served for twenty years. This is not possible as the requirements of High Year Tenure in the Army only allow an E-5 to serve for 14 years before being automatically discharged.

    • The team Dillon played in this episode is the Round Rock Stony Point Tigers from Round Rock, TX in real life.

      Round Rock is a suburb of Austin similar to Pflugerville, where the show is shot/based. Round Rock is approximately 5 miles north of Pflugerville. Stony Point and Pflugerville are both in district 14-5A and play each other every year.

  • Quotes

    • Buddy: Well, your timing is terrible, Tim.
      Tim: Yes, sir. I get that a lot.

    • Coach Taylor: Right now y'all are in control of your destiny. You remember that. Last week, we waited to see if Arnett Mead would lose and they lost. We are in control. We got a big game come Friday. We get out there this week, we take care of business with this one babies, we go to the playoffs.
      Team: Yes, Sir!!

    • Jason: It's annoying that your dad sends you on a date with some college boy and its annoying that you just do whatever your dad wants you to do whenever he wants you to do it.
      Lyla: Jason, It is not a date. If you don't want me to go I won't. Just tell me.
      Jason: No, it's fine. It's fine. You can go. Okay.

    • Mayor Rodell: You know I'm running for re-election
      Tami: Yes.
      Mayor Rodell: We're starting to put together my campaign team. I want you to be part of it.
      Tami: Oh! Wow.
      Mayor Rodell: You're a strong, smart, charismatic lady.
      Tami: Thank You.
      Mayor Rodell: And, um, together…there's no stopping us.
      Tami: Well, thank you. I appreciate that. That is flattering and I would love to consider it. Thank you, Mayor Rodell.

    • Mrs. Williams: Where you going?
      Smash: To my room!!! I'm going to my room!!!
      Mrs. Williams: You better lower your voice boy, your sisters are sleeping.
      Smash: How could you be so stupid?
      Mrs. Williams: You better watch your mouth.
      Smash: How could you go to Coach? Do you realize what you did? If he goes to the Athletic Commission I'm gone, I'm off the team forever. My scholarships, oh yeah, all them letters they've been sending me, they don't mean nothing now, they worthless--gone, all gone. You ruined my life Mama.
      Mrs. Williams: No, son, I'm trying to save it. You wanna know why I went to your Coach?
      Smash: Please tell me.
      Mrs. Williams: 'Cause I didn't want to think that you were dumb enough to do something so stupid on your own.

    • Grandma Saracen: We got Brian "Smash" Williams benched, not playin'…mysterious circumstances.
      Matt Saracen: Yeah, grandma, I know.
      Grandma Saracen: Well, you know what? It's too bad we don't have an insider, somebody who can shed some light on some of this.
      Julie Taylor: Please, he doesn't tell me anything.
      Grandma Saracen: I just love your Daddy. Coach Taylor is great. Does he like cherry pie?

    • Coach Taylor: What you need?
      Smash: Look, I'm sorry for what I did. Am I off the team? Look, I know I'm not playing on Friday but am I off the team? Don't I deserve to know?
      Coach Taylor: I should've reported this as soon as it happened. I'm risking my job. Inside this house, I've got a wife and a daughter. They depend on me to provide for them. Do you understand that?
      Smash: Yes, sir.
      Coach Taylor: I don't know what I'm gonna do. When I do know I'll let you know. Until then why don't you do me a favor and just try and keep your mouth shut?
      Smash: Yes, sir. You got it.
      Coach Taylor: Good Night.
      Smash: Good Night.

    • Coach Taylor: Hey, Buddy
      Buddy: Hey, Eric. What the hell's going on, you know I can not stand you dodging me and to tell you the truth, I'm hurt.
      Coach Taylor: As I said it's an internal matter.
      Buddy: Yeah, well I am internal. If anybody's internal, I'm internal. I'm probably the most internal son of a bitch you've ever met in your life---is that not right?
      Coach Taylor: I'm not gonna talk about it.
      Buddy: Until when?
      Coach Taylor: Until ever, Buddy. I can't talk about it until ever.
      Buddy: Ever is a long damn time.
      Coach Taylor: Yes it is.

    • Tyra: So, I need a favor. And just for the record it's not going to involve any thank-you sex, or make-up sex. If fact, it's going to involve absolutely no sex whatsoever.
      Tim: Tyra, um, believe it or not it's not all about sex for me.

    • Buddy: You want me to be honest with ya son? Do ya?
      Jason: Please.
      Buddy: I love that little girl in there. That's my daughter and I want her to have a great life, and I'm real uncertain about the future here. I mean how is she gonna get money? How you gonna get money? You goin' go to college? Is she gonna go to college? Are you gonna have babies? Can you have babies? Can you? Can you have children, Jason?
      Jason: We haven't quite answered that yet.
      Buddy: What if you can't and what if you can, Jason? When that little baby's crying upstairs in the night who's gonna go up and take care of him? I don't want Lyla to be a care giver her whole life, son. I know that's a bitter pill to swallow, and I'm sorry I have to say it to you, and Lyla Garrity, she loves you, she'd follow you into hell. Are you sure you want to lead her there?

    • Angela: You know I just don't know what's gotten into you. I mean, was life so bad with Bob?
      Tyra: He hit you!
      Angela: I told you he was working on his anger.
      Tyra: Oh my God, this has to end. If not for you then for me. I love you, more then anything, I love you. My worst fear…is to become you, and call me crazy but we don't change this tire right here, right now by ourselves, we're both doomed.

    • Jason: You're beautiful, you're smart and you're talented and you've got your whole future ahead of you.
      Lyla: Oh my God, are you breaking up with me?
      Jason: My choices are much more limited then yours.
      Lyla: Please don't tell me you're breaking up--
      Jason: shh, shh, shh, shh. I went out with Herc tonight and I basically spent the whole evening convincing myself that I was just a huge thorn in your side, and after I got done doing that I started to think about Herc and why I like him so much, and I started to realize that I think I like him so much because he took his hand-cap and he didn't settle for just becoming as good as he was before, he tried to become a better man, and he did. And I think that if I can be more like him, maybe I wouldn't be such a bad guy to be around. And what….what he would do if he was in my shoes.
      Lyla: He would dump me and go after Tyra.
      Jason: No, he wouldn't.
      Lyla: Yeah, he would, he told me.
      Jason: But if it were you that he loved. If it were you…Lyla I love you more then life itself and I have loved you like that since the first moment I laid eyes on you. Lyla Garrity…will you marry me? Baby?
      (Jason and Lyla kiss)

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Unabomer

      Herc: Well, easy Unabomber, what's going on?
      Herc is calling Jason the Unabomber when he covers his head up with a black hood when they stalk Lyla. Theodore John "Ted" Kaczynski (born May 22, 1942), also known as the Unabomber, is an American anarchist best known for his campaign of mail bombings. Kaczynski became infamous for having sent bombs to several universities and airlines.
      UNABOM (UNiversity and Airline BOMber)

    • Episode Title: Little Girl I Wanna Marry You

      This is a line from the chorus of Bruce Springsteen's song "I Wanna Marry You," which appears on his 1980 album The River.