The Secret Life of the American Teenager

Season 1 Episode 16

Chocolate Cake

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Feb 02, 2009 on ABC Family



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Ricky: I'd take the baby, but...can I do that, legally?
      Amy: Yes, you can.
      Ben: But how's he gonna take care of the baby?
      Amy: Same way I was gonna take care of the baby. Drop out of school, get a job, and get daycare.
      Ricky: I'm not gonna do that.
      Amy: Really? What are you gonna do?
      Ben: Have you really thought this through?
      Amy: No. The idea just occurred to me, but I like it. This way, Ben and I can continue to be in the band and go to school dances, and do all the things normal high school students do, and go to college and have a career, while you raise your son.
      Ben: (to Ricky) Did you know?
      Ricky: No, I didn't know. A boy?
      Amy: Yes. So he's probably better off with you than me, anyway.

    • Amy: I am not feeling sorry for myself! I'm doing the responsible thing by trying to find two adults who can provide my baby with a stable home and a loving family!
      Ashley: If you had done the responsible thing six months ago...

    • Ricky: (about Amy) You're here against her wishes, aren't you?
      Ben: Yeah. And it's because I'm jealous of you. There. Ravel in it.
      Ricky: You're jealous of me? I've got news for you. I'm jealous of you, because you've got a choice. I don't. You don't have to stay around. You don't have to take care of the baby. You don't have to have these painful discussions with Amy, but I do, and my advice to you would be to get out. You're 15, Ben. This is your first girlfriend. You actually don't want to go out with any other girl for the rest of your life? And what happens if she breaks up with you for me or some other guy? I mean, after all, she didn't tell you we were getting together tonight. And you know, deep down inside, She's the one who called me. I didn't call her and ask her to come over here, just like I didn't ask her out for coffee at band camp. She asked me.

    • Amy: Ashley, what's your point?
      Ashley: My point is that I hope you don't make the same mistake twice. Not that you could, exactly.
      Amy: What is wrong with you? I'm not interested in Ricky! I don't want to talk to him. I have to talk to him. He has to go along with the adoption, or there's no sense in even interviewing couples.
      Ashley: And if he doesn't go along with it?
      Amy: Then I'll just drop out get a full-time, put the baby in daycare, and embrace teen motherhood. Sound good to you?
      Ashley: You're so dramatic.
      Amy: I'm pregnant. I'm 15!
      Ashley: Yeah, yeah. You're pregnant, and you're 15. You're not the only pregnant teenager in the world, so stop feeling so sorry for yourself.

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