The Secret Life of the American Teenager

Season 1 Episode 11

Just Say No

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Sep 09, 2008 on ABC Family



  • Trivia

    • Shawn Johnson (U.S. Olympic Gymnast) was offered a guest role in The Secret Life when the producers of the show heard that she was a fan.

  • Quotes

    • George: I think it's time you and me have a talk.
      Ashley: Oh Dad, please. This isn't the sex talk, right?
      George: Of course it's the sex talk. I figure if I have the sex talk with you, maybe you won't want to have sex.
      Ashley: Probably not.
      George: Ok, this is all you need to know..
      Ashley: Dad, I have internet access and a pregnant sister. I know where babies come from.

    • Grace: I wanted to know how you would feel if we did go out. If we go out. If my parents even let us go out.
      Adrian: (sarcastically) Oh. How would I feel? Hmm. Betrayed?
      Grace: Oh. Well, by me or Ricky?
      Adrian: Look, if you want my permission, you are not going to get it, so live with it. Either you're friends with me, or you sleep with Ricky. One or the other.
      Grace: Well, why can't I be friends with you and, like, just make out with Ricky?

    • Adrian: Just out of curiosity, at what point do you cut a guy off?
      Grace: Oh, um...well, you know, like, hand-to-skin contact.
      Adrian: Yeah, you are gonna need to get on the pill and use condoms. You don't know where he's been. Oh, and he is going to be on you before breakfast in the morning.
      Grace: That's vulgar!
      Adrian: That's Ricky!

    • Ruben: I don't want you seeing Ricky anymore.
      Adrian: That is not your decision! You do not decide who I go out with! And you know what? I'm sorry. I am so sorry I ever looked you up. Just go back to where you came from, and I promise I will never bother you again. Ever.
      Ruben: I can't make that same promise.
      Adrian: It's too late! Don't you get it? I'm all grown up! I have my period and everything! I menstrate! I take birth control pills! I have sex! Protected sex! With condoms! I don't need parents!
      Ruben: Adrian, listen to me. You're going out with a guy who's in therapy for God knows what. Your girlfriend, the crazy Christian cheerleader, has been in some sort of altercation and was just interrogated by the police--and she's interested in your boyfriend, by the way. But what really bothers me is that everyone in this school seems to think that you're a slut. You need an adult in your life. Your mother wants to be your best friend, and I don't. You need me. Otherwise, you wouldn't have come to see me.
      Adrian: I made a mistake.
      Ruben: Well, before you make any serious mistakes, let's see what we can do to get your life going in the right direction.
      Adrian: Well, what does that mean, get my life in the right direction? That's what my mother said. What are you two talking about?
      Ruben: Adrian, I think you need to realize that you have a lot more to offer to this world than just sex.

    • Adrian: I hate you.
      Ruben: Oh, wow, what a concept. My teenage daughter hates me.
      Adrian: You cannot control my life! You haven't been around for 16 years, and now you and my mother are not going to tell me what to do!

    • Amy: I guess we could have sex if you want.
      Ben: Oh, I want!
      Amy: I mean, it hardly seems fair that I had sex with Ricky, and I want to have sex with you, even though you did almost get killed for me.
      Ben: Well, I mean, just a little beat up, but...really?
      Amy: Yeah. I find myself feeling really good these days. Besides, I'm already pregnant...

    • Ashley: Dad, I have internet access and a pregnant sister. I know where babies come from.

    • Henry: She kept saying, "Hurry up!". I mean, how romantic is that?
      Ben: I don't need the details, Henry.
      Henry: She's so bossy. But who can have sex with a bossy chick like that?

    • Jack: He's in therapy.
      Grace: Yeah, so? I've been in therapy too.
      Jack: Shh!
      Grace: What is wrong with you? I don't care if people know I've been in therapy. When we adopted Tom our whole family went to therapy together and separately just to talk through it. It was very helpful.
      Jack: Grace, people already think you're weird enough.
      Grace: Well I don't care what people think. I've been in therapy.
      Jack: Just please. Trust me on this one, ok? That's two strikes against you. You're a Christian, and you've been to therapy. You're a crazy Christian. Do you really want that getting out?
      Grace: (to everyone in hallway) I'm a crazy Christian! Yeah, I am. I'm a crazy Christian.

    • (Ashley reads Amy's journal with her dad in the room)
      Ashley: She is not having sex.
      George Are you sure?
      Ashley: Well not good sex.
      George: What do you know about that? Good sex.
      Ashley: Dad, I know poetry and I know a cup of tea doesn't represent good sex. I don't think they're even hugging.

    • Amy: I just don't get that your parents won't let you be friends with me any more.
      Lauren: I guess they think I'll get pregnant by association.

    • George: Where the hell have you been looking like that.
      Anne: Looking like what?
      George: You know what you look like.
      Anne: No.
      George: You look hot.
      Anne: Well, thank you.
      George: No! No! Like a bad kind of hot, like a not hot for me hot. Like leftovers hot. I mean, who'd you dress like that for?
      Anne: Me!

    • George: That's how we had the girls, great sex. Amy was conceived under a full moon on a surf board and Ashley was conceived in a graveyard at midnight.
      Anne: Wow. You know, I forgot about that.

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