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Season 6 Episode 11

The World Accordion to Jonathan

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Aired Unknown Dec 05, 1989 on ABC
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The World Accordion to Jonathan
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Some bad experiences at school, including being assigned to play the accordion, have Jonathan's self-esteem at rock bottom. Tony helps him overcome his depression by introducing him to an old friend of his, who is now an accordion player. Jonathan soon enjoys playing the accordion, but when Tony encourages him not to restrict himself to one activity, Jonathan misinterprets Tony's intentions as disapproval for the accordion, and bans Tony from his first recital.moreless

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      • Jonathan: Mr. Lucky because I have probably the finest musical instrument on earth.
        Mona: Funny; that looks like an accordion.
        Jonathan: It is! I had to get to music class real early so no one else would get it. Isn't she a beaut?
        Mona: Yeah. Makes me wanna polka my brains out.

      • Mona: When I was in Barcelona, Carlos used to sing me that song. Who ever would have though he would become king?
        Angela: Mother, the only kind you ever dated was Leon Gold, the bedspread king.

      • Mona: Oh, poor little fella. I feel sorry for him.
        Angela: Mother, do you want to come with us?
        Mona: Nah. Too depressing.

      • Angela: There's more to life than sports and music...and acceptance by your peers and feeling good about yourself. There's a mother's love.
        Jonathan: But Mom, I wanna belong. I mean, I've got to belong to something besides you.

      • Tony: I got a buddy, my best friend Bobby Governale—you've heard me talk about him—he plays the accordion, too. Let me tell you something, when we were young, all the kids made fun of him, but because Bobby was always practicing and squeezing that accordion, he built his biceps up as hard as baseballs. And you know what that did for him?
        Jonathan: It made him feel better about himself.
        Tony: That's true, it made him feel better about himself, but it also got those guys to stop laughing and appreciate the accordion more, right after he beat the hell out of them.

      • Angela: Tony, you are the sweetest, most wonderful man in the world.
        Mona: Ah, talk is cheap. How about a little action, huh?
        Tony: Yeah, how 'bout a little action?

      • Angela: I think this is terrific.
        Samantha: I think this is okay.
        Mona: I think we've died and gone to music hell.

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