I really liked "Northern Exposure." Sometimes I miss it. I even wrote a drinking game for it once. Today I spent some time browsing thru quotes from the show, compiled online. Though there are plenty of profound or poignant ones, around here I like to deliver the funneh if possible. So, a few amusing quotes from the first 3 or 4 seasons of N.Ex....
Maggie: I was thinking we could set up an animal preserve, and name it after Soapie.
Joel: An animal preserve? So all the Alaskans can have some place to get back to nature?
Joel: You're missing the point, Ed. Golf isn't a game, it's a choice that one makes with one's life.
Ed: To hang out with people in funny-looking pants?
Maurice to Chris, on his sculpture: I can't criticize what I don't understand. If you want to call this art, you've got the benefit of all my doubts.
Adam: This is how you treat a friend?
Joel: You kidnapped me; your wife held me in chains!
Adam: All right, acquaintance.
Adam, at Holling's bar: Pray tell? Shoelace? Road kill? Color swatch? Surely this is NOT a tomato!
Adam, criticizing Dave's cooking: You're not ready for crepes, Dave. Why don't you go boil some water or something?
Holling: Shelly, pull yourself together. I can't think about sex with a bar full of registered voters!
Mayoral candidate debates in Cicely, Alaska--
Townsperson: I was wondering if the candidates saw the stop sign as a Jeffersonian or Hamiltonian expression of democracy in action.
Ruth-Anne: What kind of stupid question is that? SIT!
Eve: Generally, I like the Swiss Lemon Maalox. It's tart, light, nice chilled.
Ruth-Anne: Personally, I prefer Mylanta.
Eve: Mylanta definitely has its place. It's unpretentious, simple, very consistent; goes beautifully with decongestants.
Chris, marrying Adam and Eve: You are my husband. You are my wife. My feet shall run because of you. My feet shall dance because of you. My heart shall beat because of you. My eyes see because of you. My mind think because of you and I shall love because of you. Now are you guys cool with that?
Chris (as Kit, at the poker table): You bluffed me! I don't like it when people bluff me. It makes me question my perception of reality.
Chris (as Kit): I'm going to recite the three parts of the Hegelian dialectic, and then you are coming with me, one way or another! Thesis!! Antithesis!! Synthesis!!
Joel: I'm not adorable anymore.
Ed: You look okay to me, Dr. Fleischman.
Joel: Thanks; thank you Ed.
Ed: I didn't mean it like that. I mean you're cute; better than okay. I would call you handsome, but you're really not very tall. More like cute.
Joel: Would you like to have sex with me?
Joel: See. There it is again. That wonderful Cicely directness. I love it. Thank you.
Maggie: Don't mention it.
Joel to Maggie: I saw how fabulous you look; like this incredibly voluptuous sweatpant-clad wood-nymph.