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Northern Exposure quotes

A propos of nothing...
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?
Maggie: No.
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.



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Oct. 9th, 2004 01:41 am (UTC)
I'm a huge NX fan...watch it 5 days a week...:) Loved your quotes, they made me grin.
Oct. 9th, 2004 06:40 am (UTC)
Joel and Maggie were the second most formative TV couple in my emotional development. Dave and Maddie from Moonlighting were the first. I like to think that explains a lot about me.

ah, but I actually get out to Roslyn (the town they filmed NE in) fairly often to have a beer at The Brick.

Some of the photos from my last trip:

the Roslyn Cafe mural
Ruth-Anne's store
The Brick
another mural on the main drag that I'm not sure ever made it into the show
Oct. 9th, 2004 06:44 am (UTC)
I had forgotten you were in Seattle as well... do you ever make the pilgrimage?
Oct. 9th, 2004 09:57 pm (UTC)
Cool pics. We went out there once, a number of years ago. It was a beautiful thing indeed, to see all those buildings firsthand. *sigh*
Oct. 9th, 2004 11:33 pm (UTC)
Awww, hell, I was going to post my pics of Roslyn too, but yours are better...:)

It was 94 degrees the day we went...I thought I was fainting from happiness, but it was more likely heatstroke...;)
Oct. 9th, 2004 08:46 pm (UTC)
Being from Alaska and all I just wish the show had actually been filmed in Alaska. It just takes the fun out of it when they do all these movies and shows about Alaska, but film them in freakin Candada! What's wrong with directors that they think Canada makes a better Alaska than Alaska!?!

But yeah...good show. ; )
Oct. 9th, 2004 09:55 pm (UTC)
Actually, it was filmed in Roslyn, Washington, up in the Cascade Mountains. I've been there and seen the mural, and the window with "Dr Joel Fleischman" stenciled on it, and all. ;) But I can sympathize with the annoyance. Probably the crew wasn't brave enough to face real Alaskan weather!
Oct. 10th, 2004 03:52 am (UTC)
Ha...*blushes*... I knew that. Ahem...well yeah that's cool that you got to actually see the location site. And yes, it takes a salty sea dog to face our tough weather up here. ; )
Oct. 10th, 2004 01:07 am (UTC)
I loved that show, right up until Joel left. Then it kinda got weak. :(

Thanks for the amusing flashbacks. :D
Oct. 14th, 2004 05:40 pm (UTC)
I see you're back. About time, woman! :P
Oct. 15th, 2004 02:54 am (UTC)
Hee. I know, I know, it must have felt like ages without me around. ;) Maybe next time I'll manage to stay away a whole week!
Oct. 15th, 2004 02:01 am (UTC)
I am glad you are back! I almost had a heart attack when I noticed the line through your user name on my friends list!

And I am interested in your opinion: PLEASE TAKE MY POLL

Thanks, and glad you weren't gone for good!
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