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Episode 12 - Self-Esteem

 

v.1.02 (last revision 06/08/98) by sab


Angela = Angela Chase
Rayanne = Rayanne Graff
Sharon = Sharon Cherski
Patty = Patty Chase
Rickie = Rickie Vasquez
Graham = Graham Chase
Danielle= Danielle Chase
Brian = Brian Krakow
Jordan = Jordan Catalano
Katimsky= Richard Katimsky, English teacher
Renee = Renee Lerner, Geometry teacher
Mary Ann= Mary Ann Chataval, Biology teacher
Chuck = Chuck Wood, Patty's father
Aby = Abyssinia
Troy = Abyssinia's boyfriend (?)

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Angela : All over school, there are these certain places -- that are
like reserved for certain people.
Sharon : My biggest regret is -- breaking up with Kyle -- like, before
midterms!
Angela : You're not supposed to cross certain lines --
Troy : Sin! Hey, Abyssinia!
Angela : It's this unwritten law -- like gravity or something. Like
in the basement near the north exit, there's this -- boiler room.
where certain people will like go for like one reason. I'd
never been there -- ever -- in my life. [Angela and Jordan kiss]
I'm missing my geometry review. I'm glad it's optional.
Katimsky: So you had to take over two English classes even though
you're a math teacher? Gee, whiz.
Renee : Uh, well, it was just temporary until, you know, they could
find someone. Oh, it was terrifying. I was never any good at --
English. Anyway, I'm glad that they finally -- hired you. I mean --
Angela Chase! Why weren't you in geometry review?
Angela : Oh, I thought it --
Renee : Angela, you *need* this. How are you going to pass your
midterms?
Angela : Um, y-yeah -- I thought it was optional, but [Jordan passes
her in the hallway] -- I'll definitely -- oh, oh yeah, you know --
[She disappears around a corner, following Jordan]
Renee : It just breaks my heart, some of these girls. I mean they
are just so smart, and yet --
Mary Ann: It's called low self-esteem.
Renee : Oh.
Mary Ann: Good morning.
Renee : Hi.
Mary Ann: Hi, I'm Mary Ann Chataval.
Katimsky: Oh, hi.
Renee : Oh, I'm sorry. This is Richard Katimsky. Uh, Richard is taking
over the English classes they stuck me with. Oh, by the way, if you
have any questions about -- about anything -- I mean [bell rings]
Katimsky: Ah, oh, well. To be continued.
Renee : Oh, yes. By the way, if you need anything, don't hesitate to --
Katimsky: Oh, really, thank you -- thanks.
Mary Ann: Renee, he's *adorable*!
Renee : Sh! Sh!
Mary Ann: But he is.
Renee : I know.

Katimsky: Since this our first class together, I thought that I would start
with one of my favorite sonnets by -- William Shakespeare. So -- who
would like to read this aloud? Oh, gee whiz, it's going to take me a
while to learn all these names. Where is -- Enrique Vasquez?
Guy : Oooh, Enrique!
Rickie : Si, mi nombre es Enrique, and I want to leeve een Amereeca.

Rickie : I'm transferring out.
Rayanne : No, don't. Then we won't be in the same English class.
Rickie : So, you never even *go* to English.
Rayanne : Well, in case I ever do. Anyway, isn't Enrique like legally
your name?
Rickie : I don't care! And he acts like he's this really nice guy,
when *obviously* he's not. And he takes these unbelievably long
pauses, like -- okay, this is him. [starts doing an imitation of
Katimsky] My name is -- Mr. -- ah -- Katimsky and here's a sonnet by
William -- ah, Shakespeare who is almost as boring as I, Mr. -- ah
[notices Katimsky watching him]. Oh, no.
Rayanne : See ya [bolts]
Katimsky: Enrique -- may I -- s-speak to you for a moment?

Rickie : He actually asked me if I would consider joining drama club.
He must have like no life.
Rayanne : So? Neither do you.
Rickie : I mean, drama club is something I could almost picture doing,
if I was like really bored, or something. But with him running it?
Pass-ola. Where did you get Chinese food?
Rayanne : Two words -- Tino.
Rickie : So -- *guess* where Angela is.
Rayanne : I know where she is.
Rickie : You know? How do you know?
Rayanne : Because -- I live in the world.
Rickie : It's so romantic. They're like this couple now.
Rayanne : We'll see.

Patty : Honey? I'm home. [Graham and Danielle ignore her. Patty
sighs] Please -- don't get up.
Graham : Hi.
Patty : I -- where's Angela?
Graham : Reform school.
Patty : Good. Maybe she'll learn how to make her bed.
Graham : I'm just reviewing some terms for the class tomorrow, so I can
follow what -- um, a lot of the sauces are French.
Patty : Graham, you'll be fine. It isn't even an advanced course --
it's intermediate.
Graham : Yeah, but what's intermediate? I mean, what if *I'm* not
intermediate? What if I'm not intermediate enough?
Danielle: What is medi-ocre?
Graham : Look it up.
Angela : Hi. [She hugs and kisses Patty]
Patty : Well, hi.
Angela : Hello. [She kisses and hugs Graham]
Graham : Hello.
Patty : So what have you been up to?
Angela : Oh, studying for midterms.
Graham : You hungry?
Angela : Nope. [She leaves]
Patty : Okay, now -- I *refuse* to panic just because she's happy.
Graham : Although it is alarming.
Patty : Oh, it's *terribly* alarming.

Angela : Every night I make the same vow, that tomorrow I *will* go to
geometry review. But every day --

Angela : We barely talked, and when we did, it came out sounding really
meaningful. [to Jordan] There's a tiny leaf in your hair.
Jordan : Where?

Jordan : But is that your stomach or my stomach? [They both look down]

Angela : Your cuticles look like little moons.
Jordan : My what?
Angela : Your cuticles.

Shane : Catalano, you down here?
Jordan : Shh. The fact that we come here -- let's keep it like -- our
secret.
Angela : Why?
Jordan : No reason.
Shane : Catalano -- what are you doing?
Jordan : Nothing
[Jordan meets him at the top
of the stairs] Who you got in there?
Jordan : Uh, just -- just a girl.
Shane : Yeah?
Jordan : Yeah. [The friend starts boxing with him] Get off!
Shane : So, nobody?
Jordan : Shut up.

Renee : Very good. Now, draw a circle, with two intersecting
chords. Now when two chords intersect inside a circle, the
product of the segments of one chord equals what?
Angela : My whole life became like divided. Into kissing. And -- not
kissing. Kissing, and -- *not* kissing.
Renee : Once again, people, if you receive less than a seventy on
this quiz, you should be attending my fifth period review sessions.
Angela : In geometry I felt like a criminal. I missed every review
session, so I tried to be invisible. It's surprisingly possible --
you just sit in the back and keep quiet and let the boys
shout out the answers, which they will, even if they're
wrong. Boys are less afraid -- of being wrong.
Renee : [to Angela, who has received a 59] I'm not happy. [to
Abyssinia, who has received a 98] Good job.
Guy : Miss Lerner, can I ask you a question?
Renee : Anyone with a question about their grade can speak to me tomorrow
before class.
Troy : Hey, Sin, what's up?
Aby : Nothing.
Troy : Man, I can't believe I have to go to this review thing. Why
couldn't I just get four more points? Then I would have had a
seventy. So, how 'bout you? How'd you do?
Aby : Sixty -- I guess I'll see you at review.
Renee : Abyssinia, keep it up.
Aby : She's just always trying to make me feel better, or something.
Troy : Well, maybe I can help you. I mean, i *did* get six more points than
you.
Aby : That's true. [They leave]
Renee : Angela Chase. How do you expect to pass your midterm?
Angela : I'm really sorry, I --
Renee : Sorry won't cut it. I want to see you at tomorrow's review
session? Clear?
Angela : Yes.

Rayanne : You should really consider having your lips frosted
permanently.
Angela : They feel like they *were*.
Rayanne : I noticed. They look all like -- used. But in a good way.
Angela : Hey, Ray, don't tell anyone, okay?
Rayanne : That rhymed! Tell anyone what?
Angela : You know, that I'm meeting Jordan Catalano in the boiler room. Just don't tell anyone.
Rayanne : Why?
Angela : Because he doesn't want people to like -- know about us --
yet, or something.
Rayanne : Angela, you are letting Jordan Catalano -- like control you.
Angela : What? Who say's he's controlling me? -- I can't believe
this. For like months you've been trying to convince me to do all
these things I'd never dream of doing and now that I'm actually doing
them, you're -- I mean, haven't you made out with guys in the boiler
room like, hundreds of times?
Rayanne : So?
Angela : So, are *they* controlling you?
Rayanne : No, because *I* am not *you*. Because as I have stated a
hundred times, I don't go getting my emotions involved. I am they
type of person who can handle -- the boiler room. *You* -- are not.

Patty : Well, goodbye, daddy. Oh, tell mother thanks for the curtain
rings.
Chuck : Whoa, you hear that? Mighty squeaky floorboard there. I'd look
into that, if I were you.
Patty : [low] Well, you're not me.
Chuck : What's that you say?
Patty : Nothing. I'll look into it.
Chuck : You hear, it's right about there.
Patty : Uh-huh.
Chuck : Hear that?
Patty : Yeah, uh-huh.
Chuck : Where's Mr. Fix-it tonight?
Patty : He's taking a class.
Chuck : Class?
Patty : Mm-hm.
Chuck : For what?
Patty : Stocks, soups, and sauces -- it happens to be a very advanced
class for very -- advanced cooks.
Chuck : Don't give me that advanced crap. He ought to be pulling his
weight.
Patty : Dad, stop it. This is a big step for Graham -- he happens to
be at a turning point in his life and I support him a
hundred percent.
Chuck : Turning point. That's a hell of a notion. You listen to me for a
minute. Stop throwing money away on some sauce class, and get one of
those, what do you call them --
Patty : Marriage counsellors?
Chuck : No, no, uh, headhunter. That's what you need -- someone to get
him a job so he can stop spongeing of his wife.
Patty : That's between me and Graham, okay, please? You don't know all
the particulars.
Chuck : I'm your father. *That's* the particulars. And you deserve
better.

Hallie : Well -- this utterly sucks. [pause] I hate waiting. My
fiancee says I have the shortest attention span known to man. [she
pulls out her huge purse and beings rummaging through it] Gum? Breath
mint?
Graham : Uh, no.
Hallie : Well, we're off to a swell start, aren't we? The teacher
being -- fourteen minutes late. Hey -- doesn't this remind
you of one of those Twilight Zone episodes? You know --
they think they've signed on for an ordinary cooking class,
little do they know they'll be forced to make awkward
conversation with thirteen strangers for all eternity. No,
wait, one of those human behavior experiments, to determine
how long it takes till we turn into Lord of the Flies? Hm.
[to the rest of the class] I say we give him five more minutes, then
mutiny. Take over the stove. Are you with me? [blank stares] Um,
maybe we should, um, all go around the room and say why we're here.
Um. I'll start. Um. My fiancee hates my cooking. Now you know
everything. Next?

Patty : Well? So -- how was the class?
Graham : Strange.
Patty : Well, um, what do you mean strange? You mean -- how was it?
Graham : [rummaging through the refrigerator] Do we have any more of
that spicy mustard?
Patty : Did you feel like, um -- everyone was more experienced -- in
the room, or something?
Graham : Why would you assume that?
Patty : No, I - I wasn't -- assuming anything. I was just asking.
Graham -- you -- it's okay if you hated it. I mean, it-it would
probably -- make more sense just to take the tuition money and use it
to hire one of those headhunters, or something.
Graham : What? Where did that come from?
Patty : Well, if the class isn't working out --
Graham : Who said it wasn't working out?
Patty : Nobody.

Graham : He never showed. [Patty turns on the light] We were all just
sitting there waiting, and finally this kind of -- ah, loud woman
started complaining, which is what broke the ice. She had one of
those flip phones in her purse -- she even had Stephan Dieter's
assistant's number -- kind of obnoxious person who has
everything. So she calls him -- turns out Stephan Dieter
had been rushed to the emergency room with food poisoning.
It was supposedly not from his food -- from these -- tainted
shrimp at some book signing.
Patty : Oh, my God.
Graham : Then, this woman, the obnoxious one -- she, ah, got them to
reschedule the class. For Friday.
Patty : How strange.

Shane : Catalano. In your own world much? So, are you going to
Buffalo Tom Friday?
Jordan : Buffalo Tom?
Shane : Yeah. Tino found out that they're playing at Pike Street
Friday night. Like unannounced.
Jordan : Yeah?
Shane : Yeah, play like a set.
Jordan : Sure, okay.
Shane : Yeah, so.
Jordan : So, Buffalo Tom.
Shane : Okay.
Jordan : Well, later.
Shane : Oh, okay. Well, later. [he leaves. Jordan goes down the steps to
where Angela is waiting]
Angela : I have all this -- geometry.
Jordan : I was hoping you'd be here.
Angela : So, are you going to Buffalo Tom?
Jordan : What?
Angela : Buffalo Tom? Didn't I hear that they were playing at Pike
Street? I mean, I think I heard that somewhere.
Jordan : Uh, yeah, I'm going. Why?
Angela : No reason.

Rayanne : Rat it, spray it, tease it, freeze it, shave it --
Sharon : Excuse me. Have you *ever* been to a class?
Rayanne : Excuse *me*. I was addressing myself.
Sharon : Okay -- so -- what's the deal with Angela and Jordan Catalano?
Rayanne : Here's a thought -- ask her.
Sharon : I can't. She'll think I'm checking up on her. So, are -- are
they like a couple?
Rayanne : From the point of view of what I believe, or from what she
believes?
Sharon : From the point of view of reality.
Rayanne : What do you think?
Sharon : I'd have to say -- I think she could really get hurt here.
Rayanne : Tell me something I don't know.

Sharon : [as Angela enters the bathroom] I know, that's the whole
problem.
Angela : [to Sharon] Don't you have French this period?
Sharon : Uh, you should talk. How come you're never at geometry
review?
Rayanne : Angelika --
Sharon : Angela, we're like concerned, okay?
Angela : Because I cut a few geometry reviews? What, you two like
discuss me now?
Sharon : We don't discuss anything. We're barely -- even friends.
Rayanne : [at the same time] -- even friends. Are we friends?
Sharon : No.
Angela : Well, I'm not discussing Jordan Catalano.
Sharon : Why not? Why is he keeping you two a secret?
Angela : How do you know he's keeping us a secret?
Sharon : Rayanne told me.
Rayanne : Look, the only reason we talk like this is because *we* care
about you. When I was drinking and drugging, you wanted me
to stop -- as my friend.
Angela : Wait, you're comparing me making out with Jordan Catalano to
you -- getting your stomach pumped?
Rayanne : You don't see the connection?
Sharon : The connection is self-respect.
Rayanne : *Thank* you! [they high-five]
Sharon : Angela, God, you know, the point is --
Rayanne : What -- who is he? Who is he to treat you like this?
Sharon : Yeah, what, like you're not *cool* enough for him to like be
seen with you?
Rayanne : Exactly, and she's not slutty enough for him to just do with
her ragged to his butt.
Sharon : I mean, please, you like deserve like *so* much better.
Angela : Just because he's not Kyle and he doesn't parade with me down
the halls holding hands.
Rayanne : What is holding hands? I don't get it. What are hands?
It's not even an erro-geenous zone.
Sharon : Erogenous. And it is to me.
Angela : You're both wrong. And if he doesn't want to be see with me,
then why did he ask me to meet him Friday night at Pike Street? To
hear Buffalo Tom? Not that I can even go, I mean, I have too much
geometry --
Sharon : Maybe I'll go. I like Buffalo Tom. [they stare at her] What?
I *do*. You know, I am sick of being perfect. I broke up with Kyle.
I have a *total* right to screw up my midterms.
Rayanne : More like an obligation. [to Angela as she leaves] I have to
talk to you.

Renee : Hi.
Katimsky: Oh, hi --
Renee : It's Renee.
Katimsky: Oh, Renee, of course. There's so many new names in one -- week.
Renee : I just thought I'd say hi.
Katimsky: Well, go-ah, good.
Renee : I mean, we never really got to finish our conversation, so --
Well, not that we necessarily had to finish it, I just
thought -- what a week, huh? I'll be so glad when midterms
are over. So many of my kids are just -- sliding downhill.
It's so discouraging. I mean, you, you try to reach out, I
mean really try, but when they don't take the next step,
it's just so frustrating, you know?
Katimsky: Would you excuse me? For-for a moment? [he runs into the hall]
Hey, Enrique! [Rayanne and Rickie stop] Where are you two supposed
to be?
Rayanne : See, what happened was we were going to lunch, but first we
had to stop by my locker --
Katimsky: Please, please, spare me the explanation. Just get to the
cafeteria.
Rayanne : Totally.
Katimsky: Oh, oh, would you be interesting in joining the drama club?
Rayanne : Would it get me out of anything?
Katimsky: I doubt it. Okay, go to lunch. See you, Enrique.
Rickie : Uh, people don't call me Enrique, except like my grandmother,
and she's dead.
Katimsky: Uh, okay. I'll try to -- oh, imagine having a name like Enrique
and not using it. Gee whiz. I'm an Enrique, too. Sort of. Well,
ahh, Richard. It's not quite the same thing.
Rickie : No. Uh, Richard would be Ricardo.
Katimsky: Oh, w-w - here's the sign-up sheet -- by the way, in case you
want to sign up. Did I talk to you?
Rickie : Yes.
Katimsky: W-what did you say?
Rickie : That I'm not interested?
Katimsky: Oh, well. Maybe you'll change your mind.
Rickie : I'm positive I won't.
Katimsky: Well, if you do, here's the sign-up sheet, it's right here. We'll have the first meeting friday, after school. You don't have
to answer right away -- you give it some thought. [he leaves]
Rickie : Do you see what I'm saying?
Rayanne : I was kidding you. Can't you take a joke?
Mary Ann: Renee? What is it?
Renee : I just made the biggest fool out of myself.

Rickie : No, you don't understand. He says "Gee whiz", and he won't
stop with this drama club stuff. He's driving me stark, raving mad!
Brian : Did I tell you what Angela Chase asked me?
Rickie : I cannot believe they let people like that teach.
Brian : She asked me if I could come over tonight and explain congruent
triangles to her. So I said, "Do you know how long it's even been
since I - I even *had* geometry?" Then she like hands me
her geometry book, like I'm supposed to supposedly review
it, or something.
Rickie : He didn't even see the difference between Enrique and Ricardo!
Hah!
Brian : Who's Enrique and Ricardo? I mean, look at all this work I
have to do. I mean, I could spend the entire weekend, like, like
without meals -- even then, I probably couldn't get it all done.
Rickie : I mean, they're two *completely* different names.
Brian : I mean, I cannot believe what some people will ask other people
to do.
Rickie : So, you're not going?
Brian : Well, I *might* stop by. Just to kind of take a study break.

Hallie : Go on, taste it. It's terrible.
Graham : Is it -- ?
Hallie : No, go on.
Graham : Oh.
Hallie : Don't take my word for it. Taste it.
Graham : Just it -- needs something.
Hallie : Yeah, like -- a taste. Say, I can't believe you know all that
stuff about -- potage. Where did you learn that -- France?
Graham : No, it's just things you pick up. You know, trial and error.
Hallie : Yeah? You're better than this class, that's for sure. Say --
what do we think of him?
Graham : Stephan Dieter?
Hallie : No, Rush Limbaugh.
Graham : Well, I think, uh --
Hallie : I mean, did you understand one word he was saying? Through
the entire class?
Graham : Well, he *is* foreign.
Hallie : Also drunk. Which one do you think he's been longer?
Graham : Shh -- you really think so?
Hallie : Are you kidding me? Look at that shnoz -- it's a broken
capillary festival. I'm telling you -- if he doesn't get it together
I'm going to make such a stink.
Graham : Really.
Hallie : Would I kid you? I mean, seriously, we deserve better. I
mean -- don't we?

Graham : Man -- Stephan Dieter guy is --
Patty : What?
Graham : Really hard to follow.
Patty : What do you mean exactly?
Graham : These are nice. You actually made these?
Patty : Yes. Why do you sound so surprised? Well -- what do you mean
hard to follow? In what way?
Graham : I mean in the sense that when he speaks, it's hard. To
follow.
Patty : You mean for *you* to follow, or -- ?
Graham : What did I just say?
Patty : Well, no, I mean -- could *nobody* follow it, or -- ?
Graham : Well, why would only I have problems following it?
Patty : I don't know, I wasn't there.
Graham : Why do you *do* this?
Patty : Do *what*? I just asked is it possible there were people in the
class who *could* follow what he was saying.
Graham : I'm going upstairs. And for your information, he's a lush.
He's a drunken lout.

Rayanne : See, I told you! You just gotta put your thumb over the
picture.
Sharon : They're even cuter than on their CD! I *can't* believe I'm
here. I have like so much work to do.
Angela : He's not here.
Sharon : I mean, I have like three midterms next week.

Danielle: [to Brian] She went to hear Buffalo Tom.

Angela : We may as well just leave.
Rayanne : I can't believe you want to leave already, just because you
don't -- there he is. [across the room, Jordan and Shane are
playing pool]
Shane : There's Rayanne Graff and that weird girl she always hangs out
with. [Jordan glances in their direction, continues playing]
Angela : He doesn't seem like he saw me. He's busy. I - I'm not even
gonna --
Sharon : What? Forget busy. I mean, he asked you to meet him here,
right?
Rayanne : I mean, why isn't he like coming to you?
Angela : Because -- he doesn't -- see me. He's like -- busy.
Rayanne : Will you just go over there? Please? Just go.
Sharon : I mean, really! *Really*. [Angela walks over to Jordan]
Angela : Hi.
Jordan : Hi. [starts to shoot] Uh, you're kinda crowding me. [Angela
waits, then turns and leaves]
Sharon : Angela! Angela, wait! [she chases after Angela. Rayanne
approaches Jordan and Shane]
Shane : Hey, Graff, wanna play?
Rayanne : Shut up. [to Jordan] You know you like her -- would it kill
you to admit it, maybe treat her halfway decent? Because you know,
she deserves it. And she's not gonna wait around for you
forever. [she leaves]
Shane : Man, they're like weird, you know. Both of them.

Angela : There's something about Sunday night that *really* makes you
want to kill yourself, especially if you've just been totally made a fool
of, by the only person you'll ever love, and you have a geometry
midterm on Monday, which you still haven't studied for, because you
can't, because Brian Krakow has your textbook, and you're too
embarrassed to even deal with it. And your little sister's
completely finished with *her* homework, which is just --
like so simple and mindless a child could do it.
Danielle: Mom, Dad, I finished my report on crustaceans.
Angela : And that creepy 60 Minutes watch that sounds like your whole
life ticking away.
Patty : Daddy's at his cooking class, honey. Ah. Oh. Look, Angela,
did you see the wonderful report that Danielle did?
Angela : Mm-hm.

Graham : [noticing Hallie staring at him] Well, what can I say?
Hallie : Nothing. Uh. [to class] There is *nothing* to say. [to
Graham] Listen, um, could I ask you a question?
Graham : Sure.
Hallie : It's about risotto.

Patty : Hey, don't you have your geometry midterm tomorrow?
Angela : Yeah.
Patty : Well, do you feel prepared?
Angela : Uh-huh -- I think I'm gonna call Brian Krakow. Maybe we can
quiz each other, or something.
Patty : Angela, that's a really wonderful idea. Really. I'm so proud
of you. I'm so *grateful* that you didn't inherit my math block. I
was always so terrible at -- in math and it nearly affected my entire
life and I was *always* afraid that I'd pass it down to you
girls like a bad chromosome.
Angela : Well, you didn't.
Patty : Thank God.

Brian : I don't believe you.
Angela : I know.
Brian : You're in some kind of dream world, or something that revolves
around you. You have like no concept of anybody else's life --
Angela : I *know*.
Brian : You couldn't even begin to imagine the pressure I'm under. You
think you're under pressure? You? That is *so* like laughable.
Angela : Brian, you are completely right, okay, but could you just
please explain geometry to me anyway?
Brian : Are you completely insane ?
Angela : Yes, i probably am.
Brian : You think I care? You could not possibly conceive of how much
studying I have to do tonight! Have you ever even heard of calculus?
Geometry is a paid vacation compared to calculus. Okay? I mean, do you, do
you have any idea what it's like to be an accelerated ?
I mean, do you like realize the pressure on a person when it's like assumed that
they will always get As? Hey, Brian, pull another A? That Brian, he
always gets an A. You have the option of insanity. I do not. And
that -- makes me crazy! [Graham enters] Hi. I have to leave. I'm -
I'm leaving.
Graham : Bye.
Patty : Did Brian Krakow leave already? Oh, you're home.
Angela : I have to study.
Patty : So?
Graham : Uh, Stephan Dieter won't be teaching for a while. He's in
some -- rehab in Idaho getting deglazed.
Patty : Graham, I'm sorry. I'm truly sorry.
Graham : For what?
Patty : Come on, don't *do* this. Don't stay in the class just to
spite me.
Graham : What?
Patty : Please, this was *my* idea, I -- forced you into it and
obviously it's turned out to be a total -- and complete -- waste of
time. So, um -- I was wrong, okay? I've learned -- my lesson, okay?
Just -- *quit* the wretched class. I promise I'll never suggest taking
another class as long as -- either of us live.
Graham : They want me to *teach* the class.
Patty : What? Are you kidding, or -- ?
Graham : We're all just sitting there, it's become nightmarishly clear
that he's not going to show -- again, and I'm thinking, God, this has
been the stupidest week of my life, and of course, this woman --
Patty : The loud obnoxious one?
Graham : She's going on and on about how she -- um, tried to make
risotto for her fiancee and it turned out to be this big disaster, so
I started telling her why, and pretty soon -- everyone's asking
questions and like writing down what I'm saying, and suddenly this
woman says, uh, you know, you are so much easier to follow than
Stephan Dieter -- *you* should teach this class. So I waited for
everyone to laugh -- and -- no one laughed.
Patty : Well, that's -- that's wonderful.
Graham : Why do you sound like that?
Patty : Like what? No, no, I -- it's wonderful, it is, I-I'm just
surprised. I -- Can't I be surprised? I mean -- aren't you
surprised?
Graham : Yeah, very. Oh, I'm gonna do it, though. I just -- uh - I
wouldn't mind it if one of us wasn't quite so surprised.

Angela : The truly frightening thing, is that even after everything had
happened, Jordan Catalano left a note in my locker to meet him in the
boiler room. The nauseating part is that I went. [Jordan enters, and
begins to kiss her. To Jordan] Don't say hello, or anything.
Jordan : Hello --
Angela : I can't believe I came here. Why did you ask me to come here?
[Jordan stares at her] Why are you like this?
Jordan : Like what?
Angela : Like how you are?
Jordan : So leave. [Angela gathers her things, starts to walk away,
then stops]
Angela : Admit it first.
Jordan : Admit what?
Angela : That all of this happened. That you have emotions. That you
can't like -- treat me one way in from of your friends and the next
minute leave me some note. [He still does not answer] And by the way,
I spell my name with one L.

Katimsky: My mistress's eyes are nothing like the sun/Coral is far
more red than her lips' red/If snow be white, why then her
breasts are dun/If hair be wires, black wires grow on her
head/I have seen roses damasked, red and white/ But no such
roses see I in her cheeks/And in some perfumes there is more
delight/Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks/I
love to hear her speak, yet well I know/That music hath a
far more pleasing sound/I grant I never saw a goddess go/My
mistress when she walks treads on the ground/And yet, by heaven, I
think my love as rare/As any she belied with false compare.
What kind of girl is Shakespeare describing here? Is she,
is she the most beautiful girl?
Brian : No.
Katimsky: Is she a goddess? Physically perfect? The kind of girl who -- uh
-- stops traffic? When she walks down the street?
Brian : No.
Katimsky: So he's -- not in love with her?
Jordan : Yeah. He is.
Katimsky: Well, why is that? Why is he in love with her? What is it ? What is it about her ?
Brian : She's not just a fantasy. She's got like -- flaws. She's
real.
Katimsky: Thank you.

Angela : Please, God, I know I'm cutting English, and done a million other
terrible things, including not even completely believing in you, but
please, please help me to pass this midterm. Oh, God, who am I
kidding? It's too late. It's over. [to Abyssinia] You have Miss
Lerner, right? For geometry?
Aby : So?
Angela : Nothing. I just didn't study at all.
Aby : Me neither.
Angela : Yeah, but I really need it. I might just skip the midterm. I
mean, I'm gonna flunk it anyway.
Aby : Yeah, well, just may skip it myself. Sick of being the little
schoolgirl. It's just not worth it.
Angela : Why did I let this happen? I've totally blown it. Why does
he have this, like, power over me?
Aby : I haven't cut a midterm in a real long time.

Aby : [bell rings] And if the two parallel lines are cut by a
transversal, then what?
Angela : The angles are congruent.
Aby : That's it! That was the bell. We'd better get out of here. I
mean, we should take the test. It'd be dumb to skip it.
Sharon : Did you hear? The copy machine ate our geometry midterm!
It's been postponed until tomorrow! [Abyssinia, Angela
scream and hug]
Okay, so Lerner's having another review session this afternoon.
Angela : Oh, well, I'll definitely be there.
Aby : Not me. I don't need it.

Katimsky: [checking the sign-up sheet] Ah! Oh!
Rickie : Rayanne, get over here --
Katimsky: Enrique --
Rayanne : Later.
Rickie : Rayanne, wait!
Katimsky: Gee whiz, I was just thinking about you.
Rickie : Why are you doing this?
Katimsky: Pardon?
Rickie : This is not something I am gonna do. I'm just not the sort of
person who joins things, okay?
Katimsky: I'm really sorry, but no, that's not okay.
Rickie : What?
Katimsky: Well, I mean, come on, I'm a teacher. How do you expect me to
react to a ridiculous statement like that -- you don't join things?
Who are you, Groucho Marx -- you'd never belong to any club
that would have you as a member?
Rickie : What?
Katimsky: Look, what is holding you back here? That I'm not cool enough?
Don't let the fact that your English teacher is a dork stop you from
fulfilling your potential. Just pretend -- that I'm a track
coach. I happen to notice that you can run fast. I need
you on my team! It's as simple as that, Enrique.
Rickie : Stop calling me that! Why are you calling me that?
Katimsky: I'm sorry, I'm sorry. I keep forgetting. It's just, it's just --
gee whiz, it's such a great name. When I was in high school, I hated
my name. I hated it.
Rickie : I don't -- hate my name, I-I just --
Katimsky: Oh, oh good. I'm really glad. No-nobody should -- hate who they
are. [Katimsky leaves, Rickie signs "Enrique Vasquez" on the signup
sheet. Rickie, Rayanne, and Angela are at the lockers. Jordan
approaches]
Jordan : [to Angela] Can we -- like go somewhere?
Angela : Sure. [as they walk away, Jordan takes her hand]
Sharon : Angela, wait! Don't forget -- the geometry review.
Rayanne : Forget it. She already did.

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“Lately, I can't even look at my mother without wanting to stab her repeatedly.”

Angela Chase, Episode 1: "My So-Called Life (Pilot)"