The Right Stuff Season 1 Episode 4: "Advent" Quotes
Alan: Smells good in here! Where's Judith?
Lou: Martha. We've decided to call her Martha.
Alan: We're, uh, changing her name?
Lou: Judith is too close to Julie.
Julie: It'd be too confusing.
Mr. Shepard: I thought that was pretty funny, too, until my dad told me that I would be sleeping in the barn until that cow came down. [laughs] I had to bribe half the kids in the village to come help me lower her down by rope!
Alan: You could've just pushed her out the window; you would have had steaks for a year.
Mr. Shepard: Now that is a Navy Man's solution if I ever heard it. Taking the easy way out. It's kind of like if a little girl's name is inconvenient, you just change it [snaps his fingers]. What do you think about that ... Martha? Do you like that name? Did you pick it?
Lou: Let's talk abut something else.
Mr. Shepard: No. I want to hear her opinion, cause I'm guessin' no one else has asked.
Lou: You're making her uncomfortable.
Mr. Shepard: Oh. [takes a bite and reaches over to Judith, grabbing her arm and smashing her elbow on the table]. Mind your elbows.
Alan: [clears his throat] This is my house, Dad. I'll handle the discipline.
Mr. Shepard: Huh. It doesn't seem to me like you're handling much of anything. There's no flag on the pole out front. Couldn't help but notice that.
Trudy: Getting banged at lunchtime for a few months doesn't make you his damned soulmate.
Arlene: You were a great trophy for him, but that's all you should have ever been, pilot. It's hard enough having one of those in the house. I oughta know. But you never wanted to support Gordo, you wanted to be him. That's not what a man needs in a wife.
Trudy: You think every man needs the same thing.
Arlene: I'm not talking about every man.
Bobby, listen. Let's say your bother gets the nomination. Does he want to win Ohio in the poll?John
Trudy, I didn't get you back so I could go to space. It's the other way around. The first thing I thought when I got that call from NASA was that maybe, just maybe this might get me one last shot with you. So yes, I love you.Gordo
Alan: It's good to have a routine. It helps organize your day. It's even better if it makes you think of something important.
Judith: How long am I going to stay here?
Alan: This is your home now, Martha. You're going to stay here for good.
Judith: Then, I don't want you to call me Martha. I want to choose my own name.
Alan: Oh yeah? What'd you have in mind>
Alan: Alan. A girl named Alan. Might get you into some trouble down the road. [he chuckles] How about Alice? Yeah? [they shake hands] Good to meet you, Alice. [she launches herself into his arms]