(Ep 72 - "The Hardware Store")
(Paul, Kevin and Lewis are sitting in the mall as girls in miniskirts walk by toward the fast-food restaurant.)
The mall. Hillcrest Plaza - "One-stop shopping". A browser's bonanza. A teenager's "field of dreams".
Gretchen Tyler. Eleventh grade.
She goes to our school?
The place to ponder the burning issues of life.
Come on, guys - I think I need some fries. (Smiles.)
(They walk toward the restaurant.)
Yeah - this was the ticket. Girls to the left of us. Girls to the right. Girls nine deep around some kid in a stupid hat and a plastic nametag.
I don't believe it! Look at that guy...
Robbie Cashion. He's in my biology class.
Made ya wonder where his dad bought his first set of tools.
Sure beats working in a hardware store. Huh, Kev? (Smiles.)
Speaking of tools...
What's that supposed to mean? (Frowns.)
Yeah. There's nothing wrong with his job. (Frowns.)
I mean, it's one thing for me to grouse about my job...
Except for the long hours...and old man Harris. (Smiles.) And that stupid tie. (Laughs.)
Tell me about it.
(Paul and Lewis laugh and exit as Kevin looks after them.)
Ah, what did they know, anyway? Some guys got all the glamour - so what? There were certain benefits to working where I worked.
(Another day at the mall.)
If you quit, you quit!
I told you, Paul - he gave me a raise. Twenty cents more an hour. What was I gonna do? (Shrugs.)
Pfff - I wouldn't work for that old geezer if you paid me a hundred bucks an hour.
I only had one defense. Insanity.
Hey, look - he's not an old geezer. And besides...he knows more about hardware than you guys will in your entire lives.(Nods.)
(Lewis and Paul look toward each other.)
(L & P): Whoa!
Don't you get it, Kev? The guy bought you. He owns you. Lock, stock and lugnuts.
(Lewis and Paul laugh.)
Pretty funny. But I could hold my own, here.
Lewis, you're full of crap.
Oh, yeah? Prove it. Take Saturday off - hang out here with us.
Hey! I could if I want to.
(Lewis and Paul look at Kevin skeptically.)
Not that I cared what they thought.
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(Ep 73 - "Frank and Denise")
(Purdle, Kevin and Lewis are sitting in the cafeteria. Denise sits a few tables away.)
What was I supposed to do? (Gestures) Ignore her?
Yes! Frank put a guy in the hospital just for lookin' at her at Ocean City last year.
So this isn't America? I can't talk to who I want?
It's hard to talk without your teeth.
(Kevin stands up and walks off with his tray.)
(Denise stops Kevin and chats with him about a poem.)
I liked talkin' to you. (Smiles and exits.)
You heard it - she liked...talking...to me.
(Lewis and Purdle run up, excitedly.)
(L & P): What'd she say?!
Of course, a gentleman didn't discuss these things.
She said she liked talking to me...(Smiles.)
(Lewis sighs and sits on a chair-back.)
(Another day. Kevin, Purdle and Lewis have just exited the building. Lewis points at Kevin.)
You kissed Denise "The Grease"?
You don't expect us to swallow this, do you?
OK - I told two people.
Her gum was in my mouth!
(Lewis smacks Purdle with his notebook.)
Get off it! No way a chick like Denise is gonna go for a dingleberry like him.
(Denise approaches from the background.)
Calvin! I have a huge favor to ask. I have to go to work. I can't face him, anyway. Not after that fight we had yesterday.
(Denise undoes her necklace and puts it in Kevin's hand.)
Just give him this. He'll know what it means. I gotta go...Thanks. (Exits.)
(Lewis points at Kevin.)
You broke up "The Stank" and "The Grease".
Jeez, Kevin - bad karma!
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