Marian Paroo
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Marian Paroo (Character)
from The Music Man (1962)

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The Music Man (1962)
[in song]
Marian Paroo: Do you think that I'd allow a common masher - ? Now, really, mama. I have my standards where men are concerned and I have no intention...
Mrs. Paroo: I know all about your standards and if you don't mind my sayin' so there's not a man alive who could hope to measure up to that blend of Paul Bunyan, Saint Pat, and Noah Webster you've concocted for yourself out of your Irish imagination, your Iowa stubbornness, and your li'berry full of books!

Marian Paroo: No, please, not tonight. Maybe tomorrow.
Harold Hill: Oh, my dear little librarian. You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you are left with nothing but a lot of empty yesterdays. I don't know about you, but I'd like to make today worth remembering.
Marian Paroo: Oh, so would I.

[In song]
Marian Paroo: There was love all around, but I never heard it singing. No I never heard it at all, Till There Was You.

Marian Paroo: The librarian hasn't felt much like doing research lately, but she did plenty when you first came here.
Harold Hill: What about?
Marian Paroo: Professor Harold Hill. Gary Conservatory of Music, gold medal class of '05. Harold, there wasn't any Gary Conservatory of Music in '05.
Harold Hill: Why, there most certainly w...
Marian Paroo: Because the town wasn't even built until '06. I tore this page out of an Indiana Journal. I was going to use it against you, but now I give to you with all my heart.


The Music Man (2003) (TV)
Professor Harold Hill: One hour.
Marian Paroo: One hour.
Professor Harold Hill: [walks away]
Mrs. Paroo: [smiles, gasps, and runs inside. Mrs. Paroo gasps and stops eavesdropping]
Marian Paroo: Mother! I just told Professor Hill that I'd meet him at the footbridge in one hour.
Mrs. Paroo: [crosses herself] Glory be, the saints be praised, it works!
Marian Paroo: What does?
Mrs. Paroo: I've been using the think system on you from the parlor!

Marian Paroo: The librarian hasn't felt much like doing research lately, but she did plenty when you first came here.
Professor Harold Hill: Oh? About what?
Marian Paroo: About Professor Harold Hill. Gary Conservatory of Music, Gold-medal Class of aught-five. Harold, there wasn't any Gary Conservatory in aught-five.
Professor Harold Hill: Why, there certainly was...
Marian Paroo: Because the town wasn't even built until aught-six.
Professor Harold Hill: You knew all the time?
Marian Paroo: I tore this page out of the Indiana Journal. It was originally intended to use against you. Now I give it to you with all of my heart.
Professor Harold Hill: But if you knew, why didn't you...
Marian Paroo: [kisses him passionately]

Professor Harold Hill: [passing Marian and dropping a handkerchief] Did you drop your...
Marian Paroo: [interrupting] No.
Professor Harold Hill: Didn't we meet in...
Marian Paroo: [interrupting] No.
Professor Harold Hill: I'll only be in town for a short while - I'll
Marian Paroo: [interrupting] Good.