Lydia Grant
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Lydia Grant (Character)
from Fame (1980)

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"Fame: A Way of Winning (#3.15)" (1984)
Lydia Grant: [Morloch has interrupted a dance rehearsal to speak to Leroy] All right, but you go on my list for this.
Quentin Morloch: Miss Grant, do you mean to tell me you keep a list of people who've done you wrong?
Lydia Grant: Hm-hm, I certainly do.
Quentin Morloch: Well, I'm glad to know I'm not the only one.

Quentin Morloch: Thank you, Miss Grant.
Lydia Grant: [annoyed] And what are you thanking me for?
Quentin Morloch: [referring to Leroy] Well I couldn't even get him to go out to the track until you told him he couldn't.

Lydia Grant: Well David, I know you got two cents just burning a big old hole in your pocket, so lets hear it.

"Fame: Metamorphosis (#1.1)" (1982)
Lydia Grant: You've got big dreams. You want fame. Well, fame costs. And right here is where you start paying: in sweat.

Lydia Grant: You've got big dreams, you want fame. Well fame costs, and right here is where you start paying; in sweat.

"Fame: Equals (#3.10)" (1984)
Lydia Grant: Good night, Mrs. Berg.
Mrs. Berg: For some, yes. For others: fat chance!

Danny Amatullo: [on the floor, clutching his leg] I think I pulled something, Miss Grant.
Lydia Grant: It better not be my leg, Amatullo.

"Fame: Class Act (#2.4)" (1982)
Ben Pettit: I'm afraid of being alone. Come back to my place with me.
Lydia Grant: [lightly shakes her head] Come to mine.

Elizabeth Sherwood: Good morning, Elizabeth, girl. How are you this morning?
Lydia Grant: I'm fine. How about yourself?
Elizabeth Sherwood: On a scale of 1 to 10, I'm about a 25.

"Fame: U.N. Week (#2.23)" (1983)
David Reardon: Lydia, don't you know some simple dance steps that look good and get the audience involved, come on.
Lydia Grant: Yeah, I do, but usually they involve having to take your clothes off.
David Reardon: I can handle that.

Mr. Benjamin Shorofsky: [there's a rumor going around that Lydia and Reardon are having an affair] Do what lovers do: have a fight and end it.
Lydia Grant: End what?
Mr. Benjamin Shorofsky: The affair.
David Reardon: There is no affair!
Mr. Benjamin Shorofsky: What? The two of you had a fight?

"Fame: Heritage (#3.23)" (1984)
Lydia Grant: You're about twelve hourse late for class, Mr. Gray.
S.T. Gray: Well that's what I wanted to talk to you about, you see, I have this problem...
Lydia Grant: Look, I am not a councelor, I'm a dance teacher.
S.T. Gray: I have an excuse.
Lydia Grant: I'm not interested.
S.T. Gray: Really? I have a hard time believing that.
Lydia Grant: You have a hard time with a lot of thing, Mr. Gray.
S.T. Gray: Have dinner with me.
Lydia Grant: [sarcastic giggle] Like timing, for instance.

Lydia Grant: Oh, come on, why are you all making this into such a big ole deal? It's just a sport, a game...
Quentin Morloch: Lawn tennis is a sport. Monopoly's a game. Basketball's a three dimensional metaphor for life itself, that's why it's such a 'big ole deal'.

"Fame: Blood, Sweat and Circuits (#2.17)" (1983)
Lydia Grant: [to mailman] I'll sign, but I can't give you a tip. Teachers are not allowed to tip. Deep pockets and short arms. Occupational hazard.

Lydia Grant: You just slept through a dance that would keep most men awake for a week.
David Reardon: [stutters] Heck, heh, I was... I was resting my eyes.
Lydia Grant: Oh yeah, my mother's a duck.

"Fame: Secrets (#3.9)" (1984)
Lydia Grant: [holding up a magazine] Oh, girl, you wanna see something fierce? Check this out, now I'd look fine in that.
Elizabeth Sherwood: You're too short.

Larry: How come you are tryin so hard to blow my cover? You got a soft spot for the crud that pushes dope on these kids?
Lydia Grant: Don't give me that trash, I hate pushers. As much as I hate spying cops. But there are no pushers in this school and you know that.

"Fame: Teachers (#2.5)" (1982)
Lydia Grant: Oh, I think I feel my foot stuck somewhere deep inside of my big mouth.

Lydia Grant: [to Reardon] You've got a mouth like the Mississippi.

"Fame: Solo Song (#2.7)" (1982)
Lydia Grant: Uh, Mr. Landon, how did you know Elizabeth was in here?
Jim Landon: It's her breath. It could stop a truck.
Elizabeth Sherwood: What?
Jim Landon: [laughs] I'm sorry, I'm just joking. It's your cologne.

Elizabeth Sherwood: Well, apparently we made the mistake of turning down the wrong student.
Lydia Grant: Was not a mistake! The girl moved like a bowling ball with corners.

"Fame: A Friend in Need (#3.19)" (1984)
Lydia Grant: Well the answer is no.
Elizabeth Sherwood: Then why are you so angry?
Lydia Grant: I'm not angry! I'm mad.
Benjamin Shorofsky: [quietly] Gott in Himmel.

Jim Hamilton: Well, you're going to have to get in line and get a number, there's already a few ahead of you.
Lydia Grant: Where are they hiding?
Jim Hamilton: Oh, on the phone. Lets see, we've got Doris, three times. We've got, eh, Danny, twice, and then there's Leroy.
Lydia Grant: Leroy isn't even in the show.
Jim Hamilton: No, he called, he said Michael was driving him crazy.

"Fame: Rules (#3.6)" (1983)
Lydia Grant: Look, it's hard enough trying to getting through to these kids five, six classes a day. You add some hookey-tookey in there and see how much learning gets done.

"Fame: The Strike (#1.7)" (1982)
Lydia Grant: It's lonely at the top, but it's no bed of roses in the middle, either.

"Fame: Feelings (#2.3)" (1982)
Lydia Grant: Michael, you better make up your mind who you're more afraid of, Leroy or me.

"Fame: Sunshine Again (#2.15)" (1983)
Lydia Grant: All right, class, get ready to go! You'll be happy to know that I'm feeling real mean today. And that means you all are gonna get a lot of work done.

"Fame: Relationships (#2.13)" (1983)
Lydia Grant: You know, Mrs. Berg, it's really a shame about romance. Either it makes you feel terrific like Elizabeth or awful like Doris. There ought to be some middle ground, where you don't feel anything.
Mrs. Berg: Oh there, is, they call it ' married'.

"Fame: The Sell-Out (#1.6)" (1982)
Lydia Grant: Just give me some time, Mr. Shorofsky, I'll find out.
Mr. Benjamin Shorofsky: The time is not mine to give. Midterms are midterms. If this group is ready: whoopee. If they're not ready, that's too bad. The amount of time is not gonna change. Good luck.
[turns and leaves]

"Fame: Hail to the Chief (#3.3)" (1983)
Elizabeth Sherwood: Mr. Morloch, speaking for myself, although I suspect there are some others here who would agree, we're being had.
Mr. Morloch: Miss Sherwood, Quentin Morlock does not 'get had', ever. In any sense.
Lydia Grant: Poor baby.

"Fame: The Home Front (#3.24)" (1984)
Lydia Grant: I thought you said you didn't want to direct the show?
Michael: I said I didn't want to. I didn't say that I wasn't capable.
Lydia Grant: Oh, then you do think you can handle it?
Michael: Oh, no problem, I can handle it.
Lydia Grant: Oh, good. Then you got it baby, the job is yours.
[pulls a cassette out of it's player]
Michael: But wait, I'm...
Lydia Grant: No Michael, look, I have my hands full without trying to direct this extravaganza.
[puts the cassette in his hand]
Lydia Grant: Merry Christmas, happy birthday, the job is yours. Have a good time.

"Fame: Catch a Falling Star (#3.18)" (1984)
Lydia Grant: Leroy, open that locker.
Leroy Johnson: You act there's something bad in here or somethin'.
Lydia Grant: Boy, take your mouth south and open that locker!

"Fame: Home Again (#3.21)" (1984)
Lydia Grant: [sighs] They don't call me Mother Theresa for nothing. Just wish they wouldn't keep forgetting the Theresa part.

"Fame: Break Dance (#3.8)" (1983)
Quentin Morloch: Miss Grant, you stay here. This is a man's job.
Lydia Grant: Then you are gonna need help.

"Fame: A Musical Bridge (#1.13)" (1982)
Lydia Grant: Back up the tape, I gotta hear this again.

"Fame: Gonna Learn How to Fly: Part 2 (#3.2)" (1983)
Christopher Donlon: What, are you calling me a liar or something? Is that what you're doing? 'Cause I mean, nobody calls me a liar. You got that?
Lydia Grant: And you got that tone of voice from a bad Travolta movie and it's gonna get you kicked outta here on your can if you don't knock it off as of now!

"Fame: Homecoming (#2.11)" (1982)
Lydia Grant: Do you know she invited Louise Stefanovich to the dance recital?
Mr. Benjamin Shorofsky: [exclaiming] Not Louise Stefanovich!
Elizabeth Sherwood: [turning from Shorofsky to Lydia nervously] Did she say Louise Stefanovich?
Mr. Benjamin Shorofsky: I'm afraid so.
Mr. Benjamin Shorofsky: So, who is Louise Stefanovich.

Fame (1980)
Miss Berg: Where's his application?
Lydia: He doesn't have one.
Miss Berg: Well, get him one!
[Watching Leroy's dance moves]
Miss Berg: What do you call that?
Lydia: Wicked!

"Fame: Lisa's Song (#3.14)" (1984)
Lydia Grant: You don't believe me, do you?
Benjamin Shorofsky: Of course I do...
Lydia Grant: Well how can you just sit there eating like that?
Benjamin Shorofsky: Would you feel better if I stood up?

"Fame: The Crazies (#1.11)" (1982)
Lydia Grant: I'm digging my grave with my own mouth.