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Dr. Larry Fleinhardt (Character)
from "Numb3rs" (2005)

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"Numb3rs: In Plain Sight (#2.8)" (2005)
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: This degree of traumatic experience would disturb even the most stable of Homo sapiens. This is not even taking into account the double x chromosome situation.
Charlie Eppes: Situation?
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: Yeah, you know women have two x chromosomes, men have an x and a so-called y. But I think if you examine it closely as I have, you'll find that the y is just an x with a piece missing.
Charlie Eppes: Signifying what?
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: Well, since I'm missing that very piece, I may not be qualified to answer that, but I think it has something to do with you know they're just more sensitive.
Charlie Eppes: Or that they can bear children?
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: Eh yeah, well that too.

[Charlie points to picture of suspect]
Charlie Eppes: Infinity. Same guy.
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: Aristotle said that infinity was the lack of limitations. Which I suppose could be a definition of evil.

Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: Curiosity. Not good for cats, great for scientists.

Charlie Eppes: I need the fastest way to the computer lab.
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: I know a shortcut through Metallurgy.


"Numb3rs: Sacrifice (#1.11)" (2005)
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: The human spirit is immeasurable

Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: What is that old saying: "Applied physicists are from Venus, theoretical physicists..."
Charlie Eppes: "... wonder why it rotates in the opposite direction."


"Numb3rs: Robin Hood (#4.5)" (2007)
Alan Eppes: [a pumpkin falls in the background and shatters on the ground like glass, startling Alan] What the hell was that?
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: A Cal Sci Tradition. Every Halloween the students drop pumpkins from the highest point on campus.
Alan Eppes: From the roof of the library?
[Another pumpkins shatters]
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: Yeah, the tradition further holds that the pumpkins be dipped in liquid nitrogen to intensify the explosion.
Alan Eppes: Well in that case, I'm starting a new tradition: The frightened student dash.
[Runs down the stairs as another pumpkin drops]

Charlie Eppes: [Charlie walks in to his office to find his dad and Larry pulling pumpkins out of a liquid nitrogen bath] Oh no, please don't tell me you're encouraging this.
Alan Eppes: Now, don't blame Larry. This was my idea.
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: Yeah, your father though it would help him connect to the younger students.
Charlie Eppes: Well then, what's your excuse?
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: I just like watching things explode.


"Numb3rs: Spree (#3.1)" (2006)
Megan Reeves: Well, I didn't run away from home at 16, but I didn't walk either. And unlike Crystal, I can live with most of my decisions.
[She stops and looks at Larry, concerned]
Megan Reeves: Does that make you uncomfortable?
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: [Shaking his head] I'm a man who lives in hotel rooms, and sleeps on couches.
[pauses]
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: Does that make *you* uncomfortable?
Megan Reeves: [Smiling] Noooo, I find it oddly attractive.
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: [Smiling, obviously pleased with this] You *constantly* put me in mind of the 157 Nebula, with these endless layers upon layers of complexities.
Megan Reeves: [Smiling] You know, I don't think I will ever get tired of being compared to the 157 Nebula.

Alan Eppes: Larry, I'm going to give you the same advice I've given to all the geniuses I know.
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: Which is?
Alan Eppes: Don't be an idiot.


"Numb3rs: Longshot (#3.6)" (2006)
[Larry is tapping on a drum, as Charlie barges into his office]
Charlie Eppes: Why are you doing that right now?
Larry Fleinhardt: Did you know that primitive societies believed in using percussion as a means of communicating with the dead?
Charlie Eppes: Are you drumming for someone in particular?
Larry Fleinhardt: Yes, I'm drumming for the corpse of my inspiration.
Charlie Eppes: And banging bongos worked for Richard Feynman, so...
Larry Fleinhardt: Feynman delighted in making music. I never percuss for pleasure.

Megan Reeves: So go over the schedule with me one more time?
Larry Fleinhardt: Okay, dinner and a movie every other Friday, lunch on Thursdays, now Wednesdays...?
Megan Reeves: And I get a wildcard once a month.
Larry Fleinhardt: That's it, that's it, to use at your own discretion.
Megan Reeves: And what do we call this?
Larry Fleinhardt: Oh, how 'bout structured complexity?
Megan Reeves: You know, I'm thinking of using my wildcard.
Larry Fleinhardt: Oh yeah?
Megan Reeves: Yeah. Maybe for breakfast tomorrow.


"Numb3rs: Primacy (#4.7)" (2007)
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: You could move in with me but I don't live anywhere.


"Numb3rs: Waste Not (#3.9)" (2006)
Megan Reeves: Hi handsome!
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: Hey, what are you doing here? Oh I'm sorry, is it wenesday already or i missed our lunch? Forgive me.
Megan Reeves: It's monday!
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: Oh, all right. Ok see you later.
Megan Reeves: Hey, I just wanna have a conversation.


"Numb3rs: Pay to Play (#4.17)" (2008)
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: I haven't heard of any of these artists, and it's not like I've been living in a cave.
Charlie Eppes: No, just a space station and a monastery - and oh yeah, the steam tunnels.
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: Point taken.


"Numb3rs: The Mole (#3.4)" (2006)
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: [about Charlie] To graduate Princeton at 16, I mean I thought I was good, but it took me to the more normal age of 19!


"Numb3rs: Traffic (#3.5)" (2006)
Charlie Eppes: Thank you for getting on this so fast.
Amita Ramanujan: Hey, I don't want to be shot or struck by a brick while driving any more than the next person.
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: Yeah. I guess there's nothing to be done about meteors. Well not just yet.
Charlie Eppes: No Larry. Not even the FBI can stop meteors.
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: Well not yet, but someday when we have plasma cannons, steam rockets...


"Numb3rs: Frienemies (#5.10)" (2008)
Charlie Eppes: Why do I let Marshall get to me?
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: He's a rival. Look, everybody has one, and frankly who they are says a lot about who you are.
Charlie Eppes: Yeah, what does Marshall hating me say about me?
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: He doesn't hate you. What is the word Amita uses?
Charlie Eppes: Frienemy.
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: There you go. Colleagues as well as rivals. I think you just remind each other of a time in your careers when you were both less secure in your reputations.
Charlie Eppes: What about you? Who sets you off?
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: Alan McNabb. Guy in my car club. He absolutely covets my Ford Roadster, yet he always says the leather is not restored to 1931 period standard, the color is all wrong, he is just one jealous bastard!


"Numb3rs: Hardball (#3.8)" (2006)
Megan Reeves: Twenty minutes ago I was on the couch, watching "Blazing Saddles" in my pajamas. This better be good.
Charlie Eppes: It's better than good.
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: The red cowgirl PJs?


"Numb3rs: Bettor or Worse (#2.2)" (2005)
Charlie Eppes: Larry, man, I... I play this game a lot.
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: Hey, I'm no stranger to the student union. Come on, my physics versus your geometry.


"Numb3rs: Graphic (#4.9)" (2007)
Charlie Eppes: [discussing Comic Books] Galactus? That's the guy who ate planets!
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: Yeah, but he was stellar Darwinism. He was necessary to the survival of the universe.
Charlie Eppes: What?
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: He was the third four, along with eternity and death.
Charlie Eppes: Larry, he wanted to eat the earth.
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: But he didn't!