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: [after Jim's plan appears to be working
] You think you're pretty smart, don't you? Jim Anderson
: Well, you know what they say - "Father... Betty 'Princess' Anderson
: - crows best".
: Do you happen to have a truck that can pull our car out or know someone who has one? Nick
: No ma'am, I don't. Won't do no good anyway. Driftin' might stout out there tonight. Margaret Anderson
: We've got to get home or we won't have any Christmas! Nick
: No? Well now, did you ever think of this? It's Christmas up here, too.
: Beaver, what's wrong? You're covered with blood! Beaver
: Yeah, I know. It's Wally's blood. See, Wally and I were fixing his bike in the driveway and Dad came home and got real mad. So he took a gun out and killed Wally. Blew his head clean off his shoulders. His face is all over the garage door. It's a real mess.
] Margaret Anderson
: Well, what on Earth happened tonight? I'm dying to know. Jim Anderson
: Well, I guess what happened was - our little girl grew up tonight. And you know how? By going back to her own age.
: When a man comes in the door - sisterly love flies out the window.
James 'Jim' Anderson
] ... this applies to all women. You insist on taking all the credit. When a man, of his own volition and free choice, selects a girl he likes - the girl immediately claims she hooked him. Chances are she had nothing to do with it. Betty 'Princess' Anderson
: Oh, Father! You are naive. Margaret Anderson
: You know the old saying, dear. 'A girl let's a boy chase her, till she catches him.' James 'Jim' Anderson
] Oh, Margaret. Margaret Anderson
: Well, that's how I caught you.