State of Grace (2001–2004)
[practicing a duck and cover nuclear attack drill]
Young Hannah Rayburn: Our desks aren't going to save us from nuclear annihilation.
Grace McKee: The gum offers an extra layer of protection.
Evelyn Rayburn: [speaking of the sport] I never knew anyone who fenced.
Grandma Ida: Sure you did. Your cousin fenced until the cops caught him trying to sell a stolen radio.
Grace McKee: [discovering the Rayburns are Jewish] That is so neat! I've always wanted to be tortured for my faith.
Grace McKee: [seeing numbers tattooed on Mr. Rayburn's arm] What's with the numbers?
[Hannah kicks Grace]
Grace McKee: Ow!
[Tattie, still in her pajamas, has just walked into the kitchen where Grandmother is sitting]
Grace's Grandmother: It is after ten o'clock! Do you know, the only people who sleep this late in New England are ill?
Tattie McKee: Yes, well, this is the South. The days are longer here - we pace ourselves.
[trying to improve her diet, Ida can't buy meat from Harold's butcher shop anymore]
Harold Bloomberg: Ida, are you... breaking up with me?
Grandma Ida: It's not you. It's your meat.
Harold Bloomberg: I *am* my meat!