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Thirtysomething is a television drama series that aired from September 29, 1987 until May 28, 1991. The series features a group of baby boomer yuppies during the late 1980s. However, the show revolves around a husband a wife team, Michael Steadman and Hope Murdoch who are the focal point of the group. The series is ranked as one of TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.

You'll find quotes from the series "Thirtysomething" below.


Ellyn's date: I think "I Love Lucy"'s overrated, myself.
Prof. Gary Shepherd: Even Hemingway wasn't good at being Hemingway.
Prof. Gary Shepherd: I think I'm missing the relationship chromosome.
Miles Drentell: You don't look well. Have you been sleeping properly?
Michael Steadman: [who wasn't gotten actual sleep in days] Like a top.
[Exits]
Miles Drentell: [to himself] "Like a top"...
Ellyn Warren: I mean, Michael's cute and all, but how much fun can it be sitting at home watching him sulk night after night?
Elliot Weston: When Nancy got better, I really had thought I was through with Death, Mike. I mean, that son of a bitch has been hanging around my house for over a year, you know, flipping through magazines, watching tv, waiting. And then the second-look surgery came, no more cancer! Nancy gets to be alive, you know? No more Death! What a dope! Mike, it's going to be like this for the rest of our lives. You know? We just have to keep going. Trying to fill the time between the funerals. Which is either very stupid... or kinda sweet, depending on how you look at it.
Prof. Gary Shepherd: [lost while driving with Susannah] So relax. Close your eyes if you want. We'll get there. And if we don't get where we're going, we'll get somewhere else that's just as interesting.
Elliot Weston: Nancy? [becoming alarmed seeing Nancy just standing at the window] Nancy?
Nancy Krieger Weston: [turning to him] It's good news, Elliot. It's the best possible news. I just had to get up. I had to get up and look out and just see. I mean there's lights and there's the ice and it's sparkling and everything is shining and it's just a parking lot, isn't it? Isn't it?
Nancy Krieger Weston: Ma?
Eleanor Krieger: [knitting in her lap] Don't call me 'Ma'. You're not a goat.
Nancy Krieger Weston: That is the ugliest sweater I have ever seen. I hope it's not for me.
Eleanor Krieger: Not anymore. Maybe Deborah will want it.
Nancy Krieger Weston: She won't. Send it to Sue.
Nancy Krieger Weston: [on the phone with Ethan] So, when is the science fair? Okay. Well, just tell Daddy, sweetie, and he'll pick it up for you at the market.
Eleanor Krieger: What's he need? I'll get it.
Nancy Krieger Weston: [waving her mom off] Okay. Well, here comes a kiss... Well, I don't care if you want one or not, buster! Here it comes!
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