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'The good teen-age mime chooses to study for an exam, while the bad one chooses to steal hubcaps.'
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". . .Get back in there and mess up your room properly!"
"I'm sorry, but so far medical science hasn't come up with a cure for adolescence."
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"And as you can see, waiting times for adolescent mental health services have fallen dramatically...especially amongst the over 40s."
"I want to be prepared for my teen years,so I want to practice being mouthy and moody now."
"When I was small, I used to be so busy. I was always running here and rushing there. Go, go, go. That was me. Now I just ride my bike or sit around watching mindless junk on TV. My life just keeps getting better and better all the time."
"I don't know...but it seems like nothing ever changes around here. It's like we've been 15 years old forever!"
"You're not supposed to take my word for it!"
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"Don't you...sometimes get the feeling...that for some reason...we're not like anyone else?"
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"So, what are we doing this summer? We need to do something where in 50 years time, we look back and say, 'We did some crazy stuff that summer!"
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"Homework! Homework! Homework! I'll be doing this for hours! Talk about a misspent youth."
"'Baldo, why did you do this?'...'Baldo why did you do that?' The trouble with being a teenager is that nobody understands me! And that includes me."
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"I don't! I mean, I do! Not Bea, but Estella. Maybe. Unless she has a boyfriend."
"Nope, you owe the government absolutely nothing. It's true what they say...these are the most wonderful times of your life."
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"I wonder if Estella likes me. I'm probably too goofy and too car-obsessed."
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'I hate it when teen angst becomes mid-age angst.'
'It's a record of my daughter's rising hemline.'
'Hello Childline... my parents just don't rock.'
"Do you think we should lower the price?"
"So have you or have you not kissed a girl?"
Baldo fantasizes the Boys Department becomes the Men's Department after his first kiss with Smiley.
"I just broke up with my boyfriend. He said if I really loved him, I would get a job and help him buy a car."
"Kisses don't mean much unless you feel something in your heart."
"I heard at school that Baldo kissed a girl. Can you pass the macaroni and cheese?"
"Well, I've come this close to asking out Sylvia Sanchez. But I'm just an average guy! Nothing about me says 'I'm cool! Look at me!'"