Maltshop Guy: What's outside of Pleasantville?
David: Oh, it doesn't matter.
Margaret Henderson: What's outside of Pleasantville?
David: There are some places that the road doesn't go in a circle. There are some places where the road keeps going.
Margaret Henderson: Keeps going?
David: Yeah, yeah. It just keeps going. It all keeps going.
[the geography teacher uses a pointer to demonstrate, on the classroom blackboard, the world of Pleasantville, which consists of Elm Street, Main Street, and the Town Hall]
Miss Peters: Last week, class, we discussed the geography of Main Street. This week we're going to be talking about Elm Street. Now, can anyone tell me the difference between Elm Street and Main Street? Tommy.
Tommy: It's not as long?
Miss Peters: That's right, Tommy, it's not as long. Also, it only has houses, so the geography of Main Street is different than the geography of Elm Street.
[Jennifer is frowning in bewilderment. She raises her hand]
Miss Peters: Mary Sue!
Jennifer: Yeah. What's outside of Pleasantville?
[the entire class turns to look at her]
Miss Peters: I don't understand.
Jennifer: Outside of Pleasantville? Like, what's at the end of Main Street?
Miss Peters: [chuckles and shakes her head] Mary Sue. You should know the answer to that! The end of Main Street is just the beginning again.
[the teacher points at the intersection of Elm and Main. The class feels released to giggle at Jennifer/Mary Sue's clearly stupid question, and Jennifer frowns again]
Jennifer: I knew you'd pay a price for this. I knew you couldn't be so hopelessly geek-ridden for so long without suffering some really tragic consequences.
George Parker: Where's my dinner?
[David and Howard are eating lunch at school and studying for the "Pleasantville" Trivia Competition]
Howard: Okay, in the very first "Pleasantville" episode, whose window did Bud break when he was playing with his father's golf clubs?
David: Easy: Mister Jenkins. What job did Mister Jenkins have?
[Howard doesn't know]
David: Salesman. What did Bud and Mary Sue name the cat they found in the gutter?
David: Marmalade! All right, all right, here's one. Why did their parents come home early from their weekend at the lake?
[Howard doesn't know]
David: 'Cause Bud didn't answer the phone and they were worried about him.
Howard: Man. You're unbelievable. You'll win this thing for sure. When is it on?
David: Uh, marathon starts at 6:30, contest is tomorrow at noon.
Howard: A thousand bucks, huh? And it's on all night?
David: Well, of course it is, Howard. That's why they call it a marathon.
Jennifer: And I still don't see why we're doing this!
David: Because we're supposed to be in school.
Jennifer: We're supposed to be at home, David. We're supposed to be in color!
David: [placatingly] Okay, okay, okay.
David: Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!... Cat?
Jennifer: You can pin me anytime, Skip. Or maybe I should just pin you.
Skip: [laughs] That's silly, Mary Sue. How could you possibly pin me?
Jennifer: I did the slut thing, David. It got kinda old.
Big Bob: Up until now everything around here has been, well, pleasant. Recently certain things have become unpleasant. Now, it seems to me that the first thing we have to do is to separate out the things that are pleasant from the things that are unpleasant.
Jennifer: Hey, can I ask you a question?
Jennifer: How come I'm still in black and white?
Jennifer: I've had, like, ten times as much sex as the rest of these girls, and I still look like this. I mean, they spend, like, an hour in the back seat of some car and all of a sudden they're in Technicolor?
David: I don't know. Maybe it's not just the sex.
Skip: Mary Sue, I think I should go home now.
Jennifer: Why what's wrong?
Skip: I think I might be [looking down]... ill. Somethings happening to me.
Jennifer: [looking with him] That's supposed to happen.
Skip: It is?
Jennifer: Yeah, trust me.
Big Bob: [bangs the gavel] You're out of order!
David: Why am I out of order? [approaches Big Bob]
Big Bob: Because I'm not gonna let you turn this courtroom into a circus!
David: Well, I don't think it's a circus, and I don't think they do, either.
[David turns to look at the crowd, where many of the black-and-white people are changing into color. There are gasps and murmurs. Jennifer grins]
Big Bob: [bangs the gavel] This behavior must stop at once.
David: But see? That's just the point! It can't stop at once, because it's in you, and you can't stop something that's inside you.
Big Bob: It is not inside *me*!
David: [amused] Oh, sure it is.
Big Bob: No, it is not!
David: [Leans forward and speaks confidentially with a mischievous grin] What do you want to do to me right now? Come on. Everyone is turning colors. Kids are making out in the street. No one is getting their dinner. [Raises his voice for all to hear] Hell, you could have a flood any minute! Pretty soon, the women could be going off to work, while the men stayed at home and cooked!
Big Bob: That is not going to happen!
David: [with defiant delight] But it *could* happen!
Big Bob: [enraged] *No, it could not!*
[Big Bob suddenly turns pink, and David grins victoriously]
Jennifer: [looking at boobs in mirror] I could, like, kill a guy with these things.
Skip: Hiya, Bud!
David: Hiya, Skip!
Skip: Hiya, Bud!
David: Hiya, Skip!
Skip: Bud, can I ask you a question?
Skip: Well, if I was to go up to your sister... What I mean is, if I was to go up to Mary Sue...
David: Oh my God... are we in that episode?
Skip: [townspeople are burning library books] Mary Sue, it's better this way!
Jennifer: This is the only book I've ever read in my whole life, and you're not going to put it on that fire!
TV Repairman: I'm getting a little concerned about what I'm seeing on some of these reruns.
Kimmy: [about David] Oh, my God. He is, like, so pathetic. I can't believe you're, like, related to him!
Jennifer: Only on my parents' side.
Kimmy: Yeah, but you guys are, like, twins and stuff. You must be from the cool side of the uterus.
David's Mom: When your father was here, I used to think, "This was it. This is the way it was always going to be. I had the right house. I had the right car. I had the right life."
David: There is no right house. There is no right car.
David's Mom: God, my face must be a mess.
David: It looks great.
David's Mom: Honey, it's really sweet of you, but I'm sure it does not look "great."
David: Sure it does. Come here.
David's Mom: I'm 40 years old. I mean, it's not supposed to be like this.
David: It's not supposed to be anything. Hold still.
David's Mom: How'd you get so smart all of a sudden?
David: [long slow smile] I had a good day.
Jennifer: You listen to me for just a minute! I don't know what you've done to us, but you better fix it!
Jennifer: Fast! I had a date with Mark Davis and I even bought new underwear!