2x19 Nuts To War
First Aired: Feb. 26, 1992 on ABC
Summary: Part 1: Robbie is selected to go into the 'Nuts To War' war. But Fran is still worried about Robbie and is worried and scared to death that Robbie will be killed in the war. So she decides to let Earl and Roy go to the battlefield and immediately check on Robbie.... Part 2: Conclusion. In…
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Fran Sinclair: [to Earl] What was it? It was something bad, wasn't it? Why won't they tell us what's going on?
Robbie Sinclair: Yeah, it was some new guy... but you know we could've won!
Earl Sinclair: Robbie, what're you saying?
Robbie Sinclair: Well, I'm saying it's terrible that guy got killed and all, but you know we had those four-leggers on the run, we could've won it.
Earl Sinclair: A boy died, don't you see the fighting didn't solve anything?
Fran Sinclair: Come on, Robbie, let's get you out of that uniform, you have school tomorrow.
Robbie Sinclair: Forget school, a bunch of the guys were talking about keeping the army together if they came back, they'll set up a base at the swamp so we'll be ready for them next time. They're working on a WHOLE NEW line of weapons, yeah!
Earl Sinclair: Stop it! You're not a soldier, you're a kid, [pulls Robbie into a close hug] You're gonna go to school, you're gonna take girlfriends to dances, you're gonna drive me crazy like you always have, until it's time for you to grow up.
Robbie Sinclair: Dad?
Earl Sinclair: It's allright son, it's over... you're home.
B.P. Richfield: Not just any rock you bonehead, this is a Peacekeeper 3000. I'm not talking about poked eyes, one of these babies can bust a head wide open.
Earl Sinclair: You sell those to the enemy? But my son is out there, he may even be killed!
B.P. Richfield: I didn't know that, I also don't care!
- The title is based upon the reply by General Anthony Clement McAuliffe to the German Army's request for the surrender of the American troops trapped in Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944: "Nuts!"