Spencer: "Richard, why are you afraid of the Phantom of the Opera; what do you think he'd do to you?"
Richard, deadly serious: "I think he's going to tortunate me and turn me to bones.... or make me into one of those clapping monkeys."
John, lamenting after being stopped from playing a non-sequential run in Rummy: "But they're all in the same coat!"
Dad: "I think you mean 'suit', Son."
Sarah Grace: "The Phantom looks the hottest when he's first taking Christine to his lair."
James: "I can't stand that scene; he's 'blue-steeling' it up the whole time.
Spencer: "James, you'd be 'blue-steeling' it up too if you were working with only half a face."
Dad, after smokin' the Young Guns at Go Fish: "Boys, you've been hustled. You didn't know I played Go Fish on a Mississippi riverboat before I met your mother."
John, breathless with excitement: "You mean you were like James Garner in that movie we saw?" [Maverick]
George, upon tasting Sarah's homemade cream cheese: "So, what makes this cream cheese homemade?"
Richard, oh-so-matter-of-factly: "Because.... she made it.... at home."