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Maria Coughlin: Do you miss your kids?
Peg Coughlin: Sure.
Maria: Do you hate your husband?
Maria: Would you ever get married again?
Peg: Of course.
Maria: Can you stop watching TV for a minute?
Matthew: Because. I had a bad day at work. I had to subvert my principles and kow-tow to an idiot. Television makes these daily sacrifices possible. Deadens the inner core of my being.
Maria Coughlin: He's dangerous but sincere.
Maria Coughlin: No, he's dangerous *because* he's sincere.
Maria: Your job is making you boring and mean.
Matthew: My job is making me a respectable member of society.
Maria: Not because you love me or anything like that?
Matthew: I respect and admire you.
Maria: Is that love?
Matthew: No, that's respect and admiration.
Matthew Slaughter: I had a bad day, I had to subvert my principles and kowtow to an idiot. Television makes these daily sacrifices possible. Deadens the inner core of my being.
Maria Coughlin: Let's move away then.
Matthew Slaughter: They have television everywhere, there's no escape.