Alma Moore: Okay, I was going to tell you, okay? There was this guy Joey. His name is Joey; he's at work. We went out and we had dessert; I went out and had dessert with him when I told you I worked late and I didn't work late and I'm feeling really guilty in case we're gonna die. I just wanted you to know that.
Elliot Moore: You...lied to me?

There are forces at work beyond our understanding.

Elliot Moore

Can this really be happening?

Elliot Moore

The event must've ended before we went out today.

Elliot Moore

Open the door bitch!

Josh

[to house plant] Hello. My name is Elliot Moore. I'm just going to talk in a very positive manner, giving off good vibes. We're just here to use the bathroom, and we're just going to leave. I hope that's okay.

Elliot Moore

[yelling] I need a second, okay? Why can't anyone give me a goddamn second?

Elliot Moore

We're packing hot dogs for the road. You know, hot dogs get a bad rep. They gotta cool shape, they got protein.

Nursery Owner

[to Joey] You have got to stop calling me. You're acting like the Fatal Attraction guy here. I feel like I'm going to take a shower and see your silhouette on the shower curtain!

Alma Moore

We're so much the same, Jess. I don't like to show my emotions either.

Alma Moore

[watching news report about the toxin] It makes you kill yourself. Just when you thought there couldn't be any more evil that can be invented.

Alma Moore

[to concerned teachers] Alright, there appears to be an event happening. Central Park was just hit by what seems to be a terrorist attack. They're not clear on the scale yet. It's some kind of airborne chemical toxin that's been released in and around the park. They said to watch for warning signs. The first stage is confused speech. The second stage is physical disorientation, loss of direction. The third stage...is fatal.

Principal

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We're packing hot dogs for the road. You know, hot dogs get a bad rep. They gotta cool shape, they got protein.

Nursery Owner

[as they are abandoned] Can you believe how crappy people are?

Alma Moore