Adventures in Babysitting (1987) Poster

Penelope Ann Miller: Brenda



  • [Brenda has been at the bus station downtown for so long, she's starving. She tentatively approaches a hot dog vendor] 

    Brenda : Uh, those are hot dogs, right?

    Hot Dog Vendor : Yeah, want one?

    Brenda : Mmm, yeah I'd love one.

    Hot Dog Vendor : That'll be two bucks.

    Hot Dog Vendor : [Brenda hands him a check, he stares incredulously]  A check?

    Brenda : Yeah, but it's a good check. See, Chris' mom wrote it to Chris 'cause Chris bought her something, I can't remember what. Then I bought Chris some press-on nails, I gave Chris the difference, and she wrote the check over to me. So I'll write the check over to you, you keep the difference, and I'll take the hot dog. So, you got a pen?

    Hot Dog Vendor : Get outta here!

    Brenda : Wait! I'm starving, you'd rather throw it away than give it to me?

    Hot Dog Vendor : I work on a cash-only basis.

    Brenda : But it's a perfectly good check!

    Hot Dog Vendor : No! I'll make it very clear. You slip me the cash, and I'll slip you the weiner.

    Brenda : But I don't have any cash!

    Hot Dog Vendor : Then I don't have a weiner!

  • [in a telephone booth in the bus station] 

    Brenda : Chris I'm begging you, it's really scary here. I've just seen three people shoot up, a bald Chinese lady with no pants on, and there's this old guy outside who wants his bedroom slippers!

    Old Man : [banging on telephone booth]  Get out of my house!

    Brenda : [kicks out a small box and the guy's slippers]  You just moved!

  • Janitor #1 : Put the animal down.

    Brenda : Why?

    Janitor #2 : We gotta kill it!

    Brenda : [shocked]  What? You monsters! Why would you want to kill a poor defenseless little kitten?

    Janitor #2 : Kitten?

    [both janitors start laughing loudly] 

    Janitor #1 : This ain't no kitten, kid.

    Janitor #2 : That's a jumbo-sized sewer rat!

    [camera goes down to see that they are right, and Brenda screams hysterically] 

  • Mrs. Parker : That was Mrs. Anderson, she wants to know if you can babysit tonight.

    Chris : [sees the look Brenda gives her]  No, tell her I can't.

    Mrs. Parker : Why not?

    Chris : Because I want to sit at home and be depressed.

    Brenda : Oh, sit for the Andersons, that'll depress anyone.

    Chris : Mom, I'm too old to babysit.

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