It Runs in the Family

Synopsis: It is now summer in the Parker family and the usual number of events is happening in their separate lives. Ralphie is searching for the perfect top to use to beat the school bully, the Old Man is in battle with their hillbilly neighbors (the Bumpuses) while eagerly awaiting the discovery of the perfect fishing spot, and Mother is attempting to collect all of the pieces of a glass china set at a local movie theater.
Genre: Comedy, Family
Director(s): Bob Clark
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
85 min

Aye, Captain.

Are you ready to go?

Where are we going?

Pesach. We're going to a Seder.


Not yet.

Gefilte fish?

Mama makes good gefilte fish.

Gefilte fish, yes.

But not Mama's.


My daughter-in-law can't cook.

What are they doing? That's gross!

You don't know what that is?

That's 69.

69's all right,

but it's nothin' like oral sex.

Get off, Shea!

Anybody wet their Pampers today?

No. You?

You're in little Abby Staley's

class, right?

You tell little Abby that she

never finished what she started.

Tell her I've waited too long,

my balls are gonna burst.

- Miss Congeniality.

- Gromberg, are you following me?

Following you?

Why would I be following you?

You just called me a zoo monkey

smeared in my own faeces.

Which I actually thought

was kind of funny.

But, no, I'm on my way uptown

to go pick up my grandmother.

Your grandmother?

That is such bullshit.

No, I am. Sometimes

I pick her up from dialysis.

You are so following me,

and I wish you would stop it.

You know what, Peg? You excite me.

You are so moronic, it is unreal.

- Screw me.

- I don't think so.

No, I gotta go.

But before I do,

let me get your digits.

- Excuse me?

- Your phone number.

You don't get the message?

What do I have to do,

barf on your Nikes?

Just give me your number and

I'll quit hasslin' you.

It's on the class roster,

under "Unavailable".

At least give me some skin.

Excuse me, is Mrs Gromberg here?

You just missed her.

I put her in a taxi ten minutes ago.


Was she OK, at least?

Listen, she's old.

It takes a lot out of her.

If you can't be here on time, get

somebody else who can pick her up.

What kinda shit-ass portion is this?

Now serve it up!

What kinda shit-ass portion is this?

Now serve it up!

Is everything OK, Suzie?

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Jean Shepherd

Jean Parker Shepherd, Jr. (July 26, 1921 – October 16, 1999) was an American storyteller, radio and TV personality, writer and actor. He was often referred to by the nickname Shep. With a career that spanned decades, Shepherd is known to modern audiences for the film A Christmas Story (1983), which he narrated and co-scripted, based on his own semi-autobiographical stories. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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