Marla Gibbs: Mary Jenkins
Holdup Man : Who are you?
Mary : I'm Gladys Knight and these are my Pips.
[Julian asks Mary about painting the master bedroom]
Julian : It's House and Condo's Color of the Month.
Mary : I don't care if it's Baskin Robbins flavor of the month! You are not painting our bedroom passion purple!
Lester : Passion Purple, Are you Crazy?
Travis : Cheap! $3.95 a gallon and they threw in the beret!
Julian : Balderdash!
Sandra : [after receiving a bouquet of flowers] Oh, Mary! You know what? These are probably from Tony apologizing for last night.
Mary : You see there? All upset for nothing.
Sandra : [reading the attached note] Oh! Dear Snookums, please accept these flowers as well as an invitation to dinner Friday night at La Bamba! Love, Tony!
Mary : La Bamba? Child, that place is so expensive, even the doorman takes credit cards.
Sandra : [laughs] Oh, look, Mary, isn't this cute? There's a P.S! Please don't tell... Sandra.
[voice changes to an angry tone upon realizing the flowers are for her roommate, Donna]
Donna Dalton : Hi!
[seeing flowers in Sandra's hand]
Donna Dalton : Oh, those are so pretty!
Sandra : They're yours.
Donna Dalton : Aw!
[grabbing the flowers]
Donna Dalton : From who?
Sandra : From Tony.
Donna Dalton : Aw! I wonder where I should put them?
Sandra : [menacingly moves towards Donna] I know exact...
Mary : [while pulling Sandra back] Uh! Uh! Um!
Donna Dalton : I-Is there something wrong?
Sandra : [mockingly] I-Is there something wrong? Yeah, there's something wrong! You obviously made a mistake in judgement! Nobody, I mean, nobody messes with Sandra Clark!
Donna Dalton : What are you so upset about? You got a 100 guys calling you!
Sandra : [defiantly] Well, today's it's 99.
Mary : [while watching Donna walking, laughing, and flirting with two guys] Um, Madonna? I mean... Donna. I think we need to talk.
Donna Dalton : Sure, Aunt Mary, what about?
Mary : [referring to Donna's new look and attitude] About your... your, um... difference.
Donna Dalton : Oh, I know, isn't it wonderful? I feel like a whole new person! I've never had this much fun in my entire life! I feel so good and confident about myself! Coming to see you and Uncle Lester has been the best thing that's ever happened to me! Oh, I love it here!
[kisses Mary on the cheek and walks inside the apartment]
Pearl Shay : Well, you sure straightened her out.