It was a line uttered at the end of an episode of One Day At A Time by the main character, Ann Romano (played by Bonnie Franklin), after her boyfriend David leaves her. Bonnie Franklin often did this simultaneous laughing-while-crying thing that was very campy, and she did it in this scene.
I don''t know, but it''s always attributed to Ann Romano/Bonnie Franklin, so I would guess "One Day at a Time". But you never know with the freaks around here.
It''s Bonnie Franklin as Ann Romano from ONE DAY AT A TIME doing her best to be a liberated woman who is brave but appealingly vulnerable in the face of peril.\
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I forget the original context, but basically when Ann (Bonnie Franklin) said it to her boyfriend David (Richard Masur), she was saying, "The outside world is a scary place I cannot control; hold me so I at least feel secure in your arms."\
It''s become a standard DL line when the Nervous Nellies start in with the apocalyptic scenarios.
The original context was that her boyfriend had just broken up with her. She was sitting alone in a dark room, talking to herself while laughing and crying at the same time, and ended the monologue with "Hold me David... I''m scared..." Fade to black.
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I usually cry out for Auntie Em. But then the wicked witch bursts in with her famous "I''ll give you Auntie Em, my pretty! (wicked laugh)"
That sounds... dreadful, R5.
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Ann Romano = the one person you would LEAST want to hold, even in a dark room.
I think it has something to do with Bonnie Franklin.
It was a line from "Who''s The Boss?" when they spoofed a musical. Katherine Helmond, as Mona, had just met a man named David when an earthquake struck while they were shopping in a Ben Franklin store. She said, "Hold me, David, I''m scared." As soon as the snaking stopped, he began to sing "I found a million dollar baby in a five and ten cent store" and they went into a tap-dance routine.
Yes, I remember this. Wasn''t this early on? \
I remember Julie''s boyfriend Max....always thought he was so hot!
Didn''t Tea Leoni say "Hold me, daddy, I''m scared" to Maximillian Schell at the end of DEEP IMPACT?
No no no, you''re all wrong.\
It was from that Very Special Episode where Ann was gang raped by those friends of Julie''s who had stopped by to "watch the Jerry Lewis Telethon".
Was it Bonnie Franklin?
Weird. For some reason I remember her actually clutching Richard Masur while uttering the line. I thought there was a riot or something going on outside. Maybe she said it more than once?
Why is there no youtube video of this moment?
[quote]Weird. For some reason I remember her actually clutching Richard Masur while uttering the line.\
You''re right: she was. r5 is either being funny (and I don''t get the joke) or misremembering it.
Is she the one with the famous lady ham?
That season is on Hulu or Crackle. I watched them all, but don''t remember that line.
Wasn''t it after Julie ran away to live with Chuck in his van, and Ann Romano couldn''t convince her to come back?
You''re not getting any younger, princess.
The beauty is that younger generations will live longer than any humans ever. You bitches are going to get very, very old, in an unstable, fucked-up world. Enjoy! The world is your polluted, corrupt oyster!
I thought it was after Florida smashed the glass bowl and in the Romano nabe they were gearing up for riots.
Is this another Eldagay thread?
Is this the same episode where Natalie and Tootie brought home a bong from the head shop?
It''s from the Bible, OP. Goliath said it to David after the condom broke.
No it''s the one where Natalie gets ass raped by a blind man.
I always thought Ann''s mushroom hairdo looked like the head of a penis.
If someone can remember what episode it''s from, and it''s from the first season, I have those episodes on DVD and I will upload the clip to YouTube.
You''re a peach, r30. I just wish I could remember...\
My vote would be the Julie runs away episode.
I just posted something to a One Day at a Time message board (yes, that''s a thing), so hopefully we can find out the episode origin of this favorite DL quote.
God, I must be drunk tonight, but this is yet another DL thread I absolutely adore.%0D\
It''s got everything, including bizarro left turns like R23.%0D\
Carry on, ladies!
R23''s post is a modern classic.
Didn''t Julie run away a few times?
Yes, R22, but no matter how old we get, we will ALWAYS be younger than you.
God will get you for that, Walter.
Even if we can''t see this particular clip, a clip showing the laughing/crying trope would be most appreciated. I definitely remember that being a "thing" in my ''80s childhood.
I remember an episode of Love Boat where a lady said "Hold me, Gopher" to Gopher. My sister and I annoyed our parents my repeating it for the next six months.
I was almost certain it was from "2001, A Space Odyssey."
This is what I vaguely remember.
The ODAAT episode concerned the impending wedding of David and Ann. Towards the end of the episode Ann realizes that she's been using David as a crutch and confesses this to him; it becomes clear to David that Ann does not really want to be his wife. Trying very hard not to break down in front of her (he's precariously close to tears) he mumbles some parting words to her and leaves; as he leaves she's whimpering "David...I love you."
She sits in the living room (it's NOT "dark"). The camera is focused on her face; she seems on the verge of a mental collapse. She's kind of laughing, but her eyes are glazed with tears. She gulps "I'm scared. I'm scared."
And that is how "David, I'm scared" really played out, at least from what I can remember.
I watched that episode live and thought it was when she had the cancer scare, but I could be wrong.
All Tea Leoni's character says to her father is "Daddy?" before they get wiped away by the tidal wave.
I found the link. She says "I love you David. I'm scared." After he walks out of the apartment for good.
Igt's at 3:47 of the video.
You all have this wrong. It's a bible verse from I Samuel after Jonathan slay a gang of Philistines, he was comforted by his friend David. I think this was just before Jonathan stripped off hit robe and gave himself to David. But they were just friends...nothing funny going on there.