Principal Petersen Quotes

Quote from the episode A Virus, Heartbreak and a World of Possibilities

Principal Petersen: You ever play football?
Billy Sparks: No, sir.
Principal Petersen: Think about it. I will forge a birth certificate tomorrow.

Quote from the episode A Lock-In, a Weather Girl and a Disgusting Habit

Brenda Sparks: Anyway, his name is Billy, and he's in sixth grade, so you're gonna be seeing him in three or four or five years. [Petersen laughs]
George Sr.: You met him at my house when we were playing poker.
Principal Petersen: The big kid. I love that kid.
George Sr.: Mm-hmm.
Brenda Sparks: Good. Remember that when he's failing homeroom.
Principal Petersen: Oh, don't worry about grades. He's gonna be a linebacker. Where you been hiding this one, George?
George Sr.: Haven't been hiding her.
Brenda Sparks: Well, not that easy to hide.
Principal Petersen: [chuckles] I'll get us another round. [whispers to George] Tell her how I make more money than you.

Quote from the episode A Lock-In, a Weather Girl and a Disgusting Habit

Brenda Sparks: Well, it was nice meeting you. I'll let y'all enjoy your night.
George Sr.: Good seeing you.
Principal Petersen: Hey, if you're here by yourself, join us.
Brenda Sparks: Oh, no. No, I wouldn't want to intrude.
George Sr.: We're probably leaving soon, anyways.
Principal Petersen: What are you talking about? You made me put on pants and leave the house. I'm at least getting a beer out of this.
George Sr.: Fine.
Principal Petersen: Sit. I'll grab us a round.

Quote from the episode A Lock-In, a Weather Girl and a Disgusting Habit

George Sr.: Don't you usually hang out at Nate's?
Brenda Sparks: Well, I thought that was more your spot.
George Sr.: Yeah, usually.
Principal Petersen: But tonight he took me to this charming dump.
George Sr.: She works here.
Principal Petersen: Cool.

Quote from the episode A Lock-In, a Weather Girl and a Disgusting Habit

Principal Petersen: Interesting bar, George.
George Sr.: Just wanted a change of pace.
Principal Petersen: Well, other than the noise and smell, you've picked a winner.
George Sr.: You want to go someplace else, we'll go someplace else.
Principal Petersen: No, I'm happy to stay here and bust your balls. I see they've even got a chili dog buffet, and just the sight of it makes me want to sit on a toilet.

Quote from the episode The Yips and an Oddly Hypnotic Bohemian

George Sr.: [chuckles] What about women?
Principal Petersen: [sighs] Honestly... it's tough to meet people at this age.
George Sr.: No, come on, charming fella like you?
Principal Petersen: [scoffs] Sadly, this is the best night out I've had in a long time.
George Sr.: Yeah. Me, too.
Principal Petersen: But if you know anybody, send them my way.
George Sr.: Yeah, I'll think about.
Principal Petersen: You ever eat chicken in your underwear?
George Sr.: What do you think?
Principal Petersen: Yes.
George Sr.: Yes.

Quote from the episode Potential Energy and Hooch on a Park Bench

George Jr.: You wanted to see me?
Principal Petersen: Actually, I wanted to see you yesterday, but you weren't in school.
George Jr.: You noticed that, huh?
Principal Petersen: I've noticed it a lot lately. Level with me, son. Is it drinking? Drugs?
George Jr.: Actually, it's work.
Principal Petersen: Oh. I don't think I have a pamphlet for that. You sure you didn't get a girl in trouble? [holds up pamphlet] You will at some point, just take it.

Quote from the episode An Eagle Feather, a String Bean, and an Eskimo

Mary: So you're saying he's being rude to his teachers?
George Sr.: That's unacceptable. I'll-I'll give him a talkin' to.
Principal Petersen: I don't know if I'd call him rude.
Mary: Well, put a word on it.
Principal Petersen: Rude, let's go with rude. Rude is good.

Quote from the episode Killer Asteroids, Oklahoma, and a Frizzy Hair Machine

Principal Petersen: You better run, you little punk!

Quote from the episode Killer Asteroids, Oklahoma, and a Frizzy Hair Machine

Diane: Sheldon Cooper's outside.
Principal Petersen: Who sent him now?
Diane: Givens.
Principal Petersen: Well, you know what? Givens needs to man up. Cooper's a little boy. It's not hard to handle him.
Diane: I'll send him in.
Principal Petersen: H-Hold on a minute, just Does he know I'm in here?

Quote from the episode A House for Sale and Serious Woman Stuff

Principal Petersen: I would love to, Sheldon, but there's a district rule that says a principal can't live next door to a student.
Sheldon: That makes sense.
Principal Petersen: Does it? Good.

Quote from the episode The Yips and an Oddly Hypnotic Bohemian

Principal Petersen: If you could have any job in the high school, what would it be?
George Sr.: [laughs] I don't know, why?
Principal Petersen: Sometimes I look at the janitor pushing around that buffing machine. That thing looks like a blast. He doesn't wear a tie. No fights with the school board. Vomit and feces aside, he's, he's living the dream.

Quote from the episode The Yips and an Oddly Hypnotic Bohemian

George Sr.: Tell me about your fun bachelor life.
Principal Petersen: Well, as of last week, I officially tasted every Campbell's soup.
George Sr.: [laughing] Come on, Tom. I'm trying to live vicariously here. There's got to be something good.
Principal Petersen: Let's see, I go hunting and fishing whenever I feel like it.
George Sr.: Now we're getting somewhere.
Principal Petersen: Spend my money on whatever I want.
George Sr.: Mm. What was the last thing you got?
Principal Petersen: Foreman fight on pay-per-view. I ate a bucket of chicken and watched it in my underwear.
George Sr.: You lucky bastard.
Principal Petersen: Uh-huh.

Quote from the episode The Sin of Greed and a Chimichanga from Chi-Chi's

George Sr.: So, that's why I wanted to give you a heads-up.
Principal Petersen: I got to tell you, George, this is a real blow.
George Sr.: Appreciate it. But, uh, yeah, you'll find someone. There's a lot of good coaches out there.
Principal Petersen: Not you. Sheldon.
George Sr.: Sheldon? I thought everyone would be thrilled for him to leave.
Principal Petersen: Don't get me wrong, your kid is a royal pain in the ass. However, his state test scores are so extraordinary, the school actually gets more funding because of it.
George Sr.: You serious?
Principal Petersen: Serious as the fire alarms, which are now functional. And always were, if anyone asks.

Quote from the episode A Secret Letter and a Lowly Disc of Processed Meat

[on the "Why Sheldon Cooper Should Go to College" tape:]
Principal Petersen: A student like Sheldon comes along... once in a lifetime. This school is not gonna be the same without him. But I know he's gonna do great things. And I'm honored to have been a small part of it.

Quote from the episode The Sin of Greed and a Chimichanga from Chi-Chi's

Sheldon: You wanted to see me?
Principal Petersen: When don't I want to see you, Sheldon? Come in. I have something I'd like to give you. This is a key to the faculty restroom. No students allowed. One person at a time. And unlike the other restrooms, this one gets cleaned every night.
Sheldon: Thank you.
Principal Petersen: No, Sheldon. Thank you.
Sheldon: You're welcome.

Quote from the episode Albert Einstein and the Story of Another Mary

George Sr.: Hey, Tom, you got a minute?
Principal Petersen: Pretty busy. Make it quick.
George Sr.: It turns out I don't need that raise.
Principal Petersen: What happened, you win the lottery?
George Sr.: No, no.
Principal Petersen: Aw, George, I am so sorry.
George Sr.: Well, what can you do?
Principal Petersen: Listen, I cleared your raise already, why don't you just keep the money.
George Sr.: Oh, no, I couldn't do that.
Principal Petersen: No. No, I mean it. It's yours.