Tam Quotes

Quote from the episode Dolomite, Apple Slices, and a Mystery Woman

Sheldon: So why did it take people so long to believe in continental drift, when it's obvious that Africa and South America fit together like a puzzle?
Tam: No, they don't.
Libby: People didn't understand continental drift because they didn't understand sea floor spreading. ... What?
Sheldon: I'm both threatened and delighted by your brain.
Tam: I'm just delighted by it. [looking at a globe] They do fit. That's nuts.

Quote from the episode A Loaf of Bread and a Grand Old Flag

Tam: Look at these prices. No wonder supermarkets are running my parents out of business.
Sheldon: Your parents own a convenience store. They charge extra for the convenience.
Tam: How is this not convenient?

Quote from the episode A Financial Secret and Fish Sauce

Sheldon: Do you think your dad would ever ask you to keep a secret from your mom?
Tam: Oh, no. He's so honest, it's annoying.
Trang Nguyen: Enough talking. Sleep now.
Tam: She's just annoying.

Quote from the episode A Swedish Science Thing and the Equation for Toast

Sheldon: I could offer an assortment of breakfast cereal.
Tam: My mom doesn't let me have cereal with sugar in it. Or anything that makes me happy.

Quote from the episode A High-Pitched Buzz and Training Wheels

Tam: Well, you're in luck. What do you want to know?
Sheldon: I'm being tormented by a sound coming from our refrigerator, and I don't know how to deal with it.
Tam: When my uncle was in a reeducation camp, he would imagine disemboweling his torturers with a bamboo spike.

Quote from the episode A High-Pitched Buzz and Training Wheels

Sheldon: Maybe I'll just get a book on refrigerator repair instead.
Tam: Okay. New subject. Jessica Gieger wears a black bra. I saw it through the sleeve of her shirt. Not beige, not pink. Black. So mysterious.

Quote from the episode A Sneeze, Detention, and Sissy Spacek

Sheldon: Have you ever been in detention?
Tam: No. But I do take the school bus. And that is no party. It's like a mental hospital on wheels.
Sheldon: That's a good use of simile.
Tam: Thanks. Well, I'll see you tomorrow. I hope.

Quote from the episode A Therapist, a Comic Book, and a Breakfast Sausage

Sheldon: Mm, no, thank you. I'm not hungry.
Tam: "I'm not hungry." The three words you never hear in Vietnam.

Quote from the episode David, Goliath and a Yoo-hoo from the Back

Adult Sheldon: While Tam prattled on about some family nonsense, I couldn't help but think about Tommy. At 3:00 pm, he was going to engage in a schoolyard battle that was entirely my fault. I had to find a way to intervene, but how?
Tam: Ooh, a Nutter Butter. Maybe she does love me.

Quote from the episode A Loaf of Bread and a Grand Old Flag

Sheldon: Uh-oh.
Tam: What's the matter?
Sheldon: Something's wrong with my sandwich.
Tam: Did it go bad?
Sheldon: No. It just tastes different.
Tam: If you don't want it, I'll trade you for my dumplings.
Sheldon: I'm already unhappy. Do you really think dumplings will fix the problem?
Tam: It'll fix my problem. I'm sick of dumplings.

Quote from the episode A Loaf of Bread and a Grand Old Flag

Sheldon: Excuse me, sir. Has anything changed with the bread from the Happy Hearth Home Bakeries?
Jared: I have no idea.
Sheldon: How can you not know? You work here.
Jared: What do you want from me? I get $3.35 an hour to stock shelves.
Tam: Are you kidding? My father pays me five dollars a week. I bet they're violating child labor laws.

Quote from the episode A Financial Secret and Fish Sauce

Sheldon: Thank you for letting me sleep in your bed.
Tam: My father taught me that we must always honor our guests and treat them with the utmost courtesy.
Sheldon: The Vietnamese are a very welcoming people.
Tam: Yeah, that hasn't always worked out for us.

Quote from the episode A Solar Calculator, a Game Ball, and a Cheerleader's Bosom

Tam: How's puberty treating you? Because it is knocking me for a loop.

Quote from the episode A Loaf of Bread and a Grand Old Flag

Tam: Look, you made my mom's note.
Sheldon: "Don't talk to Sheldon. Mom." That's fine. I usually do most of the talking.
Tam: Yes, you do.

Quote from the episode A Swedish Science Thing and the Equation for Toast

Sheldon: What kind of snacks do you think I should serve at my Nobel gathering?
Tam: It's on Swedish radio. How about Swedish meatballs?
Sheldon: But it's at 5:00 a.m.
Tam: Swedish breakfast balls?

Quote from the episode A Patch, a Modem, and a Zantac

Sheldon: Was Ms. Ingram upset I wasn't in class?
Tam: Actually, she was happy. She even did a little dance.

Quote from the episode A Patch, a Modem, and a Zantac

Tam: You know, sometimes you sound like a super villain.
Sheldon: Silence!
Tam: That'll be more effective after your voice changes.
Sheldon: [SIGHS] [IN DEEP VOICE]: Silence.

Quote from the episode Demons, Sunday School, and Prime Numbers

Sheldon: Tam, you're Catholic, right?
Tam: Yes.
Sheldon: Explain it to me.
Tam: Explain what?
Sheldon: Well, for starters, who do you pray to?
Tam: I guess, Jesus, God and Mary.
Sheldon: Jesus isn't God?
Tam: No, he's his son. But you do eat him, and drink his blood. Oh, there's also a ghost, but not the scary kind.
Sheldon: Like Casper?
Tam: Exactly.
Sheldon: And how does the pope work?
Tam: Well, the pope lives in Italy. He has a special car, and a big pointy hat. It's a wonderful hat.
Sheldon: And is there anything else I should know about?
Tam: Every once in a while, you have to confess your sins to a priest.
Sheldon: Not me, I don't have any sins.
Tam: Then you have the sin of pride.
Sheldon: Your religion is making me feel bad.
Tam: That's how you know it's working.

Quote from the episode Jiu-jitsu, Bubble Wrap, and Yoo-hoo

Sheldon: You know, one of the books mentioned a Vietnamese martial art.
Tam: Vovinam. I'm a blue belt.
Sheldon: Wow.
Tam: Don't be impressed. It's what you get when your mom buys the uniform.
Sheldon: Do you remember any of it?
Tam: I don't even know where the belt is.

Quote from the episode Rockets, Communists, and the Dewey Decimal System

Sheldon: I also tried to get some uranium and build an atomic engine, but that stuff's hard to find.
Tam: Probably for the best.