Northern Exposure (TV Series 1990–1995) Poster


Barry Corbin: Maurice J. Minnifield, Mace Mobrey



  • Maurice Minnifield : Do you know what the motto of the state of Alaska is, Joel?

    Dr. Joel Fleischman : "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"?

  • Maurice Minnifield : Gravity. It keeps you rooted to the ground. In space, there's not any gravity. You just kind of leave your feet and go floating around. Is that what being in love is like, Holling?

  • Maurice Minnifield : I understand the suicide rate goes up dramatically around Christmastime.

    Chris Stevens : Yeah, well, you know, it's a stressful time of the year for most people, Maurice.

    Maurice Minnifield : Yeah. The thing is, you go through the rest of the year fine. You've got your friends, you've got your business, you're part of the community. And then, 'round the middle of December, if you're alone, you start to feel like an outsider.

  • Maurice Minnifield : I know black people. I've been around black people, and I know how they talk. The say "thang" instead of "thing." They say "ax," "I ax you this, brother, I ax you that." Now, you don't say "ax." Neither does Colin Powell and that, that Denzel fellow.

  • Maurice Minnifield : Tell him that Dr. Fleischman is the kind of enterprising, young professional who's chosen to stake his claim right here on the banks of the Alaskan Riviera.

    Dr. Joel Fleischman : Tell him I'm being held against my will.

  • [on a gift from his son] 

    Maurice Minnifield : That's Kim Chee. That's Korean cabbage. Smells like an old pair of gym shoes.

  • Maurice Minnifield : Barbara, I owe you an apology. I've been trying to turn you into something you're not. You're no gentle lady. You're a warrior. That's what attracted me. That's what attracts me now.

  • [Shelly and her ex are slow dancing - he has a cheeseburger in one hand] 

    Maurice Minnifield : Holling? Who's the kid? Why is he smearing ketchup all over Shelly's ass?

  • Maurice Minnifield : You know that's the nature of a family holiday, to make a single man feel disenfranchised. You're made to feel like a hungry vagrant with your nose pressed up against a window staring at somebody else's dinner.

  • Maurice Minnifield : This is Cicely. She and Roslyn founded the town 97 years ago. Rumor and innuendo notwithstanding, they were just good friends.

  • Maurice Minnifield : As far as I'm concerned, after 100 years, carrion becomes memorabilia.

  • [Maurice is awakened by an excited Ed] 

    Maurice Minnifield : Ed, do you have any idea what time it is?

    Ed Chigliak : Late?

    Maurice Minnifield : Yeah, it's late!

  • Maurice Minnifield : It's way beyond me how a grown man could pee his pants over a chickadee that's common over half the Russian speaking world. Look at yourself, Holling. You used to go out and kill things. Now you're bivouacking with an old woman and a zoom lens.

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