"Marry me!" is a recurring quote usually said by Maeby Fünke when people grew suspicious of her young age.


  • Maeby says "marry me!" to many people while working underage at Tantamount Studios. ("Switch Hitter") ("Queen for a Day") One reader excitedly agrees, but she simply walks away. ("Meat the Veals")
  • Maeby flips it and says "babysit me!" to a guard at Balboa Towers. ("Meat the Veals")
  • Maeby accidentally tells Michael "marry me!" forgetting the boundaries of the misdirection. ("The Immaculate Election")
  • Michael says "Marry me" to Rita — and means it. ("Mr. F")
  • Michael says "marry me!" to Nellie when he learns how much money she makes as a prostitute. ("Family Ties")
  • G.O.B. says "marry me!" to Ann when she gives him personal space. She takes it literally, agrees, and within seconds G.O.B. is too far gone to take it back. ("Colony Collapse")
  • When Maeby orders a drink at a bar she attempts to use "marry me" instead of showing her ID.
  • When she is talking to Stan Sitwell at the Spotted Palm and is dressed as Annette she says: "Bury me!" ("Señoritis")


Maeby says "marry me!" to Mort

Mort Meyers: Well, if you want to get it made, I’m the guy who has to see it. You’re the Fünke everyone’s talking about? What are you, like, 15?

Maeby: Marry me.

Mort Meyers: Everyone thinks I look young too. So, who you thinking about?


 From "Switch Hitter"

Maeby says "marry me!" to Mort

Mort Meyers: Did you get the stack of scripts that I sent you? ’Cause you certainly look well-rested.

Maeby: Marry me.

Mort Meyers: Ha! I need your notes on those tomorrow. You want to have a drink?

Maeby: Yeah. Why don’t we ask your wife to come with us?

Mort Meyers: Okay, then, I’ll see you tomorrow.

Maeby: Okay.


 From "Queen for a Day"

Maeby says "marry me!" to Michael

Michael: Yeah. Why aren’t you in school right now?

Maeby: Marry me! ...I’m so sorry. I forgot who I was talking to.


 From "The Immaculate Election"

Maeby says "marry me" to a reader

Executive: I’m sorry, I can’t read what you wrote on this buck slip. You got the handwriting of a 15-year-old.

Maeby: “15-year-old.” Marry me!

Jeff The Reader: Hey, I’m almost done with that coverage. I can bring it out to you tonight. Are you still at the Balboa Towers?

weeks earlier...

Narrator: Maeby had used her grandmother’s address so as to not arouse suspicion at home. This required convincing the guard she was several years younger than her age.

Mario: Boy, you get a lot of mail from that movie studio.

Maeby: I write a lot of letters to movie stars.

Mario: You seem a little old for that.

Maeby: Baby-sit me!

end flashback

Jeff The Reader: That place seems so old for you.

Maeby: I’ll send Dr. Epstein your compliments. And may I add, “marry me”?

Jeff The Reader: Okay!


 From "Meat the Veals"

Michael says "marry me!" to Rita

Rita: Good-bye, Michael. You know, I really did fancy you. I can’t stay here now.

Michael: Marry me!

Rita: What?

Michael: Let me marry you. You can get a green card, stay here, and we can see if this works. I know it sounds crazy, but... This will give us a chance to get away from both of our families and see if this works. Might be fun.


 From "Mr. F"

Michael says "marry me!" to Nellie

Michael: Even if we’re not related, I think I would like for you to work here. You’re very, very good at it. What you do for a job is not really a great way to make a living, you know?

Nellie: I make 300 grand a year.

Michael: Marry me! ...It’s weird on so many levels.


 From "Family Ties"

G.O.B. says "marry me!" to Ann

Ann: We had a great night together. I understand if you need your space.

G.O.B.: Oh, marry me!

Ann: Yes. Yes I'll marry you G.O.B.!

Narrator: Of course G.O.B. meant it in the showbizy way his niece had always used when she was accused of being too young. But like many evangelicals, Ann took it literally.

Ann: I'm getting married!


 From "Colony Collapse"

Maeby says "bury me!" to Stan Sitwell

Maeby: Anyway I guess that's why I can't make a relationship work. Does that upset you?

Stan Sitwell: Annette, it does, if you must know the truth, 'cause your dad was a damn fool. I see the real you: a special, wonderful, unique 67-year old woman who amazes me every day.

Narrator: And that's when Maeby realized what it was about Stan's behavior that was so confusing.

Stan Sitwell: It would be my pleasure to be the man in your life that your father never was.

Stan Sitwell: It was paternal, and, touched, all she could think of to say was...

Maeby: Bury me!


 From "Emotional Baggage"
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