It was a beautiful morning in East Texas.
The kind of morning that made you want to get up,
get dressed and test that acceleration due to gravity
does not depend on an object's motion.
The Earth causes the same gravitational acceleration of everything,
even a doll and a flying Ping-Pong ball.
It's not often a man of science
gets to say "Yippee ki-yay," and mean it, but...
Hey, George. Uh, you didn't see a dog
wandering around here, did you?
No. Y'all get a dog?
Uh, sort of. We took him in after my brother-in-law
had to go live in a gated community.
Oh, that sounds nice; uh, they got a no pets policy?
He's in jail, George.
In physics, nothing feels better than predicting an outcome.
I love predictability.
The force of gravity: predictable.
Nuclear fusion: predictable.
My brother peeing in the shower:
repulsive, but predictable.
What isn't predictable:
I've always been terrified of dogs.
To me, they're nothing but big, furry question marks.
Question marks with teeth.
In panic situations, I'd often lose consciousness.
This time, I only lost my voice.
♪ Nobody else is stronger than I am ♪
♪ 世上没人比我强壮 ♪
♪ Yesterday I moved a mountain ♪
♪ 昨天我移了一座山 ♪
♪ I bet I could be your hero ♪
♪ 我相信我能当你的英雄 ♪
♪ I am a mighty little man ♪
♪ 我是个了不起的小家伙 ♪
♪ I am a mighty little man ♪
♪ 我是个了不起的小家伙 ♪
Uh, I was just admiring
Grandpa Smurf's unique walking stick.
That's not my walking stick.
Can you go get your brother?
I have to do smurfing everything around here.
I said "smurfing."
And I heard how you said it.
She can cut her own crusts off.
What are you doing up there?
Whose dog is this?
I don't know. Get help.
Well, how did he get into the garage?
Please get help.
Maybe we can keep it.
I'm begging you, get help now.
First, I have to tell you something.
Will you look at that?
What kind of dog chews through wood?
Y'all are feeding him, right?
Maybe he's teething.
You know, when Billy was little,
he chewed right through his playpen.
- No kidding? - Only had three teeth.
Mostly gummed it.
So how y'all want to fix it?
Well, I figure I'll patch it,
run some chicken wire along the bottom--
that way, he don't chew through it again.
- Hey. - Hey, Billy.
-你好 -你好啊 比利
Was this fence window always here?
No, son, that's a new fence window.
Anybody else getting dizzy?
Why didn't you call for help?
I tried, but no sound came out.
It was very dirty up there.
Is cleaning the garage your job or Dad's?
Don't you worry about that.
Here, have some tea.
- Chamomile? - Yes.
One teaspoon of honey?
An ice cube to cool it off?
I went with two today.
You've been through enough.
I prefer one ice cube.
It's nice when the kids are in bed,
and we can just hang out and relax.
I'm not even gonna respond to that.
I finally got him asleep.
He's still pretty shook up.
Maybe having this mutt next door won't be so bad.
Shelly could end up getting used to it.
Remember when he got all freaked out
by the fruit at the bottom of yogurt?
Now he eats it no problem.
He still makes me stir it.
Maybe you could start out
with a small pet, and work your way up.
He says they carry salmonella.
Apparently, they caused the plague.
Oh, I know that one.
They'll steal his hair to make a nest.
At least this time, sound came out.
I call that progress.
Your dog got into our house.
How the hell did he do that?
He pushed in a screen window.
You think he chewed through the fence again?
All I know is Sheldon's yelling at the dog,
and Mary's yelling at me.
Now I'm looking at you in your underwear.
Damn it, Herschel, what is going on?
要命了 赫谢尔 怎么了
Bucky got in their house.
It might be funny one day, not right now.
Look, I'm real sorry, George.
I'll keep him tied up, it won't happen again.
Y'all have a good night.
You are not gonna believe this. Look.
Their dog left a dead squirrel in our living room.
Well, h-he is part hunting dog.
I think that means he likes you.
I'm not interested in winning his affection.
I'm interested in keeping dogs and rodents outside of my home.
How do we know it was Bucky that left
that squirrel in your house?
Maybe that squirrel was already there.
Why else would a dead squirrel be in my living room?
I don't know what kind of house you keep.
My house is immaculate.
George, tell them. Uh...
She does keep a nice house.
Honey, it's a pretty good chance it was Bucky.
- Whose side are you on? - Yours, always yours.
-你站谁那边 -你的 永远你这边
All right. Everyone's upset, it's late.
好啦 现在大家情绪都不好 时间也晚了
Maybe we should drop this for tonight?
That's a good idea. Okay.
You just keep your dog away from my son.
- There you go picking it up again. - I am sorry,
but their dog broke into our home.
Something he probably learned from your brother.
Okay, I think that's a good stopping point.
How do we know that your son didn't
lure Bucky in to perform weird science experiments on him?
My son was asleep in his bed, and you have some nerve...
I don't understand why that dog
is so interested in Sheldon.
Maybe Bucky likes the way Sheldon smells?
Your brother washes himself three times a day.
Here we go: animal control.
No, you don't want to go calling animal control.
- Why not? - Because,
you have to live next door to these people.
They called the cops on Georgie when he played music too loud.
Maybe it was them, maybe it was me.
Anyway, the point is,
you don't can't go throwing gasoline on the fire.
Well, they started this fire,
and now, they're gonna get burned.
I believe you've had enough coffee.
Listen, why don't you let me talk to Brenda,
and just smooth things out?
Why do you think she'll listen to you?
Because people like me more than you.
I didn't say they don't, they just like me more.
Anyway, I see her all the time at bowling.
I know how to handle her.
Plenty of people like me.
Hey, Brenda, how's it going?
Your daughter's a pain in my ass, that's how it's going.
You don't beat around the bush.
I've always liked that about you.
Connie, I've had a long night.
Unless you're looking to bowl, I don't want to hear it.
Let me buy you a drink, and we'll talk about this.
I'm more on your side than you think.
- Somehow, i doubt that. - It's true.
Don't you think I realize that Mary can be a bit...
Of a self-righteous bitch?
I was gonna say "challenging," but sure, let's go with yours.
It's got a nice rhythm.
Brenda, this is, by far,
the best bowling alley margarita in town.
How long you and Herschel been married? 18, 19 years?
你跟赫谢尔结婚多少年了 18 19年了吗
19, but it feels like 30.
Well, y'all are a great couple.
I just wanted to thank you
for being so patient and kind to my daughter and her family
since they moved in.
- It's nothing. - No, it needs to be said.
-这没什么 -不 我得说出来
You know, Mary has a tough job raising those three kids,
with one of them being, you know, somewhat special.
- I can see that. - Yeah.
And having a kind neighbor makes all the difference in the world.
And I know you know how stressful it is,
seeing as how you have your own child
who is special in his own way.
What's that supposed to mean?
Well, I mean, hey, I know Billy is a terrific little boy,
but I am sure he has presented you and Herschel
with some challenges.
If there's a weird kid in the neighborhood,
it's your grandson.
Now, hang on, I said "special," not "weird."
等一下 我说的是"特别" 不是"怪异"
Okay, see now, Brenda,
you don't want to go calling my grandson weird
when I've just treated you to a margarita grande.
Well, I'm sorry, but you shouldn't be inferring
there's something wrong with my Billy.
Darlin', there's no inferring.
I've seen the boy sitting in the dirt
eating his own belly button lint.
Really, Mom? This is how you put out the fire?
真的吗 妈妈 你就是这样灭火的
Well, at least she got the worst of it.
How you figure that?
I ripped a big patch of hair out of her head.
This will be healed in a week.
She will be wearing a hat till Labor Day.
I want to be just like you when I grow up.
- No, you don't. - Pick again.
Excuse me, Ms. Hutchins?
Can you recommend any books on overcoming phobias?
That's in the self-help section.
Follow me, I have read them all.
- Any phobia in particular? - Dogs.
Ah, cynophobia. That's a good one.
Did you know there's over 50 million dogs
just in the United States alone?
That's 50 million too many.
Here. I read this one to help with my haphephobia.
Ah, fear of being touched. I have that, too. Was it useful?
害怕被碰触 我也有这病症 有用吗
Well, when someone's interested in touching me,
The basic premise of the book was that phobias
were overcome by taking incremental steps
toward confronting the phobia in question.
In my case, that started with watching a TV show
that was adored by children around the world,
but for me, was the stuff of nightmares.
The next step was to go face-to-face
Albeit through a plate-glass window.
Okay, that's enough.
a close encounter of the third kind,
physical contact with a member of the canine species.
Hello, I'd like to speak with the veterinarian.
Well, I was hoping you might have one or two dogs
under anesthesia that I might come by and pet.
Who are you talking to?
The Medford Veterinary Clinic.
I'm trying to overcome my fear of dogs
before it affects our family any further.
Oh, honey, you don't have to worry about how it affects us.
Meemaw got punched in the face because of me.
No, that wasn't because of you, and for the record,
不 那不是你造成的 再说了
your meemaw gets punched in the face all the time.
Well, I still think I need to take
some sort of positive action.
- Hello? - Yes, hello?
-喂 -喂 你好
How about a small fluffy one that's recently died of old age?
Now, it says here in Mark 12:31
that you should "Love your neighbor as yourself."
Anybody like to take a guess what that means? Missy?
It means to be nice to the people who live next door.
But everybody else can go to hell.
Okay, Missy, we don't use that kind of language here.
And if you think about it, in this world,
with all the ways we can travel, everybody's your neighbor.
How do we love our neighbors
when our moms hate each other?
- Who does your mom hate? - Your mom.
Hey, my mom hates your mom. Small world.
Okay, let's hang on a second.
My mom also hates their grandma.
'Cause she lost a fight to her.
Nuh-uh, she won. She said so.
才不 她赢了 她说的
All right, stop. Let's stop.
Now this might be hard to understand,
but living a loving, Christian life
isn't always the easiest thing to do.
My mom's not crazy about you either.
Just love your neighbor, 'kay?
Now, I am more than willing to look the other way
when my parishioners don't get along with each other.
That sort of thing happens, but when it becomes a problem
for the children, then I have to intervene.
There's no problem here,
other than these two thinking that they're better than me.
I don't think it, I know it.
I gave your mother a good smacking.
I can give you one, too.
That's big talk from somebody with a comb-over.
Do I need to remind you that we are Christians?
In all our behavior, in all our actions,
we must constantly ask ourselves the question,
"What would Jesus do?"
Can I say something?
Would Jesus say it?
I've often been accused of being a physical coward,
and for the most part, those accusations are correct.
But there have been times when I've shown great courage.
This was one of them.
Are you a good dog?
Please be a good dog.
Now oftentimes, when we don't like someone,
what's happening is we see something in them
that we don't like in ourselves.
What are you saying?
Really? That was over your head?
y'all might have more in common than you think.
Well, don't say both their kids are "special."
She does not like that.
Petting... the dog.
I've conquered my phobia.
You're a good boy. Yes, you are.
I'm sorry for the unkind things I said to you.
Anything you'd like to say?
I'm sorry for the things I said,
and, you know, what happened at the bowling alley.
I think this came out of your head.
He licked me! He licked me!
The dog licked my tongue!
I can still taste it!
I think Jesus might go check that out.
How's it going in there, baby?
Okay, but we're gonna need more Listerine.
I'm proud of him for trying to overcome that damn dog phobia.
You should tell him that.
Well, if he ever leaves that bathroom, I will.
What I can't figure out is why that dog is so drawn to Sheldon.
- You say his owner's in the slammer? - Yeah.
Wonder what kind of fella he is.
I guess we'll never know.
I got you a little something to help you
get over your fear of animals.
Well, I thought you could start small and then work your way up.
Look, he's kind of cute.
He doesn't even care that I'm here. I like him.
What are you gonna name him?
I'm not ready to get attached.
Fish are kind of boring.
I know, isn't it great?
But you can't even pet 'em.
Baby, what's wrong?
I tried to pet Fish! Ah, he was so slimy!
Well, yeah, he's a fish.
I put my finger in the top of the tank, then I touched him,
Oh, I'm sure he didn't bite you.
His fish blood is mixing with my human blood.
- Maybe he was just trying to give you a kiss. - No.
He hates me. I never want to see him again.
Oh, Sheldon, you're being silly.
Fish like this don't bite.
Look. See? He's harmless.
Dad killed my fish!
Just got to put him back in the bowl.