Narrator: "Oh, no. It was the classic mother-BB gun block. 'You'll shoot your eye out.' That deadly phrase uttered many times before by hundreds of mothers was not surmountable by any means known to kid-dom. But such was my mania, my desire for a Red Ryder carbine that I immediatly began to rebuild the dike."
Ralphie: "I was just kidding. Even though Flick is getting one. I guess I'd just like some Tinkertoys."
Narrator: "I couldn't believe my own ears. Tinkertoys? She'd never buy it."