One of the many reasons why I love Star Trek...

  • Policeman: [seeing Kirk with an armload of clothing] Well?
  • Kirk: You're a police officer. I recognize the traditional accoutrements.
  • Spock: [in regards to his own appearance] You were saying you'll have no trouble explaining it.
  • Kirk: [on the spot to explain Spock's alien features] My friend... is obviously Chinese. I see you've noticed the ears. They're... actually easy to explain...
  • Spock: Perhaps the unfortunate accident I had as a child...
  • Kirk: ...the unfortunate accident he had as a child. He caught his head in a mechanical... rice picker... but, fortunately, there was an American missionary living close by who was actually a, uh, skilled, uh, plastic surgeon in civilian life...
  • Policeman: All right, all right. Drop those bundles and put your hands on that wall there. Come on!