Our list of the best quotes from Netflix’s fantasy drama series created by Jim Mickle based on the comic book of the same name by Jeff Lemire. Sweet Tooth follows the story of Gus (Christian Convery), part deer, part boy, who lives safely in his secluded forest home. However, after unexpectedly befriending a wandering loner named Jepperd (Nonso Anozie), together they leave the forest and set out on in search of answers, about Gus’s origins, Jepperd’s past, and the true meaning of home.'If we can see past the fear, we find out what really matters. And we learn that sometimes, the things that set us apart can also bring us together. Because family is what we make it. Each one of us. Together.' - (Sweet Tooth) Click To Tweet
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1. Out of the Deep Woods
'Sometimes it's okay to bend the truth, if it helps someone you love.' - Pubba (Sweet Tooth) Click To Tweet
Narrator: This is a story. A story of a very special boy, who found himself at the end of the world. But our story doesn’t begin here. We have to go back, before the Great Crumble. Because it’s also the story of a doctor who was happy living a normal life.
Narrator: But there was nothing normal about the Sick. And life would never be normal again.
Narrator: But while the doctor faced the horrors of the city, a father was escaping to the wilderness, to leave the world behind.
Narrator: No one knew which came first. The hybrids, or the virus. But that question would become the biggest mystery of our lifetime.
Narrator: But this, this wasn’t the end of their story. You see, as the world slipped into chaos, something else was happening. Something extraordinary. No one knew which came first, the hybrids or the virus. But that question would become the biggest mystery of our lifetime.
Narrator: This is a story about a very special boy. A boy by the name of Gus.
Narrator: Some stories start at the beginning. Ours begins here.
Narrator: As much as the father tried to keep the dangers of the world out, the outside world had a way of sneaking in.
Pubba: [referring to his stuffed toy] So what do you want to name it?
Young Gus: I’ll name him Dog.
Pubba: You know, that’s the perfect name for a dog.
Pubba: Once upon a time, bad people ruled the Earth. Doing what they wanted, taking from the planet. Just like those ants. They were greedy things, self-destructive, only out for themselves. So Nature made everyone sick, and wiped away as many as she could. And then a miracle happened. Your kind. They called them hybrids.
Pubba: No one knows where you came from, or how. But the people who were left feared you. They were meaner now, angrier. They didn’t like you because you were different. So Nature set the rest of the Earth on fire. And now it burns forever. But some bad people are still out there, Gus, in the flames, waiting. And it’s my job to make sure they never get in. And it’s your job to live a full life, and to be happy, to be kind.
Pubba: It’s my fault. I told you not to be afraid. I thought I could trust you.
Gus: You can!
Pubba: No, we need to trust each other!
Gus: I don’t trust you! You don’t tell me everything. You think I’m too little!
Pubba: You are too little, Gus. And you just proved it.
Pubba: What’s it like out there?
Man: It sucks. No rules, no laws. Once the Internet went down, it was over. Just tribes of people, scared. Fighting over whatever’s left.
Man: People think the hybrids caused it.
Pubba: Yeah, well, maybe it caused them.
Man: Yeah, maybe. Any case, ain’t many of us left. So if you’re out here alone, isolated and whatnot, you probably aren’t in a company.
Gus: Why did you say you lived alone?
Pubba: To protect you. Sometimes it’s okay to bend the truth, if it helps someone you love. Understand?
Pubba: Remember what I said.
Gus: It’s okay to lie?
Pubba: That’s what you took from that conversation? No, I said don’t come out until you hear from me. I love you, Gus. And you’re not too little. Stay big for me.
Gus: I heard a scream.
Pubba: I know.
Gus: I didn’t like it.
Pubba: But you’re safe. You’re safe now. He won’t hurt you.
Pubba: Your mother, she was like me, Gus. Or she was better than me. She would be so proud of you. You were her joy. You were her life. You always will be.
2. Sorry About All the Dead People
Narrator: You can’t know Gus’s story without knowing Aimee’s too. The end of the world’s got a funny way of making connections. Aimee never saw it coming, because before the Great Crumble, she had a hard time connecting to anything.
Narrator: You see, Aimee lived inside a cage. The cage of a mundane life. And that cage was about to get smaller.
Narrator: Hours became days. Days became weeks. Aimee became a prisoner.
Narrator: But just when she thought the world had locked her away for good, nature had another idea.
Narrator: [as she encounters elephants escaping from the zoo] And for the first time in Aimee’s life she felt awake. Just like that, Aimee knew exactly where she needed to go.
Narrator: Some stories start at the beginning. Aimee’s story begins here. And somewhere,
far, far out of the deep woods, fate was bringing all our stories together.
3. Weird Deer S**t
'Great leaders are created in the most unexpected of places. But the worst, they are made the old fashioned way.' - Narrator (Sweet Tooth) Click To Tweet
Narrator: Great leaders are created in the most unexpected of places. Some are born to follow, and some are born to lead. For Gus, he was just happy to have someone to guide him.
Gus: How come you don’t get the Sick?
Tommy Jepperd: I eat a lot of Wheaties. I don’t know, kid. Some people are just born lucky.
Gus: Are we there yet?
Tommy Jepperd: Almost.
Gus: Real almost, or just almost to make me stop asking?
Tommy Jepperd: Real almost.
Gus: So is this where you live?
Tommy Jepperd: I told you, I don’t live anywhere. But I do hide things where I can. It’s a good habit.
Gus: Like a squirrel?
Tommy Jepperd: Sure.
Gus: Were you going to leave me? With that family?
Tommy Jepperd: Word of advice, kid. Don’t ask questions you don’t want the answers to.
4. Secret Sauce
'Sometimes our families end up looking nothing like we thought they would. And sometimes, we do things for family that we never thought we could. Because family is always worth it.' - Narrator (Sweet Tooth) Click To Tweet
Bear: Gus, we’re offering you your freedom. You can go wherever you want, just make it far from him.
Tommy Jepperd: Good luck with that. I’ve been trying to get rid of him for days.
Narrator: Sweet solitude. That’s all Aimee Eden thought she wanted. But that was before she met someone worth more than all the solitude in the world.
Wendy: The man on the radio, he was scared by the Last Men. Why are they the last ones?
Aimee: Just a name. Silly name for silly people.
Gus: Wait, where did Jepp go? You’re not going to hurt him still, are you?
Bear: No one does anything here without my permission. I promise. I cross my heart and hope to die.
Gus: I don’t want you to die.
Bear: Don’t worry. It just means an extra-strong promise.
Pony: Do you like candy?
Gus: My Pubba let me have syrup, but he said it would rot my teeth.
Pony: [smiles revealing his rotting teeth] It’s worth it.
Gus: [referring to the computer] What’s in them?
Rhino: The whole world’s in here, man.
Bear: Hybrids are how the Earth survives.
5. What’s in the Freezer?
'We don't always know what's right. That's part of growing up.' - Pubba (Sweet Tooth) Click To Tweet
Narrator: Some say there’s no greater equalizer than Father Time. That’s because of one simple thing. No matter who you are, or where you go, well, let’s just say old Time has got
a knack for catching up to us all.
General Steven Abbot: Is faking a terminal illness really necessary?
Dr. Bell: I’m done working for you.
General Steven Abbot: Gladys, there’s a new wave coming. This could be our last chance.
General Steven Abbot: There really are two types of people in the world. There are people who simply let this dreadful, ugly, monstrous virus kill them and their loved ones. Husbands, wives, moms, dads, children. Just like your two little girls. Then you’ve got soldiers. People who are willing to do whatever it takes to beat this disgusting disease, take back control, reclaim humanity. I’m going to let you guess which kind of person I am.
Dr. Bell: You’re a monster.
General Steven Abbot: The real question, Gladys, is who are you?
Dr. Bell: They’re just kids. And they’re going to be around long after we’re gone. No matter what you do.
Narrator: Yep, time’s funny that way. A constant companion, until it’s not.
6. Stranger Danger on a Train
'When we let go of something, it opens up a little space to grow. It shows us who we are, what we're capable of. We find out what really matters, and who we really were, all along.' - Narrator (Sweet Tooth) Click To Tweet
Narrator: The past is a funny thing. We like to hold onto it so tight. But sometimes it’s better to let go. Sometimes we just got to move on.
Narrator: And sometimes, well, sometimes the past won’t let go of us.
Bear: [referring to Pubba] What’s your favorite memory of him?
Gus: It was on my birthday, when he got me Dog. Yeah. It’s when he got me Dog.
Jimmy: I’m glad I recognized you when I did, or I might’ve messed up that pretty face of yours.
Tommy Jepperd: Ha! You wish!
Jimmy: I got this funny sort of static in my head these days too. Hard to focus sometimes.
Bear: Yeah, I think those are called concussions.
Aimee: [as the Last Men have found their preserve] I thought we would have more time.
Rani Singh: So that’s Abbot then. I thought he’d be less beardy.
7. When Pubba Met Birdie
'Sometimes you just got to hang it up and see what tomorrow brings.' - Pubba (Sweet Tooth) Click To Tweet
Narrator: In life, you’re always searching for answers. Where do you come from? Where do you belong? But most importantly, why are you here? For some, these answers come quite easily. And for others, they have to search the ends of the Earth to find them.
Pubba: No, it’s, you know, I’ve seen you around the building, and not in a creepy way, but you always just look generally happy.
Birdie: There’s no way you can say that and not sound creepy.
Pubba: Sometimes you just got to hang it up and see what tomorrow brings. Sorry. Conversation isn’t exactly my thing.
Birdie: Those are lyrics from Truckin’.
Pubba: Gertrude? Why did your parents hate you so much?
Birdie: My mom found it in one of those top trending baby name books.
Pubba: From 1908?
Pubba: Gertrude the geneticist.
Birdie: Mm-hmm. I wanted to be in a band. But virology was, you know, the next best thing.
Birdie: What did you want to be when you were little?
Pubba: I wanted to be a leaf.
Birdie: What happened?
Pubba: You mean, why didn’t I actually become a leaf?
Birdie: That’s what I mean.
Pubba: I’m still trying to figure that out.
8. Big Man
'When things fall apart, we find out who we really are.' - Narrator (Sweet Tooth) Click To Tweet
Narrator: The Great Crumble happened slowly at first. But the cracks had been forming for some time.
Louisa: Baby, this is the real world. You can’t fix everything by knocking heads.
Tommy Jepperd: I thought that’s why you married me.
Narrator: The thing that should have brought us together only pulled us further apart. We felt scared. We felt alone.
Bear: Imagine how he feels. Everything you’ve been told your whole life is one big lie.
Tommy Jepperd: I don’t know, man. Maybe we shouldn’t have brought him here.
Bear: No. We did the right thing. There’s nothing worse than not knowing. That never goes away.
Bear: Did you have any idea?
Tommy Jepperd: No. Didn’t have “test tube baby” on my bingo card.
Bear: Why do you think they did it?
Tommy Jepperd: Why did they make a deer-kid baby, in a lab? To see if they could. Anyway, does it even change anything? It does, doesn’t it?
Bear: I’ve spent my entire life thinking hybrids were a miracle of nature. I formed an army who believed it too.
Tommy Jepperd: At least you believed in something.