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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
8. Big Man'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
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.
'When things fall apart, we find out who we really are.' - Narrator (Sweet Tooth) Click To Tweet
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.