“I loved the Zoe-Wash relationship. You know, that was the sticking point at the very end of picking-up process. The studio said, “They can’t be married,” and that’s when I said, “I don’t want you to pick up the show.””
Joss Whedon on the Firefly episode “War Stories”, 2003 (X)
“Oh my god. What can it be? We’re all doomed! Who’s flying this thing? Oh, right, that would be me. Back to work.”
Wash

Wash: “Screw you!”

Mal: “Get in line!”

Wash: “Grenades?”

Zoë: “Oh, yes. Thank you, dear.”

Wash: “A man walks down the street in that hat, people know he’s not afraid of anything.”

Jayne: “Damn straight.”

Jayne: “What we need’s a diversion. I say Zoe gets naked.” 

Wash: “Nope.” 

Jayne: “I could get naked.”

Everyone: “NO!!”

Mal: “Could have been meditating on the wonders of your rock garden right now.”

Jayne: “Beats just sitting.”

Wash: “It is just sitting.”

Wash: “Captain, don’t you know kissin’ girls makes you sleepy?”

Mal: “Sometimes, I just can’t help myself.”