From Jack Webb's Dragnet. Episode 42: "The Big Departure" . (Transcript via Badge714.com.) —
FRIDAY: "Yeah, well, [the Pilgrims] had a few things going for them that you don't. They knew how to hunt. How to use an axe. How to build a house. Start a fire without matches and bank it at night so it wouldn't go out. You know how to do all that, of course. And you're going to grow this."
[Friday holds up a packet of asparagus seeds, which the kid claims he bought.]
MOBLEY: "Oh, yeah, I really dig fresh asparagus."
FRIDAY: "When do you think you'll eat it?"
MOBLEY: "This summer."
FRIDAY: "Asparagus takes two years. The Pilgrims could raise their own food — which you can't. And even so, half of them died the first year. But you prepared for that too, didn't you?"
MOBLEY: "I don't know what you mean."
FRIDAY: "You've got shovels."
MOBLEY: "Alright. Big deal. We're not the frontiersmen of all time. But Dennis and Paul are very bright people — mature, intelligent — "
FRIDAY: "And high-principled."
MOBLEY: "That's right."
FRIDAY: "What was that one about materialism?"
MOBLEY: "We've rejected material values."
FRIDAY: "Oh, yeah. Well, what are you going to do when the batteries run down?"
MOBLEY: "We've got a generator."
FRIDAY: "And when there's no more gas?"
MOBLEY: "Okay. So we won't listen to the radios."
WAGNER: "That's not vital!"
GANNON: "But food is. And you'll run out of it sooner than you think. Then you figure you'll start eating wild goat. Well, it's not prime rib. But maybe you'll acquire a taste for it. You'd better — three times a day."