"Nepotism belongs in the arts, not in plumbing."
— Queen Clarisse Renaldi, The Princess Diaries
"While a visionary will lead us to some amazing accomplishments, some yutz who was put in charge only because he's somebody's brother-in-law will lead to an event that'll make Jackass 3D look like Schindler's List."
— Nash, It's Stupid At The Top
The hiring of Adam Dwyer by Merck Pharmaceutical was described Monday by CEO James Dwyer as "tremendously synergistic." "With his impressive range of experiences, including one and a half years of bartending and four years of heavy pharmaceutical use at the University of Delaware, Adam brings a lot to the table," Dwyer said of his nephew.
— The Onion: "Nepotism passed off as synergy."
His brother is his right hand man
(He's never worked before)
His father earns twelve grand a yearnote
(He's paid to shut the door)
His mother is a filing clerk
His sister mans the telephone
(A chimp is twice as bright)
— MAD, nursery rhyme parody about a congressman.
Cera: [Hiroko's] doing quite well.
Masae: I'm really glad. I don't want anyone to say I pulled her in because she's my niece. For her sake as well...
Cera: Everyone in the club knows that, but I guess it can't be helped that only results matter to those on the outside. FunaQ should be aware of that, too.
— Saki Achiga-hen, regarding efforts to avoid accusations of this trope.
"After all, the whole Barrayaran Vor system runs on nepotism. It's not a vice for us it's a lifestyle."
—Lord Auditor Vorkosigan, Komarr
Jerry Jarrett once told me that if he ever made the mistake with Jeff that Nick Gulas did with George to tell him to bend over and kick him in the ass. Well, he did, and one day I told him to bend over and he never treated me the same after that.
—Bill Dundee, If You Don't Want the Answer, Don't Ask the Question
"Some men are born great, some achieve greatness, and some get it as a graduation gift, that's okay!"
— Robin Williams, Live on Broadway
I don't care what talk show she appears on: you don't take medical advice from Jenny McCarthy. Even more importantly, if you're in charge of these things, definitely don't let her give that advice on the most influential daytime talk show in television history. Unfortunately, trusting her famous friends over modern medicine is kind of Oprah's thing.
Girls may be making its most profound point about shiftless, directionless Generation Y behind the scenes, as all four of the principal stars are the daughters of successful, Boomerish parents. And not just any old sort of blandly successful banker and lawyer parents ó these are men and women who've achieved a level of fame in the overlapping art and entertainment worlds. Dunham and her cast, however engaging you think they are or are not on screen, are proof of the trouble millennials have disentangling themselves from the success of their immediate progenitors.