Northern Exposure s06e07 Episode Script

Full Upright Position

That's where I'm speaking.
Smolny Academy of Internal Medicine.
God, Fleischman, this is the trip of a lifetime.
I mean, look at these names and the alphabet, even.
It's so foreign.
Okay, what else out here? The Mariinsky Theatre, the Kirov Ballet.
Fleischman, promise me, if you have any time, you've got to go to the Kirov Ballet.
It's got to be the best.
All right, hey, you know what? You should come.
What? Yeah, you should come with me.
To Saint Petersburg, are you kidding? No.
The Institute said they'd pay for a spouse, you know.
I mean, that could be a significant other or a guest.
Are you sure? I mean, you know, traveling together can be sort of intense.
Yeah, I'm sure, why wouldn't I be sure? This is amazing, Fleischman.
Thank you.
Thank you, Fleischman.
Thank you, thank you.
Thank you! Me in the Soviet Union, I can't believe it.
I've always wanted to do this.
Okay, my passport, I wonder where that is? And I got to get Ted to sub, and I have to do the laundry Okay, I got to go! I'll see you.
Sure.
My treat next time! And it's Russia.
What? You said the Soviet Union.
It's Russia now.
Right, right.
Hey, Big Mo.
You got something coming in on the Trailways this morning, Maurice? As a matter of fact, I have, Holling.
My cousin Doreen's boy, Maurice.
Maurice, Maurice? Maurice Dutton, Shelly.
They named him after me.
I guess so I'd take an interest in the boy.
Well, I am.
I'm putting him to work for Minnifield Incorporated.
He's one of your Dutton relatives? I know, Holling.
The Duttons are a bunch of layabout ne'er-do-wells.
Gas station jockeys that never owned the station, but what choice do I have? I mean, my son, Duk Won has got his own thing in Seoul.
I'm not going to live forever.
I've got an empire to perpetuate here.
I've got to groom somebody to take those reins.
What's going on? We waiting for the bus? Maurice's cousin Maurice is on it.
Coming up to take over the family business.
I didn't say that, Holling.
I said, we'll see.
Hey, all.
Who's coming in? The Minnifield heir apparent.
They're not Minnifields.
Duttons, Duttons.
Whichever, he's coming right now.
Watch your step.
Hi, Maurice.
Hi.
Well, it's been a while.
You've gotten taller.
Is that what you're wearing? I mean, do you have a coat? Yeah, I got one.
It's in my bag.
Uh-huh, well, don't you think you'd better get it? Put it on.
This is Alaska, you know.
Wow.
Maurice's cuz.
Got his eyes.
Sweet, though.
Nice-looking lad.
Maurice, this isn't my stuff, it doesn't look like.
You mean, you got the wrong bag? Well, it looks like mine.
But it's not.
Well, they probably lost the tag.
It happens all the time on buses.
I'll call the bus company and have them straightened out.
Chris in the Morning, on KBHR.
Another beautiful day in the neighborhood.
A beautifuI day in the neighborhood Mr.
Chris says, don't be shy.
Come on in, boys and girls.
Let me read you some billboard notes here.
Let you know what's happening In the neighborhood.
There must be some static electricity in the air.
Well, here's your spot weather check for the day.
Bad hair day, right? Okay, PSA number one.
Barbershop quartet looking for a baritone.
Lupe, good luck in Barrow.
Number two, at the Theosophy Hall Man! Yeah, here's a tune for you.
Maurice is making me read all these books.
He says there's a lot more to a tree than just something you stand under to get out of the rain.
Reading really makes me tired.
You, too, huh? I'm used more to outdoors work.
Well, that about finishes me.
Of course, unless there's something else you'd like me to do.
What do you mean? Well, I can make you a dentist appointment, I could wash your car if you had one.
Really? I work for Maurice, so I guess that kind of means I work for you, too.
Oh.
So, Ed? Yeah, Maurice? He's really rich, isn't he? Maurice? Yep.
How much do you think? Two hundred thousand? A lot more than that.
Three hundred thousand? Let me put it this way.
Maurice says he's richer than Lester Haynes.
And Lester tells everyone he's worth $17 million.
Whoa.
Well, I'd better get back to work.
Yeah, me, too.
Here we are.
Izvinitye.
Excuse me, excuse us.
Sorry, excuse me.
It's "izvintye.
" Izvintye.
Yeah.
Thank you, excuse me.
Izvintye.
Finally, that line! No wonder they have us get here two hours early.
This is some plane, huh? Kind of a little threadbare and worn, don't you think? Yeah.
It's like some communal Russian apartment or something.
You know what, though? Even though it's like barren, it's kind of noble in the very lack of conspicuous consumption.
Yeah, well, it's definitely got its own charm.
See, that's why I like to fly the carrier of destination.
I mean, doesn't it It feels like we're there already.
Me, I probably would have flown Air Alaska and missed all this.
No, I'm serious.
Even the seats feel different.
I think there's something There's something wrong with this.
It's, like, off kilter or something.
Let me see.
Oh, you know what? There's a bolt missing.
What do you mean, a bolt missing? Right there.
Well, is that okay? I mean, is it okay to fly like that? Miss.
I know you're busy with your cross-check.
I just This seat, it seems to be broken.
Broken, you know.
Bolt.
I just wanted you to know, I mean, is it unsafe, or do you want us to move or something? Fasten your seat belt, please.
All right, well.
I guess it's Excuse me, sorry.
I guess this is okay, right? Yeah, I guess so.
It's not like a engine or something.
The first day I have to deliver this paper but the second day I think we've really got to get Dostoyevsky's house first.
Yeah, I think we'd be idiots not to.
What? What is it? What's going on? I don't know.
What's happening? No good.
What's no good? No good.
The plane? The plane is no good? No good.
No.
I guess he's saying like it's some kind of delay or something.
Yeah, guess so.
Well? It happens, huh? Yeah, all the time.
Russia, Fleischman.
Russia.
It's hot though.
Russia! Russia! There's no air.
Oh, there he comes.
My new charge.
Look at that lope, will you? They call that the Dutton shuffle, sort of aimless wandering.
Oh, well, I guess those few good men didn't just land in Parris Island.
They had to be molded and massaged and mentored into Marines.
Hi, Maurice.
I'm here.
See that clock? What is that saying? I read it two minutes after.
That makes you two minutes late.
That might be fine in the gas station business, but you're in the real world now, where time is money.
Well, I would have been here on time, Maurice, but the toilet was running.
I don't make excuses and I don't accept them.
Here, have a seat right here.
This will be your AO.
Now, orders of the day.
Minnifield timber, the shipping and grading thereof.
What's the highest grade in timber? What? The highest grade timber.
Those books I gave you.
Logs, lumber.
What's the highest grade on a tree? Peeling grade? Bingo.
That's what's on these order forms, right here.
We're having a shipment of high-grade Minnifield lumber going out and this is the paper trail that follows it.
Now I'll make this very simple.
I want you to get on the phone, with the mill On the telephone, Maurice? That's why we have one.
Now, they'll ask you about a board foot estimate.
You tell them about 12,000-feet peeling grade, and they'll give you a buy price.
That's about $750 per thousand board feet.
You got that? I think so.
All right, and you punch that in on your calculator.
I assume you used a calculator at your gas station.
For a total $9,000.
Huh? That's the total.
How'd you do that? Did you do that in your head? Well, it's just 12 times 75 with some zeros.
Well, I'll be damned.
I'm pretty good at multiplication.
I might be able to do something with you after all, son.
There, get on the horn and finish those phone calls.
Up in the meantime, I'll get out the ledgers.
We'll do some accounts receivable.
Hey, there, boys and girls, another beautiful day in Mr.
Chris' hood.
Funny thing happened on the way to the microphone the other day.
Mr.
Chris got zapped by the muse.
Electricity.
Came right out of the air and bit me.
Got me thinking, what is it? Cracked some books, all they could say was electricity is electrons and protons all inside the atom, each with their own itty bitty God-given charge.
Electron, that's negative, proton, positive.
Not a value judgment, people.
Just tagged that way to keep them straight.
Heat, atmospheric conditions, brain impulses.
These electrons go on the move, atom to atom.
Now an electron in the negative ion, that's an atom with too many electrons, seeks out a positive ion, that's an atom that doesn't have enough.
Negative meets positive, negative meets positive.
And you got electricity.
And electricity is us.
It's been like an hour and a half.
I mean, do you think there's something seriously wrong with the plane? Can you see anything out there? Hmm? I mean, are they doing anything? Well, you know, Fleischman, at least they're trying to fix it, you know? Remember that flight from Moscow to Minsk? They let a Dubov 140 go up with a jammed altimeter.
It slammed into the Urals, everybody, all she rode.
That's great.
Thanks for sharing that.
All right.
What? What? He's eating lard.
Pure fat.
Me? No.
Good.
It's okay, thank you.
Really.
It's good, good.
All righty, well.
Thanks, I guess I should try this.
Mmm-hmm.
Yeah.
Boy, that's different.
There's the stewardess.
Excuse me.
Stewardess? Sorry.
We've been sitting here a while, and I just wanted to know if you had any idea when we might be taking off.
You know, time, you know, taking off? Go.
Skora? Skora? Hold on, hold on, hold this.
Wait a minute.
Invinitye.
Just Skora, skora, skora "Soon.
" Okay, well.
Thanks.
You heard her, she said soon.
Yeah, I heard.
Well, that's good, you know.
Yeah, of course she didn't say how soon.
Wait, doesn't it bother anybody? I mean, you would think somebody would be bothered by this.
Look around, it's amazing.
Every one's so stolid.
You know? Hmm.
Incredibly patient.
Look, Fleischman, do you want a magazine? You want my Newsweek? No.
This is the famous endurance of the Russian people.
I'm serious, look at them.
You can see it on their faces.
It's like a sadness almost, you know.
All the harsh winters and the droughts and famine.
Totalitarian regimes.
Look, Fleischman, I'm sure they're trying to fix the plane as fast as they possibly can, all right? Yeah.
Okay.
Well, I'll tell you, I'll bet my grandmother didn't look back, I can guarantee that.
She got away with three wicker baskets and a handful of kopeks.
Boy I wonder what she'd think of her little Joely, going back to Russia.
Packed like steerage.
We're like sardines, I mean, look at this.
There is absolutely no leg room, my seat's broken, there's no air.
Do you want my seat? No, come on, I'm just saying.
Out of a hundred seats, I get the broken one.
Okay.
It's bad enough we have to fly for 14 hours, now we're sitting here like sheep.
Okay, excuse me.
Where are you going? I just need a little break, from you, Fleischman.
All right.
Excuse me.
Izvinitye.
Mmm-hmm.
Thanks, thanks.
Okay.
Vodka.
Yeah.
Vodka, thank you.
Russian.
Thanks.
That's great.
Speak English, anybody? I could have sworn I'd seen that rabbit come through here.
Quick little SOB.
That's Chris Stevens' shed.
I wonder what he's doing over there.
Some kind of art project.
Art? Came by and borrowed my 10-K generator.
What for? Not sure.
Just said something about trying to get inside electricity.
Inside it? Oh, God! Where have you been? Claustrophobic.
Yeah.
Let me tell you something, it's not really helping, you know.
I mean, it's not good for you.
Smoking, you understand? Smoking? Yeah, smoking.
It's bad.
No, no, no.
I don't want a cigarette.
It's bad for you.
I'm a doctor, understand? Smoking is bad.
Doctor? Engineer.
Engineer.
Engineer? Really? Engineer.
Engineer.
What, in the military? The army? Huh? Military? Wait, wait, wait, hold on.
Hold on, hold on, hold on.
Izvinitye.
Izvinitye.
M, M, M, M, M Vada.
Vada.
Vada.
Vada, vada, vada.
Okay.
Vada, vada, vada Water, I got it, water.
Vada, vada.
I get it.
You're a water engineer.
So you regulate the pressure in the water, is that it? That's very nice.
Vada.
Yeah.
I'll tell you, Holling, the boy is really doing very well.
It's really gratifying to see.
I've got him making phone calls to the mill now.
Is that a fact? I was orientating him and he showed some aptitude with numbers.
Of course it was nothing he could use there in Greeley, it was lying fallow there.
Going to waste, was he? Uh-huh, but not anymore.
Now he's got somebody to look up to.
Somebody who can fan that spark into a flame.
You? Yes, me.
I used to think a person had to be born with it.
You know, some had it, most didn't, but with this kid, it seems like with a little encouragement and education we can even out the playing field a little bit.
Well, that'd be nice, now.
Oh, I'll let you get that, I got to get on back.
Hello? Minnifield speaking.
What? Here you go, Ed.
Hey, cuz, how come you're not scarfing? Too much special sauce on your mooseburger? No, Shelly, I like it.
It's just I don't think I'm very hungry.
Dear, he's waiting for the caviar and toast points at Maurice's tonight.
No, that's not it.
It's just that I talked so much on the phone today, my ear hurts.
It does look kind of red.
There you are! Oh, hi, Maurice.
Never mind that.
You got some explaining to do, mister.
What? Why? Is something wrong? Wrong? I'll tell you what's wrong.
The phone is ringing off the hook over there because of you.
Me? I didn't do anything.
I didn't do anything.
What do you call this? A call sheet? Don't play stupid with me.
I'm talking about this total.
The total? Yes.
Yes, this is for an order for peeler grade lumber.
See it says so right there.
Peeler grade.
You quoted the price for pulp! Pulp! Really? Really! See, 400 per.
It should be Do you have any idea how much this is costing me? $8,500.
No, you played that number game with me once before and fooled me but you won't do it again.
You Duttons, you burn down your own house using bottle rockets.
It was a mistake inviting you here.
I knew it was asking for trouble and I was right! Sorry, sorry.
Uh-huh.
Excuse me.
Hey, Fleischman, they're going to serve us sandwiches, did you hear? Yeah, I heard.
The woman I was talking to? Look, this is her business card.
She wants to take me on the Cobra if I ever get to Moscow.
It's this rollercoaster thing.
They think everybody in America lives in an amusement park.
Fascinating.
Oh, sorry, you're reading.
I'm sorry.
Look, it's not a problem, but here's the thing.
We got a long trip here, okay? Let me make a suggestion.
It would be better for the relationship, I think, that instead of stalking off, you just tell me if I'm disturbing you.
We're adults.
I mean I'm a reasonable human being.
Well, you know, Fleischman, it's just sometimes you get to me, that's all.
All right, I get to you.
I mean, we're all stuck here, it's not just you.
All right.
We're all cramped, we're all miserable, we're all trying to make the best of it, and you don't make it any easier when you start complaining.
All right.
All right.
I vocalized, it's valid.
I appreciate your candor.
You do? Absolutely.
I think it's a real step forward for us to be this forthright with one another.
All right.
But, I do feel better getting that off my chest.
But, I mean, while we're clearing the air Yeah? It's just, look, this passive-aggressive thing you do.
Passive-aggressive? You know, the Air Alaska thing.
If it were you, we'd be on Air Alaska.
I said that? Yeah.
I mean, you proceed with this litany of Russian air disasters.
Obviously, it's your sly way of questioning my competence.
What? Look, it's not a recrimination, okay? Do you understand? All I'm doing, I'm just trying to tell you how I felt.
Okay.
I feel better, do you? Oh, yeah.
All right, I'm glad you feel better.
Yeah.
What are they doing now? What, are they taking a wing off? Are they? Give me a slab of that buffalo teriyaki jerky, if you please? One buffalo jerky.
Come off it, Ruth-Anne.
I didn't say anything.
Well, you're a businesswoman.
Are you telling me, that if Ed dropped a whole case of pickled beets all over your inventory, you wouldn't tear him a new one.
Me? I've nailed his hide to the wall many a time.
Well? But I take him aside, Maurice, and explain what he did wrong.
I don't go and ream him out so the whole town can hear.
For heavens sake, if the boy is that sensitive, maybe he should stop before he gets started.
He's a typical Dutton, anyway, slunk off without so much as a thank you kindly.
He didn't slink off anywhere.
He's at Kelly's Skelly.
You mean he's working in a gas station? Yes, he is.
He filled me up and gave me a quart of oil and he was very courteous, too.
Well, well, well.
Typical Dutton.
You give them a hand up out of the grease pit, they slide right back in.
Good Lord, Maurice, what's wrong with you? Maurice is a perfectly nice young man.
And I think he's a good hard worker, too.
If I didn't have Ed I'd hire him.
Ruth-Anne, I am running a multi-million dollar operation over there, not some snack shop.
Aren't you though.
And there's nobody in the world who's good enough to trust it to, is there? Put it on my tab.
With pleasure.
What is all this stuff, Chris? Nothing right now.
Tesla coil, Jacob's ladders, world's biggest 12th grade science project.
Not that I saw the 12th grade.
Is this a switch, Chris? Can I flip it? Mi casa, su casa.
Wow! Wow! Wow, Chris! It only looks cool, Ed.
Doesn't say it, doesn't make it.
Say what? Electricity.
I'm here.
It's there.
And I can't figure out how to get inside it, how to be it.
Without getting fried, anyway.
And my muse, she ain't telling me how, even if.
If you build it, they will come.
That's what the voice told Kevin Costner in Field of Dreams.
Kevin, he's got this corn field and the voice said, "If you build a baseball field, they will come.
" So he built this field.
Yeah, they came, didn't they? All those cars, they came to that field.
What did Einstein say? There's no room both for field and matter, because field is the only reality.
That's how I get inside, Ed.
The field.
All right, that's it, that's it.
Excuse me.
Hello? Hello? Could you please open the door.
I want to see the captain! Excuse me! All right, hi.
I want some information, and I want it right now, okay? I am a physician, do you understand? Do you understand what I'm saying? I am a doctor.
Yes? Hello? Hello? American citizen? Go to your seat.
No, I'm not going to my seat.
I am supposed to be in Saint Petersburg to give a very important address and I want to know when this plane is leaving and I want to know right now! Go to seat! I'm not sitting down, I want to know when this plane is leaving.
I have no idea what Go to seat! All right, you know, you're going to hear about this, do you understand me? Hello? I'm not How could you sleep? Well, heard I could find you here.
Maurice, hi.
I was going to come over after breakfast and see you.
I'm sorry for screwing up.
Spilled milk.
Can't get it back by crying over it.
It was just all the telephones, and everybody kept putting me on hold.
Well, that is exactly why you've got to keep your head in the game, son.
Just don't let it happen again, okay? Huh? You'd better get washed up, get your coat and come on, we've got work to do over at the office.
At your office? Well, obviously I'm going to have to monitor you a little more closely.
I threw you into a little too deep water this time, but that's my mistake.
I'm not gonna go, Maurice.
I can't.
You can't? Well, why the hell not? I get too much stress.
Stress? I was getting a stomach ache from it.
I mean, all the telephones and the reading and the thinking.
Are you telling me that you're gonna turn down the opportunity to run a hundred-million-dollar operation because of a stomach ache? I just think it's better for me if I stayed here.
In the gas station? I guess so.
I know, Maurice.
I'm just a Dutton, right? Boy, are you ever.
Boy, you really come prepared, don't you? With your little slippers and your eye shades and your Evian.
I'm sorry, you want some? No.
Clearly you don't have enough.
Now what's going on? They're coming out of the cockpit.
They're changing crews.
They're changing crews? Oh, man, that's amazing.
We've actually been here long enough for them to change crews.
What, they're drinking in the cockpit? I mean, I might guess that that would be against the law, yeah? Hmm.
What's going on? Why doesn't someone stop them? What did he say? What? What is happening? What, what, what.
No food.
There's no food? No food.
Wait a minute? You're telling me there's no food on the plane? No.
They ran out of food? We get a stale piece of cheese and an old roll, that's it? Please, don't light another one.
Please, please.
I'm not going to put up with your passive smoke anymore.
Would you please put that out? Would you please put that out? Hey, hey, Fleischman.
For God sakes! Get off of me! Leave the man alone! What do you think you're doing? Will you settle down! You shut up, don't tell me what to do! You know, I bug you, let me tell you.
I knew you'd do this.
You bug me plenty, Miss Air Alaska.
I knew you'd do this.
I don't know why I listened to you.
I don't know why I ever came.
You practically begged me I hate you, I hate you.
Oh, you hate me? That's what it comes down to.
Yes, I do.
You hate me.
Let me tell you something, the feeling is completely mutual.
Fine, fine.
You hate me.
Don't light another one.
Look, I'm sorry to bother you, my Harrison's Diagnosis book is in your bag down there.
No problem.
Oh, God, forget it.
I've already missed an entire day.
What's the point? I don't need to work on my speech, I'm not going to be giving a speech.
Amazing, get there just in time for the rubber chicken at the podiatry round table.
Don't worry, Fleischman, I'll find my own hotel room.
You don't have to worry about it.
Yeah, well, I'll pay for half of it.
It's only fair.
Fine, okay.
Good.
If you need someone to escort to the dinners, though, you know it is your plane ticket.
Yeah, thanks.
Look, Fleischman, I don't hate you.
Yeah, you do.
You hate me, too.
No, I don't.
I don't hate you.
I mean, what are we doing? I mean, what are we doing? Do you ever think about that? Doing? Just, us.
You and me.
I mean, it's been how many years? We're still sitting here, together.
What for? I mean, you ever think about that? Yeah, I think about that.
I mean, is this going to be a struggle to the death? Is that what it is? Because frankly, I can't take it anymore.
I can't.
I'm exhausted.
I know, it's crazy.
It's like three steps forward and two steps back.
I give up, I do.
I give up.
Marry me.
What? You should marry me.
We should get married.
Fleischman I don't know what else to do.
I'm asking you to marry me.
Are you serious? Yes or no? Yes.
Really? Yes.
You see? I feel better.
I do, that's great.
Shut up, Fleischman.
What, what, what What did they say? I gather he's saying that we're taking off.
To Saint Petersburg.
To the Finland Station.
Let's get off this thing.
Thank God, let's get out of here.
Okay, excuse me, sorry, sir.
Hey, wait.
Hold the door! Hold the door one sec! Let's go.
Come on.
Hold on, one sec.
Sorry, excuse me.
Do you believe it, Gene? A belly ache.
That's what the good Lord gave us Maalox for.
But to turn down an opportunity to improve yourself.
I just don't understand it.
Are you done with that, Maurice? No.
No, not quite.
I'll tell you, if somebody had offered me a chance like that when I was a kid, I'd have been on it like white on rice.
I had to claw myself up.
All the way up the ladder, rung by rung by rung all the way to the top.
The place where I grew up, Tulsa, wasn't a bad place, nothing wrong with it.
But I always knew that there was a big world out there waiting, just for me.
And I was chomping at the bit to take a hold of it.
Let me have it! Let me get mine.
I wanted to make something of myself.
I wanted to be somebody, no matter what it took.
Well, you are somebody, Maurice.
Famous.
Got your name in the encyclopedia.
Yeah.
Right, uh-huh.
What about you, Gene? You're a good fella.
Yeah, Maurice? Do you ever want to make something of yourself? Did you ever want something so bad that it hurt? Well, in high school, a truck.
A truck? It was a candy apple red El Camino.
With big Pirelli tires and chrome rims.
Is that it? Anything else? Well, you know, Maurice.
I wanted the regular stuff, like everybody else.
Steady job, nice wife, some good kids.
Right.
I'm sorry, Maurice, I got to close up and hit the road.
Oh, yeah, sure.
Yeah, no problem.
Good night.
Good night, Maurice.
Hurry up, Dad.
Hi, kids.
Hi, Dad.
Hi, Dad.
Move over for Daddy.
Hi, sweetie.
Never, ever have I been more happy to see this broken step.
Yes, well, I'll get on that first thing, right away in the morning.
Yeah, sure, I'd like to see that.
I will.
The future Mrs.
Joel Fleischman.
Ms.
O'Connell-Fleischman to you, Fleischman.
Okay, Mary Margaret O'Connell-Fleischman.
Yeah, till death do us part.
Death do us part.
Hey, look, I should say this because I don't want you to feel that you're under any kind of pressure from me.
Hey, you're the one who didn't get any sleep or food.
No, come on, I did kind of spring this on you.
Hey, look, if you don't want to rush into anything, I understand that.
Well, it's you.
I don't want you to feel like you can't take this one day at a time.
So, maybe we should live together first? Yeah.
If you think so.
It can't hurt, right? It won't hurt.
Okay.
You want some gas? Yeah, fill it up.
Super premium, please.
Yes, sir.
You might get a squeegee and knock some of those bugs off the windshield there.
So, Maurice Yes, Maurice? Everything okay? I think so.
Good.
How about a place to bunk, you got that all squared away? Yeah, yeah, Kelly's letting me stay in the shed, back of the station.
You know, next Sunday is my dear mama's birthday, may she rest in peace.
You never knew my mother.
She was your great, great aunt.
Aunt Bertha.
Yeah.
I've heard of her name.
Uh-huh.
Well, anyway, I was thinking about cooking up a good old Oklahoma dinner in her honor this weekend.
You know, ham hocks, lima beans, honey cornbread, fried okra, that kind of thing.
What do you say? That sounds really good.
It's an invitation, Maurice.
Are you coming or not? Coming? Really? Me? Yes.
We'll play a little pool, watch the late game on ESPN and then, to cap the evening off, we'll have a hot game of forty-two.
Okay.
Thanks.
Maurice? Yes, Maurice? You missed a spot.
Oh, I'll get it.
All right, don't be shy.
Come on in close, everybody.
She ain't gonna bite.
Cicely, good turnout for art! Ladies and gentlemen, today we're here to honor electricity.
The charge that charges, what? Everything, right? From those electrons snapping in our brains to our father the sun.
I mean, what's the sun? It's kind of like a brain.
Electromagnetic field, solar flares like sparking back and forth from those nerve cells.
We're all one.
Folks, giant blobs of electricity all of us.
Positive and negative, electromagnetic fields, just circling each other, right? Positive, negative, north, south, male and female looking for that electric moment.
And then, wham! Magnet to magnet, opposites attract.
Poles hold, poles meet.
Equipoise in the universe.
Isn't that what Earth's all about? Ed, you ready? This first ride is mine.
Then it's anybody's turn.
Fire up, Ed! All right! Come on, Ed.
Give it all she's got!