That's So Raven (2003) s03e35 Episode Script

The Four Aces

1 You know what? I think these senior citizens are really going to appreciate us helping out.
Why can't we do this at the mall? I mean, I'll volunteer to try on some shoes.
Hey.
How can I help you young folks? I'm looking for a Lee Jenkins.
Well, you found one.
Ok.
Well, I'm Eddie Thomas.
I'll be visiting here with you every day after school.
Now, who are you young ladies looking for? Gertrude Grossman? Hey, Gert! Your volunteer's here.
Shake a leg.
Hi, Mrs.
Grossman.
I'm Chelsea.
Please call me Gertie.
Do you like to arm wrestle? Ok, Gertie.
Good.
I'll go easy on you.
Ok.
She's so precious.
But I think I can take her.
All right.
Let's get this over with.
Rhonnie Wilcox?! Going once Going twice Going to the mall.
She cannot hear you.
She's a little hard of hearing? Ok.
Rhonnie Wilcox! She cannot hear you! Why? Because she is in her room.
My bad.
Yep, that's me.
Ms.
Wilcox! Go away! No, no, Ms.
Wilcox.
I'm Raven Baxter.
Your volunteer? Well, why didn't you say so in the first place? Go away.
Ms.
Wilcox.
Look, ok, when I volunteer for something, I stick to it.
And I can stand here all day.
I can be just as stubborn as you.
Ms.
Wilcox, please let me in! My feet hurt! My feet hurt, Ms.
Wilcox! Please, let me If I let you in, will that shut you up? Come on in.
So We have a whole hour together.
What do you want to do? I want you to sit down and be quiet while I read my book.
Do you mind? Sorry.
Is this you singing? Yes.
And this is me reading.
I am just trying to be a friendly volunteer.
You know, I didn't think anything could be more annoying than the sound of your voice, but there it is.
I am just doing my nails.
I could do your nails if you want me to.
If I let you do that, will that shut you up? It might.
I don't believe it, but let's give it a shot.
Raven's nail salon is open for business.
So you gonna walk me home again today, Cory? I can't drive, so I guess that's the plan.
Cindy? I forgot something.
I'll meet you outside.
Ok.
All right.
Madison.
Madison.
Can I ask you something? Yes, you are a big dummy.
Seriously.
I need your help.
It's my 3-month anniversary with Cindy.
You remembered.
Score one for the big dummy.
Thanks.
Anyway, look, I got her a gift and I want to know what you think of it.
Ok? It's a battery-operated head massager.
You just turn it on and She's gonna love it, right? Wrong.
You don't know anything about romance.
Man.
I got to talk to the guy who sold me this thing.
I told you.
All sales are final.
It says it on the receipt.
Look, man, you didn't give me a receipt.
You should always get a receipt, my brother.
Look, my brother, you said Cindy would love it.
I may have said that.
Shoot, I say a lot of things.
Look, man, seriously, this is my 3-month anniversary.
Ok? I need something, you know, romantic? You mean like a 3-month anniversary ring.
Yes.
That would be perfect.
Let me check my inventory.
Hey, bro, I said let me check my inventory.
All right.
All right.
Let's see.
One-month 2-month You're in luck.
I do happen to have these 2 matching rings.
One for you And one for your lady.
Take it for a spin.
Ok.
That's tight right there.
What's up? That's 30 bucks right there.
What's up? Man, Gertie, how'd you get so strong? Pullin' the brake lever.
I was one of the first female cable car operators in San Francisco.
Gertie, you're such an inspiration But you're still goin' down! How y'all doin'? Hey, Rae.
I have to go see Ms.
Wilcox.
What? Hey, Gertie.
You hear that? Rhonnie lettin' her in again.
Again? I can't believe she let you in the first time.
Do you even know I'm here? Sorry, sweetheart.
I saw some old pictures in her room.
Was Ms.
Wilcox a famous singer? You never heard of Rhonnie Wilcox? Rhonnie Wilcox performed jazz all over the world.
Checkmate.
Well, does she still sing? No, not since she lost her husband.
Now she barely talks.
She talked to me.
Well, you must be something special.
Rhonnie can be a tough nut to crack.
Who you callin' a nut? Great day in the mornin'! You lookin' good Rhonnie! Look at Mr.
J, y'all.
He's still got it.
Well, Raven did fix me up yesterday.
And I just didn't want to sit in my room and let all this pretty go to waste.
Well, why don't we go spread that pretty around? Let's go out to lunch.
Out? I don't know.
Come on.
It'll be fun.
Hey, we can go to my dad's restaurant.
Your dad's got a restaurant? Sure does.
It's called the Chill Grill.
Great food.
Or We can stay here and go to the cafeteria like you do every day.
What is it, creamed corn day? So long, suckers.
I can't believe you performed in Paris, Rome, Tokyo.
Wait a sec.
How did they understand you? Sweetheart, back then everybody spoke jazz.
Hey, Rae.
Who's your friend? This is Ms.
Rhonnie Wilcox.
She is a famous jazz singer.
You're Rhonnie Wilcox.
We used to listen to your music all the time.
My parents had all your albums.
Well, that's very nice, but that was a long time ago.
I used to love it when you would scat.
Dad, this is a no scat zone for you.
Right.
It's not every day we have a jazz legend here at the Chill Grill.
Order anything you like.
Thank you.
Anything? My dad has never said that.
I am gettin' the lobster.
No, wait a second.
I'm gettin' the steak.
Wait a second.
I can get the lobster and the steak 'cause it's free.
Ok.
So you need to look at the menu so we can do it so my daddy won't change his mind.
You know, there's something about this place.
Yes, the food is great! And it's free if you hurry so Entrees.
What's the address here? It's 1413 Hill street.
But I really think we need to order extra desserts, 'cause he I'm leaving.
What? I never should've left my room.
I'm going home.
Ok, wait.
I'll help you.
Alone.
I don't know why Ms.
Wilcox left the Chill Grill.
I mean, I thought we were having such a good time.
What are you doing? Gotta get pumped.
Rematch with Gertie.
Don't you wrestle with your right arm? Man! Hey! It's not funny, ok? You kids don't know what fashion is! Well, maybe if you took off that goofy hat, they'd stop laughing so you could tell them.
Look, for your information, Mr.
Jenkins hooked me up with this.
Ok? He's got a whole warehouse full of this stuff.
See, back in the days, y'all, all the cool fellas wore this.
Ok, well, you're in the present.
It's kind of the opposite.
Excuse me.
Can we stop worrying about his silly-lookin' hat and see what we're gonna do about Ms.
Wilcox? And now the Four Aces is proud to present Ms.
Rhonnie Wilcox! Now that was strange.
Why, Rae? What did you see? I think for the first time, I had a vision from the past.
I saw Ms.
Wilcox being introduced at a place called the Four Aces.
Never heard of it.
Hey, Mr.
B, you ever heard of a place called the Four Aces? Of course.
Way before the Chill Grill was the Chill Grill, it was a famous jazz club called the Four Aces.
I can't believe I never told you about that.
The Chill Grill used to be the Four Aces? What is the problem, man? I was in the tub.
What's the problem? Look, man, this is the problem.
Your cheap ring turned my finger green.
There's no way I'm givin' the other one to Cindy.
Relax.
Relax.
I've got just the thing for you.
Bam! "Ring remover"? 29.
95, my brother.
But given the state of your emergency, that's gonna be 40 bucks.
Ms.
Wilcox I know the Chill Grill used to be the Four Aces, but I didn't know that when I took you there, so I'm really sorry if it brought back any bad memories or You're wrong.
It brought back wonderful memories.
It did? Yeah.
You want to go inside or you want to stand out here and talk in the hall? Have a seat.
My father used to own the Four Aces.
He did? Yeah.
And I saw all the greats there.
I saw Ella there.
I saw Duke there.
I saw Count Dracula? Basie! I knew that.
So why did you run out yesterday? Well, being in your daddy's place reminded me I never got a chance to sing in my daddy's place.
I was still a little girl when they had to sell the club.
I have sung all over the world, but I never got a chance to sing in the place I always dreamed of.
No, no, I saw you.
I saw you.
You were being introduced.
What are you talking about? I saw it in my Research.
If it wasn't the past, then it You know, for a young woman, you talk to yourself an awful lot.
Ms.
Wilcox, would you be willing to get all dressed up and come on a little trip with me? Is this gonna put me in a bad mood? 'Cause I'm not usually this pleasant.
Trust me.
You're gonna love it.
I can't believe you got me all dressed up to bring me back to the Chill Grill.
We are not even at the Chill Grill.
Now, I may be old, but I do remember being here a couple of days ago.
We are going so much farther back than that.
What in the world Good evening, ladies.
Ms.
Wilcox, welcome back to the Four Aces.
My goodness! How did you do this? It looks just like it did when I was a little girl.
Well, you said this was the happiest time of your life, so we made a few phone calls, pulled a few strings, and I talked to the owner.
Ms.
Wilcox, your part of the history of this place, and we just wanted to celebrate it.
Now let's stop the chattin' and let's start scattin'.
Yep, dad, you promised.
Not you.
Ok, fine.
I'll just go scat in the kitchen.
So What do you think? I'm stunned.
You did all this for me? Don't even worry about it.
But I want you to check out the band leader.
He really knows how to swing.
Hey, now we're cookin' with some gas.
Hey, my man looking good in that zoot suit.
Lee, you knew about this? Now who you think supplied all these sharp clothes? And may I say it's nice seeing you looking all dolled up? Don't you sweet talk me, you old player.
Let me escort you to your seat.
Well, ok, then.
Hello.
Hey, hey.
Rhonnie, you look like a million bucks.
Thank you.
Yeah.
You look beautiful.
Thank you.
Could you excuse us for a second? Of course.
Ok, thanks! Chelsea, have you been working out? You tell me! Work harder, sweetheart.
Look here.
Thank you.
Thank you very much.
I'm swinging Eddie and this is the swinging Eddie orchestra.
Now, everybody, it's time to cut a rug.
Let's jitterbug! Excuse me.
Excuse me.
Stanley, that's so sweet.
Cindy, whatever he's selling don't buy.
Cory, Stanley was just telling me that you don't have an anniversary gift for me.
Did he also tell you how he hustled me? He said it was easy because he knew how badly you wanted to give me a great gift.
I told you don't listen to this little Man.
You said that? I may have said that.
I say a lot of things.
He also says that he feels really bad about it.
Thanks, Stanley.
So, I can get my money back? Hey, I don't feel that bad.
Ok.
Hey, dad, it's time.
Eddie, cut the music.
And now, the Four Aces is proud to present Ms.
Rhonnie Wilcox.
Chels, this was my vision.
I made it come true.
She is so gonna love this.
Ms.
Rhonnie Wilcox will now honor us with a song.
No, she won't.
Kind of a let-down, Rae? Eddie, keep playing.
Chels, keep doo-wopping.
Excuse me! Ms.
Wilcox, this is the big surprise.
I don't know, Raven.
This has always been your dream.
You finally get to sing here at the Four Aces.
But it's been so long since I performed.
If you sing, that'll shut me up.
Well, if you'll get it started, we'll get this joint jumping.
All right! Ladies and gentlemen, the Four Aces is proud to present Ms.
Rhonnie Wilcox.
it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing, yeah it don't mean a thing, all you got to do is sing it makes no difference if it's sweet or hot sweet or hot just give that rhythm everything you've got give it all you've got give it everything you've got it don't It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing it don't mean a thing all you've got to do is sing Having fun? Thank you, Raven.
I never thought I'd see the Four Aces again.
Thank you so much for knocking on my door.
And you know, you're a very sweet girl, even though you do talk to yourself.