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- oh, anything for me? - it's all for you. a bill, bill, bill. - [russell] yeah, yeah, yeah. resident, that's for you. - thanks a bunch. - that's for me. it's from jeff. - what does he have to say? - please, this is private. - oh, private, private. i'm sorry i lost my head. (audience laughter) - hmmm. (laughter) oh, no. (audience laughter) - yeah? (audience laughter) hey. - it's alright with me if you want to keep your reactions private, private too. (audience laughter) - oh, jeff's so wonderful. most boys don't even like to write letters. - poor guy must have writer's cramp. why?
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where do you get the page and a half? oh. yes. huh? oh, no. no. daddy. - something wrong? - wait until you hear this. - oh, i see. when there is something wrong, it's not so private, private, eh? - just listen. p.s. mom and dad are in san francisco this week on their way to hawaii. saturday they're going to be in la. ok you up if they felt like it. you could meet them if you want to. no sweat, jeff. daddy. - i fail to see why that strikes terror in your heart. - what could he be thinking of? meet his parents? holy cow. i'm only wearing his wring around my neck. (audience laughter) sort of halfway going steady is one thing, but meeting a fellow's parents is something else. - why? what difference does that make? - what difference does that make? oh that's the switch of all time.
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- i'm only fifteen and a half. - [russell] so? - i'm not ready to get married. (audience laughter) (gidget theme song) ? (lyrics) if you're in doubt about angels being real ? i can arrange to change any doubts you feel ? you'll want her for your valentine ? you're gonna say ? she's all that you adore ? but stay away ? gidget is spoken for ? you're gonna find
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dad, wait. if i have to meet jeff's parents alone, the least you can do is help me decide what to wear. - gidget, for the last time, will you use your own judgement? - i used my own judgement, and the first thing i reached for was my skirt and sweater. - what's the matter with that? - white? white? then all i need is a veil and someone to sing oh, promise me. (audience laughter) - dangit, jeff's even got my subconscious rushing me in marriage. - if i ever heard a casual suggestion, if you feel like it. - o.k., that's what he wrote to me, but what must he have written to his parents to make them rush into town and call me the very first thing? - they got here yesterday, and mrs. matthews didn't phone you until 11:30 this morning. i would hardly call that the very first thing. - dad, this is no time to split hairs. - fine. - dad, come on now. help me. i'm serious. - you look it. - don't you even care what kind of impression i make? suppose they don't approve of me?
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(audience laughter) when you read jeff's letter you weren't ready for marriage. now you're galloping down the aisle, alone i might add. - but someday i'll be galloping down the aisle with someone. suppose it turns out to be jeff. it could, you know. if i don't change my mind, meet someone new, and marry anyone else. - oh well, when you put it like that it certainly is a definite possibility. - so you see, that's why i have to make exactly the right impression. not too old. not too young. too young. - too young. - right, but only chronologically. a girl can be a lot older mentally than she is chronologically. (carn horn) - della mae. - and a girl can be a lot younger mentally than she is chronologically. - i'm glad we can end this discussion on a note of agreement. - all we agreed about is della mae. don't any of your smart students ever get crushes on you? (audience laughter) - didn't really need her after. it's a passing grade.
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why don't you let me give you a lift, and then you can concentrate on other things instead of driving. - well, thanks della mae, but i'll need my car later, but if you'd really like to give someone a lift, gidget has a luncheon date at the beverly terrace hotel. - oh well, i'd be glad to. at your service, honey. - me. me. the ride's for me. (audience laughter) - if i get away from my meeting soon enough, i'll come by and pick you up. thanks, della. - [gidget] hey, aren't you going to wish me luck? you know how to say, "happy to meet you," "thank you," "please pass the peas." - yeah, but my whole married, in-law life could depend on the way i say it. (audience laughter) - well, the blue makes you look days older. - i've already decided on the white. - well, fine. if della mae knows the lyrics to oh, promise me you'll all set. (audience laughter) - [gidget] not only did he leave me with my problem, he left me with his. (audience laughter) (tentative music) - [laura] jim? jim?
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- who? - the beauty salon downstairs. - looks alright to me. - no, it's all wrong. i said, "set it back," so they set it forward. - well, wherever they set it, i like it. (audience laughter) - you don't think it makes me look old? i mean older? - are you on that kick again? - yes, i am. do you know there is a convention of shoes salesmen in this hotel? - there is? now i've been across that lobby at least four times this morning, and not one salesmen, not one, turned, or winked, or smiled, or anything. do you know what that means when a man at a convention doesn't turn around and look at a woman? - it means he's got a pretty big hangover. (audience laughter) - well, that's very glam, but not necessarily true. 40. i don't feel 40. it's awful to reach an age and not feel it. - well, that's the way it should be. never reach an age until you feel it. (audience laughter) - but kids make you feel it, like jeff and this girl.
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- talking to her on the telephone. so sweet and so polite. wait and see. she'll go the whole route. standing up when i come into the room, stepping aside to let me out of the elevator, calling me ma'am. the whole humiliating route. - that's not humiliating, it's just showing respect. - well, that's alright when you're prepared for it. when your 60,70, or 80. - i suppose it is though. (audience laughter) - what do you mean you suppose? - it's so much harder on women. more distinguished. touch of gray lights them up. on a woman it means light's going out. (audience laughter) - since when? - wait until you start having grandchildren, that will make up for it. (audience laughter) - well, i won't exactly be having them alone. they'll be your grandchildren too, you know. and aren't you forgetting you're five years older than i am? - i know darling, but i don't look it. when i go down in the lobby,
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you remember. - jim, this is a bad moment. it is a bad moment in any woman's life. the first time she feels age creeping up on her. - yeah. - now, i'll get over it. but at the moment i need sympathy. - oh, darling. how can sympathize? when i don't know how it feels? - oooh. - where are you going? - the drugstore for headache powder. they make for senior citizens. (audience laughter) (playful music) (car horns) - gee, we're awfully early. - oh, about 20 minutes is all. - maybe i could wait in the lobby.
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soda. - well honey, don't you be nervous. you just stop fretting and go on in there. (car horns) 20? - yeah, that's what you said. 20 minutes early. - 20,000 men? oh, i wonder if they are all here. and if they're as attractive as that one over there. - huh? - honey, i think i'd better come in with you. i'll go and park the car. - o.k. - hurry up. - i didn't know my name was honey child. herbert. herbert honey child. (audience laughter) (chatter) - root beer, make it a double. - now, here's a cute little doll. oops, throw her back, too young. - oh, fine. - here now, here. now we're cooking. - this is more like it.
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- especially one with big, bluey-green eyes. - what would you say if i said where have you been all my life? - thank you. thank you very much. - could we buy you a drink? - but i want you to know that i appreciate you asking me very much. - is that a yes or a no? - no. thank you. and thank you too. and i hope that one day someone and your wife too. believe me, there will come a day when she'll be very grateful to some strange man and says just what you've been saying to me. - well, she better not let me catch her. - yeah, mine neither. (audience laughter) - what was that? - i don't know, she looked normal. (audience laughter) - boy, was that neat. what a groovy put down. does it always work that great? - i don't know. it was the first time i tried it.
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- well, i was sincere. i needed a few kind words. - and then when you added the part about the wife. oh that really threw them. i'll have to remember that. must be nice. - what? - to be the kind of women that men just can't help but turn around and look at and want to meet. don't decided that she's too young, and you have to throw her back. boy, does being too young ever get to be a liability. - i can't wait until i'm your age. - my age? - yeah. you know, the perfect age. where nobody can tell how old or young you are and could care less. like the movie stars where you reach a certain point and you just there forever. instead of one minute being told you're a baby and the next someone trying to make you old before your time. - whose trying to make you old before your time?
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to have until you're at least 20. - a what like what? - a meet. with perspective in-laws. - perspective in-laws? for you? - well, maybe they not all that perspective right this minute, but you know something, i've got a sneaking feeling i am going to marry jeff someday. - jeff? - that's his name. so you see this meeting today with his parents counts, counts a lot. first impressions last. change their minds, you know. - not his parents. they're from the east. you know how stubborn easterns are. (audience laughter) - well, some of them are still trying to surf the atlantic. - are they? - yeah, and that's how it will go with me. one look at me and they'll decide i'm a baby. that's how they'll think of me forever after. what kind of chance will i have in years to come if we get in a family fight, hmm? - i hadn't thought about that.
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you absolutely enchanting. - whoops. - oh, dear. - oh, swell. now in addition to everything else, i'm going to look like a slob. - what a shame, but i promise you, that nobody will notice. - how can you be so sure? - well, i have a sneaky feeling of my own. there. well, goodbye and good luck. i promise you, you won't need it though. - thanks. and thanks for the great put down. the shoes salesmen. - oh, yes. - toodles. - bye. (flirty music) - well, hello there. - howdy. - yes indeedy. - good day to you too. - hi. - why, i do believe you're following me. - so i am. yes, how about that? you know in another minute i might ask you to have a drink with me? - oh, and i'll just have to say no
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- well, it certainly sounds like it, doesn't it? (audience laughter) - later. - very nice. i'm going to have to start buying more shoes. - aren't you suppose to have such a mad crush on my dad? - oh, well i do, but modern psychologists tell us in order to truly love one man, you have to love them all. - you know something, i think you're going to make it. - just happen to admire good looking, adorable men. i mean, after all, they are strangers in town, oh, honey. whatever did you do? - i got in the way of one of your strangers. you know, you ought to take a lesson from this lady i just talked to. she knew how to put down men without being the least bit rude. - now, you can't go meeting jeff's folks looking like that. - what else can i do? - come on. - where? - to change sweaters. you wear mine and i'll wear yours. - why, della mae that's downright generous of you. - that's alright, nobody's going to
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- jim, just the once do as i say and don't ask any questions. - i'm suppose to go down to the lobby and look for a girl in a white skirt and sweater with a root beer stain on it? - that's right. get into conversation with her. put her to ease. - you've been drinking. - i have not. - you've got to be drunk to expect me to walk up to a strange woman -- - child. - and talk to her, and put her at her ease. she isn't going to think anything. she's going to be too nervous, but this way you get a chance to meet her the way i did. - [jim] no, laura. - jim, please? - well, when you put it that way. no. (audience laughter) - oh, alright spoilsport. it's jeff's girl. - what? - yes. now i'm not going to tell you anything else. now will you do it? - why didn't you say so?
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natural with her, and then when we do introduce ourselves to her, she won't have to behave any other way. - uh huh. - and she's darling. - she is? - mmhmm, she thinks i am the perfect age. how did she put it? age where no one can figure out how old you are or how young, and nobody cares. - she was drinking to, huh? (audience laughter) - not that one. - what? - this one. - why? - doesn't make you look quite so, uh. - quite so what? gy, settled, what's the word? - fresh, that's the word. (loving music) (audience laughter) - i don't know, della. i don't seem to take up as much room in your sweater as you do. - well, that's better than having it too tight, honey. - yeah, i know what you mean. but do you? (audience laughter) - oh, where are those house phones?
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eyes the short ones all have? - della, cut that out. - for goodness sakes, i'm just trying to be nice. - well, if you have to be nice, can't you be nice like the lady in the drugstore? - um, can i have mr. and mrs. matthews suite, please? - oh, this thing. - look at that one. isn't he attractive? (audience laughter) oh i just love them when they get that age. like your dad. - oh, brother. - bye, bye. ndow shopping. - oh, can't you wait with me until i meet them? i need a friend. - well, alright. - mrs. matthews, hi. this is frances lawrence. how have you been? - well, i'll be going now, honey. i'm here. - you have them on the telephone. would you like me to come right up? (shushing) oh no, not you, mrs. matthews. oh, you want me to wait in the lobby. you're coming right down. well, how will i know..
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della, wait with me. - goodbye, honey. they're coming right down. i'm scared. - look. - oh, della. this sweater just isn't going to work. i think i"m better off with the root beer. come on. - am i mistaken, or is he finally looking over here? - della, come on, please? - why, if the man wants to be sociable. (audience laughter) - either come right now or i'll tell my dad - but he's already coming over. - well then, get rid of his quick, or it's an unconditional f. - but i don't know how. - well do it like the lady in the drugstore did. first, thank him and tell him how grateful you are, that's g-r-a-t-e-f as in flunk u-l, and then hit him with the line about the wife, but hurry up. i want my sweater. - alright. - i wonder if you are the little girl i'm looking for.
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i don't understand. - otherwise, a distinguished, good looking man like you, i'd have been really happy to make your acquaintance. - thank you. - thank you. - oh. - oh, but i do appreciate your asking. - asking? asking what? - grateful. - grateful. - grateful? - i'm so grateful. - his wife. - wife. i hope your wife has a much luck. - my wife? - well why a woman who is married to you has to be out looking for compliments from - strange...what are you talking about, young woman? you can't be the girl i'm.... is that root beer? - you're going to get personal. - no, what did you mean about my wife? - what wife? - my wife. did she put you up to this? - you mean to tell me you have a wife and you're looking to strike an acquaintance with me? well no wonder your wife is looking for strange men. - she is not looking for strange men. - furthermore, i'll have you know i wouldn't be the least bit happy to make your acquaintance if i'd know you were married.
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st a minute, just a minute. - why, you ought to be ashamed of yourself. and you old enough to be my grandfather. - you see, all i was trying to... gran, grandfather? (commotion) - [gidget] i needed this like i needed a hole in the head. under the circumstances there was only one thing for me to do. what any other normal, red-blooded american teenager would do, run. (audience laughter) - excuse me, just a minute. you got troubles, honey? - oh, am i glad to see you. i tell you this lobby just isn't safe for a young girl like myself. all those married men running around, praying on young girls, neglecting their wives. i'll bet you don't even sell shoes. - i certainly do not. - and what's wrong with selling shoes? (commotion) - will you please stay out of this? - you run along, dad. - who are you calling dad?
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you see my friend, she's in big trouble. this man came up and tried to pick her up, and then i tried to tell her like you did, and it didn't work. - what? - [herbert] easy pop. i don't want to have to slug you. - all i know is if that's root beer, i'm entitled to an explanation. - oh, he's asking for it. (commotion) - oh. where's your sweater? - to be honest with you ma'am, but what do i do about my friend? - what am i going to do about my husband? - what? - jim, you've got the wrong girl. (commotion) jim, jim, jim. you've got the wrong girl. jim, this is gidget. - you're jeff's parents. - what's going on? - oh, some old goat is trying to pick up a young girl. - [jim] i've been looking all over for you.
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gidget, gidget. - daddy. - my this was just such a lovely afternoon. and professor, the way you came charging through that crowd. i had no idea you were in such good condition. - i wasn't. - sorry about that, old man. - i'm sorry about that, old man. - i still can't believe you, mrs. matthews. you really have a 19 year old son. - well, he's my son too. - you i can believe. - that's all i can take from you in one day. now, i want to tell you something. - stop it, it's over. forget it. - well it wouldn't have even started if you hadn't sent me down. - i was minding my own business. - oh, you certainly were. - heaven knows i had nothing to do with it. - if you ask me. - gidget. - what i was going to say is all's well that ends well. - do you call this ending well? very nice. - well, what i meant is,
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r three, didn't it? - yeah. - and look how it ended up. just one, great, big, happy war. - she certainly has something there.
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- [russel] yeah, they're nice. - shows you doesn't it? prospective in-laws can be fantastic. the whole trick is to catch them unaware. meet them before they're prospective in-laws so they are still human beings. is that what i mean? - i don't know what you mean, but what are you doing? - i'm looking for the first aid booklet. i know it's hot or cold application when it happens and the exact opposite afterwards. (audience laughter) but have no fear, because if we can't find the booklet, we'll play it safe and do both. (audience laughter) - hey, gidge? - what? - forget it. my eye's not going to be black and blue. - it's not? - nope, it's going to be green and purple. - oh, dad. - [gidget] isn't he the greatest? hey, i just happen to think, any guy who marries me is going to end up with dad as a father-in-law.
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- [gidget] have you ever wondered how caesar felt when he said, "hi, fellas," and saw all those knives? or king george the third, when just to be friendly he asked, "what's new?" and they told him he just lost the united states? well, all i said was, "well, my dad says "'the art of conversation is dying.' "in fact, he says it's practically dead! "he says--" - you know, your dad sure says a lot, and you have to repeat everything he says. (laughing) - well, why shouldn't i? against my dad? - no, i figure i can hold my own with the rest of the guys who want to date you, but a father is unfair competition! (laughing) - well, he's not competing with you. - then why does he keep forgetting to tell you when i call? - he's not an answering service. besides, i think he's always treated you very well. - what about the time he turned the hose on me? - that was an accident. - but he enjoyed it. (laughing) i've been introduced like, what, 20 times and he still forgets my name? hey, what's-his-name is here!
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emember than your loopy name! - you know, you two got a close corporation. you got your father, and your father's got you. who needs anybody else? - toby prentice, i think i've heard just about enough about me and my father. - that makes two of us. (laughing) ? (lyrics) if you're in doubt about angels being real ? wait'll you see my gidget ? you'll want her for your valentine ? you're gonna say she's all that you adore ? but stay away, gidget is spoken for
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and daddy's a well-balanced person. and no matter what toby prentice says, our relationship is beautifully balanced. (gidget squeals) - maybe toby was kidding. - he wasn't. - well, take it from me, you've got a perfectly healthy relationship with your dad. - that's what i thought, too, until toby said all that stuff, and then i started thinking, you know i do quote dad a lot. - so, some people quote shakespeare, you quote your dad. - he is good company. - does that mean you want to spend the rest of your life with him? - yeah. (chuckles) he's good company for some things, but can you see me wearing his letterman sweater? - or the two of you doing the monkey? - or tandem surfing?
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- but for other things, (raspberry) they're out. - completely. if toby prentice is jealous of your father, that's his problem, not yours. - thanks, larue. - and that's another proof. if you really had a thing about your father, you'd be jealous of every woman he went out with. - i probably would be. - sure, you can't hide that kind of resentment if it's there. of course, sometimes we're ashamed of feelings like that, and don't even admit them to ourselves. but they still slip out. - how? - oh, little accidents. - accidents? forgetting is the most obvious. - forgetting? - [larue] sure, forgetting dates, pet peeves, unfavorite things. and why can't you remember certain people's names? - who told you i can't? - i don't mean you, in particular. i mean, why do people forget people's names? it's a sign of hostility, jealousy, resentment. - it is? - a sure sign. - well, accidents do happen, and anyone can forget sometimes. - [larue] there's always a reason.
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(laughing) - hi, gidge! - [gidget] hi, dad. how was the art exhibit? - interesting. - i guess you both enjoyed it? - yeah, oh, barbara's a little more critical than i am-- - barbara, that's her name, barbara leeds, barbara, barbara, barbara. - yes, as in santa barbara, barbara fritchie, barbara seville. is your memory deserting you in your declining years? - only for certain things. - hey, you know, that reminds me, we'll have to work out a better system for passing telephone messages to each other, cause barbara's telephoned here several times, and i didn't get the message. - i must have forgotten! - well, i wasn't suggesting this was a plot to keep me from dating barbara. - keep you from dating her? i wouldn't want to keep you from dating her, why would i want to do that? - i know that, that's why i said-- - i like her! - good. - i like her very much. - i'm glad. - i mean, i really like her. do you believe me? - of course i believe you. what's this all about?
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- all right, i believe it! - swell. (laughing) no, it's not enough just to say it. i want to do something to prove it to you. - francie... - are you seeing her tonight? - [russ] we have a dinner date tomorrow night. - wonderful. dad, i want to fix dinner for the two of you here. - you want to fix dinner for me and my date? why? - well, when you like someone, you like to do nice things for them. - you're suddenly going domestic because you found out how much you like barbara? - alright, since it's so vital to you, invitation accepted. - [gidget] i promise you a really elegant meal. and then i can get to know... oh, santa anna, santa clara, santa paula, santa... - barbara. - barbara, right.
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i'll probably come up with 'baste in medium oven.' (laughing) - gidget? - coming! hi. - [barbara] hello, honey, how are you? - sorry we're late, traffic was incredible. - what a thoughtful thing for you to do. taking time to prepare a special dinner just for us. - why not? two of my favorite people, you, dad, and you, miss, uh... leeds. - why is it miss leeds, it's always been barbara? - oh sure, barbara, as in santa barbara. - exactly.
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- thanks. gee, what a beautiful coat. - oh, thank you. - may i help you? - i can get it, gidge. - that's all right, dad, i've got-- (gasps) or has it got me? (laughing) - don't pull, don't pull! - if the thread breaks, i may unravel before your eyes. - oh, this loopy thing. - there, now, may i? - i'm so sorry. oh, my, how lovely everything looks. - relax francie, you're among friends. - [gidget] it's going to be a lovely evening. it's going to be a lovely evening. it's going to be a lovely evening? (laughing) dinner is served. (relaxing saxophone music)
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- nothing but the best for my two favorite people. (russ chuckles) - this must be my place, hmm? - no, i... - but isn't this my name? (laughing) - well, funny thing, i wonder how that got there. (laughing) no, the guest of honor sits here. - [barbara] oh, all right. thank you. oooh, there seems to be quite a draft. - [russ] that fan is on! h, well i'm sorry, you see there was this slight miscalculation in the kitchen, and all this smoke (coughs) - [russ] well, turn it off! - [gidget] oh, yeah. - ooooh! - uhh! (hand bangs on fan) - oooeee! - [russ] the plug, get the plug. - [gidget] oh yeah, the plug. (clears throat) i'm so sorry, i... - oh, forget it, gidge. - i'll serve the tomato juice. - ahh.
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- this certainly is a magnificent centerpiece, gidget. - [gidget] thanks. - reminds me of the jungle in the solomon islands. only thicker. (laughing) keep talking, barbara, so i'll know you're over there. - (chuckles) yes. - oh, you two can't see each other. - [russ] well, we catch a glimpse once in a while through the underbrush. - i'm sorry, i didn't realize. - uh, i'll serve the soup. - she's trying so hard. - she certainly is. - delicious, francie. - thanks, dad. would you like some more, barbara? - no thank you, gidget. but i am enjoying it. (sniffles) it's my favorite soup. - i'm glad. - my grandmother used to make this kind of soup.
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- but you're crying. - it's not emotion, it's, it's my allergy. - my soup? - no, no, your centerpiece. i'm allergic to chrysanthemums. - [larue] forgetting is the most obvious. - [gidget] forgetting? - [larue] sure, forgetting dates, pet peeves, unfavorite things. - oh, i might have known. - thank you. - well, you've really challenged the homemaker in me. - i have? - mmm hmm, i'm not gonna let russ think you're the only superb cook he knows. i'm going to fix bouillabaisse for you. - i'm willing. - i'll fix the recipe i learned in new orleans. - more coffee? - yes, thank you. you just take fish, and shrimp, and lobster, and throw it all in a big bunch.
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, i... - [russ] i'm sorry. - [gidget] what more could i say? what more could i do? first the coffee, then the cream. thank heavens what's-her-name doesn't take sugar.
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about the other women in daddy's life. obviously, there was only one thing left for a clear-thinking person like myself to do. ure. (russ sighs) (laughing) - [russ] hi. - hi, bye. - where are you off to? - i'm going to go help anne. - be home for dinner? - no, i've got a date, bye!
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hey, gidge! daddy, barbara leeds called, also meg and adele, having dinner at larue's, then mammoth date, be seeing you, francie. but when? (laughing) - good morning. did you have fun last night? - i went to the ice show premiere. - the ice show, oh daddy, i-- hmm, who did you take? barbara, meg, adele? - no, i went alone.
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y. - why don't you get off this social merry-go-round and give us a chance to get reacquainted? we could use the barrow place at big bear for the weekend. - big bear! - [russ] yeah, we can get in some hiking, fishing, sailing. we can leave after my last class friday. - oh, daddy, i-- i can't. i've got a date. - unbreakable? - i'm sorry. - oh, we can make it another time. - bye. boy, sometimes it's rough being such a clear thinker. of course, if it's an inconvenience for your own sister to drop in on you occasionally, please, just say so. - friendly visits, fine. but i don't want you using our apartment as your hideout.
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he thinks so, too. (laughing) gidget, why are you avoiding him? - i'm helping him make a very difficult adjustment. - to what? - to living his own life. we have to stop being so dependent on each other. i mean, i can't be everything to him, and he can't be everything to me. - do you think he wants to be? - i thought if i just dropped out of the picture for a while, he'd turn to meg, or adele, or, what's-her-name. if i don't go to the ice show with him, he goes by himself. - really? - i don't want to hurt him. but he's got to learn to get along without me. - i think i better talk this over with john. - no, please, do me a big favor and keep my brainy brother-in-law out of this. (laughing) i want to live my own life, no matter how miserable i am. (laughing) and i'm gonna find someone to help daddy adjust.
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s avoiding me! - she doesn't spend as much time with you as you think she should? - doesn't spend any time with me. for the last week, it's been good morning, good night, nothing in between. - so, gidget's deserted you and you've been left here alone. - look, i only brought this up because she's been spending so much of her time at your place. - [anne] oh, dad, we're really happy that you told us. - [john] when someone's making a very difficult adjustment, the more helping hands the better. - now you try not to worry about it, okay? it's gonna take time, but it'll work out. (laughing) - gidget was right. - he's completely dependent on her. we've gotta do something. - [anne] yeah, but family meddling in things like this just makes it worse. - how about if we call some of dad's friends? - yeah, what about pete thatcher?
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you were gonna fix him that special bouillabaisse. - that's right, i did. - wouldn't it be a nice surprise if just when daddy resigned himself to a lonely evening and a frozen dinner, you and your bouillabaisse came to the rescue? - oh, dad, uh-- - gidget-- - the call of the wild, i gotta go, i'll be back before curfew, promise, bye, have fun. (laughing) why not? hello, meg? russ lawrence, yeah.
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you were free this evening? (laughing) - four and one-half minutes. - i'm so glad you phoned, russ. this is the life. cool drink in hand, juicy steak in prospect, handsome attentive male nearby. - why do people give big parties? - they don't appreciate the quiet joys like you and i. (doorbell rings) - probably somebody for gidge. don't go away. - barbara? - i'm a woman of my word. i promised you a bouillabaisse, and you shall have it. - bouillabaisse? - it's in the car, and here's a beautiful salad, and french bread, and-- - that's very thoughtful of you, barbara, but i've already planned-- - well, throw that frozen dinner back in the deep freeze. - frozen dinner? - i'm so glad i took gidget's suggestion. - gidget? - yeah, look, the bouillabaisse is in a big kettle, in the backseat of my car, and the handles
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having a cozy dinner for two. - correction. - meg! - isn't it a little early for trick or treat, dear? - this is certainly a lot of bouillabaisse. (laughing) - doing door-to-door catering these days, barbara? - [barbara] you wouldn't understand, but i did have a generous impulse. - everyone's obeying their impulses tonight. mine is to leave! - no, meg, wait. barbara, there's no reason why the three of us c-- more the merrier? - no thanks, can't stand crowds. - or competition. - now, listen! - meg, barbara, (chuckles) i realize this has all been an unfortunate mistake, but-- (doorbell rings)
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- pete? - boy, i haven't see ya' in a coon's age. i didn't realize until this afternoon when i was talking with anne. - anne? - yeah, oh, and a lovely girl. - yeah, it runs in the family. oh, pete, it's awfully good to see you, but-- - katie and i and the harris' have been showing my sister-in-law around town. she's from indiana, you know. - yeah, well, any other time i'd be glad to-- - we stopped at the delicatessen and we bought some cold cuts, some dill, some sauerkraut. i saw your lights on and i thought you'd like to join us. - well, it's awfully good of you, pete, but you see-- - oh, you've got company. - join the party. - great! hey, katie, gang, come on in! you remember katie? - [russ] hello. - [katie] hi. - and the harris's? - [russ] hi. - and my sister-in-law helen timmons. - oh, i've heard so much about you. - a pleasure. and, uh, this is, uh, this is...
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- of course, barbara leeds. you know pete and katie, and this is helen timmons, and joe and edie harris. - [pete and katie] hi barbara. - and this is miss, miss... - meg denham. - oh, pleased to meet you. - hi, meg. - and my name is mud. (laughing) - hi. did you go out tonight? just a quiet evening at home, huh?
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well, i only called barbara. - and anne called pete thatcher, who came cleverly disguised as a mob, and i had had the ill-advised temerity to arrange a date for myself. - oh no. - gidget, close observation, careful analysis, and a certain fatherly omniscience tell me that for reasons which escape me, you are worried about my needs, your needs, our depending on each other. and so, you've decided to make some changes. - well, i mean, i am growing up, even though a lot of the time i don't act like it. - but it is happening. - and that means that i'll be going, well, i mean that i can't count on you for everything anymore.
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get used to the idea. and so should you. - francie, it's as you say, you are growing up. and there will be changes, that's inevitable. but please, let's don't hurry it. when the right time comes, we'll make it okay. but until then, let's enjoy what we have, and it'll never happen again. welcome back. (gidget sighs) - dad, were you ever jealous of anyone? - (chuckles) was i! there was a big football hero, used to date your mother. and was he competition!
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- yeah, probably, if i told you who he was, but i can't. - why not? - because i've never been able to remember his name!
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- do you know what a father image is? - sure, sometimes a girl looks for boyfriends that remind her of her father. - i used to be worried that i was like that. but no more. you don't have blonde hair. - not the last time i looked. - and you don't wear glasses. - 20/20 vision, is that good? - perfect. - i'm not blonde, i don't wear glasses, and i don't remind you of your father. i guess i have keats' negative capability. - whose what? - john keats, the english poet. negative capability, and i've got it. - are you interested in english literature, perry? - you know i am. - i do? - sure, before i ever asked you for a date, i told you that i wanted to teach literature someday. - you want to be an english professor, huh? (laughing) - that's bad? - you're young, let's dance. sometimes i think i run very fast,
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and i'm still much too immature for that. (laughing) (lively music) - it was so nice meeting you, mr. heckendorn, mrs. heckendorn, come over again soon. - anytime, you don't even have to call. - let's understand each other, mr. crabtree. my visit here this afternoon is based strictly on the relationship between attorney and the client. coming here was simply more convenient than . - are you buckled in, agnes? you have your retainer, do your job. - alright. - use this photograph tomorrow when you go before the license board. (whistles) shameful. - oh, it was shameful. yes, sir, shameful. - i'm counting on you, crabtree. i want the greek grotto closed tighter than the drum. it's a den of an equity. - may i see the photograph, henry dear? - it's not for your innocent eyes, agnes. - thank you, dear.


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