Walk, Don’t RunMay 24, 2009
[Scene: Gracie notices a dent in the fender of the car and doesn’t want George to see it. So she tries to convince George and the Mortons to walk instead of drive.]
Gracie: I have a wonderful idea: let’s walk to the game.
George, Harry, and Blanche: Walk! Five miles.
George: Are you silly or something?
Gracie: Walking is good for you. It contains vitamins. Look at my sister, Bessie. Nobody walks like Bessie.
George: Nobody is built like Bessie.
Gracie: Stop! Nobody is going to ride in the car.
Gracie: Because, because it’s dangerous.
Gracie: Well, sure. Every day you read about some car hitting a pedestrian. We’re going to walk.
George: Look, Gracie. Are you ashamed of our car because the fender is dented?
Gracie: You know about that?
George: I did it this morning.
Gracie: You did it!
George: Yeah, when I backed out of the garage.
Gracie: Well, George Burns. I’m so mad at you I don’t think that I’ll ever talk to you again. Come on, Harry. At the game tonight I’m going to sit next to you.