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  Season 35: Episode 12














09l: Sigourney Weaver / The Ting Tings

Fire and Rice

Jessica Fire.....Sigourney Weaver
Dante Rice.....Bobby Moynihan

[ open on interior, nightclub stage, Dante Rice playing the piano as Jessica Fire sits atop ]

Jessica Fire: Hello! Hello there, I'm Jessica Fire, and this silver fox to my right --

Dante Rice: And to your left.

Jessica Fire: Is my partner in song -- and also in life -- my second husband and my ride home, Dante Rice.

Dante Rice: [ chuckling ] And, together, we are:

Together: Fire and Rice!

Jessica Fire: [ she laughs ] And -- [ looking down ] Uh-oh. Guess I didn't realize how high up I'd be when I climbed up here.

Dante Rice: Oh, Jessiba!

Jessica Fire: What is it, my love?

Dante Rice: What's that on your finger?

Jessica Fire: Oh! Well, that's just a string to remind me.

Dante Rice: What? To remind you of what?

Jessica Fire: Well, to remind me to sing this song: [ singing ]

"I've got the world on a string
I'm sitting ON a rainbow!"

I'm a little scared right now...

[ she lays across the top of the piano, twitching slightly ]

"Got this string around my fin-ger!
What a world!
What a life!
I'm in love."

Dante Rice: Is everything okay, my love?

Jessica Fire: I'm fine...

"I've got a song that I sing..."

I feel so high up!

"I can make the rain go..."

[ nervous ] Seriously -- am I really high off the ground right now?

Dante Rice: No, not at all. Not at all.

Jessica Fire: "Every time I put my fin-ger Lucky me --"

Wow... are pianos normally this high?

Dante Rice: [ chuckling ] Funny thing about my wife -- she's afraid of heights!

Jessica Fire: How high up am I? Like, 40 or 50 feet?

Dante Rice: No-ho! Coupled by a severe depth-perception problem.

Jessica Fire: Well, I'm not comfortable with this!

Dante Rice: You'll have to excuse my little songbird here. This is our first time trying the act with Jessica on top of the piano. I guess I just thought it would look real charming.

Jessica Fire: Can someone help me down?! Please?! Someone bring a ladder!

Dante Rice: We don't need that! We don't need a ladder! We could just... "Call the Whole Thing Off".

Jessica Fire: Oh, that's a good idea!

Dante Rice: No, honey -- the song. [ he begins to tinkle the ivories ]

Jessica Fire: Oh. Oh.

Dante Rice: [ singing ]
"You say to-ma-to --"

Jessica Fire: No, I'm starting to freak out a little bit here!

Dante Rice: "You say po-ta-to --"

Jessica Fire: Just shut your stupid mouth!!

Dante Rice: "To-ma-to!"

Jessica Fire: HELP ME!!

Dante Rice: "Po-ta-to!"

Jessica Fire: I HATE YOU!!

Dante Rice: You're right -- let's just call this whole thing off, right?

Jessica Fire: Oh, my God... I'm gonna die on this piano!

Dante Rice: No, honey, you're not gonna die! Relax! Come on! How about a little "Heart and Soul"!

Jessica Fire: I'm peeing!

Dante Rice: Okay! "Heart and Soul"! She's peeing, ladies and gentlemen -- everybody pees, it's okay!

Jessica Fire: I need you to be NICE to me now!

Dante Rice: Alright! Let's just wrap this up, shall we?

[ Jessica twists her body around the top of the piano, singing ]

Jessica Fire:
"I've got rhythm
I've got music.
I've got my man
Who could ask for anything more?!"

[ Jessica attempts to prop herself up by her elbows ]

Together: Who could ask fooooorrrrr anything moooorrrrre?"

Dante Rice: Oh boy, yeah!

[ Jessica raises herself high on the piano and falls off; her screams echo into the distance until we hear the sound of breaking glass ]

Dante Rice: [ panicking ] Oh! Wha -- There's like a sixty-foot drop back here!! I did not see that!! Why didn't you -- we're gonna take a five!! I'm sorry!! [ he jumps atop the piano and peers downward ] I'm sorry, honey!!

[ fade ]


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